1997–98 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
1997–98 season
Chairman England Frank Teasdale
Manager England Chris Waddle
Second Division 20th
League Cup 2nd Round
FA Cup 1st Round
Football League Trophy Northern Section Final
Top goalscorer League: Andy Cooke (16)
All: Andy Cooke (20)
Highest home attendance 18,811 v Plymouth Argyle
(2 May 1998)
Lowest home attendance 2,442 v Notts County
(27 January 1998)
Average home league attendance 9,340[1]
Home colours

The 1997–1998 season was Burnley's 3rd season in the third tier of English football. They were managed by Chris Waddle in his only full season since he replaced Adrian Heath at the beginning of the campaign.

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 30 6 24+1 6 3+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
England GK Marlon Beresford 43 0 34+0 0 4+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
England DF Steve Blatherwick 28 0 13+7 0 3+0 0 1+1 0 3+0 0
England DF Chris Brass 49 1 37+3 1 3+0 0 2+0 0 3+1 0
England FW Colin Carr-Lawton 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England FW Andy Cooke 43 20 26+8 16 2+0 1 2+0 1 5+0 2
England MF Gordon Cowans 9 0 5+1 0 1+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland FW Gerry Creaney (on loan) 11 8 9+1 8 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England FW Ian Duerden 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England FW Phil Eastwood 3 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF David Eyres 17 2 13+0 1 4+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Mark Ford 44 1 32+4 1 2+0 0 0+1 0 4+1 0
Netherlands DF Marco Gentile 1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England FW Nigel Gleghorn 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Gerry Harrison 40 0 33+2 0 0+0 0 0+2 0 3+0 0
England FW Kevin Henderson 10 2 0+7 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+3 1
England DF Lee Howey 29 1 21+2 0 3+0 1 2+0 0 0+1 0
England MF Jamie Hoyland 12 0 2+6 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 2+1 0
England DF Richard Huxford 7 0 4+0 0 2+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England FW Andy Kiwomya (on loan) 3 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Glen Little 29 5 19+5 4 0+2 0 0+0 0 3+0 1
England MF Damian Matthew 33 1 21+6 1 3+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
England DF Neil Moore 48 4 38+2 3 2+0 0 2+0 1 4+0 0
England MF John Mullin (on loan) 6 0 6+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England GK Tony Parks 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England FW Andy Payton 24 12 19+0 9 0+0 0 0+0 0 5+0 3
England MF Paul Smith 19 0 8+7 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 3+0 0
England DF Chris Vinnicombe 30 1 20+3 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 3+1 1
England MF Chris Waddle 36 1 26+5 1 2+1 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Paul Weller 47 3 32+7 2 2+1 0 2+0 1 2+1 0
England FW Mike Williams 19 1 13+1 1 2+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
England FW Mark Winstanley 33 0 27+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 4+0 0
England GK Chris Woods 14 0 12+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Pos Player From Fee Date
DF Netherlands Marco Gentile MVV Maastricht Free 4 June 1997
DF England Steve Blatherwick Nottingham Forest £125k 1 August 1997
MF England Gordon Cowans Stockport County Free 1 August 1997
MF England Mark Ford Leeds United £250k 1 August 1997
DF England Lee Howey Sunderland £200k 11 August 1997
FW England Andy Kiwomya Bradford City Loan 2 September 1997
FW Scotland Gerry Creaney Manchester City Loan 19 September 1997
FW England Kevin Henderson Morpeth Town Free 1 December 1997
FW England Andy Payton Huddersfield Town Swap 16 January 1998
MF England John Mullin Sunderland Loan 26 March 1998

Out[edit]

