FULL-TIME: Burnley 3 Barnet 2 (after extra time)

THE GOAL GETTER Wade Elliott celebrates his goal

THE GOAL GETTER Wade Elliott celebrates his goal

First published in Burnley FC match reports Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Burnley FC reporter

BURNLEY again needed extra time against League Two opposition to progress in the Carling Cup after once again surrendering a two-goal cushion.

Going in to the second round home tie with Barnet, lessons should have been learnt from the first round against Burton Albion, which the Clarets had led 3-1 going into the last 10 minutes.

They were undone by two goals in seven minutes after making the mistake of thinking the game was won – a trap they fell into again.

Burnley led 2-0 with 17 minutes of the 90 to go thanks to goals from Jay Rodriguez – his fifth in two Carling Cup games – and Wade Elliott with his first of the season.

Steve Kabba pulled a goal back for Lawrie Sanchez’s Bees, who had beaten Portsmouth in the first round, six minutes after coming off the bench.

Even then there looked little to stop Burnley from progressing.

But as the clocked ticked down Dean Marney conceded an unnecessary free kick which Lee Grant could only parry, and Ricky Holmes – another substitute – fired in the equaliser.

Extra time wasn’t entirely the one way traffic that it had been against Burton, but Burnley were dominant enough to see it through after Chris McCann – their third substitute – made it 3-2.

Rodriguez gave the Clarets the goal a poor first half was crying out for in the 38th minute, rising above his marker to meet Kieran Trippier’s deflected cross.

Burnley could easily have found themselves behind though before then though, after failing to turn their early pressure into goals.

Rodriguez had twice gone close before scoring – heading wide under pressure from left back Jordan Parkes then seeing a powerful strike bounce off Dean Brill, after squeezing in between Parkes and Clovis Kamdjo.

Rodriguez’s goal brought relief to a first half which was lacking in tempo and if the opening 45 minutes had the vibe of a training ground exercise, the second half became more of a contest.

The Clarets doubled their advantage soon after. Trippier played the ball inside for Austin, whose backheel picked out Elliott, who finished well.

But if they thought they were home and hosed they were wrong.

Kabba gave Ben Mee the slip to latch onto Marshall’s centre and direct the ball past Grant six minutes after his introduction.

Howe brought McCann on in the 89th minute to see the game out.

But the plan went out of the window when Marney needlessly fouled substitute Holmes just outside the box in stoppage time.

Marshall’s free kick sent Grant sprawling to his right, and although the goalkeeper did well to save it, the ball should have been tipped around the post instead of parried and Holmes was on hand to fire in the equaliser in the third of four stoppage time minutes and force extra time.

Burnley have yet to win a game in 90 minutes this season, and were glad of McCann benefiting from Easton’s excellent left-wing cross and turning the ball homel to clinch it in the 105th minute.

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10:20pm Tue 23 Aug 11

Keep Darwen Green says...

Playing football at the same level makes it a more even contest don't you think. Debate??
Playing football at the same level makes it a more even contest don't you think. Debate?? Keep Darwen Green
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10:58pm Tue 23 Aug 11

Pompey Claret says...

Keep Darwen Green wrote:
Playing football at the same level makes it a more even contest don't you think. Debate??
Ey up chap, I can't argue with that comment.

Couldn't get up to the match tonight after going up on Saturday but listened to the match.

We should have had them killed off at 2-0 it was the same against Burton.

We are so so fragile at the back my under 10's local team would score.

The chances we are making and not putting them away worries me too. Lacking that little bit of quality and experience in front of goal. Had we had a Kevin philips he would have bagged a hatfull.

2 teams from league two , played at home and yes we have scored 9 but let 5 in. Not good, not good at all.

So mate good comment.
[quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: Playing football at the same level makes it a more even contest don't you think. Debate??[/p][/quote]Ey up chap, I can't argue with that comment. Couldn't get up to the match tonight after going up on Saturday but listened to the match. We should have had them killed off at 2-0 it was the same against Burton. We are so so fragile at the back my under 10's local team would score. The chances we are making and not putting them away worries me too. Lacking that little bit of quality and experience in front of goal. Had we had a Kevin philips he would have bagged a hatfull. 2 teams from league two , played at home and yes we have scored 9 but let 5 in. Not good, not good at all. So mate good comment. Pompey Claret
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11:11pm Tue 23 Aug 11

no ney never says...

