1990–91 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
1990–91 season
Chairman England Frank Teasdale
Manager England Frank Casper
Division Four 6th (play-offs)
League Cup 2nd Round
FA Cup 3rd Round
Football League Trophy Northern Semi Final
Top goalscorer League: Ron Futcher (18)
All: Ron Futcher (20)
Highest home attendance 20,331 v Manchester City
(6 January 1991)
Lowest home attendance 3,378 v Stockport County
(22 January 1991)
Average home league attendance 8,340[1]

The 1990–1991 season was Burnley's sixth season in the fourth tier of English football. They were managed by Frank Casper in his second full season in charge.

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Division Four[A] League Cup FA Cup FL Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
DF Wales Ian Bray 16 1 12+1 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 1
DF England Steve Davis 59 5 48+0 5 3+0 0 3+0 0 5+0 0
DF England Ray Deakin 50 0 38+0 0 4+0 0 3+0 0 5+0 0
MF England John Deary 56 7 44+0 7 4+0 0 3+0 0 5+0 0
FW England Roger Eli 33 11 17+11 10 0+2 0 0+0 0 3+0 1
MF England Andy Farrell 49 3 32+7 2 3+1 0 0+2 0 4+0 1
DF England Paul France 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW England John Francis 58 17 47+0 15 4+0 0 3+0 1 3+1 1
FW England Ron Futcher 43 20 31+4 18 2+0 1 2+1 0 3+0 1
MF England Neil Grewcock 39 2 21+10 2 1+0 0 3+0 0 4+0 0
MF England David Hamilton 16 1 9+3 0 3+0 1 0+1 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Joe Jakub 60 4 48+0 3 4+0 0 3+0 0 5+0 1
FW England Graham Lancashire 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Ian Measham 56 0 46+1 0 2+0 0 3+0 0 4+0 0
FW England Peter Mumby 25 7 15+5 5 2+0 1 1+1 1 1+0 0
GK Wales Chris Pearce 55 0 45+0 0 4+0 0 3+0 0 3+0 0
DF Republic of Ireland John Pender 52 0 42+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0 5+0 0
MF England Nigel Smith 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Northern Ireland Danny Sonner 3 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Winston White 40 6 26+3 2 4+0 0 3+0 2 2+2 2
GK England David Williams 5 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
A. ^ The "Division Four" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League and play-offs.

Matches[edit]

Football League Division Four[edit]

