Wharfedale 17

Burnley 10

A tremendous advert for junior rugby has in drizzle conditions both sides went at each other from minute one until the end.

After travelling here eighteen months previous and being beaten quite easy Burnley showed where this side is going as they took the lead via captain Charles Wilkes, unfortunately conversion was missed. With the match being played at a pitch away from the club Burnley were slightly disjointed as a few had turned up at club with plenty of time but then final arrived as the pitch as the match was being played. However this cannot take away the fact Wharfedale were moving the ball well in the backs and Burnley were being sucked into the ball, this led to two of the Wharfedale tries and took them into half time 10 - 5 up. The Burnley power was doing well and after the last couple of weeks easy games it showed at half time they were in a contest with high breath panting and little chatter.

Into the second half and unfortunately Burnley conceded a third of which the home side converted, but the away side were not giving up and good carries by Louie Nutter and Tom Wooller got them in the opposition half. Then silly penalties cost them good field position, but with good tackling by Wilkes they won the ball back and Troy Richmond burst through tackles and crossed the line, then decided to give the travelling supporting heart attacks trying to go under the sticks pushed three would be tacklers away and then scored, all that work and we still missed the conversion!......lads kicking take your time, let's not rush.

That was to be the last score with Burnley on the attack the full time whistle was blow, however like written in the opening sentence a true contest between two evenly matched teams and it will be great to see Wharfedale down at Holden Road if fixtures permit in the new year.

Next Up Training on Sunday 9th December then 16th Away at Fleetwood in the Junior Waterfall Contest.

Burnley Under 14s: Isaac Marshall, Jake Peverley, Shay Brindley, Nathan Greenwood, Louie Nutter, Jack Uttley, Blake Tonks, Ben Uttley, Charles Wilkes, Tom Wooller, Troy Richmond, Jack Orr, Tabbassum Munir, Thomas Handley, Seb Burton, Cameron Tregay, Jacob Howell.