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Full-times: Alfreton 2-3 Burnley; Kidderminster 0-1 Burnley

Andre Gray hat-trick gives Clarets victory at Alfretron as Robbie Brady's goal overcomes Kidderminster

22 July 2017

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ALF: The Clarets have made a positive start with some slick football on a superb surface. Jon Walters heades againt the bar from a Johann Berg Gudmundsson corner. Alfreton 0-0 Burnley.

KIDD: Early chances at Kidderminster as well as Ashley Barnes and Jeff Hendrick both go close. 0-0

ALF: Burnley continue to create chances wih Steven Defour heavily involved. He can't take the first after being played in by Andre Gray and then slips in Chris Long for an effort he puts just wide. 0-0

ALF: The chances are racking up for the Clarets but Alfreton keeper Chris Elliot is enjoying his afternoon. He has made excellent saves from Andre Gray and Johann Berg Gudmundsson with 30 minutes gone.

ALF: The Clarets make a change as Alex Whitmore replaces James Tarkowski, who may have a minor knock.

KIDD: No goals at Kidderminster either, although Nick Pope has had to make one sharp save for the Clarets.

KIDD: Spoke too soon as the Clarets go in front at the Aggborough Stadium. Robbie Brady makes it 1-0 with a free-kick.

ALF: Goal at Alfreton as well and its the home side which goes ahead as defender Tom Allan heads in from a free-kick.

ALF: HALF-TIME: Alfreton 1-0 Burnley 0.

The National League North side lead but their top performer has been goalkeeper Chris Elliot.

He has made a string of top saves and did it again to deny the lively Andre Gray with the last kick of the first half.

KIDD: Kidderminster 0-1 Burnley

Different story at Kidderminster where the Clarets lead at the break thanks to an excellent free-kick from Robbie Brady.

ALF: 52 minutes gone and it's 1-1 thanks to an equaliser from Andre Gray. The striker played a one-two with Jon Walters and finished smarly to get the goal he has deserved.

ALF: 55 minutes. Not level for long, though, as Alfreton now lead 2-1. Andre Johnson nearly got in but it was Chris Sharp who proved the finish with a low shiot across Tom Heaton.

KIDD: Still just one goal at Kidderminster but Ashley Barnes nearly made it 2-0 as he shot wide after being set up by Stephen Ward.

ALF: 65 minutes gone and it's now 2-2 as Andre Gray get his second of the afternoon. It looked a soft penalty as Luke Shiels was penalised for clip on Gray but the striker picked himself up to slot home.

ALF:  73 minutes and it's a hat-trick for Andre Gray. The striker has looked really sharp all afternoon and underlined that with a classy finish, controlling the ball superbly from Jack Cork's perfect ball over the top before poking the ball home to put the Clarets 3-2 up.

Meanwhile, Arlen Birch is on for Ben Mee and Harry Limb replaces Chris Long.

KIDD: Close to second for the Clarets as Matt Lowton smashes a shot against the bar.

ALF: Full time and a 3-2 win for the Clarets thanks to a hat-trick from Andre Gray, who evidently likes playing on this ground. Excellent work-out.

KIDD: It's also all over at the Aggborough Stadium where a Robbie Brady goal gives the Clarets a 1-0 win.

Team news

Boss Sean Dyche leads the side at Alfreton and has named a strong line-up as the Clarets continue their pre-season programme.

Burnley: Heaton (c), Darikwa, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Cork, Defour, C Long, Gray, Walters. Subs; Mitchell, Birch, Whitmore, Limb, Thomas, Chakwana, O'Neill.

Alfreton: Elliott, Topliss, Allan, Platt, Shiels, Priestley, Jennings, Disley, Westcarr, Sharp, Johnson. Subs: Diawara, Morrison, Marshall, McGowan, Roberton, Snodin, Bickett.

Referee: Ed Cook

And at Kidderminster, assistant-manager Ian Woan is in charge with another powerful line-up at his disposal as the Clarets look to give game-time to their full first-team squad.

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Ward, Westwood, Anderson, K Long, Ulvestad, Hendrick, Agyei, Barnes, Brady. Subs: Stone, Hendrie, Leitch, Bayode, Flowers, Howarth, Metz.

Kidderminster: Hall, Austin, Keane, Croasdale, Trialist, Williams, Nti, McQuilkin, Ironside, Truslove, Sonupe. Subs: A Brown, Webb, Trialist.


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