ALEX Nesbitt claimed two tries as Burton Colts opened their new campaign with a 32-12 demolition of Whitchurch.
Burton executed their first move of real quality in the ninth minute.
Following a line-out win from just inside their own half, the ball was moved swiftly to the backs.
A perfect strike move saw the ball reach Nesbitt, who ran a great line at pace, breaking through the defence and outpacing the cover to score a trademark try under the posts.
Frank Simpson added the extras.
Basic errors from Burton and the disruptive nature of the opposition ensured that play continued to be disjointed.
Some serious tackles from the young Crofters, including a bone-cruncher effort from Will Jay and textbook move by Ias Cashmore, kept a lively-looking Whitchurch in check.
After 11 minutes Burton Colts executed another perfect backs strike.
Nesbitt again broke through the Whitchurch defence and roared away to score his second try under the posts. Simpson’s conversion attempt was charged down.
Midway through the half Burton gradually took further control of the game. Good breaks by both Frank Simpson and Jack Roddick led to nothing as final passes went astray.
Five minutes before half-time Burton Colts were pressing hard for another score.
A penalty was awarded five metres from the Whitchurch try-line and Louis Sanders produced a solid drive for an unconverted score and 17-0.
Nesbitt, who claimed the man-of-the-match award, was denied his third try of the day just before the interval when he was stopped five metres short after fielding a poor defensive clearance kick.
After the break Burton almost added to their lead when great link play, involving several backs and forwards, saw then just fall short of the try-line on the left hand side.
On 12 minutes Simpson converted a simple penalty kick to increase the advantage to 20-0 over an increasingly frustrated Whitchurch.
Five minutes later Burton’s backs showed quality handling and Dan Toon went over in the left corner for a fine team try.
Whitchurch rallied and 10 minutes later drove at Burton Colts with real vigour and were rewarded with their first unconverted try.
Colts responded with a period of sustained pressure deep in the Whitchurch half. But possession was lost and Whitchurch broke almost the full length of the pitch to score a converted try.
Burton had the final say when Will Jay capped off another good display with a fine jinking run from 22 metres out to score under the posts, with Simpson adding the extras.