BOTTOM of the table Camp Hill travelled to Peel Croft hoping to turn their season around, but instead suffered a heavy defeat as the home side ran in 13 tries.
Burton established themselves in the opposition half almost immediately. A Camp Hill attempted clearance kick found Danny Smith who counter-attacked before finding Nathan Taylor in support.
The Hooker set up a ruck and quick ball was sent along the back line where Loz Betty slipped the ball to Sam Smith who cut back inside before galloping under the posts, Daryl Banton converted to extend the lead.
Camp Hill established good field position for the first time in reply. But a mighty first scrum sent the away side back at a rate of knots. Burton stole possession and looked to attack. However, Burton were stopped in their tracks themselves when a pass was intercepted and the visitors levelled with a try and conversion eight minutes into the game.
Burton’s next foray saw Jason Knight, Simon Bradley, Ken Archer and Tom Murphy all power forward but the move broke down with a knock-on.
Great pressure from Knight and a charge down from Joel Briggs pinned Camp Hill in their 22 as the hosts looked to get their noses back in front. Camp Hill conceded a free kick at a line-out which Banton fired out to Luke Peach who then combined with Betty to put Kelvin Browne in for a try.
The conversion was missed but Burton were piling on the pressure in every aspect of the game and used a driving maul to make 15 metres before Taylor barged over to mark his 50th appearance with a try. And Banton found the target with the kick.
Camp Hill then enjoyed their best spell of the half as Burton conceded penalties in quick succession, An attempt at goal by the visitors slipped wide before A promissing attack ended with Josh Cartwright turning over near the left wing,
Burton the demonstrated quick hands before Lewis Brooks and Dave Archer combined sublimely to release Danny Smith down the right wing to score a fabulous try. Banton increased the advantage ti 33-7 with a successful kick.
Burton continued to play fast attacking rugby again and an off-load from Brooks found full-back Sam Smith who carved open the defence for a try which Banton again converted. Shortly after the Camp Hill prop received a yellow card and for 10 minutes the scrummage went passive.
Burton then opted for a scrum from the subsequent penalty and Banton found Danny Smith on the blind-side wing. And Smith was able to squeeze over for another converted try following Banton’s superb kick for 45-7.
Camp Hill rallied and were relieved to see Browne yellow carded for not releasing close to his try line. The visitors used a driving maul but Burton’s defence was equal to the push and there was no further score before half time.
Ed Henry replaced Knight on the flank after the break and Burton soon got into the opposition half through a snaking run from Dave Archer. Burton showed great patience as they probed for an opening before Sam Smith completed his hat-trick. The angle was no problem to Banton who took another two points.
Some spirited attacking form Camp Hill tested the Burton defence before the hosts rang the changes. Tom Cooper replaced Peach, Knight returned in place of Bradley while John Philliskisk came on for Betty. Dave Archer and Taylor moved positions to accommodate the changes.
Some fluid play from Burton took them into the Camp Hill 22 and it was Banton’s turn to score an unconverted try. The scoreboard then slowed down as Camp Hill battled away. From a turn over in the Burton half Dave Archer, now playing at fly-half, raced out to the left wing and out-stripped the cover defence to score in the corner before converting his own score.
A 20-metre driving maul came to a halt before Danny Smith jinked over for his hat-trick and Archer’s conversion then took the score beyond 70. Burton then conceded a series of penalties but kept Camp Hill out before Archer again raced 40 metres to sore a try and then convert.
With moments left Burton kicked deep and a good chase forced panic in the Camp Hill defence as a pass cannoned on Philliskirk’s head into the path of Knight who charged forward to score. The conversion took the final score to 85-7 ahead of tougher challenges against Stoke and Lichfield in their next two games.