Blades back to second ahead of Burnley clash
Sheffield United have moved back up to second in the Professional Development League having beaten bottom club Bolton Wanderers to leave them just two points behind local rivals and league leaders Sheffield Wednesday.
Having won their game on Monday, they went top for 24 hours before Wednesday brought the week’s fixtures to an end with a thumping win against Birmingham to restore their lead at the top of the northern group.
Just behind them are Nottingham Forest, who have lost second place having drawn against us last Friday, and Hull; they won again and have now picked up 13 points from their last five games, dropping points only against us in the recent 0-0 draw at North Ferriby.
Our point at Forest didn’t move us up the table; we remain 7th in the 11 team table, but it has taken our unbeaten run to three games to add to the draw at Hull and the win at Curzon Ashton against Leeds. We’ll be back at our Curzon Ashton home next Monday in the next round of fixtures, this time against Sheffield United.
In the south group, QPR have extended their lead at the top to four points but it could have been very different when they played Charlton and went 3-0 down in the first half. It was a different story after the break with QPR going on to win the game 5-4. Charlton slipped to next to bottom with that result, coupled with Watford’s win against Colchester.
We’ve a full fixture list again this week. Three of the games will be played tomorrow with the other seven scheduled for Monday.
The player photographed is defender Oliver Younger who, despite being eligible to play in the youth team, has been a regular in this season’s under-23 fixtures.
Last week’s results, this week’s fixtures, the league’s leading goalscorers, Burnley’s goalscorers and the current tables can all be found below.
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Friday 13th October
Leeds 1 Crewe 0
Nottingham Forest 1 Burnley 1
Monday 16th October
Hull 3 Huddersfield 2
Sheffield United 3 Bolton 2
Charlton 4 QPR 5
Coventry 1 Bristol City 1
Ipswich 0 Crystal Palace 1
Millwall 1 Cardiff 1
Watford 3 Colchester 0
Tuesday 17th October
Sheffield Wednesday 4 Birmingham 1
THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES
Friday 20th October
Birmingham v Barnsley
Bristol City v Millwall
QPR v Ipswich Town
Monday 23rd October
Bolton v Sheffield Wednesday
Burnley v Sheffield United – at Curzon Ashton, kick off 7 p.m.
Crewe v Nottingham Forest
Huddersfield v Leeds
Cardiff v Watford
Colchester v Charlton
Crystal Palace v Coventry
6: Ben Folami (Ipswich), Michael Folivi (Watford), Dion Pereira (Watford), Aaron Smith (Nottingham Forest)
5: Jordan Hallam (Sheffield United), Gerry McDonagh (Nottingham Forest), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff), Jordan Ponticelli (Coventry), Lewis Reilly (Crewe)
4: Victor Adeboyjo (Barnsley), Terrique Anderson (Charlton), Diego De Girolamo (Bristol City), Arnie Garita (Bristol City), Freddie Ladapo (Crystal Palace), Kyle McFarlane (Birmingham), Aramide Oteh (QPR), Olamide Shodipo (QPR)
BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cups)
3: Khius Metz
2: Jamie Thomas
1: Dan Agyei, Olatunde Bayode, Harry Flowers, Harry Limb, Dwight McNeil, Rahis Nabi, Christian N’Guessan, Fredrik Ulvestad
CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES
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