BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: BURNLEY 4-2 MANSFIELD
Sat 05 Sep 2020
Burnley 4-2 Mansfield Town
Brownhill 33, Wood 56, Thomas 60, Wood 78. O.Clarke 22, OG 89.
Behind closed doors
at Barnfield (Burnley training ground)
Menayese, O’Driscoll, Sweeney;
O’Keeffe, Smith, O.Clarke, Sinclair, Benning;
J.Clarke, Rawson, Walker;
Gordon, Perch, Charsley, Maris, Law;
Duo on scoresheet in friendly
mansfieldtown.net, Sat 05 Sep 2020
Midfielder Ollie Clarke and striker Danny Rose were on the scoresheet for the Stags this afternoon as they fell to a 4-2 defeat to Premier League Burnley in a behind-closed-doors friendly.
Clarke opened the scoring with a super goal before the Clarets responded through Josh Brownhill before half-time.
After wholesale changes to the Mansfield XI at the break, Burnley added to their lead via a Chris Wood brace and a Bobby Thomas header.
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On the stroke of full-time, the amber and blue pulled a late goal back through Rose.
STAGS’ FIRST-HALF XI: Stech, Menayese, O’Driscoll, Sweeney, O’Keeffe, Smith, O. Clarke, Benning, Sinclair, Maynard, Bowery.
STAGS’ SECOND-HALF XI: Stone, J. Clarke, Rawson, Walker, Gordon, Perch, Law, Charsley, Maris, Reid, Rose.
UNUSED SUBS: Campbell, Scott.
Forwards Andy Cook and Jimmy Knowles were rested for the game.
The Clarets will be playing concurrent friendlies at Barnfield this afternoon against @mansfieldtownfc and @JamTarts, both 12:30pm KO.
Live updates will be available, match report and pictures to follow.
Burnley side to face Mansfield Town: Jensen, Bardsley, Dunne, Thomas, Taylor, Brownhill, Goodridge, Tucker, McNeil, Vydra, Wood.
22’ Mansfield take the lead. 0-1
33’ GOAL!!! Burnley are level through a delightful Brownhill free-kick. 1-1
46’ Back underway, with a whole new 11 for Mansfield Town, including former Clarets James Clarke and Aidan Stone. 1-1
56’ GOAL!!! Wood slots home from close range from McNeil’s cross. 2-1
60’ GOAL!!! Burnley have a third, Thomas with a solid header from a corner. 3-1
78’ GOAL!!! Wood with an excellent finish, after terrific build-up play. 4-1
89’ Mansfield pull one back late on. 4-2
REPORT: Burnley 4 Mansfield Town 2
Successful run out for Clarets in victory over Stags
The Clarets cruised past Mansfield Town, as Sean Dyche’s men continued their pre-season programme, following a midweek draw at Preston North End.
Despite the Stags taking the lead through Ollie Clarke’s wonder strike, Josh Brownhill pulled the scores level from a free kick just before the break.
Before a second half brace from Chris Wood and another set-piece goal from youngster Bobby Thomas sealed the win, despite a late consolation goal from the visitors.
Mansfield started bright and came close early on, as former Aston Villa and Chesterfield striker Jordan Bowery fired an effort just wide of the post.
Burnley youngster Ne-Jai Tucker was looking lively in the opening stages and saw a header saved by Marek Stech, before seeing a dangerous cross cleared away by Ryan Sweeney.
As both sides were settling into the game, Mace Goodridge made a couple of impressive challenges, as the away side look to break through the Clarets’ midfield.
However, the visitors did take the lead moments later though, as the ball fell nicely to Clarke, who fired home from outside the box, to give the League Two outfit the lead.
The hosts came close to drawing level instantly though, as Phil Bardsley’s pin-point cross found Matej Vydra, whose sweetly connected header was saved by the towering Stech.
But as half-time approached, Burnley were awarded a free kick just outside the area, after a foul on McNeil.
Brownhill stepped up and curled the ball home terrifically into the top corner, to draw the scores level just before the break.
The home side were enjoying plenty of possession, as the new look Mansfield side with 11 changes at the break, struggled to really come out the blocks in the second period.
It didn’t take long for the Clarets to take the lead in the second half, as Wood slotted home from close range, after connecting onto McNeil’s in swinging cross just 10 minutes into the second 45.
And Burnley added a third five minutes later, as Thomas rose highest from a corner to crash a header home, for his second in three games for Dyche’s side in pre-season.
Centre-back partner Jimmy Dunne then came close to adding a fourth, after seeing a header hit the post, before seeing a second effort excellently denied by former Claret Aidan Stone between the sticks.
But the hosts did grab a fourth with 10 minutes to play, after a lovely build-up, Wood raced forward into the area and smashed the ball home to put the game out of sight.
The Stags did pull one back in the dying minutes of the game, after a low cross into the area came off the unfortunate Charlie Taylor and into the goal, as the defender looked to block the effort.
A good work out overall and 90 minutes in the legs for everyone involved, as the Clarets close in on their Premier League season.
BURNLEY: Jensen, Bardsley, Thomas, Dunne, Taylor, Goodridge, Brownhill, Tucker, McNeil, Wood, Vydra.
Subs not used: Rain, Harker, Trialist, Trialist.
Against Mansfield, Ollie Clarke gave the Stags the lead before Josh Brownhill levelled matters from a free kick before the break.
A Chris Wood’s brace and and another set-piece goal from Bobby Thomas put Burnley 4-1 up before Mansfield grabbed a lat consolation.
Once again, Sean Dyche mixed his team with Phil Bardsley, Charlie Taylor, Dwight McNeil, Matej Vidra, Brownhill and Wood the first team regulars on show.
Despite Burnley creating plenty of chances, Clarke gave Mansfield the lead with a sweetly struck effort from outside the area.
But Clarets levelled just before the break when Brownhill curled home a beautiful free kick from the edge of the box.
Two early goals in the second half, Wood tapping in from close range and Thomas rising highest to head home, but Burnley in charge.
Jimmy Dunne headed against the post before Wood raced clear to smash the ball home 10 minutes from time.
In the closing stages, Taylor diverted a Mansfield effort in to his own goal as Burnley sealed a 4-2 win.
Clarets v Mansfield: Jensen, Bardsley, Thomas, Dunne, Taylor, Goodridge, Brownhill, Tucker, McNeil, Wood, Vydra.