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A first half lead and behind at half time before a trialist substitute scored twice in the second half to give us a 3-2 win against Middlesbrough this afternoon at Curzon Ashton.

With a trialist, who we understand is from Blackburn, starting the game at right back, we dominated the first half hour of the game and could have had more than the one goal we did scored through Lewis Richardson, described as a well taken goal after he’d brought the ball down in the box.

Two minutes later a Richardson effort was saved with Max Thompson heading in the rebound only to be flagged offside and just before the half hour, goalkeeper Zach Hemming kept his side in it with another save to deny Richardson.

Things changed soon afterwards. Tyrone O’Neill headed Middlesbrough level from a Harry Green cross and four minutes before half time he scored again, this time converting an Isaac Fletcher cross.

With an hour gone, and with us still trailing 2-1, Steve Stone made changes, three of them in nine minutes and it was third change that eventually paid dividends. He replaced Ne-Jai Tucker with a second trialist, one we believe to be from Sheffield United, and twice he was on the end of Anthony Glennon (pictured) crosses to regain our lead and eventually to a 3-2 win which has lifted us above Middlesbrough and back into eighth place.

The teams were;

Burnley: Marc Richter, Trialist, Richard Nartey, Jake Rooney, Anthony Glennon, Max Thompson, Anthony Gomez Mancini, Josh Benson (Ben Woods 64), Ne-Jai Tucker (Trialist 69), Sam Unwin (Owen Dodgson 60), Lewis Richardson. Subs not used: Lewis Thomas, Marcel Elva-Fountaine.

Middlesbrough: Zach Hemming, Joe Gibson, Williams Kokolo, Callum Minkley, Tyler Williams, Connor Leak-Blunt (George Gitau 61), Hayden Hackney, Isaac Fletcher, Sam Folarin (Cole Kiernan 80), Tyrone O’Neill, Harry Green. Subs not used: Max Metcalfe, Jack Hannah, Pharrell Willis.

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