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1959/60: Wolverhampton v Burnley

By 1959/60 Team
April 9 2007

Today's edition looks at the midweek away game at Wolverhampton Wanderers before a busy April for the Clarets. Seven goals were scored in the game, six by one side.


1959/60 Series - Wolverhampton v Burnley
Wednesday 30th March 1960

Referee: Mr. C. H. Rogers (Greenford)
Mr. D. Milverton and Mr. D. T. Markall

Crowd: 33,953


Sidebottom, Showell, Harris, Clamp, Slater, Flowers, Mannion, Mason, Murray, Broadbent, Horne
Blacklaw, Cummings, Elder, Seith, Miller, Adamson, Connelly, McIlroy, Pointer, Robson, Pilkington

Going in to this game Wolves were still on for the League and F.A.Cup double, they had just beaten Aston Villa 1-0 in the Semi-Final played at the Hawthorns on the previous Saturday, they were lying in 2nd place in the League just 1 point ahead of Burnley having played two games more.

The Burnley followers were hopeful of at least 1 point, they were certainly not prepared for us to be on the wrong end of a 6-1 thrashing.

Wolves were awesome on the night, and tore into us straight from the kick off, we managed to hold them at bay for the first 15 minutes, but then in the space of 5 minutes the score was 3-1 to Wolves. the scoring went like this, Murray 1-0, Broadbent 2-0, Pointer 2-1, Horne 3-1, and incredible period of scoring. Then in the 35th minute Broadbent scored his second to put the Wolves 4-1 up.

This massacre continued in the second half, the Clarets had no answers to the onslaught, Mannion and Mason added two more, to make the final score 6-1, and believe you me it could have been a lot more.

What a night, what a disappointment, how would this young Burnley side come back from this?

Programme Review

Team changes to those printed in the programme were Sidebottom in for Finlayson, Horne in for Deeley, and Cummings in for Angus.

The Wolves programme was a colourful 8 page affair costing 3d.
In the programme welcome notes the former Wolves coach Harry Potts was given an especially warm welcome.

There was also as expected a considerable write up on the Cup semi final victory and them reaching the final at Wembley.

There was also a piece written by Ivan Sharpe about the attractive attacking play that Burnley were playing on a regular basis.

Next game:
Burnley v Sheffield Wednesday - Saturday 2nd April 1960. This was to be the first of 8 games during the month of April.

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