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Young Clarets Put To Sword By Newcastle

29 December 2016

A youthful Burnley Development squad was put to the sword by ruthless Newcastle.

The Clarets found themselves six goals down before the break, following a whirlwind start by the hosts, who fielded a more senior line-up in the friendly in the North East.

And Newcastle could only add one more goal after the break to secure a resounding 7-0 victory.

The Magpies took off early on as Callum Roberts whipped in a fine cross and Luke Charman nodded in the set-piece to give Newcastle an early lead.

It wasn't long until the home side grabbed their second as Charman turned provider and crossed for Tom Heardman to head home from close range.

Peter Beardsley's side were cruising and when Roberts played a neat one-two with Jamie Holmes, the winger dinked in a neat finish past Conor Mitchell to make it three.

The Clarets had a brief attacking spell, as Jamie Thomas saw an effort fly just over the bar.

However, minutes later Heardman bagged his second of the match when the 21-year-old slotted in Charman's pass from the left.

The former Hartlepool loanee then got his hat-trick just after the half hour mark, when he turned in Callum Roberts' nice cross.

And Burnley were hit for six just before the break as Holmes cut inside the area and smashed the ball into the bottom corner.

A more positive second half brought respite for the young Clarets and saw them come close again when Olatunde Bayode broke free, before being stopped by Michael Dewberry.

But eventually Newcastle did score their seventh goal when Holmes rose highest in the area to nod the ball home from close range.

BURNLEY: Mitchell, Clarke, Trialist, Dunne, Olomewewe, Jackson, Howarth, McNeil (Yao 56) , Bayode, Thomas (Leitch 66), Chakwana.

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