Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection

Goals That Sank WBA

21 Mar 1970
Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley

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Goals That Sank WBA
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Battling Brian O'Neil somehow managed to win the ball in this scramble, and he banged it into goal. But the referee refused to allow it and awarded West Brom a freekick.
From the Daily Mail as quoted in the Burnley Express:
Ralph Coates could well become the first Burnley player to gain a place in an England World Cup squad since goalkeeper Colin McDonald shone in the 1958 Swedish tournament. But even his exciting talent was overshadowed at Turf Moor as Burnley snatched their first win under new manager Jim Adamson.
The 2-1 defeat of a weakened West Brom was a triumph for 19-year-old David Thomas, hailed recently by Leeds manager Don Revie as Britain's top teenage prospect.

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