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Lancashire FA North West Military Veterans League

Burnley FC in the Community are pleased to announce we are taking part in the  the first season of the new North West Military Veterans League ran by the FA. This league will bring ex-forces personnel from across the North West together to play regular competitive football.

Match reports: Burnley fc vs blackpool

BFCitC Military Veterans drew their first game against Blackpool FCCT. Our first 7 aside fixture played on Sunday afternoon at Lancashire FA County Ground.

After a quick start, Burnley took the lead with a corner (Jason Night) which was headed in and scored by (David Benson).

A few minutes later followed by a corner goal from Blackpool, making it 1-1.

Just over half time, our goalie and Captain (David Orwin) caught the ball but it was unfortunately knocked out and tapped in the net. Blackpool now leading with a 2-1.

Well Into the second half, Coach Malik made a few changes and several minutes of pressure from Burnley brought one of our players down. Resulting in a penalty scored by (James Cryer), bring it to 2-2.

Shortly after, a foul lead to a free kick to Burnley at the edge of the Blackpool box which was scored by (Michale Edwards) and brought Burnley ahead 2-3.

With about 30 seconds to go, Blackpool’s striker scored and we equalised 3-3.

Overall enjoyed by all teams with an array of positive vibes and they can’t wait for their next fixtures.

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