Trialist Gets Brace in Buxton Victory
The Burnley Reserves team played their first warm-up game of the season last night travelling to Derbyshire to play Evo Stick Premier League club, Buxton at Silverlands. First-team boss Brian Laws was at the game to check out a potential transfer target who was unnamed and appeared on the team sheet as a trialist!
The striker did his cause no harm bagging a brace of goals in the first half.
He took less than 30 seconds to score his first goal which came from the first Clarets attack! Alex MacDonald put over a cross with the trialist diving at full stretch to head home.
A defensive mistake on 37 minuutes was then pounced on by the trialist and he rounded the Buxton keeper, Scott Hartley to slot home into an empty net.
Wes Fletcher was also on target scoring in the 75th minute after Chris Anderson split the defence putting him clear sliding home a low shot with his right foot.
The Clarets finally came out winners 3-0 on a pleasing night for new reserve team and development squad coach Ashley Hoskin
Burnley: Woodhead, Williams (Woods 71), King, Lynch, Long, Harvey, Anderson, Fletcher, Knowles, Trialist. Subs not used: McKee, Wilson, Edwards, Overson, D Lynch