From the opening seconds, this match was highly charged and fiercely contested. Burntwood put Walsall under pressure in the opening moments but Walsall staved off the attack with confidence and finally Travis Duncan
powered through to score the first try. For the rest of the first half Walsall dominated the territory and piled the pressure on to Burntwood and were finally awarded a penalty, precious points secured by Connor Pitt
. However, the opposition came back hard and found a rare hole in Walsall defence, thus scoring and converting and evening up the scores to just a one point differential.
The second half was nail bitingly tense!! The match was evenly balanced and there was everything to play for. Connor Pitt
made some great kicks down the field enabling Walsall to pile the pressure on but Burntwood defended well, as did Walsall at the other end and no more was added to the score leaving Walsall winners.
All in all it was a great team performance with all players showing conviction and determination. Men of the match were Ryan Tamilio
(forwards) and Travis Duncan