Key
Results
Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
25 August 1990 Lincoln City (H) 2–2 Deary 22', Jakub 77' 6,106
1 September 1990 Darlington (A) 1–3 Futcher 36' 3,671
8 September 1990 Scarborough (H) 2–1 Futcher 67', Grewcock 69' 4,723
14 September 1990 Stockport County (A) 2–2 Futcher (2) 14', 32' (pen.) 3,523
18 September 1990 Blackpool (A) 2–1 Mumby 10', Deary 23' 4,737
22 September 1990 Aldershot (H) 3–0 Jakub 39', Mumby 43', Francis 83' (pen.) 5,517
28 September 1990 Carlisle United (A) 1–1 Edwards 49' (o.g.) 5,205
2 October 1990 Northampton Town (H) 3–0 Francis (2) 67', 80', Eli 88' 6,271
6 October 1990 York City (H) 0–0 6,808
13 October 1990 Hereford United (A) 0–3 3,688
20 October 1990 Peterborough United (A) 2–3 Ron Futcher (2) 30', 44' 5,102
23 October 1990 Maidstone United (H) 2–1 Davis 3', Futcher 32' 5,567
27 October 1990 Rochdale (H) 1–0 White 45' 7,971
3 November 1990 Wrexham (A) 4–2 Jakub 28', Francis 53', Mumby (2) 60', 77' 3,997
10 November 1990 Walsall (A) 0–1 5,710
24 November 1990 Halifax Town (H) 2–1 Mumby 48', Francis 53' 6,620
1 December 1990 Cardiff City (H) 2–0 Deary 56', Francis 59' 6,348
15 December 1990 Gillingham (A) 2–3 Deary 51', Futcher 57' (pen.) 3,679
22 December 1990 Hartlepool United (H) 4–0 Francis (2) 28', 43', Deary 53', Davis 55' 8,514
29 December 1990 Chesterfield (A) 0–2 4,210
1 January 1991 Scunthorpe United (H) 1–1 Francis 63' 8,557
12 January 1991 Darlington (H) 3–1 Davis 10', Futcher 25', Francis 70' 8,491
19 January 1991 Lincoln City (A) 0–1 4,167
26 January 1991 Stockport County (H) 3–2 Deary 40', Futcher 44', Eli 63' 8,946
16 February 1991 Halifax Town (A) 2–1 Francis (2) 69', 71' (pen.) 4,755
23 February 1991 Walsall (H) 2–0 Grewcock 49', Eli 84' 7,883
26 February 1991 Doncaster Rovers (A) 1–2 Deary 44' 3,080
1 March 1991 Cardiff City (A) 0–3 3,591
5 March 1991 Chesterfield (A) 1–2 White 62' 4,022
9 March 1991 Gillingham (H) 2–2 Futcher 47' (pen.), Davis 59' 6,459
12 March 1991 Northampton Town (A) 0–0 3,710
16 March 1991 Carlisle United (H) 2–1 Farrell (2) 68', 80' 6,635
19 March 1991 Hereford United (H) 2–1 Futcher 46', Eli 49' 5,716
23 March 1991 York City (A) 0–2 4,407
26 March 1991 Scarborough (A) 1–0 Francis 4' 2,373
30 March 1991 Chesterfield (H) 0–1 8,373
1 April 1991 Hartlepool United (A) 0–0 4,967
6 April 1991 Torquay United (H) 1–1 Futcher 58' (pen.) 6,661
13 April 1991 Scunthorpe United (A) 3–1 Futcher 50', Eli 52', Davis 86' 4,449
16 April 1991 Aldershot (A) 2–1 Eli (2) 19', 39' 2,473
20 April 1991 Peterborough United (H) 4–1 Eli (2) 19', 39', Futcher (2) 20', 30' (pen.) 10,018
23 April 1991 Blackpool (H) 2–0 Eli 65', Futcher 75' 18,395
27 April 1991 Maidstone United (A) 0–1 3,130
30 April 1991 Doncaster Rovers (H) 1–0 Futcher 90' 10,410
4 May 1991 Rochdale (A) 0–0 7,344
11 May 1991 Wrexham (H) 2–0 Francis (2) 31', 83' 10,161

Final league position[edit]

Pos Team Games played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against Points
6 Burnley 46 23 10 13 70 51 79

Play-Offs[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
19 May 1991 Semi final, first leg Torquay United (A) 0–2 5,600
22 May 1991 Semi final, second leg Torquay United (H) 1–0 Evans 90' (o.g.) 13,620

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
17 November 1990 Round 1 Stafford Rangers (A) 3–1 Collymore 17' (o.g.), Mumby 20', White 32' 4,117
12 December 1990 Round 2 Stoke City (H) 2–0 Francis 72', White 82' 12,949
6 January 1991 Round 3 Manchester City (H) 0–1 20,331

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
27 August 1990 Round 1 First leg Stockport County (A) 2–0 Hamilton 41', Futcher 54' 2,786
4 September 1990 Round 1 Second leg Stockport County (H) 0–1 3,912
26 September 1990 Round 2 First leg Nottingham Forest (A) 1–4 Mumby 51' 17,987
10 October 1990 Round 2 Second leg Nottingham Forest (H) 0–1 11,399

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
6 November 1990 Group Stage Crewe Alexandra (H) 2–1 White 43', Francis 89' 3,481
8 January 1991 Group Stage Stockport County (A) 1–1 Farrell 28' 1,707
22 January 1991 Round 1 Stockport County (H) 3–2 (a.e.t.) Eli 20', Jakub 58', White 112' 3,378
29 January 1991 Northern Quarter Final Bradford City (A) 1–0 Futcher 72' 5,432
19 February 1991 Northern Semi Final Preston North End (A) 1–6 Bray 84' 12,016

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson (2007), p. 418