have managed to put together some fair performances over the last
few games, but on most part come away with nothing. The lads need
to dig deep and pocket a few more points, especially on their
travels as their home results don't look too good.
visitors, last Tuesday night did not deserve to take all the bounty
with Steve Livingstone passing up a sitter before Ricketts scored.
The Bolton manager, Sam Allardyce, launched Ricketts into the
fray at the expense of Dean Holdsworth in the 54th minute of the
match. Then, once again, inspirational introduction of Rickett's
injected pace and strength for the Trotters which instantly worried
Grimsby. Ricketts broke past the Grimsby rear-guard in the 71st
minute and latched onto a Per Frandsen through-ball and fleeted
the ball over 'keeper Danny Coyne to make it three goals in four
days. It took the wind out of the Mariner's sails when the Trotters
scored however, who had been outplayed for the bulk of the match.
have started the season reasonably well with two wins, two loses
and two draws placing them in a respectable mid-table position. Returning
home to Turf Moor after a ding dong down at Craven Cottage the
Clarets hope to get back to winning ways against a struggling
Grimsby Town side. The game at Fulham ending 3-1 in defeat for
the visitors and leaving a bitter taste in the mouth for Kevin
Ball over the performance of referee Trevor Parkes.
French midfielder Fabrice Fernandes could have been sent off for
elbowing Andy Cooke. But Parkes and his assistants seemed unsure
of what had taken place.
Goldbaek belted in a great free-kick to level the scores, after
Burnley had put themselves in the driving seat. Fernandes released
Louis Saha to fire home with a class finish from a tight angle
on 63 minutes. Lee Briscoe was then sent off for a second bookable
offence and to add insult to injury, Fulham capitalised from the
dead ball with Saha heading in from close range.
Burnley's performance at Craven Cottage, even though losing 3-1,
showed they are more than capable of holding their own.
(A) Lost 2-1 28-03-98
(H) Won 4-1 22-11-97
(A) Won 0-2 18-02-95
(D) Draw 2-2 2-12-89
(H) Won 4-2 7-02-90
Here we are again me hearties... We have travelled far in these
desparate times... battled against forecourt attendants.. and
smashed through the blockades... Alas a draw is how I see it...
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