Fisher hits hat-trick as Burnley and Pendle score big win
Chyle Fisher scored a hat-trick in this big win for Burnley and Pendle.
Playing against similar opposition in the North West Counties Merit League, the locals proved a class apart as they ripped into the Bolton side in both attack and defence.
Within 10 minutes Burnley and Pendle got into their stride. Good inroads by Michael Jessiman and the powerful running of Ben Peverley, Antonio Angelone, saw Ryan Mirfield, Lewis Allen and Alex Widdup combined to send hooker Fisher through the middle for a good try. Allen converted to make it 6-0.
Within minutes Adam Healey, broke through with Allen and Mirfield, linking well to give a good offload to send debutant full back Rob Lawless on a 40m dash for a fine try. Allen converted.
Then a strong Howard Metcalf run saw Fisher go 60m from acting half back for a good individual try, which Allen converted.
The tries continued to flow, and after fast hands by the backs caught the Bolton defence out, from the resulting penalty, Ryan Bradley seized the opportunity to score a good try, which Allen converted.
Lawless, after good defensive pressure, then gathered a loose ball and ran 80 metres for a solo try to make it 28-0.
It was 32-0 when Metcalf powered through to link with Jessiman, and clever play saw Allen on a zig zagging run. Then from Acting half back Mirfield sprinted 50 metres for a good try.
Bolton scored a breakaway try which they converted to make it 32-6.
In the second half, Danny Owen sprinted 40 metres for another good try, before the speedy Mirfield went under the sticks.
Angelone was next over, for Allen to convert to make it 48-6, and another right field attack saw Cooley and Hill link to send Fisher away for a 40 metre try which again Allen converted.
Mirfield, Lewis and Fisher linked right to send the powerful Metcalf away, and he fed Cooley, who strode through from 40 metres, Allen converting.
From the kick off, Irving went up field, Lawless linked with Fisher and Allen to send Cooley away on another good run. Cooley inter passed with Hill, who scored from 40 metres out. Allen kicked the goal to take his tally to 10 conversions.
With 16 members of a large squad of players under the age of 20, and the style of rugby they are willing to play, the future of this Burnley and Pendle summer rugby league team looks very bright.