Date: 14th July 2007 at 5:51pm
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ACCRINGTON Stanley continued their Pre-Seaosn preperations with a fantastic 1-1 home draw with Championship neighbours Burnley.

A positive start, saw John Coleman’s boys fire in to a five minute lead infront of a 3,000 plus crowd, made up of mainly Burnley fans.

Rommy Boco sent the ball high over the Burnley crossbar after just 60 seconds of play. Thee minutes later a scramble in the Clarets’ penalty area saw young trialist Jason Walker nock the ball past new Burnley signing Gabor Kiraly at a second attempt.

The scenes that followed were a picture. Stanley’s Ultras celebrated harder than when the club won promotion to the Football League a year ago.

Akinbiyi could easily have put Steve Cotterill’s boys level and then ahead, but he did his best to make sure Stanley kept their lead. The Nigerian forward firstly hit wide following a brilliantly flighted ball into the centre by Michael Duff. Moments later an excellent curling ball from midfielder Alan Maho, set Akinbiyi clear, but the big man’s shot roled weakly in to the arms of Stanley stopper Ian Dunbavin.

HALF TIME: Accrington 1-0 Burnley

John Coleman introduced new signings Kenny Arthur, Roscoe D’Sane and John Miles to the game for the second half.

Stanley could have put the game to bed in the second half through yet more trialists but unluckily stayed on one goal.

The Clarets welomed back Robbie Blake, who signed last night from Leeds United. It was Blake who saved the Clarets from embarassment at The Fraser Eagle Stadium as his chip shot was deflected past Stanley newboy Kenny Arthur in goal.