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Burnley Oldham to Task!

The Clarets defeated League One,Oldham Athletic 2-1 last night at Boundary Park in our second pre-season friendly despite going a goal behind with just five minutes played. We now have two pre-season friendly victories following our win at Gigg Lane on Saturday.

Burnley left it late though against the Latics scoring two goals in the last ten minutes of the match.

A through ball by Fox on 82 minutes found Thompson who chipped home from 12 yards to score. This was Thommo's second goal of the pre-season so far after also getting one at Gigg Lane on Saturday.

Three minutes later and Paul Dichov's men were stunned by another Burnley goal.A free kick taken by Alexander found Cort at the far post who rose the highest to head home across the keeper.

It might have been even better news for the Clarets had Iwelumo not fluffed a penalty after 15 minutes. His left footed low shot was saved by the keeper after Rod Mcdonald had brought down Eckerley in the box.

Once again Laws gave most of his squad a chance to play with only Martin Paterson (Achilles tendon)and Tyrone Mears still suffering from a slight hamstring injury missing out.

The line-up he started with this time was:

Jensen; Eckersley, Duff, Carlisle, Easton; Marney, Rodriguez, McCann, Elliott, Eagles; Iwelumo

For the second half things were changed around as expected and we lined up as follows:

Jensen, Fox, Cort, Bikey,Edgar, Alexander, McDonald, Elliott, Wallace, Rodriguez, Thompson.

After 75 minutes Alex-Ray Harvey also came on to replace Elliott together with Wes Fletcher who replaced Rodriguez.

2-1 final score then and a good end for the 1038 Clarets fans who made the short journey to Oldham. The Clarets now prepare for their Singapore tour which starts this Saturday

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 13 2010

Time: 8:08AM

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Nice to keep the winning streak going! Thommo is looking useful and could be a key striker for us this season. Sounds like Iwelumo needs to start pulling his socks up!!
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13/07/2010 08:12:00

Grezza to keep penalty taking duty then :-) I feel a bit for Penny not getting on last night ( unless he was injured). I assume Edgar was played as right back? Did he play centre back at all when we played Bury?
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13/07/2010 12:39:00

Yes agree totally thommo looks in the groove and if he carries on must be in the starting eleven come the start of the season. Iwelumo on the other hand i think he needs to pull more than is socks up, hope he's not a donkey and i hope he proves me wrong, after the two games i've watched him play does not look a good signing and i know he new to the team but we have other new signings who seemed to have fit into the system already. Also impressed with Eastwood looks a good solid defender who can pass the ball.
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13/07/2010 13:18:00

Do you mean Clint Easton, Fedup?
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13/07/2010 14:16:00

I'm glad we aint writing players off after 2 x 45 mins performances!
Bernie Lee
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13/07/2010 14:41:00

Corts first Burnley goal?
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13/07/2010 14:48:00

Don't we still play Buxton on Thursday night?
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13/07/2010 15:03:00

BL - in the olden days is it true that the new signings didn't get even that long?!*!? And is it true that they were taken out and shot, along with the pit horses, if they were no good!
Couch Potato
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13/07/2010 15:07:00

Yes Easton don't know how Eastwood poped up, and no i am not writing Iwelumo off after 2x45s i might be expecting to much of him only time will tell.
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13/07/2010 15:55:00

Got to give Iwleumo more of chance he didn't play alot of football last season, just going to take some time, not worried yet. Thommo at this rate is going to have to start against Forest, he's got the goal touch and a manager must go with the hot hand. Glad Easton looks a decent back up for Fox. We do play Buxton Thurs night 8Clarets8, but its a Burnley XI. Its a team made up of the youth team and development squad rather than the first team. Wes Fletcher and Harvey should get longer run outs.
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13/07/2010 21:09:00

Cheers for the info skutter :-)
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13/07/2010 23:48:00


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