Youths Crash To Dale
The Clarets youth team was unable to set the record straight from Wednesdays defeat to Shrewsbury, losing 3-0 at Rochdale.
Burnley, down to the bare bones with several U15s making an appearance, struggled on a bobbly surface and Dale took advantage.
The opener came in the 31st minute and the hosts doubled their advantage just before the break.
Burnley came out strong in the second half and a couple of excellent saves from Rochdale’s goalkeeper denied the Clarets a way back into the game.
However a third goal on the break on the hour mark sealed Burnley’s fate.
Goalkeeping coach Craig Mawson admitted: “I thought we were a little naïve defensively but it is important to keep this young side together for the next few games so they can gel and concentrate on next season.
“I think we have some excellent young players and we are preparing the squad for next season.
Burnley (starting): Jakovlevs, Dummigan, Azam, Daly, Holt, Whitmore, Jackson, Lowe, Massanka, Frost, Nuttall.
Subs: Mitchell, Ly, Bianga, Crawford, Hill
Report by Ed Aspinall