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Burntwood RUFC U14 39 Leek RUFC U14 10

At the third attempt, Burntwood U14s played their home league game against Leek, looking to keep the pressure up on leaders Rugeley. They did so with a fine 39-10 win.

Burntwood RUFC U14. Pic: Joanne Gough

Burntwood RUFC U14. Pic: Joanne Gough

Only five minutes in and everything looked to be going according to plan when outside centre Jack Foden broke through with a powerful run to score under the posts. Callum Heath converted.

Leek hit back with 15 minutes of pressure. Burntwood couldn’t secure possession and conceded penalties at ruck-related infringements. The constant pressure told when Leek went in for a deserved try.

Burntwood re-grouped to play better rugby. From a maul on halfway, Greg Osbourn broke clean away to run in the second try which was converted.

Full of confidence, the hosts moved the ball well to create a first try for Sam Thorne, playing on the left wing instead of the right. A second try for Osbourn made it 24-5 at the break.

Burntwood re-shuffled their line-up after the turnaround and took a while to settle during which Leek took advantage to score their second try in the corner.

The home side hit back to take play close to the visitors’ line. Dan Pratt, now playing at No. 9, picked up and drove over for a try.

Osbourn rounded things off with two more tries to complete a good day for himself and his team mates.

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