Wood wins it with late goal

A late winner from Tommy Wood

Wood latched onto a ball with time running out and lifted it over the Morecambe goalkeeper. It seemed to take an age to come down and looked as though it might be going wide, but it was perfectly placed just inside the post to give Wood his fourth goal of the season and Burnley all three points.

In what will be our last game at Belvedere before returning home to Gawthorpe, the first half didn't provide us with the best of football but we always looked the more likely of the two teams.

We had to wait until five minutes before half time to break the deadlock and then it was a Morecambe player who found the net for us, a defender turning a cross from the left into his own goal.

Just twelve minutes into the second half we doubled that lead with a well taken goal from under-16 player Tristen Jameau and I think everyone thought that was it, that the points were ours.

But it all changed with a penalty award in Morecambe's favour for handball. It was the correct decision, no doubt about that. They scored from the spot kick and incredibly just three minutes later, after hesitancy in our back four, they netted again to bring things level at 2-2.

Burnley pushed for a winner but it really didn't look as though we were going to get it. There was even a scare when they came close on the break. With the ninety minutes gone it was still 2-2 but with the referee looking at his watch there was that one final effort which Wood for his third goal in the last three games.

Our next home game is on 24th October against Bury but there are two away games before that. We face Rotherham this Saturday in the Youth Alliance Cup with an away game in the league at Wigan a week later.

For now, this win has lifted us four places up the league after kicking off next to bottom.

The Burnley team was: Connor King, Billy Grogan, Oliver Younger (Lewis Norvock ht), Shaun Hobson, Andy Nugent, Tristen Jameau (Khius Metz 78), Mark Howarth, Miles Fenton, Tyler Shrimpton (Calum Styles 65), Andreas Bianga, Tommy Wood. Sub not used: Tony Aghayere.