Edgar's goal was a 300 milestone

It was 296 at the start of the season and that soon became 298 as both Charlie Austin and Keith Treacy netted their first goals in the opening day draw against Watford. A few weeks later we were discussing, on the way to Peterborough, just who might be the 300th but the name of Edgar was never given serious consideration.

Zavon Hines was one name thrown in although, at the time, we didn't realise just how little football he'd be getting. We considered Junior Stanislas to be more likely and hoped that it wouldn't take quite as long as waiting for Danny Ings to be fit.

That total of 298 became 299 when Marvin Bartley slid in the third against Blackpool after a ball from Austin and then came another likely candidate in Sam Vokes when he arrived on loan from Wolves.

Edgar couldn't have chosen his moment any better. The game looked lost when he headed home his first and there was also a real coincidence given the day he got it.

He's not a prolific goalscorer and Saturday's brace took his total to just five, two for Newcastle United, one for Swansea and these two for Burnley. The first of those five came on New Year's Day 2007 and was the vital equaliser that gave Newcastle a point in a 2-2 draw against Manchester United and, right on cue, he got his first Burnley goals as those two teams clashed again and once more shared the spoils, this time in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Although very few Burnley fans will now be able to recall the first post war league goal, the record books will quite correctly tell us it was scored by Peter Kippax ten minutes into the opening game of the season against Coventry City.

That game ended 1-1 but a week later, at Birmingham, goals from Harold Spencer, a penalty, and Jack Billingham had given us a 2-0 win. By the end of that season a total of 11 players had scored league goals but we had something of a wait before that total reached three figures.

That came on 29th December 1979 when Phil Cavener gave us a 1-0 lead at Meadow Lane against Notts County. Cavener, like Edgar on Saturday, scored twice that afternoon, and we won that game 3-2 with Billy Hamilton, who had scored his first Burnley goal three days earlier, getting the other.

For the statistically minded of you, it had taken just over 33 years to get to 100 players and a total of 1,409 games. It is very noticeable that it has taken less than that time to go from 100 to 300.

So who and when was goalscorer number 200? Did he score twice and did we win the game 3-2? The answer: Number 200 is Paul Barnes who scored a total of five goals, all five, in the 1996 5-2 win against Stockport County.

The prolific goalscorer, signed by Adrian Heath from Birmingham for a record fee, had failed to score in any of his first six league appearances but in game number seven became only the sixth player in the club's history to score so many goals in a game.

1,409 games it took to get to 100, but the next 100 took just 758 games, and the last 100, since the Barnes goals, has taken slightly less with 689 games. Below are the 300 goalscorers.