From bbc.co.uk

Jay Rodriguez scored his fifth Carling Cup goal of the season as Burnley edged into the third round with an extra-time win over Barnet.

The striker, who scored four against Burton in the previous round, headed the Clarets into a first-half lead.

Wade Elliott added a second with a well-placed shot in the area but Barnet hit back through substitute Steve Kabba and Ricky Holmes in stoppage time.

Chris McCann grabbed the winner with a shot into the top corner of the net.

McCann had been dropped to the bench by Burnley boss Eddie Howe, the only change to the side that drew with Cardiff on Saturday, and the hosts started brightly with Kieran Trippier dragging a shot just wide before Jason Price missed a chance for Barnet.

Rodriguez, the Clarets' player of last season, opened the scoring in the 38th minute when he deflected home a Trippier cross.

Then Wade Elliott fired Burnley 2-0 ahead in the 64th minute after some clever footwork in the box and a well-place shot.

But Barnet hit back with veteran striker Kabba, on as a 73rd-minute replacement for Price, sliding in at the far post to reduce the deficit from a Mark Marshall cross.

And, after Rodriguez had missed for the Clarets from close range, Barnet forced extra time in dramatic fashion when another substitute, Ricky Holmes, prodded

home the equaliser in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

Burnley finally settled in the extra period with McCann - on at the end of normal time for Keith Treacy - nudging them back in front before Trippier, Zavon

Hines and Ross Wallace all missed chances to make it four.

Burnley 3-2 Barnet FT
(HT 1-0) After Extra Time
Rodriguez 38 Kabba 73
Elliott 64 Holmes 90+3
McCann 105

Howe tha lads
From bbc.co.uk Jay Rodriguez scored his fifth Carling Cup goal of the season as Burnley edged into the third round with an extra-time win over Barnet. The striker, who scored four against Burton in the previous round, headed the Clarets into a first-half lead. Wade Elliott added a second with a well-placed shot in the area but Barnet hit back through substitute Steve Kabba and Ricky Holmes in stoppage time. Chris McCann grabbed the winner with a shot into the top corner of the net. McCann had been dropped to the bench by Burnley boss Eddie Howe, the only change to the side that drew with Cardiff on Saturday, and the hosts started brightly with Kieran Trippier dragging a shot just wide before Jason Price missed a chance for Barnet. Rodriguez, the Clarets' player of last season, opened the scoring in the 38th minute when he deflected home a Trippier cross. Then Wade Elliott fired Burnley 2-0 ahead in the 64th minute after some clever footwork in the box and a well-place shot. But Barnet hit back with veteran striker Kabba, on as a 73rd-minute replacement for Price, sliding in at the far post to reduce the deficit from a Mark Marshall cross. And, after Rodriguez had missed for the Clarets from close range, Barnet forced extra time in dramatic fashion when another substitute, Ricky Holmes, prodded home the equaliser in the fourth minute of stoppage time. Burnley finally settled in the extra period with McCann - on at the end of normal time for Keith Treacy - nudging them back in front before Trippier, Zavon Hines and Ross Wallace all missed chances to make it four. Burnley 3-2 Barnet FT (HT 1-0) After Extra Time Rodriguez 38 Kabba 73 Elliott 64 Holmes 90+3 McCann 105 Howe tha lads no ney never
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12:19pm Wed 24 Aug 11

FCBurnley says...

Bring on T`Rovers or Judas`s lot. Either would be fun.
Bring on T`Rovers or Judas`s lot. Either would be fun. FCBurnley
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4:05pm Wed 24 Aug 11

Forever Blue says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Bring on T`Rovers or Judas`s lot. Either would be fun.
Course it would two EPL teams make you some money, modern stadium, novelty plastic seats, not wood and at least something for you to talk about other than Gay Rod going to the Saints.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Bring on T`Rovers or Judas`s lot. Either would be fun.[/p][/quote]Course it would two EPL teams make you some money, modern stadium, novelty plastic seats, not wood and at least something for you to talk about other than Gay Rod going to the Saints. Forever Blue
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