The only Burnley player to ever score a double hat-trick in a 7-1 win over Birmingham City in April 1926, Louis Page wasn't even a striker, and was very upset before the game, after being named as the front man, although I doubt he was as Burnley had come unstuck in the 1926/27 season when a change to the off side rule, threw the game in to chaos for a small period of time, Burnley were one of the teams who suffered most during the reorganisation after the rule change. The Clarets had suffered a number of heavy defeats during the season, which was uncharacteristic after the Boyle, Halley and Watson years. But it was during this season where a winger played as a striker against his will score a double hat-trick.
Louis Page was born on 27 March 1899, and played football with Sudley Juniors, Everton and South Liverpool, before signing a professional contract with Stoke City. where he made over 100 league appearances before he moved to Burnley. In the same move, Burnley's ex England International Jack Tresadern moved in the opposite direction to become Northampton's player manager
In Louis Pages' first season at Turf Moor, the winger out scored the great George Beel, no small feat. He gained 7 England caps all during 1927, and even scored for his country in a 9-1 win over Belgium.
On the fateful day in April 1926, Louis Page was said to be very angry at being played at the striker against Birmingham, record goal scorer Beel had been left out by the manager Albert Pickles, but Page justified his selection as the centre forward by scoring 6 goals.
His goals couldn't keep Burnley in the First Division though, and the Clarets were relegated in 1930. In March 1932, Louis Page signed for Manchester United, but only lasted 7 months, before he moved on again, this time to Port Vale, and then on to Yeovil & Petters United as a player manager.
He the managed Newport County and then Swindon Town, where he knocked Burnley out of the FA Cup in 1948. His ls management job was at Chester, before becoming a scout for Leicester City
Louis Page died on 12 October 1959 at Birkenhead Hospital after a short illness
27 March 1899 @ Kirkdale
7 (1 goal) England
Stoke City Northampton Town Burnley Manchester United Port Vale Yeovil & Petters United