Fletcher on hand to rescue Clarets a point
BURNLEY Reserves were in action against Sunderland at Accrington Stanley on Monday and they drew 2-2 with Wigan at the Crown Ground.
Jay Rodriguez should have been awarded an early penalty after being brought down, but the referee wasn’t convinced. However, the Clarets went ahead when Frédéric Nimani fed Rodriguez, who shifted the ball on for Adam Kay to finish first time.
Rodriguez then forced a fine save from Lee Nicholls, but the score remained 1-0 at the break.
Wigan netted twice through Callum Morris to go ahead in the second half, but two minutes from time, substitute Wes Fletcher latched onto a pass from Alex MacDonald and produced a clinical finish.
Kevin McDonald played 90 minutes in his first action since being replaced at half-time in the first team’s 6-1 defeat at home to Manchester City, and his subsequent punishment for leaving the ground.
Burnley: Weaver; Anderson (Williams 56), Yadolahi, Long, Hoskin (King 67); Kay, K. McDonald, Harvey, MacDonald; Rodriguez, Nimani (W. Fletcher 61).
Subs not used: D. McDonald, Knowles.
BURNLEY’S 100 Years of Claret and Blue exhibition is still on in the Long Gallery at Towneley Hall.
All 34 claret and blue shirts worn by Burnley Football Club over the past century are housed at the exhibition, , which is free to the general public to Friday, April 30th.
A special souvenir programme costing £5, featuring glossy photographs of all the shirts and a short biography of each, will also be available to accompany the exhibition.
The booklet is also being sold in the club shop.
CLARETS Development Draw week 11 - £1,000 winner: J. Neilson (C6170); £100 winners: E. Cartwright (F5718), S. Gourlay (D3202), J. Seddon (W0336), S. Townsend (A1568).
BURNLEY Supporters’ Club: Birmingham City, Saturday, May 1st, depart Colne bus station 8-30 a.m, Nelson bus station 8-40 a.m., Queensgate 8-50 a.m., Turf Moor 9a.m., Tim Bobbin 9-10 a.m., Rawtenstall 9-30 a.m.
Contact Joyce and Stefan Haluk (421234/07910549633).
To book, contact The Stanley (01254 301605).
Contact Neil Conway (778999).
The supporters’ club coach is fully booked for every home game this season.
For more information, contact John or Pete.
NELSON Poultry Clarets:
Further details are available by ringing 07919 945321 or 612873.