BURNLEY became a ghost town in April 1914 as the club laid claim to its only FA Cup final victory to date.

King George V became the first reigning monarch to attend a final, handing the famous old trophy to Clarets skipper Tommy Boyle following a hard-fought 1-0 victory.

Gaolscorer extraordinaire Bert Freeman, who had notched 69 goals in the previous two seasons, was the matchwinner in the 'Royal Cup Final' with a glancing 58th minute winner at Crystal Palace.

But while Freeman was the goalscoring hero, goalkeeper Jerry Dawson also emerged with honours - despite not kicking a ball!

Virtual ever-present Dawson chose to give up his chance of a winner's medal after being injured shortly before the final.

In a bid to strengthen his side's chances, he allowed Ronnie Sewell to take his place and a clean sheet subsequently helped cement a famous victory in Burnley's rich history.