Pos Player To Fee Date
MF England Adrian Heath Retired 31 May 1997
FW England Liam Robinson Scarborough Free 31 May 1997
MF England Steve Thompson Rotherham United Free 31 May 1997
GK Wales Wayne Russell Ebbw Vale Free 31 May 1997
DF England Gary Parkinson Preston North End Free 1 August 1997
DF England Peter Swan Bury £50k 8 August 1997
DF England Vince Overson Shrewsbury Town Loan 19 September 1997
MF England David Eyres Preston North End £80k 29 October 1997
DF Netherlands Marco Gentile FC Volendam Free 31 October 1997
FW England Ian Helliwell Doncaster Rovers Loan 3 November 1997
FW England Nigel Gleghorn Brentford Loan 17 November 1997
MF England Jamie Hoyland Carlisle United Loan 20 November 1997
FW England Paul Barnes Huddersfield Town Swap 16 January 1998
FW England Phil Eastwood Telford United Loan 7 February 1998
FW England Nigel Gleghorn Northampton Town Loan 12 February 1998
GK England Tony Parks Doncaster Rovers Loan 13 February 1998
DF England Richard Huxford Dunfermline Athletic Loan 13 February 1998
GK England Marlon Beresford Middlesbrough Free 10 March 1998

Matches[edit]

Second Division[edit]

9 August 1997
Watford 1 – 0 Burnley
Lee Goal 30' (Report)
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 11,155
Referee: P Danson

16 August 1997
Burnley 0 – 0 Gillingham
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 11,811
Referee: G Laws

23 August 1997
Southend United 1 – 0 Burnley
Boere Goal 6' (Report)
Roots Hall, Southend
Attendance: 4,218
Referee: M Halsey

30 August 1997
Burnley 0 – 0 Bristol Rovers
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,887
Referee: T Heilbron

2 September 1997
Burnley 0 – 0 Oldham Athletic
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 11,189
Referee: P Robinson

7 September 1997
Chesterfield 1 – 0 Burnley
Lormor Goal 3' (Report)
Saltergate, Chesterfield
Attendance: 7,406
Referee: D Laws

13 September 1997
York City 3 – 1 Burnley
Davis Goal 62'
Rowe Goal 64'
Tolson Goal 82'
(Report) Barnes Goal 12'
Bootham Crescent, York
Attendance: 5,424

20 September 1997
Burnley 1 – 1 Preston North End
Cooke Goal 80' (Report) Nogan Goal 19'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 13,809
Referee: E Wolstenholme

27 September 1997
Brentford 2 – 1 Burnley
Hutchings Goal 2'
Rapley Goal 89'
(Report) Ford Goal 57'
Griffin Park, London
Attendance: 4,548
Referee: R Styles

4 October 1997
Burnley 2 – 2 Wycombe Wanderers
Creaney Goal 3' Goal 73' (Report) Cornforth Goal 12' (pen.)
Scott Goal 54'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,057
Referee: D Pugh

11 October 1997
Burnley 3 – 1 Carlisle United
Barnes Goal 18'
Creaney Goal 67' Goal 71'
(Report) Couzens Goal 34'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,687
Referee: A Wiley

18 October 1997
Wrexham 0 – 0 Burnley
(Report)
Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
Attendance: 5,132
Referee: G Cain

21 October 1997
Plymouth Argyle 2 – 2 Burnley
Jean Goal 40'
Heathcote Goal 47'
(Report) Eyres Goal 8' (pen.)
Creaney Goal 58'
Home Park, Plymouth
Attendance: 3,006
Referee: P Rejer

25 October 1997
Burnley 2 – 2 Bournemouth
Waddle Goal 45'
Creaney Goal 65'
(Report) Howe Goal 58'
Vincent Goal 68'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,501
Referee: M Dean

1 November 1997
Burnley 2 – 1 Walsall
Barnes Goal 27'
Cooke Goal 80'
(Report) Viveash Goal 79'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,293
Referee: E Lomas

4 November 1997
Luton Town 2 – 3 Burnley
Alexander Goal 32' Goal 35' (Report) Williams Goal 25'
Creaney Goal 62'
Barnes Goal 65'
Kenilworth Road, Luton
Attendance: 5,315
Referee: B Knight

8 November 1997
Blackpool 2 – 1 Burnley
Clarkson Goal 41'
Preece Goal 74'
(Report) Creaney Goal 14'
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 7,429
Referee: J Brandwood

18 November 1997
Burnley 1 – 2 Millwall
Cooke Goal 29' (Report) Bowry Goal 2'
Savage Goal 63'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 8,834
Referee: M Pike

