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Burnley lost top spot in the Professional Development League this afternoon after going down 2-1 to Nottingham Forest in what was our first league defeat of the season.

Forest had kicked off the game in fourth place but knew that a draw would move them up one place while a win would take them back to the top and they did just that with a goal in each half of the game.

Kieran Hayes opened the scoring just a few minutes before half time from the penalty spot and it was 2-0 when Keith Asare scored just past the hour. We did pull one back a few minutes later when Josh Benson (pictured) netted from the penalty spot after the trialist had been fouled.

We are next in action in a week’s time with a return to the Tameside Stadium for the visit of Sheffield United.

The teams were;

Nottingham Forest: Marios Siampanis, Jordan Gabriel, Owen Gallacher, Tyrese Fornah, Ethan Stewart, Josh Barnes, Liam Sole (Louis Walsh 79), Toby Edser, Kieran Hayes (Will Swan 88), Yassine En-Neyah, Keith Asare. Subs: Michael Statham, Rezart Rama, Hammond.

Burnley: Lukas Jensen, Jordan Cropper, Jimmy Dunne, Bobby Thomas, Ali Koiki, Ne-Jai Tucker, Mace Goodridge, Josh Benson, Trialist, Joel Mumbongo (Joe McGlynn 64), Rob Harker. Subs not used: George McMahon, Oliver Younger, Ben Woods, Cricky Conn-Clarke.

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