REPORT: AFC Burnley 2 Lymm AFC 4

REPORT: AFC Burnley 2 Lymm AFC 4

AFC Burnley’s unbeaten start came to an end against leaders Lymm at the Stanley Sports Hub.

Jonny Carlin and James Crorken got on the scoresheet for the hosts.

Burnley went in front after just three minutes when Aaran Smith won the ball high up the pitch and played in Carlin, who fired past the goalkeeper.

And the hosts nearly doubled their lead moments later when Mark Taylor’s effort was cleared off the line after a quick break down the left flank.

Dean Hardy then made a fine save from close range, before Wez Hensby went close with a curling free-kick.

Midway through the first half, the Lymm goalkeeper made a smart stop with his feet to deny Taylor.

Hardy then did well to keep out a dipping effort from distance 10 minutes before the break.

But the visitors started the second half strongly and turned things around with three goals in a ruthless eight-minute spell.

James Crorken pulled one back with a clinical header from close range after meeting Hensby’s inviting cross.

Burnley then thought they should have had a penalty when substitute Dale Brown was caught in the box, but the referee waved away their appeals.

And the hosts were hit with a sucker punch when Lymm added a fourth inside the final 10 minutes.

Hardy, Salmon, Cook, Jackson, Hanson (Brown), Taylor (Darwin), Crorken, Hensby (c), Balmbra (Ashworth), Smith, Carlin