Match report: Willenhall RUFC U16 12 Burntwood RUFC U16 50

Burntwood U16s turned in a top class performance away to Willenhall to progress to the semi-final.

Straight from the off the visitors knew it was going to be their day as good forward phases lead to a blindside pass to Ben Tranter who sprinted to score the try. Charlie Liggins failed to convert.

Willenhall hit back instantly though as a sloppy kick fell into the hands of the winger who ran in to score. The conversion made it 7-5.

Burntwood then followed with another quick try as great running from outside centre Dan Black lead to Josh Birch to sprint in, Liggins converting.

The visitors scored their third of the morning when Tranter got on the end of Dan Bickley’s looped pass to run 60 metres and score his second. Liggins failed to convert making it 7-17.

A lack of discipline lead to prop Bickley being sin-binned but Burntwood continued their scoring even with 14 men as Callum Grundy crashed his way over in the corner.

The visitors stayed on top as they started the second half the brightest when Tranter sealed his hat-trick after supporting a great strong run by Matt Ford. Liggins converted making it 7-29.

It was then Willenhall’s turn as they scored when it seemed there would be a try saving tackle by in-form full back Elliot Wooley, but they failed to convert for the extras.

The rest of the half was to be Burntwood’s though as they scored another try when Josh Birch ran in off his wing to score underneath the posts. Liggins converted making it 12-36.

Their next try came when prop Dan Bickley crawled his way through a maul. Liggins converted making the score 12-43 to Burntwood. They then rounded off their scoring when a good off load by Harry Davison and a quality step and sprint by Ben Tranter lead to another 60 metre try for the winger. Liggins converted.