1983–84 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
1983–84 season
Chairman England John Jackson
Manager England John Bond
Division Three 12th
League Cup 1st Round
FA Cup 3rd Round
Football League Trophy Northern Semi Final
Top goalscorer League: Billy Hamilton (18)
All: Billy Hamilton (21)
Highest home attendance 12,327 v Bradford City
(26 December 1983)
Lowest home attendance 1,978 v Darlington
(13 March 1984)
Average home league attendance 6,545[1]

The 1983–1984 season was Burnley's first season in the third tier of English football. They were managed by John Bond in his only season in charge of the club.

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Division Three League Cup FA Cup FL Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
DF England Steve Baker 12 1 10+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 1
FW England Wayne Biggins 24 11 20+0 8 0+0 0 0+0 0 4+0 3
MF England Steve Daley 31 5 20+3 4 0+0 0 2+2 0 4+0 1
DF England Lee Dixon 2 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Martin Dobson 34 5 28+0 4 1+0 0 4+0 1 1+0 0
DF Scotland Willie Donachie 47 4 37+0 3 1+0 0 5+0 0 4+0 1
FW Republic of Ireland Terry Donovan 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Wales Brian Flynn 54 12 43+0 9 2+0 2 5+0 0 4+0 1
DF England Joe Gallagher 2 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Kevin Glendon 4 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Gerry Gow 10 0 8+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
GK England Roger Hansbury 57 0 46+0 0 2+0 0 5+0 0 4+0 0
FW Northern Ireland Billy Hamilton 56 21 46+0 18 2+0 0 5+0 3 3+0 0
MF Scotland Tommy Hutchison 57 4 46+0 4 2+0 0 5+0 0 4+0 0
DF England Steve Kennedy 9 0 7+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
MF England Phil Malley 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Dave Miller 20 2 15+2 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+1 0
DF England Vince Overson 48 0 38+0 0 1+0 0 5+0 0 4+0 0
MF England Mike Phelan 54 2 44+0 2 2+0 0 4+0 0 4+0 0
FW England Kevin Reeves 28 15 20+1 12 2+0 0 5+0 3 0+0 0
DF England Derek Scott 50 4 38+2 4 2+0 0 5+0 0 3+0 0
MF England Dennis Tueart 19 5 8+7 5 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+2 0
DF England Malcolm Waldron 19 1 16+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 1 0+0 0
DF England Andy Wharton 9 1 7+0 0 2+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Kevin Young 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Matches[edit]

Football League Division Three[edit]

