Blackpool v Burnley RECAP: Updates from pre-season friendly at Bloomfield Road

Blackpool's pre-season preparations ramp up a notch tonight with the visit of Premier League neighbours Burnley (7.45pm kick-off).

Tuesday, 27th July 2021, 4:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th July 2021, 9:36 pm
Sean Dyche brings his Premier League Burnley to Bloomfield Road tonight

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Last updated: Tuesday, 27 July, 2021, 21:32

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Pool are just edged out 1-0 against their Premier League opponents.

Neil Critchley should be pleased though. That was a great test for his men and a real step-up in quality.

Morecambe now await on Saturday before the league campaign gets underway at Bristol City on Saturday, August 7.

Anthony Glennon is slid through on goal down the left for Burnley, but trialist Mitch Clark recovers to make a superb sliding challenge. That’s the second time he’s done that tonight.

77 - Goal Burnley (0-1)

Bobby Thomas heads home at the far post from a Burnley corner.

Ashley Barnes is left in acres of space, but James Husband makes a miraculous recovery, sliding in to stop the Burnley man just as he was ready to pull the trigger.

Erik Pieters tries an audacious effort with the outside of his left foot. He connects well, but it flies just wide of the far post.

The tempo has really dropped off now following those raft of changes.

Pool make nine changes. Trialist Mitch Clark and James Husband are the only two to survive.

Dan Grimshaw, Olly Casey, Reece James, Cameron Antwi, Tayt Trusty, Oli Sarkic, Brad Holmes, Shayne Lavery and Ewan Bange are the nine to come on.

That’s another big chance for the Clarets.

Dwight McNeil puts it on a plate for Ashley Barnes with a superb left-wing cross, but the striker can only head wide from close range. Should have scored.

Johann Gudmondsson, another of Burnley’s half-time subs, curls just wide from range. The game has upped its tempo levels in the last few minutes and that’s mirrored by the atmosphere from the terraces.

Burnley have the ball in the back of the net as Ashley Barnes taps home from close-range, but the linesman’s flag is raised for offside.

CJ Hamilton threatens once again down the left. His pullback is straight into the path of Sonny Carey, but his first-time effort sails inches over.

Good, good chance for the Seasiders.

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