Today we hosted Carisle on their annual tour. The burn side was depleted with two of our number away at Lancs and down a further three with injuries. That said, we still fielded an excellent side which shows the depth of the team.
The game was end to end stuff with excellent play coming from both sides. Carisle took first blood and put the Burn team under early pressure which was easily absorbed and resulted in some excellent ball play to secure two tries and bring he scores back level for half time.
The second half reflected the first but this time it was the burn who took the lead. Carisle fought back and if it wasn't for a dodgy referring decision from the restart, the game would have had a different outcome.
The ref paid for his misdemeanors in he bar later when Carisle made him consume some rather interesting food combinations which I am still suffering from now at 9pm.
You should be proud of your efforts today's guys as a number played in different positions to normal. You were up against a well organised unit who have had more match experience over the past week which showed itself in thier organisation and set plays.
We just have to remember that motivation comes from positive behaviour to our fellow players rather than negative comments. Complaining is a waste of your energy and thinking time. The more we complain, the less we think the worse a situation becomes.