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Exactly 6 years to the day since Burnley's last visit to
Wembley, Burnley were back, they were attempting to put a
number of ghosts to bed that day, as the Clarets had failed to
win at Wembley on every single one of their previous visits,
and had only score one goal in the process, plus their
opposition that day, Stockport County had been a bogey side
where Burnley were concerned over the past few seasons.

Jimmy Mullen had brought along his Burnley side to the Play Off
Final for the Second Division. We had finished the season in sixth
place, some 12 points behind Stockport County, but after a 0-0 draw
at home against Plymouth, and then a 3-1 win at Home Park in the
return leg, had booked Burnley's place in the final. Stockport had
been in this position 3 times in the last 4 seasons and had lost every
single time.

A smaller crowd than the 1988 visit to Wembley (due to the low
numbers brought by Stockport County) witnessed Burnley go behind
to an early Stockport goal, but after 2 Stockport players had been
sent off for taking an expection to wind up merchant Ted McMinn,
and had both been sent off, goals David Eyres and Gary Parkinson,
sealed Burnley's place in the First Division the following season.

Burnley had finally won at Wembley, the had finally beaten Stockport
County and returned to Burnley as heroes welcome back through the
streets of Burnley, as thousands of supporters lined the route an
open top bus took around the town, proudly displaying the Play Off

The promotion lasted one season, and Burnley quickly returned to
the Second Division, but no Burnley fan who went that day, could say
that they didn't shed a tear for Jimmy Mullen's Clarets and Blue
Army's finest hour at the home of English Football.
Burnley Team
Stockport County Team
Burnley 2
Stockport County 1
May 29 1994 @
Wembley Stadium
Jimmy Mullen