1 Peter Kippax 76 Alan West 151 Paul Atkinson 226 Phil Gray
2 Harold Spencer 77 Paul Fletcher 152 Gary Rowell 227 Ian Moore
3 Jack Billngham 78 Leighton James 153 Winston White 228 Gareth Taylor
4 Jack Chew 79 Jim Thomson 154 Ian Measham 229 Kevin Ball
5 Gordon Haigh 80 Keith Newton 155 Mark Monington 230 Alan Moore
6 Harry Potts 81 Billy Ingham 156 Jason Hardy 231 Lee Briscoe
7 Ray Harrison 82 Ray Hankin 157 Peter Mumby 232 Tony Ellis
8 George Bray 83 Peter Noble 158 John Deary 233 Arthur Gnohere
9 Billy Morris 84 Ian Brennan 159 Joe Jakub 234 David Johnson
10 Jack Knight 85 Billy Rodaway 160 Ron Futcher 235 Robbie Blake
11 Jack Hays 86 Derrick Parker 161 Junior Bent 236 Dimi Papadopoulos
12 Ron Hornby 87 Kevin Kennerley 162 John Francis 237 Dean West
13 Reg Attwell 88 Brian Flynn 163 Roger Eli 238 Tony Grant
14 Ian Wilson 89 Derek Scott 164 Mike Conroy 239 Mark McGregor
15 Andy McLaren 90 Paul Bradshaw 165 Steve Harper 240 Drissa Diallo
16 Alf Clarke 91 Malcolm Smith 166 Mark Yates 241 Lee Roche
17 Jack Spencer 92 Terry Cochrane 167 Graham Lancashire 242 Richard Chaplow
18 Les Shannon 93 Peter Robinson 168 John Pender 243 David May
19 Roy Stephenson 94 Tony Morley 169 Steve M Davis 244 Luke Chadwick
20 Reg Kirkham 95 Marshall Burke 170 Adrian Randall 245 Delroy Facey
21 Terry Lyons 96 Brian Hall 171 Robbie Painter 246 Neil Wood
22 Bill Holden 97 Tony Arins 172 Steve Penney 247 Dele Adebola
23 Jimmy McIlroy 98 Jeff Tate 173 Adrian Heath 248 Micah Hyde
24 Liam O'Neill 99 Billy Hamilton 174 John Clayton 249 John McGreal
25 Tony Hapgood 100 Phil Cavener 175 Steve Slawson 250 Richard Duffy
26 Tommy Cummings 101 Paul Dixon 176 Warren Joyce 251 Gary Cahill
27 Billy Elliott 102 Martyn Busby 177 David Eyres 252 John Oster
28 Jimmy Adamson 103 Tommy Cassidy 178 Kevin Russell 253 Jean-Louis Valois
29 Albert Cheesebrough 104 Steve Taylor 179 Nathan Peel 254 Frank Sinclair
30 Brian Pilkington 105 Kevin Young 180 John Mullin 255 Ade Akinbiyi
31 Billy Gray 106 Brian Laws 181 Tony Philliskirk 256 Dean Bowditch
32 John Walton 107 Eric Potts 182 Gary Parkinson 257 James O'Connor
33 Peter McKay 108 David Holt 183 Ted McMinn 258 Gifton Noel-Williams
34 Bobby Burke 109 Micky Phelan 184 Liam Robinson 259 Garreth O'Connor
35 Doug Winton 110 Vince Overson 185 Mark Winstanley 260 Wayne Thomas
36 Brian Miller 111 Andy Wharton 186 Jamie Hoyland 261 Wade Elliott
37 Doug Newland 112 Trevor Steven 187 John Gayle 262 Chris McCann
38 Dave Smith 113 Paul McGee 188 Andy Saville 263 Nathan Dyer
39 Jimmy Robson 114 Mark Allen 189 Gerry Harrison 264 John Spicer
40 Bobby Seith 115 Ian Muir 190 Kurt Nogan 265 Jon Harley
41 Ian Lawson 116 Terry Donovan 191 Chris Vinnicombe 266 Michael Ricketts
42 Alan Shackleton 117 Kevin Reeves 192 Paul Shaw 267 Andy Gray
43 Ray Pointer 118 David Miller 193 Andy Cooke 268 Kyle Lafferty
44 Billy White 119 Tommy Hutchison 194 Peter Swan 269 Steve Jones
45 John Connelly 120 Willie Donachie 195 Paul McDonald 270 Alan Mahon
46 Gordon Harris 121 Dennis Tueart 196 Paul Mahorn 271 Michael Duff
47 Trevor Meredith 122 Wayne Biggins 197 Paul Weller 272 Paul McVeigh
48 Walter Joyce 123 Steve Daley 198 Steve Thompson 273 Clarke Carlisle
49 Andy Lochhead 124 Alan Taylor 199 Nigel Gleghorn 274 Joey Gudjonsson
50 Ronnie Fenton 125 Kevin Hird 200 Paul Barnes 275 David Unsworth
51 Ian Towers 126 Neil Grewcock 201 Paul Smith 276 Andrew Cole
52 Arthur Bellamy 127 Neil Whatmore 202 Damian Matthew 277 Steven Caldwell
53 Willie Irvine 128 Les Lawrence 203 Mark Ford 278 Graham Alexander
54 Alex Elder 129 Peter Devine 204 Gerry Creaney 279 Martin Paterson
55 John Price 130 Peter Hampton 205 Chris Waddle 280 Chris Eagles
56 Willie Morgan 131 Jim Heggarty 206 Michael Williams 281 Steven Thompson
57 Brian O'Neil 132 Phil Malley 207 Neil Moore 282 Kevin McDonald
58 John Angus 133 Andy Robinson 208 Andy Payton 283 Christian Kalvenes
59 Sam Todd 134 Ashley Hoskin 209 Chris Brass 284 Jay Rodriguez
60 David Walker 135 Darren Heesom 210 Glen Little 285 David Nugent
61 Ralph Coates 136 Ray Deakin 211 Gordon Armstrong 286 Steven Fletcher
62 Les Latcham 137 Wayne Entwistle 212 Brian Reid 287 Andre Amougou
63 Colin Blant 138 Ian Britton 213 Rune Vindheim 288 Danny Fox
64 Fred Smith 139 Rob Regis 214 Phil Eastwood 289 Jack Cork
65 Frank Casper 140 Phil Murphy 215 Mark Robertson 290 Chris Iwelumo
66 Martin Dobson 141 Joe Gallagher 216 Kevin Henderson 291 Ross Wallace
67 Colin Waldron 142 Phil Devaney 217 Graham Branch 292 Dean Marney
68 Dave Thomas 143 George Oghani 218 Micky Mellon 293 Tyrone Mears
69 John Murray 144 Peter Zelem 219 Tom Cowan 294 Brian Easton
70 Steve Kindon 145 Andy Farrell 220 Lenny Johnrose 295 John Guidetti
71 Doug Collins 146 Paul Comstive 221 Ally Pickering 296 Nathan Delfouneso
72 Dave Merrington 147 Steve P Davis 222 Ronnie Jepson 297 Charlie Austin
73 Eric Probert 148 David Reeves 223 Paul Cook 298 Keith Treacy
74 Wilf Wrigley 149 Shaun McGrory 224 Ian Wright 299 Marvin Bartley
75 Geoff Nulty 150 Brendan O'Connell 225 Ian Cox 300 David Edgar