1981–82 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
1981–82 season
Chairman England John Jackson
Manager England Brian Miller
Division Three 1st (Champions)
League Cup 1st Round
FA Cup 4th Round
Group Cup Semi Final
Top goalscorer League: Billy Hamilton (11)
All: Billy Hamilton (19)
Highest home attendance 18,711 v Chesterfield
(18 May 1982)
Lowest home attendance 2,305 v Carlisle United
(15 August 1981)
Average home league attendance 6,627[1]

The 1981–1982 season was Burnley's second consecutive season in the third tier of English football. They were managed by Brian Miller in his second season in charge of the club.

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Division Three League Cup FA Cup Group Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FW England Mark Allen 3 1 0+2 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
DF England Colin Anderson 6 0 2+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
MF Northern Ireland Tommy Cassidy 38 4 27+0 3 2+0 1 6+0 0 3+0 0
MF England Phil Cavener 16 0 6+3 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 5+0 0
DF Northern Ireland Paul Dixon 15 0 8+1 0 0+0 0 4+0 0 2+0 0
MF England Martin Dobson 54 3 44+0 3 2+0 0 5+0 0 3+0 0
MF Wales Brian Flynn 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Northern Ireland Billy Hamilton 55 19 44+0 11 2+0 1 6+0 4 3+0 3
DF England David Holt 37 3 30+0 0 2+0 2 0+0 0 5+0 1
DF England Brian Laws 55 6 44+0 6 2+0 0 6+0 0 3+0 0
FW Republic of Ireland Paul McGee 21 9 19+0 7 0+0 0 2+0 2 0+0 0
DF England Dave Miller 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
GK England Billy O'Rourke 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
DF England Vince Overson 46 4 36+0 4 1+0 0 6+0 0 2+1 0
MF England Mike Phelan 29 1 22+1 1 1+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
MF England Eric Potts 29 2 14+7 1 2+0 1 1+1 0 4+0 0
DF England Phil Ray 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
MF Scotland Stuart Robertson 7 0 5+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Derek Scott 36 3 29+1 2 1+0 0 0+0 0 5+0 1
MF England Trevor Steven 43 5 36+0 3 1+0 0 6+0 2 0+0 0
GK England Alan Stevenson 58 0 46+0 0 2+0 0 6+0 0 4+0 0
FW England Steve Taylor 31 14 21+1 9 1+0 0 4+0 3 4+0 2
DF England Andy Wharton 40 5 34+0 5 0+0 0 6+0 0 0+0 0
FW New Zealand Billy Wright 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
MF England Kevin Young 49 7 37+2 7 1+0 0 6+0 0 3+0 0

Matches[edit]

Football League Division Three[edit]

