firm and rugby team give burglary-hit Burnham United FC a boost
fundraising sports match featuring Burnham-On-Sea's best rugby and
football players was held on New Year's Eve to support Burnham-On-Sea's
football club, Burnham United AFC, following a major burglary.
match saw Burnham United AFC take on Burnham RFC in a 'football
vs rugby' game at the Cassis Close sports ground. Watched by a crowd
of supporters, the game was won by Burnham RFC 4-3.
the game, Lympsham car sales firm 'Carbase' stepped in with a donation
to replace two large screen TV's stolen from Burnham United in the
burglary. Tim Walters from Carbase, pictured above, presented
the TVs to BUFC Chairman Matt Counsell before the charity game.
Counsell, Chairman, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A massive thank
you to Carbase, and everyone from both BUFC and Burnham On Sea Rugby
Club who played and supported todays game which was extremely
entertaining and played in great spirits."
organiser Ollie Taylor added: "It was a great match with a
strong team spirit on show - it was a super get-together for the
two clubs. The football team were two goals up but two late goals
from the rugby side sealed their victory. A huge thank you goes
to everyone for their support."
Burnham-On-Sea.com reported, thieves
broke into the Burnham football club building in Cassis Close,
stealing valuable equipment and cash - and leaving a trail of damage.
Sunday's match (photos Mo Hunt, Mike Lang, Burnham-On-Sea.com)