Theo seals another Burnley win

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Burnley produced a dazzling display in the April sunshine to extend their winning run to five matches and down high-flying Hutton.

A fantastic opening spell saw them launch wave after wave of attack as forwards and backs interchanged with ease, but failed to breach the Hutton defence.

After 10 minutes all Burnley had to show for their attractive rugby was a missed Rick Griffiths penaly.

Burnley finally got some points with a Griffiths penalty.

Hutton hit back immediately with a great individual try, which was converted.

The visitors’ best spell led to them getting just a penalty as they foundered on some great Burnley defence.

Ollie Lord stopped a certain try with a great tackle, which lifted Burnley, and their pack began to get the better of Hutton in the close exchanges with some strong runs from Jack Stockdale.

Burnley trailed 10-3 at the half, but started the second half in strong fashion, winning lots of ball, running moves but being unable to unlock an uncomprising defence.

A high tackle on Griffiths enabled Dom Leck to reduce the deficit.

Shortly after as Burnley battered Hutton’s line, quick ruck ball allowed Leck to feed skipper Nino Angelone who popped up to Simon Finnan to dart over to give Burnley a one-point lead.

Hutton roared back and Steve Kent went to the sinbin for stiffling an attack.

Burnley were really up against it but the defence held firm, only a superb long range drop goal pierced the line to give Hutton the lead.

Burnley finally got on top of their opponents, and great pressure led to Theo Colman pouncing on a loose ball and running in for a try for a final score of 16-13 .

Burnley seconds got a good 10-10 draw at promoted Broughton Park.