At a glance: Derby day matchwinners Peter Noble

At a glance: Derby day matchwinners	Peter Noble

At a glance: Derby day matchwinners Peter Noble

First published in Football

SUNDERLAND-born striker Peter Noble definitely fits into the category of a Clarets legend.

He was a stalwart in the side during the 1970s. His derby moment came on Boxing Day 1978, the last time Burnley won a derby match at Turf Moor.

Paul Fletcher had already given Burnley a fifth-minute lead before Noble doubled the advantage just before half time.

Kevin Hird pulled one back for Rovers, but Noble’s goal turned out to be the winner.

That goal was one of 63 Noble scored for Burnley in the 243 games he played before falling out of favour after the departure of manager Harry Potts.

He left the club in 1980 aged 35 and spent three years at Blackpool before finally retiring in 1983.

He returned to Burnley upon retirement, opening a sports stall on Burnley market which remained open for 20 years.

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9:50am Thu 6 Mar 14

owd nick says...

I was at that game, great player and pretty typical of the type of player around at the time.
I was at that game, great player and pretty typical of the type of player around at the time. owd nick
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11:59am Thu 6 Mar 14

Wild Rover says...

I am pretty sure Potts was not managing Burnley in ' 78??
Uwe played with the Adamson team, surely?
I am pretty sure Potts was not managing Burnley in ' 78?? Uwe played with the Adamson team, surely? Wild Rover
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2:29pm Thu 6 Mar 14

u owe u owe says...

Harry Potts managed Burnley 58-70, Blackpool 72-76, then returned to Burnley77-79.
Harry Potts managed Burnley 58-70, Blackpool 72-76, then returned to Burnley77-79. u owe u owe
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5:01pm Thu 6 Mar 14

owd nick says...

Loads and loads of interest from Burnley fans lol.
Loads and loads of interest from Burnley fans lol. owd nick
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