Nar­row win for Burbage

Hinckley Times - - SPORT -

BURBAGE RFC 1st XV, went away to face Per­shore RFC in the first game of the sea­son and pulled off a dra­matic last sec­ond vic­tory from a con­verted try.

Burbage RFC went away with high ex­pec­ta­tions in the lead up to the game and took to the field in a pos­i­tive man­ner. The home team how­ever had their own ex­pec­ta­tions to meet and soon showed Burbage that they weren’t there just to make up the num­bers.

Per­shore RFC took the lead early from a driv­ing maul 5m out and soon added to the score from a turnover in mid­field leav­ing Burbage RFC stunned and 12 points down af­ter 10 min­utes.

What re­sulted from this was a spate of ‘Fi­jian style’ quick off­loads from Burbage as they tried to fight back and put some points on the board. How­ever, Per­shore RFC weren’t go­ing to al­low Burbage RFC to spoil their open­ing day party and showed that they were very ca­pa­ble at the break down forc­ing sev­eral turnovers and quick breaks against a wa­ver­ing Burbage team.

Burbage RFC dug deep and both teams started scor­ing points for fun by go­ing wide and through the mid­dle of the op­po­si­tion’s de­fence. With 10 min­utes to go Burbage found them­selves 12 points down.

The last 10 min­utes saw an on­slaught from Burbage RFC in open play and in the fi­nal sec­onds Burbage RFC scored mak­ing the score 33-33.

A poised and fo­cused Michael Moore stepped up to take the con­ver­sion and slot­ted the ball through the posts adding the ex­tra two points to the Burbage score­line with the fi­nal whis­tle sound­ing as the ball hit the ground and a stunned Per­shore crowd look­ing on.

Fi­nal Score: Per­shore RFC 33 - 35 Burbage RFC

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