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Development Squad At Double At Colne

23 July 2016

Tom Anderson (pictured above) and Khius Metz were on target as Burnley's development squad ran out 2-0 winners at Colne.

The duo both struck in a dominant second half performance during a good run out for Michael Jolley's team in their first friendly of pre-season.

The first real chance of the game fell to Burnley attacker Ntumba Massanka, who latched on to former Claret Alex Coleman’s mis-kick in defence.

However, he was denied by keeper Tony Aghayere, the current Clarets’ keeper who was again in goal for Colne having ended last season on loan at Holt House.

The visitors looked to have took the lead in the 30th minute as Freddy Yao's driving free kick was just inches wide of Aghayere's goal.

Colne then came close to breaking the deadlock a few minutes later, as Simon Nangle’s dinked effort into the box was nodded down from Ben Wharton into the path of Matty Meadle, who fired high over Connor King's goal.

However, with the Clarets again in the ascendancy, the best chance of the first half fell to Josh Ginnelly. 

After intercepting a pass in the middle of the park, the winger burst through on goal, but fired wide with just Aghayere to beat.

Burnley again came straight out for the restart with their foot on the gas.

Ginnelly's 25-yard effort was parried out into the path of Massanka, and after Aghayere saved his shot, Ginnelly fiored over from the edge of the box.

Minutes later though the deadlock was broke, as experienced skipper Andersonconverted a bullet header from Brad Jackson’s swinging corner.

Colne looked to have replied with an equaliser not long after, as Nangle's curling free kick was just wide of Conor King’s goal.

On the hour mark Burnley strikers Khuis Metz and Dan Aygei were introduced for Massanka and a trialist striker.

And within seconds Metz was straight into the action, putting the Clarets 2-0 up.

An well-worked move starting from the back saw King found Dummigan, who played a neat through ball into the running feet of Jackson on the wing, and from his low cross  Metz concerted neatly in to the bottom corner.

Metz could have added a third as he lobbed Aghayere with an effort that was just too high.

But by then Burnley had done more than enough to earn their victory.

The Development Squad are back in action again next Friday, in a friendly at Altrincham (7.30pm KO).

Burnley: King, Dummigan (Birch 65), Olomowewe (Leitch 75), Anderson, Whitmore, Jackson, Yao, Dunne, Ginnelly (Chakwana 72), Massanka (Metz 60), Murdoch (Agyei 60).

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