Brad Burr is the architect of Southend Rugby Club's victory against Cambridge

Brad Burr - in fine form for Southend

Brad Burr - in fine form for Southend

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BRAD Burr’s stunning display helped Southend demolish Cambridge 53-25 in National Two South.

The 21-year-old fly half kicked six conversions, two penalties and created four tries for the Seasiders during an eye-catching performance.

But he was still not completely satisfied.

“I was happy with how I played but I made some silly decisions in the last 15 minutes that were unnecessary and it would’ve been nice to get the last kick as well,” said Burr.

“It’s been a great learning curve playing in the first team every week though and working with Kev Harman has really helped my ball skills and my kicking.”

That was clearly evident at the weekend as Burr landed all of his kicks until his very last effort of the afternoon.

But he took most delight from the result as eighth-placed Southend ran in seven tries to beat a Cambridge team who are fifth in the table.

“It was great to get the win after our shocker last week against Exmouth,” said Burr.

“We could’ve slowed down as it’s getting to the end of the season, but we pulled together and gave a good performance.

“As a team we’ve also come on massively from the team we were last year and it’s promising as it’s largely the same team too.”

Southend now finish their season at home to Dings Crusaders this weekend.

And Burr is desperate for another good result and performance.

“It’s massively important that we win on Saturday,” said Burr.

“We can potentially finish fifth if we win and everything else goes our way.

“I also think people will look at us a lot more seriously next year if we can get that top five finish.”

Southend scored seven tries when beating Cambridge with full-back Mark Billings bagging a brace, along with centre Chris Vaughan.

Winger Danny Cleare and hooker Marcus Bloomberg also touched down along with prop forward Michael Guess who scored against his former side.

Burr added six conversions and two penalties to take his afternoon’s tally to 18.

He has now bagged 191 points for the season and is the eighth highest scorer in National Two South this term.


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