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York RI’s lose out to Burley
9:51am Monday 17th September 2012 in Rugby League
YORK RI turned in their best performance of the Yorkshire Three campaign as they went down 20-16 at home to Burley.
The New Lane hosts took a 3-0 lead when Rossa Keaton landed a third-minute penalty.
However, Burley scored two unconverted tries to lead 10-3 at the interval.
Keaton added a second penalty to close the gap to 10-6, only for Burley to score a converted try shortly afterwards to lead 17-6.
Andy Brentnall picked up a loose ball to sprint the length of the pitch for a sublime RI try in the corner to close to 17-11.
A fired-up RI added another try through Christopher Corr to set up a thrilling finish at 17-16, but Burley had the last word with a penalty to run out 20-16 winners.
The result gained RI a bonus point.