NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: It's a happy homecoming - and birthday - for Burnley striker Harry Limb

PUBLISHED: 10:59 02 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:02 02 August 2017

Jon Fairweather battles with Harry Limb on the striker's return to the Elgoods Fenland Stadium. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Jon Fairweather battles with Harry Limb on the striker's return to the Elgoods Fenland Stadium. PHOTO: Ian Carter

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It proved to be a happy homecoming for Burnley starlet Harry Limb last night.

Limb celebrates netting his third goal in as many games for Burnley's development side. PHOTO: Ian CarterLimb celebrates netting his third goal in as many games for Burnley's development side. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Limb, who swapped Wisbech Town for the Premier League side in February, found the net on his return to the Elgoods Fenland Stadium in a 2-1 friendly victory.

The young striker, who hit 22 goals for the Fenmen last season, celebrated his 18th birthday by netting the opening goal, before Alex Beck levelled for the hosts.

Another Clarets star tipped for a successful future, Dwight McNeil, bagged the decisive goal in the second period.

Harry Limb opens the scoring for Burnley. PHOTO: Ian CarterHarry Limb opens the scoring for Burnley. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Adam Millson had the opportunity to seal a draw for Wisbech from the spot, but saw his kick saved in the fixture arranged as part of the deal that took Limb to Turf Moor six months ago.

Wisbech return to action on Saturday with an FA Cup extra preliminary clash with Biggleswade Town (away, 3pm).

Adam Millson saw a penalty saved as Burnley U23s ran out 2-1 winners. PHOTO: Ian CarterAdam Millson saw a penalty saved as Burnley U23s ran out 2-1 winners. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Danny Emmington wins an aerial challenge. PHOTO: Ian CarterDanny Emmington wins an aerial challenge. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Harry Limb. PHOTO: Ian CarterHarry Limb. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Harry Limb. PHOTO: Ian CarterHarry Limb. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Harry Limb. PHOTO: Ian CarterHarry Limb. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Edgaras Buzas (left). PHOTO: Ian CarterEdgaras Buzas (left). PHOTO: Ian Carter

Harry Payne. PHOTO: Ian CarterHarry Payne. PHOTO: Ian Carter

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