Burnley Utd Res 1
Garstang Res 2
Garstang got off to a bright start creating a chance straight from the kick off and Thompson picking up a yellow for kicking the ball away as early as the second minute.
Miller headed over a Swindlehurst corner on 10 minutes before Sutcliff defended brilliantly to turn away a Dobson cross.
The visitors went in front on 16 minutes when Swindlehurst played in Stuart who smacked the ball home from 12 yards.
The rest of the half got a bit bogged down on a difficult pitch and Garstang were grateful towards the end of the half that Johnny Baldwin was on good form again making some timely interventions.
The second half began with ‘Rocky’ Roskell getting surprisingly booked for being fouled and Stuart and Anderson getting yellows in the aftermath of the same incident.
On 62 minutes Graham created a chance for Stuart but he screwed the shot just wide. Garstang then seemed to decide to protect what they had got, conceding possession and territory too easily and they paid the price on 79 minutes when Anderson poked in at the far post from a corner.
Three minutes later Curwen saved with his feet from the same player and this sparked Garstang back into action with Kippax going one on one with the keeper twice but shooting wide and the same player having a great shout for a penalty when he was brought down in the box but the ref was unsighted.
A shocking incident then occurred in the 93rd minute when the Burnley captain, Doogan, who had abused the referee for much of the game, pushed his luck too far and was given a yellow for foul and abusive language. Not content with this he continued his tirade and as the referee produced a second yellow he grabbed him by the throat and pushed him to the ground before marching off. Players and management on both sides rushed to ensure the referee was OK and to his credit he regained his composure to finish the game.
Just before the final whistle Kippax swung in a cross for Panepinto to connect perfectly to win the game.
The Burnley players and management were mortified by the actions of Doogan who must now expect to be dealt with in the most severe terms.
Man of the Match: Johnny Baldwin. Team: Dan Curwen, Dan Sutcliff, Andy Taylor Snr, Joe Miller, Jack Swindlehurst, John Baldwin, Andy Ireland, Andy Taylor Jnr, Tom Graham, Ben Stuart, Adam Roskell.
Subs: Mark Kippax (for Graham 65), Oscar Panepinto (for Stuart 73), Phil Roskell (for A Roskell 82).