1988–89 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
1988–89 season
Chairman England Frank Teasdale
Manager England Brian Miller
(until January 1989)
England Frank Casper
(from January 1989)
Division Four 16th
League Cup 2nd Round
FA Cup 1st Round
Football League Trophy 1st Round
Top goalscorer League: Brendan O'Connell (13)
All: Brendan O'Connell (18)
Highest home attendance 14,036 v Luton Town
(11 October 1988)
Lowest home attendance 3,478 v Hartlepool United
(29 November 1988)
Average home league attendance 7,267[1]

The 1988–1989 season was Burnley's fourth season in the fourth tier of English football. They were initially managed by Brian Miller until Frank Casper took charge in January 1989.

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Division Four League Cup FA Cup FL Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
MF England Paul Atkinson 20 1 13+1 1 3+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
MF Scotland Ian Britton 45 3 36+1 3 4+0 0 0+1 0 3+0 0
MF England Paul Comstive 46 12 37+1 9 4+0 2 1+0 0 3+0 1
MF England Peter Daniel 18 0 14+0 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Steve Davis 44 1 37+0 0 3+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 1
DF England Ray Deakin 16 0 14+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Andy Farrell 44 4 35+1 4 4+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
DF England Steve Gardner 52 0 44+0 0 4+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
MF England Neil Grewcock 13 1 12+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Jason Hardy 17 1 16+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW England Stuart Hooper 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Ashley Hoskin 5 0 2+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Wales Leighton James 20 3 14+4 3 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
FW England David Jones 4 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Shaun McGrory 20 1 12+7 1 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Ian Measham 34 1 30+0 1 0+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
DF England Dave Miller 4 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Mark Monington 8 1 6+2 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Tony Morley 6 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
FW England Brendan O'Connell 51 18 42+1 13 4+0 3 1+0 0 3+0 2
FW England George Oghani 45 8 37+0 7 4+0 1 1+0 0 3+0 0
GK Wales Chris Pearce 47 0 39+0 0 4+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
FW England Gary Rowell 20 1 8+10 1 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW England Steve Taylor 4 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
MF England Winston White 38 6 30+5 5 0+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 1
DF England Peter Zelem 11 1 8+1 1 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0

Matches[edit]

Football League Division Four[edit]

Key
Results
Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
27 August 1988 Rochdale (H) 2–1 Comstive 15', Farrell 46' 7,511
3 September 1988 Halifax Town (A) 2–1 Comstive 33', O'Connell 76' 4,071
10 September 1988 York City (H) 6–0 Atkinson 17', Britton 24', Comstive (2) 47' (pen.), 87', Oghani 56', O'Connell 70' 7,258
16 September 1988 Stockport County (A) 0–0 6,676
20 September 1988 Torquay United (A) 0–2 3,021
24 September 1988 Colchester United (H) 2–0 Rowell 43', O'Connell 53' 7,177
1 October 1988 Darlington (A) 1–1 O'Connell 84' 3,409
4 October 1988 Rotherham United (H) 1–0 Oghani 74' 9,290
8 October 1988 Exeter City (H) 3–0 Oghani 32', Zelem 71', O'Connell 88' 7,894
15 October 1988 Peterborough United (A) 0–3 5,023
22 October 1988 Leyton Orient (H) 2–2 Comstive 21' (pen.), O'Connell 70' 8,503
25 October 1988 Carlisle United (A) 0–0 4,543
29 October 1988 Cambridge United (H) 2–0 Oghani 9', O'Connell 83' 8,669
5 November 1988 Scunthorpe United (A) 1–2 O'Connell 81' 6,358
8 November 1988 Lincoln City (H) 1–4 Comstive 30' (pen.) 8,445
12 November 1988 Scarborough (A) 0–1 5,258
26 November 1988 Doncaster Rovers (A) 0–1 2,724
3 December 1988 Hartlepool United (H) 0–0 6,289
17 December 1988 Hereford United (A) 0–0 2,442
26 December 1988 Wrexham (H) 1–3 O'Connell 39' 9,174
31 December 1988 Grimsby Town (H) 1–0 Oghani 88' 7,367
2 January 1989 Tranmere Rovers (A) 1–2 Britton 79' 7,974
14 January 1989 Halifax Town (H) 2–1 Oghani (2) 9', 67' 8,298
21 January 1989 Rochdale (A) 1–2 Farrell 40' 5,812
28 January 1989 Stockport County (H) 1–0 Britton 64' 8,942
4 February 1989 Torquay United (H) 1–0 O'Connell 79' 6,626
10 February 1989 Colchester United (A) 2–2 White (2) 13', 15' (pen.) 3,831
18 February 1989 Exeter City (A) 0–3 3,672
25 February 1989 Peterborough United (H) 1–1 Measham 73' 6,853
4 March 1989 Leyton Orient (A) 0–3 3,944
11 March 1989 Scunthorpe United (H) 0–1 6,813
14 March 1989 Cambridge United (A) 1–2 White 63' 2,555
18 March 1989 York City (A) 0–0 3,164
21 March 1989 Carlisle United (H) 0–0 5,283
25 March 1989 Tranmere Rovers (H) 2–2 Comstive (2) 56', 90' 6,839
27 March 1989 Wrexham (A) 2–4 Grewcock 5', McGrory 68' 3,956
1 April 1989 Hereford United (H) 3–3 James (2) 12' (pen.), 72' (pen.), Monington 85' 5,534
4 April 1989 Crewe Alexandra (H) 1–0 Hardy 33' 5,677
8 April 1989 Grimsby Town (A) 0–1 4,856
15 April 1989 Darlington (H) 0–1 5,577
22 April 1989 Rotherham United (A) 1–3 Farrell 31' 5,726
29 April 1989 Doncaster Rovers (H) 3–0 O'Connell (2) 7', 85', Comstive 88' 4,211
1 May 1989 Lincoln City (A) 3–2 White (2) 26', 73', O'Connell 40' 3,594
6 May 1989 Hartlepool United (A) 2–2 Farrell 8', James 75' (pen.) 2,038
9 May 1989 Crewe Alexandra (A) 0–4 3,597
13 May 1989 Scarborough (H) 0–1 6,206

Final league position[edit]

Pos Team Games played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against Points
16 Burnley 46 14 13 19 52 61 55

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
19 November 1988 Round 1 Chester City (H) 0–2 8,474

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
30 August 1988 Round 1 First leg Rochdale (A) 3–3 O'Connell 19', Comstive 54' (pen.), Oghani 80' 3,669
6 September 1988 Round 1 Second leg Rochdale (H) 2–1 O'Connell (2) 16', 53' 6,674
27 September 1988 Round 2 First leg Luton Town (A) 1–1 Comstive 42' (pen.) 6,282
11 October 1988 Round 2 Second leg Luton Town (H) 0–1 14,036

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
22 November 1988 Group Stage York City (A) 2–0 O'Connell 8', Comstive 60' (pen.) 1,648
29 November 1988 Group Stage Hartlepool United (H) 3–0 Davis 8', White 57', O'Connell 76' 3,478
17 January 1989 Round 1 Crewe Alexandra (H) 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(2 – 4p)
Macowat 57' (o.g.) 6,392

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson (2007), p. 410