22 November 1997
Grimsby Town 4 – 1 Burnley
Groves Goal 19'
Widdrington Goal 59'
Lester Goal 73'
Nogan Goal 78'
(Report) Weller Goal 16'
Blundell Park, Grimsby
Attendance: 4,829
Referee: A Butler

29 November 1997
Burnley 2 – 1 Northampton Town
Moore Goal 76'
Barnes Goal 82'
(Report) Gibb Goal 49'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 8,369
Referee: M Messias

2 December 1997
Bristol City 3 – 1 Burnley
Goodridge Goal 48' Goal 83'
Bell Goal 71' (pen.)
(Report) Barnes Goal 29'
Ashton Gate, Bristol
Attendance: 11,136
Referee: A Bates

13 December 1997
Burnley 0 – 2 Wigan Athletic
(Report) Lee Goal 13'
Jones Goal 44'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,520
Referee: P Richards

19 December 1997
Fulham 1 – 0 Burnley
Cullip Goal 89' (Report)
Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 5,096
Referee: P Danson

26 December 1997
Burnley 0 – 0 Chesterfield
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,861
Referee: T Heilbron

3 January 1998
Gillingham 2 – 0 Burnley
Butler Goal 10'
Smith Goal 68'
(Report)
Priestfield, Gillingham
Attendance: 5,886
Referee: S Bennett

10 January 1998
Burnley 2 – 0 Watford
Cooke Goal 13' Goal 35' (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,551
Referee: R Pearson

17 January 1998
Bristol Rovers 1 – 0 Burnley
Cureton Goal 50' (Report)
Memorial Stadium, Bristol
Attendance: 7,208
Referee: R Styles

24 January 1998
Burnley 1 – 0 Southend United
Payton Goal 43' (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,386
Referee: P Rejer

31 January 1998
Burnley 7 – 2 York City
Moore Goal 40'
Barras Goal 43' (o.g.)
Brass Goal 46'
Cooke Goal 49' Goal 58' Goal 88'
Payton Goal 81'
(Report) Pouton Goal 34'
Barras Goal 76'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,975
Referee: E Lomas

7 February 1998
Preston North End 2 – 3 Burnley
Nogan Goal 34'
Jackson Goal 61'
(Report) Payton Goal 48'
Cooke Goal 57'
Moore Goal 90'
Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 12,263
Referee: F Stretton

14 February 1998
Wycombe Wanderers 2 – 1 Burnley
Brown Goal 32'
McCarthy Goal 57'
(Report) Cooke Goal 88'
Adams Park, High Wycombe
Attendance: 5,926
Referee: S Baines

21 February 1998
Burnley 1 – 1 Brentford
Little Goal 77' (Report) Taylor Goal 50'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,097
Referee: M Jones

24 February 1998
Burnley 1 – 2 Wrexham
Cooke Goal 30' (Report) Roberts Goal 11'
Wilson Goal 64'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 8,576
Referee: T Heilbron

28 February 1998
Carlisle United 2 – 1 Burnley
Stevens Goal 18'
Smart Goal 88'
(Report) Cooke Goal 50'
Brunton Park, Carlisle
Attendance: 7,192
Referee: S Mathieson

7 March 1998
Walsall 0 – 0 Burnley
(Report)
Bescot Stadium, Walsall
Attendance: 5,212
Referee: G Laws

14 March 1998
Burnley 1 – 1 Luton Town
Payton Goal 60' (Report) Thomas Goal 79'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,656
Referee: M Dean

21 March 1998
Millwall 1 – 0 Burnley
Grant Goal 21' (Report)
The New Den, London
Attendance: 7,582
Referee: J Brandwood

28 March 1998
Burnley 2 – 1 Grimsby Town
Little Goal 12'
Payton Goal 80'
(Report) Lester Goal 16'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 8,256
Referee: J Kirkby

4 April 1998
Northampton Town 0 – 1 Burnley
(Report) Payton Goal 16'
Sixfields, Northampton
Attendance: 7,264
Referee: A Hall

7 April 1998
Burnley 2 – 1 Blackpool
Payton Goal 13' (Report) Clarkson Goal 45'
Bent Goal 51'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 13,413
Referee: K Lynch

