Burnley Veterans (7-A-Side Competition)
A team of Vintage Clarets will be heading to Hamm, Germany on the 16th May, to take part in the 36th Annual Football Tournament at Hammer Spielvereinigung which runs from the 17th & 20th May 2013.
Team Captain John Deary, will lead a squad of 14 former clarets including Roger Eli, John Francis, Liam Robinson, Peter Mumby, Gerry Harrison, Graham Lancashire, Paul Atkinson, Junior Bent, Nigel Smith, Phil Eastwood and George Oghani.
John Deary (Captain)
As part of the build up to the tournament the Burnley Veterans took part in a 7-a-side tournament held at Gawthorpe (Burnley FC Training Ground) on Sunday 7th April 2013.
The veterans performed well and were unbeaten in the group matches, winning 4 and drawing 2 of their 6 games. Captain John Deary lead the way by scoring in the first match and leading the team to a 1-0 victory.
During the group stages, further goals were scored by Graham Lancashire, Phil Eastwood, Peter Mumby and Roger Eli. Whilst at the back Gerry Harrison and Nigel Smith limited the opponents chances.
The Clarets made it through to the final, but were beaten in a very close game by a single goal scored in the second half. The veterans will continue their build up to the tournament in Germany, with a game against Burnley Boys Club Old Boys at Accrington Stanley on the 5th May 2013, kick-off at 3.00pm.
Burnley Veterans Images
Graham Lancashire Scores
Ian Britton (Supports)
John Deary Shoots