Stockport 0 Burnley 2 Final Score and Clockwatch

Last updated : 09 March 2002 By Andy Robinson
Tony Grant returns to the action
First Half

5 A quiet start to the game with no chances at either end.

10 Good work down the right by Paul Weller but his cross for Ian Moore was intercepted and headed behind for a corner.

15 Mark McGregor, on his full league debut for the Clarets, puts in a brilliant cross For Gareth Taylor but his header goes just wide of the post.

20 Burnley are having most of the possession without creating a clear cut chance.

25 Ian Moore spins off his marker in the box but can't get an effort on target.

27 A cross into the box causes confusion in the Clarets defence and Steve Davis is forced to clear off the line.

30 Ian Moore shoots from the corner of the box but it's straight at Dibble in the County goal.

32 Steve Davis takes a quick free kick whilst Dibble is lining up the wall but puts it just over the bar.

35 Mitchell Thomas, playing his first game of the season, is harshly booked for handball just outside the Clarets box.

40 Lee Briscoe whips in a free kick which Ian Cox just can't get his head on.

45 This time Steve Davis does get on the end of a Briscoe free kick but puts his header over the bar.

Burnley have had most of the play in the first period but just can't find the net.

Second Half:

A quiet start to the half as the Clarets look to re-establish their first half dominance.

51 GOAL The Clarets get a lucky break in the box and the ball falls for Gareth Taylor who steps around Dibble and side foots home from a tight angle. Stockport 0 Burnley 1.

55 Paul Weller puts in some great work to set up Ian Moore for what looks like a simple chance but he shoots weakly wide.

58 Gareth Taylor holds the ball up for Mitchell Thomas to cross to the unmarked Kevin Ball but from 6 yards he fails to make proper contact and the ball rolls through to Dibble.

61 Ian Moore runs from half way but shoots over from the edge of the box. Stockport have forced a couple of corners though and the Clarets really need to make one of these chances count.

65 RED CARD John Daly of Stockport is sent off for an elbow on Mitchell Thomas.

70 Little action to report as tempers become frayed following the sending off.

77 Brad Maylett replace Mark McGregor as the Clarets look to use some width against 10 man County.

80 Stockport look to apply some pressure but the Clarets are generally holding them at bay.

83 GOAL After some nice possession play Ian Cox is set up for a shot 25 yards out and he thrashes a shot past Dibble. Stockport 0 Burnley 2.

89 Steve Davis limps off to be replaced by Robbie Blake. It is hoped Steve's injury is not serious.

90 Beckett wriggles free and shoots against the post for Stockport's first real effort of note.

FULL TIME The Clarets fans wave goodbye to Stockport.