Burnley 2-1 Hull City
16 September 1995
Burnley fans said a fond farewell to the Longside at Turf Moor, as the last match was played before the famous old terrace and roof were to be demolished.
Hull City were the visitors in a Division Two (level 3) fixture and the Clarets made sure the final memories would be happy ones with a victory.
Winger Paul McDonald was making his Clarets’ debut following his loan move from Southampton, and Tony Philliskirk appeared at Turf Moor for the last time before being transferred to Cardiff City.
Kurt Nogan opened the scoring on 40 minutes before the points looked to be safe thanks to very late own goal from City’s Neil Allison.
An even later goal from the Tigers’ Paul Fewings in stoppage time was merely a consolation, and it was time to leave the Longside for the last time.
A few days after the emotional goodbye, work started on the demolition of the Longside terrace and by mid-October the last of the steelwork had disappeared.
It was the end of an era.
Burnley: Marlon Beresford, Gerry Harrison, Chris Vinnicombe, Peter Swan (David Eyres), Mark Winstanley, Jamie Hoyland (Tony Philliskirk), Ted McMinn, Warren Joyce, Andy Cooke, Kurt Nogan, Paul McDonald.
Burnley 2-0 Blackpool
16 September 2008
Blackpool were beaten in Burnley’s first league win in front of the Turf Moor fans during the 2008-09 season, with the promotion push not yet quite under way.
The Clarets dominated the first half but at the break had nothing to show for their superiority.
Then, on the hour, after a driving run down the left, Wade Elliott found Martin Paterson who curled a sweet 20 yarder into the Seasiders’ net.
Sixteen minutes later Steven Caldwell was hauled down in the box by Ian Evatt as the skipper strived to meet a corner from the left.
Graham Alexander crashed the ball home and the points were in the bag.
Burnley (4-4-2): Brian Jensen, Russell Anderson, Clarke Carlisle, Steven Caldwell, Stephen Jordan, Wade Elliott, Graham Alexander, Chris McCann, Kevin McDonald (Joey Gudjonsson), Steven Thompson (Ade Akinbiyi), Martin Paterson (Robbie Blake).
Russell Anderson’s Turf Moor career was very brief following his arrival from Sunderland on loan after a decade with Aberdeen.
This was the third Burnley appearance by the Scotland international, but he played in just two more games before damaged knee ligaments ruled him out for the season.
In the Blackpool side was an African full back who had made a very favourable impression in his two year spell at Turf Moor from 2003 to 2005.
Mo Camara was a full Guinea international who made 104 Burnley appearances at left back and missed just two league games.