1985–86 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
1985–86 season
Chairman England Frank Teasdale
Manager Scotland Martin Buchan
(until October 1985)
England Tommy Cavanagh
(from October 1985)
Division Four 14th
League Cup 1st Round
FA Cup 2nd Round
Football League Trophy Group Stage
Top goalscorer League: Alan Taylor (16)
All: Alan Taylor (21)
Highest home attendance 4,279 v Northampton Town
(17 August 1985)
Lowest home attendance 1,138 v Darlington
(13 March 1986)
Average home league attendance 3,125[1]

The 1985–1986 season was Burnley's first season in the fourth tier of English football. They were initially managed by Martin Buchan until October 1985, when he was replaced by Tommy Cavanagh as manager.

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Division Four League Cup FA Cup FL Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England FW Wayne Biggins 14 5 12+0 4 2+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Brian Chippendale 8 0 6+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England DF Ray Deakin 52 3 46+0 3 2+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
England MF Peter Devine 41 4 31+6 2 0+1 0 1+0 2 1+1 0
England FW Neil Edwards 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Neil Grewcock 44 7 36+2 7 2+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
England DF Peter Hampton 44 1 39+1 1 2+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
England DF Peter Haddock 7 0 7+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Wales GK Phil Harrington 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England DF Darren Heesom 28 1 23+2 1 0+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
Northern Ireland DF Jim Heggarty 41 1 33+3 1 2+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
England DF Kevin Hird 45 8 39+0 7 2+0 1 2+0 0 2+0 0
England MF Rick Holden 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Ashley Hoskin 22 2 17+2 2 0+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
England FW Andy Kilner 5 0 2+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England FW Les Lawrence 23 7 16+5 6 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 1
England MF Phil Malley 49 3 43+0 2 2+0 0 2+0 1 2+0 0
England GK Joe Neenan 42 0 36+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
England DF Vince Overson 32 0 28+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
England DF Geoff Palmer 14 0 11+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
England FW Derrick Parker 21 6 19+0 5 0+0 0 2+0 1 0+0 0
England GK Dennis Peacock 8 0 8+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Mark Rhodes 4 0 3+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Andy Robinson 5 1 5+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England FW Alan Taylor 51 21 44+1 16 2+0 3 2+0 0 2+0 2

Matches[edit]

Football League Division Four[edit]

Key
Results
Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
17 August 1985 Northampton Town (H) 3–2 Hird 12', Biggins (2) 28', 44' 4,279
23 August 1985 Stockport County (H) 0–1 3,909
26 August 1985 Port Vale (H) 1–2 Taylor 23' 3,995
31 August 1985 Aldershot (A) 2–0 Taylor (2) 62', 68' 1,744
7 September 1985 Hartlepool United (H) 2–0 Biggins 37', Heggarty 89' 3,175
14 September 1985 Hereford United (A) 2–2 Malley 18', Hird 65' (pen.) 3,411
17 September 1985 Preston North End (A) 0–1 5,585
21 September 1985 Rochdale (H) 1–0 Biggins 1' 4,241
28 September 1985 Peterborough United (A) 0–0 3,700
1 October 1985 Colchester United (H) 0–2 3,424
5 October 1985 Chester City (A) 0–4 2,974
12 October 1985 Swindon Town (H) 0–2 3,022
19 October 1985 Crewe Alexandra (A) 1–3 Taylor 48' 1,998
22 October 1985 Torquay United (H) 3–0 Hird 14' (pen.), Taylor (2) 31', 88' 2,295
26 October 1985 Halifax Town (A) 2–2 Parker 19', Grewcock 86' 2,334
2 November 1985 Southend United (H) 1–3 Robinson 44' 2,673
5 November 1985 Mansfield Town (H) 2–1 Taylor 44', Hird 67' 2,020
9 November 1985 Cambridge United (A) 4–0 Hird 1', Parker 28', Devine 29', Taylor 35' 1,917
23 November 1985 Exeter City (H) 3–1 McNichol 14' (o.g.), Hird (2) 50' (pen.), 81' (pen.) 2,893
30 November 1985 Scunthorpe United (A) 1–1 Hoskin 8' 2,001
14 December 1985 Orient (H) 1–0 Taylor 23' 3,007
20 December 1985 Stockport County (A) 1–1 Heesom 79' 3,472
26 December 1985 Tranmere Rovers (A) 1–2 Taylor 44' 3,188
1 January 1986 Wrexham (H) 5–2 Taylor 27', Deakin 32', Grewcock 50', Parker (2) 58', 75' 4,106
3 January 1986 Southend United (A) 3–2 Taylor (2) 65', 77', Deakin 66' 2,619
18 January 1986 Northampton Town (A) 0–2 3,095
25 January 1986 Hereford United (H) 3–2 Taylor (2) 5', 56', Lawrence 72' 3,936
1 February 1986 Hartlepool United (A) 1–3 Lawrence 56' 3,359
4 February 1986 Torquay United (A) 0–2 1,335
24 February 1986 Port Vale (A) 1–1 Lawrence 86' 3,030
1 March 1986 Peterborough United (H) 1–1 Paris 50' (o.g.) 2,676
8 March 1986 Chester City (H) 1–0 Lawrence 70' 3,742
11 March 1986 Aldershot (H) 1–2 Grewcock 19' 2,675
15 March 1986 Swindon Town (A) 1–3 Lawrence 44' 7,311
18 March 1986 Rochdale (A) 0–1 2,406
22 March 1986 Halifax Town (H) 1–3 Hampton 15' 3,326
29 March 1986 Wrexham (A) 1–0 Hoskin 41' 2,057
31 March 1986 Tranmere Rovers (H) 3–1 Grewcock (2) 34', 89', Malley 67' 3,132
5 April 1986 Mansfield Town (A) 0–0 3,678
12 April 1986 Cambridge United (H) 1–1 Grewcock 87' 2,796
15 April 1986 Crewe Alexandra (H) 0–1 1,988
19 April 1986 Exeter City (A) 2–0 Taylor 20', Parker 47' 2,019
22 April 1986 Preston North End (H) 1–1 Deakin 49' 3,835
26 April 1986 Scunthorpe United (H) 1–2 Grewcock 20' 2,542
3 May 1986 Orient (A) 0–3 1,995
6 May 1986 Colchester United (A) 2–2 Lawrence 62', Devine 89' 2,726

Final league position[edit]

Pos Team Games played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against Points
14 Burnley 46 16 11 19 60 65 59

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
16 November 1985 Round 1 Nuneaton Borough (A) 3–2 Malley 15', Devine (2) 44', 89' 4,500
7 December 1985 Round 2 Rotherham United (A) 1–4 Parker 47' 4,264

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
20 August 1985 Round 1 First leg Bury (H) 2–1 Taylor 10', Biggins 82' 3,303
3 September 1985 Round 1 Second leg Bury (A) 3–5 Taylor (2) 25', 85', Hird 40' 3,762

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
21 January 1986 Group Stage Chesterfield (A) 2–1 Lawrence 25', Taylor 46' 1,053
13 March 1986 Group Stage Darlington (H) 1–1 Taylor 13' 1,138

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson (2007), p. 402