Ex-Hucknall Town boss Burr adds FA Cup kudos to his CV

STEVE BURR -- master manager.
STEVE BURR -- master manager.

Legendary former Hucknall Town manager Steve Burr has added more kudos to his CV with an FA Cup giantkilling at his current club, Chester.

Burr (54) will be forever remembered in these parts as the man who built a Town team good enough to win the Unibind Northern Premier League, Premier Division title in 2003/04 and go on to reach the FA Trophy final at Villa Park a year later under his successor, Dean Barrick.

But the Scot has found success wherever he has been as a manager. And last Saturday he steered Conference Premier outfit Chester to a memorable 2-1 victory in the First Round of the FA Cup away to Southend United, of League Two.

One of Chester’s goals was scored by Craig Mahon, whose wife gave birth twins the night before! They now face another away tie in Round Two -- against League One Barnsley.

Burr guided Kidderminster Harriers to within two points of promotion to the Football League in 2012/13 when they were pipped to the Conference title by Mansfield Town. In more FA Cup giantkilling, he led Kidderminster to last season’s Fourth Round where they played at Premier League Sunderland.