Orient goalscorer to make draw

23 October 2010 09:09
There are important goals and then there are important goals, and none quite so important as the two Neil Grewcock and Ian Britton scored for Burnley against Orient on 9th May 1987. For some that game seems a lifetime ago, for others a recent reminder of how far down we'd gone. Either way those two players will be two who are never forgotten in the history of Burnley Football Club and in Britton's case he's still very much a Burnley supporter.And Britton is the half time guest today; a player who signed for Burnley at the beginning of that 1986/87 season from Blackpool and initially on loan. He'd already enjoyed an excellent career with Dundee United and Chelsea before moving to Lancashire and had played over 250 games for the Londoners.But at Burnley he was part of the team that nearly dropped out of the league, and also part of the team that a year later proudly marched out at Wembley behind Brian Miller in the Sherpa Van Trophy Final against Wolves.He's remained in the area and become a Burnley fan. He once joked that he never needs to buy a drink now, and that's no surprise. Where on earth would we have been but for the goals he and Grewcock scored that day over 23 years ago?