Jay Rod on hand to give out kits.

Burnley Belvedere Miners Vets. (s)
Burnley Belvedere Miners Vets. (s)

CLARETS striker Jay Rodriguez has presented Burnley Belvedere Miners Vetrans with their new track suits – sponsored by Jay’s mum’s CJ’s sandwich shop.

Burnley Belvedere Miners kicked off their defence of the Umbro trophy with a narrow 4-3 win at home to Bradford on Sunday.

After totally dominating the opening half the locals went into the interval leading 3-0 thanks to a brace from Mick Tregay and a header from Kiko Rodriguez.

But Bradford pulled a goal back in the 48th minute and it wasn’t long before it was 3-2.

The visitors then had a clear shout for a penalty turned down but didn’t have to wait long for the equaliser as they broke free and their No. 7 made no mistake with a blistering shot.

After a further scrappy 10-minute exchange when both sides missed good chances to take the lead, it was the home side who edged back in front when Darren Whittaker was brought down in the box and Rodriguez made no mistake from the spot.

Bradford still had time to draw level and Lister had to save well from a free-kick at the death.

So the locals recovered to gain their first points of the season in the defence of their crown and next up are Lango veterans on Sunday, kick off 2 p.m..