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Clarets Set New Post-War Record

8 February 2014

When the final whistle blew after the Clarets’ victory against Millwall, the pages of Burnley Football Club history had been re-written yet again.

 

The  3-1 win marked Burnley’s 19th successive unbeaten home match in the Football League - stretching back almost 11 months - and created a new post war record at Turf Moor.

 

The previous record in post-war football of 18 unbeaten home league games had stood for more than 40 years, since a 1-1 draw against Wolves at Christmas 1973.

 

It was at the end of a sequence that had started with a 4-0 victory against Portsmouth in March 1973, as the Clarets were winding up to secure the Second Division Championship just a few weeks later.

 

That run equalled a record that had been established during the 1956-57 season, beginning in August 1956 and continuing until April 1957.

 

Today’s new post-war record equals the fourth best such sequence in the club’s history, with Burnley’s next target the third best; an unbeaten home run of 21 league matches set as far back as 1901.

 

However we have a little way to go yet to get near the club record, set during the club’s first golden era before the First World War.

By club historian Ray Simpson



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