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It proved to be a tough morning for the under-18s at Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday. Having fallen behind early in the game, Mitch George equalised for us with his fifth goal of the season and we went in level at half time. But the second half went the way of the home side and they recorded a big 4-1 win to move five points ahead of us.

1819 burnley oscar woods 00 500x500We had Joel Connelly sent off early in the second half. He was playing at right-back in the continued absence of Kane Patterson. Vinnie Steels, signed from York in the summer, got his first game, playing the first half. There was still no sign of either Dan Moss or Dylon Meredith in the fully fit squad but there was a surprise on the bench with Oscar Woods (pictured) an unused substitute. Woods is in his second season at Burnley but the Australian has not been permitted to play with yet another long wait for international clearance, a continued problem with players from down under.

Wednesday’s win keeps them two points clear of Nottingham Forest, 2-0 winners against Crewe, while the point Leeds gained in a 1-1 draw against Birmingham was enough to take them above us on goal difference.

Bolton, surprise winners against us a week earlier, won again to move into seventh place, but Hull were the team they beat 1-0, a Hull side still looking for their first win. Colchester, who are in the same position in the south group, took a 7-1 hammering at QPR. They have now conceded a staggering 46 goals in their 13 games.

Leaders Cardiff were without a game but Ipswich failed to take advantage. A win would have seen them go top but they were beaten 2-1 at Millwall.

We are back home this week with Crewe our visitors. We’ll be looking for a win and Leeds dropping points to at least get back up to third.

The League Tables are updated as results are confirmed and can be found with our Fixtures and Results in U23/U18 Stats on the top menu.

Last week’s results, this week’s fixtures,  our goalscorers and the current league tables can be found below.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Saturday 3rd November
Bolton 1 Hull 0
Leeds 1 Birmingham 1
Nottingham Forest 2 Crewe 0
Sheffield Wednesday 4 Burnley 1
Crystal Palace 1 Bristol City 0
Millwall 3 Ipswich 1
QPR 7 Colchester 1

THIS WEEK’SFIXTURES

Saturday 10th November
Barnsley v Bolton
Birmingham v Sheffield Wednesday
Burnley v Crewe
Hull v Nottingham Forest
Sheffield United v Leeds
Bristol City v Millwall
Charlton v Crystal Palace
Colchester v Watford
Ipswich v Coventry
QPR v Cardiff

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (LEAGUE & CUPS)

9: Michael Fowler
5: Mitch George
4: Kai Smith
2: Matt O’Neill
1: Cricky Conn-Clarke, Rhys Fenlon, Terry Mupariwa, Matty Rain, Bobby Thomas, Kian Yari, own goals

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES

Team pld w d l f a pts
Sheffield Wednesday 12 8 3 1 33 9 28
Nottingham Forest 12 8 1 3 26 14 25
Leeds 11 7 1 3 27 14 22
Burnley 12 7 1 4 24 22 22
Sheffield United 10 6 1 3 11 12 19
Birmingham City 11 5 2 4 22 17 17
Bolton Wanderers 11 5 1 5 23 24 16
Crewe Alexandra 12 3 4 6 17 29 12
Barnsley 11 3 2 6 20 25 11
Hull City 12 0 2 10 9 28 2
Team pld w d l f a pts
Cardiff City 10 7 0 3 20 9 21
Ipswich Town 12 6 1 5 29 22 19
Bristol City 10 6 0 4 15 12 18
Millwall 11 5 2 4 26 15 17
Queens Park Rangers 11 5 2 4 23 19 17
Crystal Palace 9 4 1 4 15 18 13
Watford 12 3 4 5 22 27 13
Charlton Athletic 10 3 2 5 13 20 11
Coventry City 10 3 2 5 13 21 11
Colchester United 13 0 3 10 15 46 3
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