1996–97 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
1996–97 season
Chairman England Frank Teasdale
Manager England Adrian Heath
Second Division 9th
League Cup 2nd Round
FA Cup 3rd Round
Football League Trophy 2nd Round
Top goalscorer League: Paul Barnes (24)
All: Paul Barnes (25)
Highest home attendance 16,186 v Preston North End
(25 December 1996)
Lowest home attendance 2,281 v Charlton Athletic
(24 September 1996)
Average home league attendance 9,027[1]
Home colours

The 1996–1997 season was Burnley's 2nd season in the third tier of English football. They were managed by Adrian Heath in his only full season since he replaced Jimmy Mullen in March 1996.

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Second Division League Cup FA Cup FL Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England FW Paul Barnes 45 25 39+1 24 2+0 0 3+0 1 0+0 0
England GK Marlon Beresford 48 0 40+0 0 2+0 0 4+0 0 2+0 0
England DF Chris Brass 48 0 37+2 0 2+1 0 3+1 0 2+0 0
England FW Colin Carr-Lawton 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
England FW Andy Cooke 38 14 19+12 13 1+2 1 1+2 0 1+0 0
England MF David Eyres 46 8 36+0 3 4+0 3 4+0 1 2+0 1
England FW Nigel Gleghorn 43 5 32+1 4 4+0 0 4+0 1 2+0 0
England FW Steve Guinan (on loan) 6 0 0+6 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Gerry Harrison 42 0 32+3 0 2+0 0 4+0 0 0+1 0
England MF Adrian Heath 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Australia DF Doug Hodgson (on loan) 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Jamie Hoyland 31 1 24+1 1 4+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
England DF Richard Huxford 10 0 2+7 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
England MF Glen Little 12 0 5+4 0 0+0 0 1+1 0 0+1 0
England MF Damian Matthew 38 8 29+3 6 3+0 1 2+0 1 1+0 0
Wales FW Kurt Nogan 38 13 30+1 10 4+0 2 2+0 0 1+0 1
England DF Vince Overson 10 0 6+2 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
England DF Gary Parkinson 52 1 43+0 1 4+0 0 4+0 0 1+0 0
England FW Liam Robinson 11 0 3+5 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
Wales GK Wayne Russell 8 0 6+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Paul Smith 45 4 30+7 4 1+1 0 4+0 0 2+0 0
England DF Peter Swan 21 2 16+1 2 0+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
England MF Steve Thompson 23 1 14+5 1 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
England DF Chris Vinnicombe 8 0 6+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Paul Weller 39 2 22+9 2 1+1 0 2+2 0 2+0 0
England FW Mark Winstanley 42 0 34+1 0 4+0 0 2+0 0 0+1 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Pos Player From Fee Date
MF England Damian Matthew Crystal Palace £65k 23 July 1996
DF England Vince Overson Stoke City Free 1 August 1996
MF England Nigel Gleghorn Stoke City Free 15 August 1996
FW England Paul Barnes Birmingham City £400k 6 September 1996
DF Australia Doug Hodgson Sheffield United Loan 16 October 1996
MF England Glen Little Glentoran £100k 29 November 1996
DF England Richard Huxford Bradford City Free 21 January 1997
FW England Steve Guinan Nottingham Forest Loan 27 March 1997

Out[edit]

Pos Player To Fee Date
DF England Glen Davies Hartlepool United Free 31 May 1996
MF Scotland Ted McMinn Slough Town Free 31 May 1996
DF England Alan Harper Rotherham United Free 31 May 1996
FW England Nathan Peel Rotherham United Released 31 May 1996
England Matthew Taylor Released 31 May 1996
FW England John Francis Scunthorpe United Free 31 May 1996
MF England Warren Joyce Hull City £30k 10 July 1996
DF England Wayne Dowell Rochdale Free 25 July 1996
MF Scotland Derek Adams Ross County Free 30 July 1996
MF England John Borland Scunthorpe United Free 16 August 1996
FW England Ian Helliwell Mansfield Town Loan 6 September 1996
FW England Ian Helliwell Chester City Loan 11 October 1996
FW England Phil Eastwood Leek Town Loan 1 November 1996
FW Wales Kurt Nogan Preston North End £150k 12 March 1997
FW England Ian Duerden Southport Loan 27 March 1997

Matches[edit]

Second Division[edit]

17 August 1996
Luton Town 1 – 2 Burnley
Thorpe Goal 36' (Report) Thompson Goal 24'
Nogan Goal 32'
Kenilworth Road, Luton
Attendance: 6,484
Referee: P Rejer

24 August 1996
Burnley 2 – 1 Walsall
Eyres Goal 21'
Nogan Goal 48'
(Report) Wilson Goal 43'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,322

27 August 1996
Burnley 1 – 3 Shrewsbury Town
Cooke Goal 49' (Report) M. Taylor Goal 20'
Scott Goal 48'
Stevens Goal 84'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,072

