Clive Spencer has sent in the below for the archive. He said:
Having a tidy out and came across an old Burnley Express for 15 June1976. Not a lot worth salvaging but there were three pieces in the Sports Section relating to Lowerhouse, yes three! The reporting at that time was both extensive and brilliant, full match reports with Express Reporters and even photographers often being present. Don Smith appeared to be everywhere.
1976 was gloriously hot particularly in July/August.
The weekend of the 12/13 June was not quite as glorious for Lowerhouse, we were beaten twice. The season did not fare much better with us having to apply for re-electionwhat a farce that was for the bottom two teams every year) with only Nelson below us at the end of the season.