Problem pitch prevents Burntwood RUFC from playing final league tie

Burntwood RUFC’s league campaign ended in anti-climax after a long trip to Bishop’s Castle and Onny Valley.

The parched home pitch was deemed unplayable by the referee and, after consultation with the League Secretary, the game was declared a 0-0 draw as no issues of promotion or relegation were dependent on the result.

Consequently, Burntwood finish fifth in the table, equal on points with fourth placed Newcastle (Staffs) but with a slightly inferior scoring record.

However, they still have the Staffs Intermediate Cup Final to look forward to. They face Wednesbury at Stafford Rugby Club on May 9.

Whilst Burntwood 1st XV have that game to look forward to, the U12s, U13s and U14s go on tour over the Bank Holiday weekend to participate in the huge Abergavenny Tournament held at the Usk Showground.

There will be more rugby action during next month when Burntwood RFC stage a series of events on May 23 in support of the Help For Heroes organisation.

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