Burnley Athletic 3 – 1 Sabden

Burnley Athletic 3 – 1 Sabden FC

Burnley Athletic retained their 100% record to remain on maximum points at the top of the Division One table. They were however, made to work very hard for their win.

Following an early opener, Athletic found Sabden keeper Diggins in resolute mood, and they were unable to add to their tally despite bombarding the Sabden goal.

The Sabden boys defended as if their lives depended on it and had to be content with the occasional break-away – which they did to great effect on 61 minutes as Zac Musker zipped past the right back and found the smallest of gaps between the keeper and left hand post to give Sabden an equaliser.

Despite more heroic defending, Diggins was left cruelly unsighted as Athletic regained the lead on 76 minutes, and as an exhausted Sabden team piled forward in search of an equaliser, Athletic sealed the win with an 87th minute goal.

The result leaves Sabden in 3rd place – having played a few games more than most of their rivals

GOALS: Musker (61)

MAN OF THE MATCH: David Kerrison – never stopped running and gave good support on the occasions Sabden were able to build an attack