Stafford RUFC 3rds 5 Burntwood RUFC Development XV 7

Burntwood Development XV found themselves up against a very different Stafford 3rd string line-up than the one they beat comfortably earlier in the season. However, they returned with the Merit Table points after a hard-fought 7-5 victory.

A big home pack of forwards imposed themselves early on and they set up good possession for a try scored in the backs after 13 minutes.

Close to half time, the Burntwood forwards warmed to their task to feed the three quarter line. The ball was spun out to winger Jon Pucci who was held but he managed to pop a pass to Tony Davies who scored. Martin Ottey added the all important conversion.

The second half action was mainly confined to midfield with neither side looking likely to break the shackles of two tight defences. The scoreline remained unaltered so Burntwood completed the double over Stafford.

Tony Davies was the pick of the forwards whilst Dan Geraghty had a fine game in the backs.