BURNHAM Rugby Club's under-11s/12s secured a 35-15 victory at home to Benfleet Vikings.

Their try-scorers were Charlie Sims (five), Will Braybrook and Sam Kelleher.

The under-11s player-of-the-day was Connor Moss, while the under-12s awards went to Harvey Warner (coaches' player) and Sims (players' player).

There was also recognition for Archie Pinch (under-11s) and Jack Beale (under-12s), while the best dressed was Hayden Churchill.

Burnham produced fine mauling and passing from the start, moving the ball through the hands for their first try of the day.

They continued to keep the pressure on the Vikings, who struggled to get out of their own half.

From a scrum, Burnham won the ball and moved it from their scrum-half out to the winger, who cut back inside, beating two players to score the second try.

The pattern of the half remained the same and another fine move from the backs saw them popping the ball from a maul to a player who was steaming through and gained ground.

He then passed to the winger, who was waiting patiently and flew over the line.

Burnham pressured and managed a superb interception to go over the try-line.

Vikings rallied from the last play of the half to wrong-foot the home defence for their speedy winger to beat three players and go over for their first score of the day.

Burnham kicked off the second half and tried to maintain their pressure.

However, the Vikings put up a fight and moved the ball again to their speedy winger to score in the corner.

They then managed another quick try, again from their winger, to bring the score to 20-15.

Burnham had to step up a gear and started to drive forward in mauls, passing the ball along the back line to gain territory.

A quick breakaway saw them beat three players to score another try.

Another fine attack saw the ball move through the hands, with a lay-off from the hooker to the forwards.

The ball was popped out to the centre, who sniffed out that try-line again and scored.

Vikings tried but just could not contain the now rampant Burnham side.

Yet again another passing move from the Burnham squad led to another fine try and a final score of 35-15.

Meanwhile, Burnham's under-sevens were in action against Benfleet.

On a bright, sunny day, the youngsters had a fantastic morning, with lots of free running rugby.

Superb tagging was seen by all players, in addition to great sportsmanship.