Key
Results
Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
29 August 1981 Gillingham (A) 1–3 Taylor 61' 4,663
5 September 1981 Plymouth Argyle (H) 1–0 Dobson 78' (pen.) 3,476
12 September 1981 Bristol Rovers (A) 1–2 Kite 69' (o.g.) 5,083
19 September 1981 Huddersfield Town (H) 0–0 6,524
22 September 1981 Doncaster Rovers (H) 0–1 3,799
26 September 1981 Millwall (A) 3–4 Laws 23', Potts 42', Overson 44' 4,796
29 September 1981 Carlisle United (A) 0–1 3,983
3 October 1981 Swindon Town (H) 0–2 3,377
10 October 1981 Portsmouth (A) 2–1 Young 12', Wharton 61' 9,891
17 October 1981 Exeter City (H) 3–3 Taylor 10', Overson 49', Laws 62' (pen.) 3,982
20 October 1981 Preston North End (A) 1–1 Wharton 61' 7,521
24 October 1981 Fulham (H) 2–2 Hamilton 7', Taylor 18' 4,124
31 October 1981 Brentford (A) 0–0 6,929
3 November 1981 Chester (H) 1–0 Cassidy 74' 3,484
7 November 1981 Wimbledon (H) 2–2 Hamilton 27', Overson 82' 4,242
14 November 1981 Reading (A) 1–1 Steven 62' 4,337
28 November 1981 Bristol City (A) 3–2 Young 3', McGee (2) 77', 89' 5,255
5 December 1981 Oxford United (H) 2–1 Cassidy 58', Hamilton 84' 4,380
9 January 1982 Plymouth Argyle (A) 1–1 Young 47' 5,065
16 January 1982 Newport County (H) 2–1 Taylor 52', Overson 57' 4,730
30 January 1982 Huddersfield Town (A) 2–1 Taylor (2) 46', 63' 10,269
2 February 1982 Gillingham (H) 1–0 Wharton 60' 5,848
6 February 1982 Bristol Rovers (H) 4–0 Hamilton 5', Mabbutt 32' (o.g.), Scott 56', Taylor 84' 5,784
9 February 1982 Doncaster Rovers (A) 1–0 Wharton 71' 5,638
13 February 1982 Swindon Town (A) 2–1 Taylor 15', Cassidy 43' 5,296
20 February 1982 Millwall (H) 1–1 Hamilton 40' 7,081
27 February 1982 Portsmouth (H) 3–0 Taylor 10', Phelan 57', Scott 67' 7,013
2 March 1982 Walsall (A) 1–1 Hamilton 70' 4,196
6 March 1982 Exeter City (A) 1–2 Allen 88' 3,136
13 March 1982 Fulham (A) 1–1 Young 43' 7,214
17 March 1982 Chester (A) 1–0 Laws 28' (pen.) 3,509
20 March 1982 Brentford (H) 0–0 7,906
27 March 1982 Wimbledon (A) 0–0 2,641
31 March 1982 Lincoln City (A) 1–1 Steven 88' 6,188
3 April 1982 Reading (H) 3–0 Hamilton (2) 3', 13', Young 89' 6,661
10 April 1982 Lincoln City (H) 1–0 Hamilton 70' 10,911
12 April 1982 Chesterfield (A) 2–1 Laws 27', Dobson 39' 7,732
17 April 1982 Oxford United (A) 0–0 10,407
20 April 1982 Southend United (H) 3–5 McGee 30', Steven 41', Otulakowksi 71' (o.g.) 8,171
24 April 1982 Bristol City (H) 2–0 Laws 59', Dobson 80' 7,063
1 May 1982 Newport County (A) 0–0 4,094
4 May 1982 Carlisle United (H) 1–0 McGee 71' 9,760
8 May 1982 Walsall (H) 2–1 McGee 1', Young 50' 8,537
11 May 1982 Preston North End (H) 2–0 Hamilton (2) 52', 84' 13,911
14 May 1982 Southend United (A) 4–1 Wharton 32', McGee (2) 40', 83', Laws 88' 5,123
18 May 1982 Chesterfield (H) 1–1 Young 48' 18,711

Final league position[edit]

Pos Team Games played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against Points
1 Burnley 46 21 17 8 66 45 80

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
21 November 1981 Round 1 Runcorn (H) 0–0 6,112
24 November 1981 Replay Runcorn (A) 2–1 McGee (2) 12', 78' 5,500
2 January 1982 Round 2 Bury (A) 1–1 Taylor 46' 9,200
4 January 1982 Replay Bury (H) 2–1 (a.e.t.) Hamilton 43', Steven 101' 9,108
18 January 1982 Round 3 Altrincham (H) 6–1 Taylor (2) 23', 67', Steven 47', Hamilton (3) 60', 70', 78' 10,174
23 January 1982 Round 4 Shrewsbury Town (A) 0–1 7,679

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
1 September 1981 Round 1 First leg Tranmere Rovers (A) 2–4 Potts 58', Hamilton 72' 2,034
15 September 1981 Round 1 Second leg Tranmere Rovers (H) 3–3 Holt (2) 19', 22', Cassidy 89' 2,363

Football League Group Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
15 August 1981 Group Stage Carlisle United (H) 4–2 Hamilton (2) 2', 29', Taylor (2) 28', 40' 2,305
18 August 1981 Group Stage Preston North End (A) 1–0 Hamilton 14' 5,269
22 August 1982 Group Stage Blackpool (A) 0–0 3,464
8 December 1981 Quarter Final Watford (H) 2–1 Scott 18', Holt 23' 2,658
16 February 1982 Semi Final Wimbledon (A) 0–5 1,267

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson (2007), p. 382