11 April 1998
Burnley 1 – 0 Bristol City
Payton Goal 7' (pen.) (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,600
Referee: A Butler

13 April 1998
Wigan Athletic 5 – 1 Burnley
Barlow Goal 31'
Lowe Goal 43' Goal 87'
Warne Goal 77'
Kilford Goal 80'
(Report) Little Goal 47'
Springfield Park, Wigan
Attendance: 4,926
Referee: P Robinson

18 April 1998
Burnley 2 – 1 Fulham
Cooke Goal 2'
Payton Goal 83'
(Report) Moody Goal 35'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,745
Referee: D Pugh

25 April 1998
Bournemouth 2 – 1 Burnley
Robinson Goal 56' (pen.)
Fletcher Goal 61'
(Report) Matthew Goal 72' (pen.)
Dean Court, Bournemouth
Attendance: 6,527
Referee: D Crick

28 April 1998
Oldham Athletic 3 – 3 Burnley
Jepson Goal 27'
Rickers Goal 76'
Allott Goal 77'
(Report) Cooke Goal 26'
Weller Goal 32'
Little Goal 38'
Boundary Park, Oldham
Attendance: 9,781
Referee: B Burns

2 May 1998
Burnley 2 – 1 Plymouth Argyle
Cooke Goal 12' Goal 41' (Report) Saunders Goal 25'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 18,811
Referee: P Taylor

Final league position[edit]

Pos Team Games played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against Points
20 Burnley 46 13 13 20 55 65 52

League Cup[edit]

1st Round First Leg[edit]

12 August 1997
Lincoln City 1 – 1 Burnley
Stant Goal 39' (Report) Howey Goal 77'
Sincil Bank, Lincoln
Attendance: 3,010
Referee: S Baines

1st Round Second Leg[edit]

26 August 1997
Burnley 2 – 1 Lincoln City
Cooke Goal 1'
Eyres Goal 16' (pen.)
(Report) Ainsworth Goal 25'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 4,644
Referee: C Foy

2nd Round First Leg[edit]

16 September 1997
Burnley 0 – 4 Stoke City
(Report) Thorne Goal 37' Goal 62'
Kavanagh Goal 68' Goal 80'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 4,175

2nd Round Second Leg[edit]

24 September 1997
Stoke City 2 – 0 Burnley
Keen Goal 26'
Thorne Goal 71'
(Report)
Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent
Attendance: 6,041
Referee: A D'Urso

FA Cup[edit]

1st Round[edit]

15 November 1997
Rotherham United 3 – 3 Burnley
Roscoe Goal 17' Goal 66'
Knill Goal 36'
(Report) Cooke Goal 24'
Moore Goal 37'
Weller Goal 55'
Millmoor, Rotherham
Attendance: 5,709
Referee: F Stretton

1st Round Replay[edit]

25 November 1997
Burnley 0 – 3 Rotherham United
(Report) White Goal 24'
Berry Goal 68'
Garner Goal 88'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 3,118
Referee: F Stretton

Football League Trophy[edit]

Northern Section 2nd Round[edit]

27 January 1998
Burnley 2 – 0 Notts County
Little Goal 22'
Cooke Goal 61'
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 2,442
Referee: T Jones

Northern Section Quarter Final[edit]

3 February 1998
Burnley 4 – 1 Carlisle United
Payton Goal 18'
Vinnicombe Goal 61'
Cooke Goal 73'
Henderson Goal 89'
(Report) Prokas Goal 55'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 4,573
Referee: R Furnandiz

Northern Section Semi Final[edit]

17 February 1998
Burnley 1 – 0 Preston North End
Payton Goal 39' (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,079
Referee: E Wolstenholme

Northern Section Final First Leg[edit]

10 March 1998
Grimsby Town 1 – 1 Burnley
Groves Goal 78' (Report) Payton Goal 23'
Blundell Park, Grimsby
Attendance: 6,064
Referee: E Wolstenholme

Northern Section Final Second Leg[edit]

17 March 1998
Burnley 0 – 2 Grimsby Town
(Report) Nogan Goal 10'
Donovan Goal 57'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,257
Referee: A Wiley

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson (2007), p. 446