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Development Squad Sink Fishermen

16 September 2014

The Development Squad got back to winning ways after last week’s defeat to Rochdale, running out convincing 3-0 winners against Fleetwood Town.

Following a long-range strike from New Zealand international Cameron Howieson, Burnley went into the lead through Youth Team striker Ntumba Massanka in the 14th minute.

Ntumba Massanka

The forward advanced down the right-hand side, cut in and bent into the top to open the scoring.

Right-back Cameron Dummigan returned to the starting line-up after representing Northern Ireland at U19 and U21 level and he almost earned himself a goal with his strike skimming the near post in the 22nd minute.

It wasn’t until the 37th minute that Fleetwood had their first effort of the game, but the ensuing  striker’s end product was poor and sliced over.

The Clarets faced The Fishermen in August, when Jolley’s men coincidently ran out 3-0 winners that day with Jason Gilchrist scoring all three.

And the striker got himself on the scoresheet once again in the 42nd minute, pouncing on the end of an Alex Whitmore ball and looping the ball over the advancing keeper to double Burnley’s lead.

After the restart Burnley continued their attacking display and just three minutes into the second-half Gilchrist almost made it three, heading just over from an out-swinging Steven Hewitt corner.

After the introduction of Nathan Lowe, who has missed a number of games through a hamstring injury) and a trialist, the Clarets made it 3-0 in the 80th minute.

A fine one-two between two midfielders Howieson and Hewitt ended in a composed far-post finish the New Zealander, (pictured, above)

Burnley will next face Chelsea at Cobham Training Ground on Wednesday 24th (2pm kick-off).

Burnley: Mitchell, Dummigan (Trialist 64), Whitmore (Richardson 82), Anderson, Conlan, Hewitt, Daly (Galvin 82), Howieson, Frost (Lowe 65), Massanka, Gilchrist.

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