31 August 1996
Millwall 2 – 1 Burnley
Newman Goal 70'
Neill Goal 79'
(Report) Nogan Goal 75'
The New Den, London
Attendance: 9,281
Referee: S Baines

7 September 1996
Gillingham 1 – 0 Burnley
Fortune-West Goal 80' (Report)
Priestfield, Gillingham
Attendance: 6,116

10 September 1996
Burnley 2 – 0 Blackpool
Gleghorn Goal 60'
Nogan Goal 76'
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 13,599
Referee: D Laws

14 September 1996
Burnley 2 – 1 Wycombe Wanderers
Nogan Goal 23' Goal 35' (Report) de Souza Goal 1'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,379

21 September 1996
Chesterfield 0 – 0 Burnley
(Report)
Saltergate, Chesterfield
Attendance: 5,529
Referee: R Pearson

28 September 1996
Burnley 2 – 3 Bristol City
Gleghorn Goal 45'
Weller Goal 55'
(Report) Goater Goal 12' Goal 62'
Taylor Goal 79'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,538

1 October 1996
Bury 1 – 0 Burnley
Jepson Goal 14' (Report)
Gigg Lane, Bury
Attendance: 7,557

5 October 1996
Burnley 5 – 2 Stockport County
Barnes Goal 32' Goal 45' Goal 61' Goal 71' Goal 78' (Report) Angell Goal 56'
Mutch Goal 75'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,687

12 October 1996
Rotherham United 1 – 0 Burnley
Druce Goal 42' (Report)
Millmoor, Rotherham
Attendance: 4,562

15 October 1996
Watford 2 – 2 Burnley
Andrews Goal 39'
Johnson Goal 78'
(Report) Gleghorn Goal 28'
Smith Goal 76'
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 6,450

19 October 1996
Burnley 1 – 0 Notts County
Barnes Goal 60' (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,372

26 October 1996
Burnley 2 – 1 Plymouth Argyle
Nogan Goal 28'
Eyres Goal 47' (pen.)
(Report) Evans Goal 73'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,602

29 October 1996
Preston North End 1 – 1 Burnley
Reeves Goal 26' (Report) Nogan Goal 52'
Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 12,652

2 November 1996
York City 1 – 0 Burnley
Murty Goal 41' (Report)
Bootham Crescent, York
Attendance: 5,958

9 November 1996
Burnley 2 – 0 Crewe Alexandra
Nogan Goal 31'
Matthew Goal 69'
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,459

19 November 1996
Bristol Rovers 1 – 2 Burnley
Beadle Goal 48' (Report) Barnes Goal 33' Goal 46'
Memorial Stadium, Bristol
Attendance: 4,123

23 November 1996
Burnley 1 – 0 Bournemouth
Barnes Goal 6' (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 8,564

30 November 1996
Plymouth Argyle 0 – 0 Burnley
(Report)
Home Park, Plymouth
Attendance: 6,289

3 December 1996
Burnley 2 – 0 Wrexham
Cooke Goal 32'
Nogan Goal 40'
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 8,587

14 December 1996
Burnley 1 – 2 Brentford
Swan Goal 85' (Report) Asaba Goal 15'
Forster Goal 54'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,575

20 December 1996
Peterborough United 3 – 2 Burnley
Carruthers Goal 20' Goal 27'
Morrison Goal 60'
(Report) Barnes Goal 6'
Matthew Goal 83'
London Road, Peterborough
Attendance: 5,283

28 December 1996
Burnley 5 – 1 Gillingham
Cooke Goal 21' Goal 86'
Smith Goal 62'
Barnes Goal 82' (pen.) Goal 88'
(Report) Bailey Goal 14'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,004

11 January 1997
Bristol City 2 – 1 Burnley
Bent Goal 19'
Goater Goal 68'
(Report) Smith Goal 36'
Ashton Gate, Bristol
Attendance: 10,013

17 January 1997
Burnley 3 – 1 Bury
Swan Goal 19'
Smith Goal 26'
Eyres Goal 29'
(Report) Matthews Goal 32'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,526

25 January 1997
Burnley 1 – 2 Preston North End
Barnes Goal 10' (Report) Ashcroft Goal 6' Goal 69'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 16,186

28 January 1997
Burnley 0 – 0 Chesterfield
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 7,903

1 February 1997
Crewe Alexandra 1 – 1 Burnley
Macauley Goal 50' (Report) Barnes Goal 88'
Gresty Road, Crewe
Attendance: 4,743

8 February 1997
Burnley 1 – 2 York City
Gleghorn Goal 13' (Report) Tolson Goal 6'
Jordan Goal 90'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 8,961

15 February 1997
Bournemouth 0 – 0 Burnley
(Report)
Dean Court, Bournemouth
Attendance: 6,021

22 February 1997
Burnley 2 – 2 Bristol Rovers
Matthew Goal 38'
Barnes Goal 90'
(Report) Cureton Goal 13'
Alsop Goal 80'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 8,847

