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gawthorpe 2 1000x500Burnley have played two friendlies this afternoon at Gawthorpe, one against Accrington Stanley and the other against Tranmere Rovers.

It was an afternoon when the outfield players saw action in both games, swapping from one game to the other at half time, that ended with us beating Accrington 8-0 but going down 3-2 against Tranmere.

Jay Rodriguez got the opener against Accrington with Chris Wood adding a second. It was Dwight McNeil who made it 3-0 before Rodriguez scored again to add our fourth. Wood got his second for the fifth before completing a first half hat trick. Defenders Jimmy Dunne and Eric Pieters scored numbers seven and eight in the second half.

Matěj Vydra scored both of the goals against Tranmere to give us a 2-0 lead but it was 2-1 by half time with Tranmere scoring twice in the second half to win the game.

The Burnley Teams

v Accrington

First half: Adam Legzdins, Matt Lowton, Kevin Long, Ben Mee, Ali Koiki, Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson, Ashley Westwood, David  Jones, Dwight McNeil, Jay Rodriguez, Chris Wood

Second half: Nick Pope, Jimmy Dunne, James Tarkowski, Ben Gibson, Erik Pieters, Aaron Lennon, Jack Cork, Josh Benson, Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick, Matěj Vydra.

v Tranmere

First half: Joe Hart, Jimmy Dunne, James Tarkowski, Ben Gibson, Erik Pieters, Aaron Lennon, Jack Cork, Josh Benson, Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick, Matěj Vydra.

Second half: Tom Heaton, Matt Lowton, Kevin Long, Ben Mee, Ali Koiki, Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson, Ashley Westwood, David  Jones (Christian N’Guessan 65), Dwight McNeil, Jay Rodriguez, Chris Wood

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