View Full Version : Clarets win first ever Sky game

04-12-2014, 09:23 AM
There were over 4,200 inside the Deva Stadium on 4th December 1994 for our FA Cup 2nd round tie against Chester City. Sky had selected this one for live coverage and it was the first Burnley game selected by the still fledgling satellite television company.

We took the lead early in the second half with a David Eyres penalty but it looked to be heading for a replay when they equalised on 79 minutes. But Adrian Heath ruled out the extra match with a superb strike five minutes from time to take us into the 3rd round and a tie at Cambridge.

One year earlier brought another FA Cup success in a feisty match at home to Rochdale. Mark Monington had been sent off four days earlier in the 1st round replay win at York but in the 1990s the suspensions didn't start immediately.

I bet he wished they had as he was sent off again in a 4-1 Burnley win although he wasn't the only one with two Rochdale players also not seeing the end of the game. Eyres scored from the spot in this game too, the third

04-12-2014, 09:07 PM
The Heath goal at Chester is my favourite Burnley goal. It was a sublime finish

05-12-2014, 08:45 AM
Even better than Wade's at Wembley? :D

05-12-2014, 08:52 AM
That wasn't even Elliott's best goal for Burnley. The one at Sunderland a few years earlier is his best, closely followed by the one away to Ipswich(which included an exquisite 'meg' on Ivan Campo in the build up by Wade) in the Coyle Promotion Season. Both absolute beauties. The Wembley one was great, don't get me wrong.

05-12-2014, 09:30 AM
Wembley one for what it achieved I'd say Tufty but probably the Sunderland one was his best although I remember one at the cricket field end too but not sure who against.

05-12-2014, 10:06 AM
Remember that Chester away game well. We were sat just in front of the sky team, Bobby Gould was co-commentating I think. My nephew had been born just a day or two before and he's just celebrated his 20th birthday. Time truly flies.

05-12-2014, 10:11 AM
Did you not take your nephew with you? :D

05-12-2014, 05:40 PM
Wade's goal at the CF stand end was against Charlton, on a freezing cold March evening, it was a belter. But not as good as Wembley.

05-12-2014, 05:41 PM
That's the one I meant in post 5 - in the season Coyle took over