25 February 1997
Blackpool 1 – 3 Burnley
Quinn Goal 15' (Report) Barnes Goal 6' Goal 42' Goal 47'
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 7,331

1 March 1997
Wrexham 0 – 0 Burnley
(Report)
Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
Attendance: 6,947

8 March 1997
Burnley 5 – 0 Peterborough United
Barnes Goal 8' Goal 30' Goal 33'
Cooke Goal 56'
Matthew Goal 85'
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 8,646

15 March 1997
Brentford 0 – 3 Burnley
(Report) Hoyland Goal 9'
Cooke Goal 34'
Matthew Goal 45'
Griffin Park, London
Attendance: 6,624

22 March 1997
Walsall 1 – 3 Burnley
Lightbourne Goal 90' (Report) Cooke Goal 26' Goal 55'
Barnes Goal 85'
Bescot Stadium, Walsall
Attendance: 6,306

29 March 1997
Burnley 0 – 2 Luton Town
(Report) Thorpe Goal 14' Goal 39'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 15,490

1 April 1997
Shrewsbury Town 2 – 1 Blackpool
Brass Goal 80' (o.g.)
Spink Goal 86'
(Report) Barnes Goal 74'
Gay Meadow, Shrewsbury
Attendance: 4,462

5 April 1997
Burnley 1 – 0 Millwall
Weller Goal 14' (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,840

12 April 1997
Stockport County 1 – 0 Burnley
Mutch Goal 86' (Report)
Edgeley Park, Stockport
Attendance: 9,187

15 April 1997
Wycombe Wanderers 5 – 0 Burnley
Carroll Goal 12' (pen.) Goal 29' (pen.)
McGavin Goal 33'
Stallard Goal 42'
Read Goal 82'
(Report)
Adams Park, High Wycombe
Attendance: 5,786

19 April 1997
Burnley 3 – 3 Rotherham United
Cooke Goal 13' Goal 58'
Barnes Goal 60'
(Report) Jean Goal 25' Goal 55' Goal 57'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 7,875

26 April 1997
Notts County 1 – 1 Burnley
Dudley Goal 27' (Report) Matthew Goal 90'
Meadow Lane, Nottingham
Attendance: 4,591

3 May 1997
Burnley 4 – 1 Watford
Cooke Goal 50' Goal 51' Goal 83' (pen.)
Parkinson Goal 66'
(Report) Millen Goal 88'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 8,269

Final league position[edit]

Pos Team Games played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against Points
9 Burnley 46 19 11 16 71 55 68

League Cup[edit]

1st Round First Leg[edit]

20 August 1996
Mansfield Town 0 – 3 Burnley
(Report) Cooke Goal 31'
Nogan Goal 50'
Eyres Goal 74'
Field Mill, Mansfield
Attendance: 1,708

1st Round Second Leg[edit]

3 September 1996
Burnley 2 – 0 Mansfield Town
Matthew Goal 2'
Eyres Goal 45'
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 2,884

2nd Round First Leg[edit]

17 September 1996
Charlton Athletic 4 – 1 Burnley
Leaburn Goal 5'
Robinson Goal 41' Goal 48'
Allen Goal 48'
(Report) Eyres Goal 7'
The Valley, London
Attendance: 4,874

2nd Round Second Leg[edit]

24 September 1996
Burnley 1 – 2 Charlton Athletic
Nogan Goal 45' (Report) Allen Goal 15'
Whyte Goal 90'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 2,281

FA Cup[edit]

1st Round[edit]

16 November 1996
Burnley 2 – 1 Lincoln City
Gleghorn Goal 30'
Matthew Goal 73'
(Report) Bos Goal 46'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 6,484

2nd Round[edit]

7 December 1996
Walsall 1 – 1 Burnley
Lightbourne Goal 90' (Report) Eyres Goal 66'
Bescot Stadium, Walsall
Attendance: 5,031

2nd Round Replay[edit]

23 December 1996
Burnley 1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Walsall
Barnes Goal 43' (Report) Viveash Goal 74'
  Penalties  
Barnes Penalty scored
Smith Penalty scored
Matthew Penalty scored
Eyres Penalty scored
4 – 2 Penalty missed Marsh
Penalty scored Unknown
Penalty scored Unknown
Penalty missed Blake
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 5,799

3rd Round[edit]

4 January 1997
Liverpool 1 – 0 Burnley
Collymore Goal 12' (Report)
Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 33,252

Football League Trophy[edit]

Northern Section 1st Round[edit]

10 December 1996
Hartlepool United 0 – 2 Burnley
Nogan Goal 14'
Eyres Goal 65'
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
Attendance: 921

Northern Section 2nd Round[edit]

4 February 1997
Burnley 0 – 1 Stockport County
Nash Goal 18'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 4,251

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson (2007), p. 443