ONE of the most painful matches for the Clarets youth team this season was the 5-0 drubbing at home to Tranmere in Lancashire FA Cup.

On that night they were well and truly beaten but they put up a better display at the weekend when they were only beaten by the last kick of the game.

Boss Terry Pashley admitted: "I talked about that match before we played Tranmere on Saturday and I told the lads that, after the first performance, a few of them had to show they are better than what they produced that day.

"To be fair to them they did that because the sides were almost identical to the ones that met at Turf Moor, they only had two changes to their line-up.

"They have since beaten Sheffield Wednesday and play Aston Villa on Wednesday night.

"I think our lads took the chance to put a few things right. We took the lead in the first half and looked comfortable until we were undone by two late errors.

"In fact we had lost to a last minute goal against Tranmere in a Youth Alliance Cup game earlier in the season so it was a case of deja vu."

Burnley had taken a first half lead through a Mark Rasmussen goal. "It was a good Andrew Waine cross from the left and Mark Rasmussen nipped in in front of the keeper to head home," said Pashley.

"We had another good chance for Waine but he put it over the bar. In truth there weren't many chances in the game which was a complete contrast to the Lancashire Cup game where they could have scored any number.

"I think part of the problem with the cup game could have been one of temperament, they found it hard playing at Turf Moor and it was too much of an occasion for them."

Burnley looked comfortable throughout Saturday's game but it was two mistakes by keeper James Salisbury that cost them victory.

"They were two errors and I think James should have done better," said Pashley

The team was: Salisbury, Leeson, Scott, Blakey, Davis, Leary, Rasmussen, Pilkington, Hindle, Waine, O'Neill. Subs: Barrett, Richardson, Eves.

The game, which was initially scheduled for Gawthorpe, was switched to Tranmere because of flooding at Burnley's training ground with the home game now ready to be scheduled for later in the season.

But the young players will be in action at Gawthorpe on Saturday morning when Oldham Athletic will be the visitors, weather permitting of course.