Key
Results
Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
27 August 1983 Hull City (A) 1–4 Reeves 19' 8,394
3 September 1983 Bournemouth (H) 5–1 Dobson 2', Reeves 20', Hamilton (3) 33', 45', 49' 5,525
6 September 1983 Newport County (H) 2–0 Reeves 75', Hamilton 89' 6,755
10 September 1983 Oxford United (A) 2–2 Hamilton 76', Flynn 89' 5,824
24 September 1983 Brentford (A) 0–0 8,042
27 September 1983 Bolton Wanderers (A) 0–0 9,709
1 October 1983 Plymouth Argyle (H) 2–1 Hamilton 65', Scott 88' 6,845
9 October 1983 Millwall (A) 0–2 6,707
13 October 1983 Gillingham (H) 2–3 Dobson 75', Hamilton 80' 5,590
18 October 1983 Southend United (H) 3–0 Hamilton 25', Miller 58', Reeves 70' 5,307
22 October 1983 Lincoln City (A) 1–3 Hamilton 20' 3,793
29 October 1983 Wigan Athletic (H) 3–0 Flynn 36', Hutchison 42', Reeves 89' 7,458
2 November 1983 Exeter City (A) 1–1 Flynn 16' 3,714
5 November 1983 Preston North End (H) 2–1 Reeves 19', Hamilton 42' 8,095
8 November 1983 Sheffield United (H) 2–1 Dobson 2', Donachie 59' 9,574
12 November 1983 Bristol Rovers (A) 1–2 Reeves 42' 7,021
26 November 1983 Port Vale (H) 7–0 Hamilton 4', Reeves (3) 13' (pen.), 45', 49', Hutchison 19', Flynn 24', Donachie 27' 6,385
3 December 1983 Rotherham United (A) 1–1 Flynn 9' 5,544
17 December 1983 Wimbledon (A) 4–1 Reeves 22', Hamilton 25', Scott (2) 43', 63' 2,883
26 December 1983 Bradford City (H) 1–2 Jackson 4' (o.g.) 12,327
27 December 1983 Walsall (A) 1–1 Hamilton 70' 8,131
31 December 1983 Scunthorpe United (H) 5–0 Flynn 5', Hutchison 22', Dobson 37', Reeves 55' (pen.), Tueart 89' 7,668
2 January 1984 Orient (A) 2–1 Flynn 34', Hamilton 75' 4,457
21 January 1984 Sheffield United (A) 0–0 13,892
4 February 1984 Plymouth Argyle (A) 1–1 Tueart 57' 5,104
11 February 1984 Brentford (H) 2–2 Hamilton 36', Tueart 42' 7,027
14 February 1984 Exeter City (H) 4–0 Tueart 17' (pen.), Flynn 66', Phelan 80', Biggins 83' 5,968
18 February 1984 Wigan Athletic (A) 0–1 7,509
25 February 1984 Lincoln City (H) 4–0 Biggins (3) 12', 24', 59', Flynn 62' 6,652
2 March 1984 Southend United (A) 2–2 Hutchison 20', Hamilton 90' 2,864
6 March 1984 Preston North End (A) 2–4 Donachie 40', Tueart 89' 8,813
10 March 1984 Bristol Rovers (H) 0–0 6,306
17 March 1984 Millwall (H) 1–0 Biggins 33' 5,088
24 March 1984 Gillingham (A) 1–0 Biggins 79' 4,319
27 March 1984 Oxford United (H) 1–1 Daley 20' (pen.) 8,058
31 March 1984 Bolton Wanderers (H) 2–2 Hamilton 45', Miller 89' 8,350
7 April 1984 Newport County (A) 0–1 2,306
9 April 1984 Bournemouth (A) 0–1 4,113
14 April 1984 Rotherham United (H) 2–2 Biggins 29', Scott 55' 4,676
21 April 1984 Bradford City (A) 1–2 Biggins 27' 5,578
23 April 1984 Walsall (H) 0–2 3,948
28 April 1984 Port Vale (A) 3–2 Daley (3) 25', 68', 80' 3,061
5 May 1984 Orient (H) 2–3 Hamilton 1', Phelan 7' 3,301
7 May 1984 Scunthorpe United (A) 0–4 2,720
12 May 1984 Wimbledon (H) 0–2 3,382
15 May 1984 Hull City (H) 0–2 8,051

Final league position[edit]

Pos Team Games played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against Points
12 Burnley 46 16 14 16 76 61 62

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
19 November 1983 Round 1 Hyde United (A) 2–0 Waldron 44', Reeves 85' (pen.) 7,723
2 December 1983 Round 2 Chesterfield (A) 2–2 Dobson 20', Reeves 43' 5,788
19 December 1983 Replay Chesterfield (H) 3–2 Reeves 6', Hamilton (2) 14', 83' 8,286
7 January 1984 Round 3 Oxford United (H) 0–0 11,672
11 January 1984 Replay Oxford United (A) 1–2 Hamilton 48' 10,497

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
30 August 1983 Round 1 First leg Crewe Alexandra (A) 0–1 3,043
13 September 1983 Round 1 Second leg Crewe Alexandra (H) 3–4 Flynn (2) 11', 54' (pen.) 5,659

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
21 February 1984 Round 1 Bolton Wanderers (H) 2–1 Donachie 7', Biggins 84' 3,355
13 March 1984 Round 2 Darlington (H) 2–1 Biggins 50', Baker 70' 1,978
20 March 1984 Northern Quarter Final Doncaster Rovers (A) 3–1 (a.e.t.) Flynn 28', Daley 101', Biggins 105' 3,504
17 April 1984 Northern Semi Final Tranmere Rovers (A) 0–2 (a.e.t.) 3,928

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson (2007), p. 390