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Burntwood RUFC U16 10 Burton RUFC U16 8

Burntwood RUFC’s U16 side bounced back from a midweek defeat by beating Burton 10-8 in their first home game of 2010.

Their midweek trip to Trentham had seen them return to action after six weeks off and the inactivity showed in a one-sided first half which left them trailing 20-0 but they battled back to 20-17 before a late interception try saw them lose out 27-17.

But on a boggy pitch which suited both forward packs, Burntwood got the better of Burton.

The visitors drew first blood with a penalty and then a rolling maul sucked in the home defence to leave an overlap for the try.

In the second half quick ruck ball caught Burton offside and Liam Degville kicked the penalty.

Sam Power intercepted two minutes later to run in under the posts for Degville to convert.

Neither side added to the scoreline in an error-strewn finish in difficult conditions. Burntwood’s man of the match was Luke Rookyard who grafted away to good effect in the front row

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