Two each for Frost and Lowe as Clarets win derby
Two goals each from Nathan Lowe and Jamie Frost helped the Clarets get back to winning ways in the Youth Alliance with an ultimately comfortable success over neighbours Accrington.
The last attempt to stage the fixture ended after just two minutes due to high winds at Gawthorpe but this time only the biting cold proved a barrier as Terry Pashley’s youngsters recorded their second league success since the reverse fixture in November.
They had to come from behind to do it but three goals inside a quick-fire ten-minute spell put Burnley in control before the break.
Lowe (above) fired into the top corner from 25 yards to make it 1-1 following a strong run from Khius Metz and Frost then twisted to curl home a left-footer and put the Clartes in front.
Metz then broke clear to run onto a long clearance and lob home the third after 22 minutes to cap his lively first-half performance.
A Burnley side without any second-year scholars – who were involved in a training game earlier in the day – conceded early in the second half and briefly looked up against it.
Jamie Frost scored twice
But after Lowe had almost scored with a clever free-kick with half an hour to go they regained control and finish strongly.
Frost saw an effort cleared off the line from a Lewis Nuttall cross before Lowe was fouled following a jinking run into the box and picked himself up to score from the spot and make it 4-2.
Pashley made three substitutions with ten minutes to go as the Clarets ended the game with three under-15s in their ranks.
And one of them, Jake Hargreaves, played a clever pass in the dying moments to release Frost to drill home his second of the game with virtually the last kick.
Burnley: Jakovlevs, Dummigan, Richardson, Whitmore, Azzam (Nugent 80), Frost, Bianga (Daly 80), Lowe, Jackson (Hargreaves 80), Metz, Nuttall.