By 59/60 Team
April 9 2007
Today's edition looks at the home game against Sheffield Wednesday. A busy month was ahead for the Clarets and they had to make ammends for the 6-1 defeat on the previous Wednesday.
1959/60 Series - Burnley v Sheff. Wed.
Referee: Mr. N. N. Hough (Macclesfield)
After Wednesday night's disastrous 6-1 defeat at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers, it was essential for the Clarets to get something from today's game against The Owls. Burnley came into this game in 3rd place in the league with 42 points, they were 3 points behind second placed Wolves and 4 points behind league leaders Spurs, but, crucially they had played 2 games less than both 1st and 2nd placed.
Within 3 minutes of the game kicking off, Wednesday were one up from a well taken goal scored by Ellis, was this going to be another disaster for the Clarets? During the rest of the first half, Sheffield certainly roughed us up a bit with both Kay and Craig being the main culprits. Sheffield went in at half time one goal to the good, with the many of the Burnley faithful hoping beyond hope that their heroes would come out in the second half and pressurise the Wednesday defence a lot more than they did in the first half.
Well Burnley certainly changed tack in the second half with them resorting to hoofing the ball upfield, rather than rely on their football skills. As a result of one such move Connelly banged in the equaliser after Wednesday had struggled to adapt to this new style of play.
Almost immediately after the restart though, Finney had put the Owls back in front at 2-1. Craig was the next on the scoresheet for Wednesday, now 3-1, Burnley were going to have to dig deep now if they were going to get anything at all out of this game.
The Clarets continued to apply controlled pressure, and were rewarded when Mcilroy scored from the penalty spot to bring the score back to 3-2. Burnley were now sweeping forward at every opportunity in search of the equaliser, it came on 88 minutes when Miller hammered home Burnley's 3rd goal. The crowd were ecstatic, their heroes had clawed their way back, and won in the end a much deserved point.
Team changes to those printed in the programme were Finney in for Griffin.
Harry Potts Calling
An unusual announcement in Harry's notes this week, certainly information I do not recall at all.
Next game: Nottingham Forest v Burnley - Saturday 9th April 1960.