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Derby Draw For Young Clarets

19 November 2013

An 80th minute free-kick from Jamie Hanson, cancelling out Luke Gallagher's second half strike, denied the Clarets' Development Squad a well deserved win at Derby’s training ground on Tuesday afternoon.


Simon Weatherstone selected a young side for the friendly against a Rams' team with a number of first-team players.


It was nearly the perfect start for Burnley after young Kiwi, Cameron Howieson, bent his effort from just outside of the area over the bar.


Both crossbars were bombarded throughout the match and in the 15th minute Mason Bennett’s vicious striker cannoned off the woodwork and out to safety.


There was no question of who was Derby’s man of the match and that was the goalkeeper Deeney. 


The stopper was brought into action in the 28th minute after Jason Gilchrist’s fine solo run ended in a fine save, before Steven Hewitt’s rebound was also well cleared.


Both sides deserved to have a goal each at the break but that somehow wasn’t the case and the game looked destined for a stalemate when Alex Coleman sliced a clearance onto his own crossbar, before making emends with a superb goal-line clearance.


Burnley had a trialist featuring in the game and he was lively throughout, including a well connected half volley which was flying into the bottom corner and would have finally broken the deadlock, but for another sublime save from Deeney.


The Clarets eventually took the lead in the 77th minute when new signing Micah Evans neatly threaded through Gallagher, who had no problems finding the back of the net with a neat finish.


The lead didn’t last long however, as three minutes later Hanson scored the equaliser with a free-kick clipping in off the crossbar from 25-yards out.


Burnley Line-up: Nizic, Dummigan, Coleman, Errington, Brownhill, Evans, Howieson, Hewitt, Gallagher, Trialist (Holt 83), Gilchrist.


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