At Burnley FC’s Training Centre, For A Behind-Closed-Doors Friendly

Due to the UK-wide lockdown, football has been at a bare minimum so far in 2021. The visit to Barnfield Training Centre, in Padiham, was just my second game of the year.

The behind-closed-doors match between Burnley U-23s and The New Saints ended 1-0 to the hosts.

The goal – a second-half header from a corner – came when Ryan Astles was off the pitch after receiving treatment.

I said to him on the way back – as he was seated behind me on the team bus – they wouldn’t have scored if you’d been playing.

You can view my other games so far this season HERE.