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Burnley are through to the semi-finals of the Lancashire Senior Cup having beaten AFC Fylde 3-1 this afternoon at Gawthorpe.

1920 burnley joe mcglynn 00 500x500After a difficult opening, we went in front right on half time through 17-year old Joe McGlynn (pictured) with a good finish and the same player doubled the advantage just a few minutes into the second half, slotting home from close range after the ball had been flicked onto him by fellow Joel Mumbongo.

They were McGlynn’s first goals at this level for the club and Mumbongo got his first a minute later when he turned in a cross from Ne-Jai Tucker.

Burnley went looking for more goals but it was Fylde who got one and came close to a second. Mark Yeates saw his penalty saved by Lukas Jensen but Nick Haughton did score what proved to be no more than a consolation goal just over ten minutes from the end.

We were beaten in the final last season by Blackburn and we join them in this season’s semi-finals. Preston and Barrow play tomorrow to decide a third of those semi-final places with Morecambe and Wigan to contest the final place although no date has been confirmed for that game.

The game also saw a return to action for on loan midfielder Danny Drinkwater who got through the full ninety minutes in the centre of midfield, alongside Mace Goodridge for the first hour and then Adam Phillips who came on to replace Goodridge.

The teams were;

Burnley: Lukas Jensen, Ryan Cooney, Anthony Glennon, Scott Wilson, Ali Koiki, Ne-Jai Tucker (Tunde Bayode 60), Danny Drinkwater, Mace Goodridge (Adam Phillips 60), Josh Benson, Joe McGlynn, Joel Mumbongo (Jordan Cropper 85). Subs not used: George McMahon, Teddy Perkins.

AFC Fylde: Sam Hornby, Lewis Montrose, Scott Duxbury, Kyle Jameson, Alex Whitmore, Tyler Forbes, Mark Yeates, Elton Ngwatala, Sheldon Green, Nick Haughton, James Craigen. Subs: Dan Lavercombe, Luke Burke, Dan Bradley, Leon Wright, Trialist.


UPDATE: Earlier today (Tuesday), Barrow forfeited their game, due to be played at Preston’s Springfield training ground tomorrow, because of a shortage of players due to injuries and youth team players not being available. Preston, therefore, have been given a bye into the semi-finals.

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