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Junior Colts - Match centre

Burnley
Clitheroe
Unknown, Unknown
Tries
G Hamlet, O Duck, J Marsden, B Barraclough, W Waller (2), J Wilkinson
Unknown
Conversions
O Duck (5)
Sun 10 Sep 10:00 - League Full time Attendance 50

Junior Colts get back to winning ways

Following last week's disappointing home defeat, the Colts bounce back over the hill

Clitheroe Junior Colts set about their task of putting right the wrongs from last week in fine style away at Burnley in the second of six preliminary round games.

Despite playing the majority of the game with one player less than the opposition, with a few players moving into their new college abodes and a couple dropping out through injury, Clitheroe set out of the blocks at 100 miles per hour, scoring 3 tries in the first 6 mins. George Hamlet was first on the score sheet in his first game of the season, slotting into the back line in some style. His centre partner Duck scored next, streaking away down the middle before converting his own try. Then another returnee to the team, Joseph Marsden scored a brilliant team try- Hooker Spink caught the ball cleanly from the kick off before the ball moved quickly left through forwards' and backs' hands before Marsden cooly tagged onto Duck to finish off a belting move. Burnley were clearly stunned at being 19 point down so quickly.

Second row Barraclough barged his big frame over the line later on in the first half to score his first try for the club and Clitheroe took a 24-0 lead into the half time team talk. Coaches busily reviewed the performance, which was a vast improvement on the previous game and things to work identified for the upcoming 35 minutes.

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Burnley were first to score in the second half and were starting to look more dangerous, their 10 and 12 combining well to make good ground. Clitheroe realised where the dangers were coming from and started to neutralise them when on 9 minutes, Waller received the ball deep in his own half after a quick tap penalty and showed a clean pair of heels to dot down for another 5 points. He repeated the same less than 10 minutes later to score his second and his team's 6th try, Duck knocking over the conversions each time.

Fly half Wilkinson was the final Clitheroe try scorer after some good team approach work; forwards working well to secure the ball at the ruck and backs releasing the ball at the right time when the opportunities were presenting themselves. The last team to score was the home side, just after Wilkinson had been yellow-carded for an over-enthusiastic tackle on the Burnley full-back.

The final score was 45-12 to Clitheroe, who not only improved significantly after last week, but also realised they've still got more to offer against upcoming opposition. Each and every player played their part in no uncertain terms and it's difficult to single anyone out. Smith, returning after illness was worthy of a mention however; his tenacity and terrier-like defensive qualities certainly set the tone for the rest of the team to follow.

Next up for the town team is Wirral, a team who beat Burnley by a similar score only last week. They just believe they can step up once more and return the "fortress" bit to Fortress Littlemoor. The game will be played next Sunday, 17th Sept, 12:30 kick off. Come down and watch the future of Clitheroe rugby.

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Key moments

3:00
Try George Hamlet scores for Clitheroe
4:00
Conversion Oscar Duck kicks a conversion for Clitheroe
5:00
Try Oscar Duck scores for Clitheroe
5:00
Conversion Oscar Duck kicks a conversion for Clitheroe
6:00
Try Joseph Marsden scores for Clitheroe
16:00
Try Benjamin Barraclough scores for Clitheroe
3:00
Try Try for Burnley
9:00
Try Will Waller scores for Clitheroe
9:00
Conversion Oscar Duck kicks a conversion for Clitheroe
17:00
Try Will Waller scores for Clitheroe
17:00
Conversion Oscar Duck kicks a conversion for Clitheroe
22:00
Try Joe Wilkinson scores for Clitheroe
22:00
Conversion Oscar Duck kicks a conversion for Clitheroe
28:00
Try Try for Burnley
28:00
Conversion Conversion for Burnley

Videos and photos

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Highlights

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28:00 Try 10 - 45
Try for Burnley
28:00 Conversion 12 - 45
Conversion for Burnley
26:00 Yellow Card
Joe Wilkinson is yellow carded for Clitheroe
22:00 Conversion 5 - 45
Oscar Duck kicks a conversion for Clitheroe
22:00 Try 5 - 43
Joe Wilkinson scores for Clitheroe
17:00 Try 5 - 36
Will Waller scores for Clitheroe
17:00 Conversion 5 - 38
Oscar Duck kicks a conversion for Clitheroe
9:00 Try 5 - 24
Will Waller scores for Clitheroe
9:00 Conversion 5 - 26
Oscar Duck kicks a conversion for Clitheroe
3:00 Try 5 - 5
Try for Burnley
End of period 1
16:00 Try 5 - 31
Benjamin Barraclough scores for Clitheroe
6:00 Try 5 - 19
Joseph Marsden scores for Clitheroe
5:00 Try 5 - 12
Oscar Duck scores for Clitheroe
5:00 Conversion 5 - 14
Oscar Duck kicks a conversion for Clitheroe
4:00 Conversion 5 - 7
Oscar Duck kicks a conversion for Clitheroe
3:00 Try 0 - 5
George Hamlet scores for Clitheroe
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Burnley
  • Clitheroe
  • 0
  • George Hamlet Try 3:00'
  • Oscar Duck Conversion 4:00'
  • Oscar Duck Try 5:00'
  • Oscar Duck Conversion 5:00'
  • Joseph Marsden Try 6:00'
  • Benjamin Barraclough Try 16:00'
  • Try 3:00'
  • Will Waller Try 9:00'
  • Oscar Duck Conversion 9:00'
  • Will Waller Try 17:00'
  • Oscar Duck Conversion 17:00'
  • Joe Wilkinson Try 22:00'
  • Oscar Duck Conversion 22:00'
  • Joe Wilkinson Yellow Card 26:00'
  • Try 28:00'
  • Conversion 28:00'

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