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Birthday boy Harry celebrates with a goal

Harry Limb scores against former club as Development Squad beats Wisbech Town

2 August 2017

Birthday boy Harry Limb enjoyed a happy homecoming as another goal from the teenage striker helped the Clarets beat former club Wisbech Town 2-1.

Limb was back on his old stamping ground on the day he celebrated his 18th-birthday.

The Clarets took on the Fenmen as part of the deal that brought Limb to Turf Moor in February.

And he again showed why he has been given the chance to make the leap from non-league football with a third goal is many games for the Development Squad as Michael Duff’s side made it four wins out of four in pre-season.

Limb, who bagged 22 goals for Wisbech last season, put the Clarets ahead with just over half an hour gone – five minutes after Connor King had saved a penalty from home midfielder Adam Millson.

Limb’s first effort was saved after he had collected a pass from Tristan Jumeau following a short corner but the former Boston United youngster again showed his finishing instincts by tucking away the rebound.

Alex Beck levelled for the United Counties League Premier Division side, watched by their biggest ever crowd for a friendly at their Elgoods Fenland Stadium of 407.

But Burnley wrapped up victory in the second half when substitute Dwight McNeil launched a solo run down the left wing with 22 minutes to go and cut in to fire in the winner.

The under-23s have so far beaten four non-league sides and step up their preparations for the start of the Professional Development League in mid-August with a training ground game at Norwich City on Friday to round off their four-day stay in East Anglia.

Burnley: King, Hendrie, Koiki, Nabi, Flowers, B Thomas, Jumeau, J Thomas, Wood, Limb, Leitch. Subs: Bruce, Howarth, Wilson, N’Guessan, McNeil, Metz, Chakwana.


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