1980–81 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
1980–81 season
Chairman England Bob Lord
Manager England Brian Miller
Division Three 8th
League Cup 2nd Round
FA Cup 2nd Round
Anglo-Scottish Cup Preliminary Group
Top goalscorer League: Steve Taylor (16)
All: Steve Taylor (17)
Highest home attendance 11,075 v Chesterfield
(14 April 1981)
Lowest home attendance 3,354 v Shrewsbury Town
(5 August 1980)
Average home league attendance 6,313[1]

The 1980–1981 season was Burnley's first season in the third tier of English football. They were managed by Brian Miller in his first season in charge of the club.

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Division Three League Cup FA Cup AS Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
DF England Colin Anderson 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Northern Ireland Tommy Cassidy 34 3 27+0 1 3+0 1 1+0 0 3+0 1
MF England Phil Cavener 50 3 36+4 2 4+0 0 3+0 0 3+0 1
DF Northern Ireland Paul Dixon 2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
MF England Martin Dobson 56 9 46+0 7 4+0 1 3+0 0 3+0 1
FW Northern Ireland Billy Hamilton 56 10 46+0 9 4+0 0 3+0 1 3+0 0
DF England David Holt 44 1 35+0 1 3+0 0 3+0 0 3+0 0
MF England Billy Ingham 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
DF England Brian Laws 48 2 42+0 2 3+0 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
GK England Billy O'Rourke 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Vince Overson 45 1 39+0 1 1+0 0 3+0 0 2+0 0
MF England Mike Phelan 16 2 15+1 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Eric Potts 38 5 34+1 4 0+0 0 3+0 1 0+0 0
MF Scotland Stuart Robertson 17 0 17+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Billy Rodaway 9 0 5+0 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
DF England Derek Scott 38 11 29+0 9 4+0 1 3+0 0 2+0 1
MF England Trevor Steven 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
GK England Alan Stevenson 54 0 44+0 0 4+0 0 3+0 0 3+0 0
FW England Steve Taylor 47 17 37+1 16 4+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 1
DF Scotland Jim Thomson 7 1 3+0 0 3+0 1 0+0 0 1+0 0
FW England Mick Wardrobe 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Andy Wharton 7 0 6+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
DF England Ian Wood 23 0 14+3 0 2+1 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
MF England Kevin Young 2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+2 0

Matches[edit]

Football League Division Three[edit]

Key
Results
Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
16 August 1980 Newport County (H) 1–1 Cassidy 12' 6,733
20 August 1980 Walsall (A) 1–3 Taylor 84' 4,714
23 August 1980 Chesterfield (H) 1–0 Dobson 21' (pen.) 5,880
30 August 1980 Charlton Athletic (A) 0–2 5,445
6 September 1980 Colchester United (H) 1–0 Hamilton 25' 4,436
13 September 1980 Exeter City (A) 0–0 4,534
16 September 1980 Hull City (H) 2–0 Young 72', Taylor 88' 4,933
20 September 1980 Chester (A) 0–0 3,660
27 September 1980 Millwall (H) 5–0 Hamilton 12', Dobson 55', Taylor (3) 57', 85', 88' 5,620
30 September 1980 Hull City (A) 0–0 5,497
4 October 1980 Fulham (A) 2–0 Laws 34', Potts 85' 4,673
7 October 1980 Sheffield United (H) 3–2 Taylor (2) 31', 85', Hamilton 38' 7,308
11 October 1980 Rotherham United (H) 1–1 Dobson 48' 9,352
18 October 1980 Portsmouth (A) 2–4 Scott (2) 80', 90' 13,449
21 October 1980 Huddersfield Town (A) 0–0 15,741
25 October 1980 Brentford (H) 2–0 Dobson 42' (pen.), Cavener 67' 7,324
1 November 1980 Swindon Town (A) 3–0 Carter 21' (o.g.), Scott (2) 80', 90' 6,436
4 November 1980 Sheffield United (A) 0–0 14,585
8 November 1980 Reading (H) 1–2 Hamilton 11' 6,925
11 November 1980 Walsall (H) 0–0 5,573
15 November 1980 Newport County (A) 2–1 Hamilton 42', Taylor 44' 5,370
29 November 1980 Gillingham (H) 3–2 Scott 18', Taylor 40', Weatherly 56' (o.g.) 5,797
2 December 1980 Barnsley (H) 0–1 9,109
6 December 1980 Oxford United (A) 2–0 Scott 13', Young 47' 3,513
20 December 1980 Plymouth Argyle (H) 2–1 Taylor (2) 13', 49' 5,695
26 December 1980 Carlisle United (A) 2–3 Scott 66', Taylor 78' 7,136
27 December 1980 Blackpool (H) 4–1 Taylor 14', Potts 44', Laws 67', Holt 87' 10,782
3 January 1981 Brentford (A) 0–0 6,379
27 January 1981 Portsmouth (H) 1–3 Hamilton 7' 6,689
31 January 1981 Chesterfield (A) 0–3 7,637
7 February 1981 Exeter City (H) 1–0 Dobson 42' (pen.) 5,496
14 February 1981 Colchester United (A) 1–2 Hamilton 79' 3,082
17 February 1981 Charlton Athletic (H) 0–1 5,786
21 February 1981 Millwall (A) 2–2 Taylor 63', Hamilton 73' 4,691
28 February 1981 Chester (H) 1–0 Young 80' 4,997
7 March 1981 Fulham (H) 3–0 Hamilton 9', Dobson (2) 27', 73' 5,472
28 March 1981 Barnsley (A) 2–3 Phelan 16', Scott 35' 13,689
31 March 1981 Rotherham United (A) 0–1 9,762
4 April 1981 Swindon Town (H) 0–0 4,736
7 April 1981 Gillingham (A) 0–0 4,412
11 April 1981 Reading (A) 3–1 Taylor (2) 30', 76', Phelan 50' 3,977
14 April 1981 Huddersfield Town (H) 4–2 Brown 16' (o.g.), Scott 39', Overson 45', Potts 57' 11,075
18 April 1981 Blackpool (A) 0–0 7,198
21 April 1981 Carlisle United (H) 0–3 5,126
25 April 1981 Plymouth Argyle (A) 1–2 Cavener 89' 4,331
2 May 1981 Oxford United (H) 1–1 Potts 20' 3,947

Final league position[edit]

Pos Team Games played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against Points
8 Burnley 46 18 14 14 60 48 50

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
22 November 1980 Round 1 Scarborough (H) 1–0 Hamilton 77' 7,789
13 December 1980 Round 2 Port Vale (H) 1–1 Potts 61' 7,497
16 December 1980 Replay Port Vale (A) 0–2 7,684

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
9 August 1980 Round 1 First leg Wrexham (A) 3–1 Davies 36' (o.g.), Cassidy 61', Thomson 70' 5,126
12 August 1980 Round 1 Second leg Wrexham (H) 2–1 Scott 12', Dobson 85' (pen.) 4,448
26 August 1980 Round 2 First leg West Ham United (H) 0–2 6,673
2 September 1980 Round 2 Second leg West Ham United (A) 0–4 15,216

Anglo-Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
29 July 1980 Preliminary Group Bury (A) 1–2 Dobson 58' (pen.) 3,887
2 August 1980 Preliminary Group Oldham Athletic (H) 3–1 Scott 51', Taylor 58', Cavener 84' 4,083
5 August 1980 Preliminary Group Shrewsbury Town (H) 1–1 Cassidy 1' 3,354

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson (2007), p. 378