Pitch problems leave Burntwood RUFC with a wasted journey

The start of the league season proved to be a big anti-climax for Burntwood RUFC.

They travelled to Uttoxeter only to find that the leisure centre pitch the hosts were using for the day hadn’t been marked out so the game was called off.

The hosts are now likely to face a points penalty, with the game to be re-staged on the first available Saturday – which may not be until November.

Burntwood’s first outing in the Staffordshire 2nd team league ended in a 31-19 defeat to Leek 2nds but the side put up an encouraging performance against tough opponents.

This Saturday (September 20) Burntwood welcome Wednesbury to The Sportsway for a 3pm kick off. The 2nds face Stafford 2nds away and the 3rds travel to Wednesbury 2nds.