|31st Oct 1959 Luton Town v Burnley|
|Written by Warren|
|Wednesday, 14 May 2008|
Saturday 31st October 1959
Burnley: Blacklaw, Angus, Elder, Seith, Miller, Adamson, Connelly, McIlroy, Pointer, White, Pilkington.
Referee Mr..G.W.Pullen (Bristol)
This week sees the Clarets on the road away to Luton Town, who are currently bottom of the league. Luton were losing finalists in the F.A.Cup last season and were one of those sides for some reason that Burnley always found difficult to beat.
This game was to be no exception with the Clarets struggling to come away with a very hard earned point in what was one of the seasons poorest performances by both sides.
There really was not much to report on this game with Burnley struggling to show any of their recent form and Luton squandering many of their chances. Brown put Luton in front within the first 10 minutes and Pointer cracking in a superb left foot drive for the equaliser.
The game fizzled out with the scores remaining at 1-1 at the full time whistle.
Here are the comments from Harry Potts on the game which were published in his programme notes the week after the game.
In my experience I cannot recall playing in, or seeing, a good football match at Luton's headquarters which I feel sure is accounted for by the dimensions of the pitch.
I have read that they are intent on extending it or setting up a new one and I hope they will be successful in whichever project they undertake, for I feel it would be of great benefit to them as well, remedying the problem that one always senses of overcrowding and with the distance between the half-way line and the penalty areas very deceptive, particularly for those who are accustomed to something longer.
But of Saturday's game I shall long remember Ray Pointer's great left foot shot that got our equaliser and that valuable point. "
Well Harry I shall have to pass that excuse on to either Mourhino or Ferguson as I am sure that they could use one or two new ones.
Teams as printed in the programme
The Luton programme was a little larger than most and was an 8 page affair costing 3d.The programme notes warmly welcomed Burnley, and a special welcome was given to Herr Liesengang, Mayor of Spandau who was especially interested in youth development. hmmm.
The half time entertainment was to be provided by the Butlin Young Ladies, who were to give their third display at the ground.
hi de hi.I draw your attention to the front page of the programme at the top of this page which carries an advertisement for radios costing £14-3s-6d in plastic, and a walnut veneer one costing £16-5s-6d rather expensive for those days compared to today.
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