Clarets end tour with big win at Cheltenham
By Tony Scholes
Updated Saturday, 4th August 2012
Two Charlie Austin goals, a first for Joseph Mills and Ross Wallace's second goal this week gave Burnley a convincing 4-0 win against Cheltenham this afternoon at Whaddon Road to end the trip to the South West.
|Two goals for Charlie Austin|
This was the best performance yet from the Clarets as they stepped things up and only a superb performance from home goalkeeper Scott Brown kept the score down to four.
Austin got the first with just over half an hour gone. Junior Stanislas and Ross Wallace traded passes with the former hitting a cross to the far post where Austin back across Scott and into the opposite corner.
Once again we switched from a back four to three central defenders in the second half, but we were never pushed and were soon 2-0 up with Austin again getting the goal. Once more it was a headed goal, this time from a Wallace cross.
Mills made it three. When Brown parried a shot he was first there to fire home and the fourth goal came from Wallace who unleashed a wonderful strike to complete the scoring.
That's four played, four wins, and now Rochdale on Tuesday.
The teams were;
Cheltenham: Scott Brown, Sido Jombati, Alan Bennett, Steve Elliott, Billy Jones, Chris Zebroski (Jordan Hibbert 85), Marlon Pack, Sam Deering (Jeff Goulding 64), Russell Penn (Panther 64), Kaid Mohamed (Jermaine McGlashan 64), Shaun Harrad (Darryl Duffy 64). Subs not used: Connor Roberts, Keith Lowe, Andrew, Hooman, Joe Hanks, Bagasan Graham.
Burnley: Lee Grant, Kieran Trippier (Kevin Long 87), David Edgar (Michael Duff 45), Jason Shackell (George Porter 87), Joseph Mills (Danny Lafferty 70), Ross Wallace (Alex MacDonald 76), Dean Marney, Chris McCann (Steven Hewitt 71), Junior Stanislas (Ben Mee 45), Martin Paterson (Sam Vokes 45), Charlie Austin (Luke O'Neill 87). Subs not used: Jon Stewart, Danny Ings.