Blades miss chance to go top
It was a week when the Professional Development League was decimated because of the weather and of the twelve games scheduled only four at Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Watford went ahead.
Two games last Thursday, including ours at Sheffield Wednesday, and two on the following day were all ruled out as were four of yesterday’s eight games and that included another of our away games at Barnsley.
In the end, there were two games played in the north group and two in the south group. Nottingham Forest beat Hull to move above them into fourth place but the surprise result came at Sheffield United who were beaten at home by Huddersfield. A win of any kind would have seen the home side go above Bolton at the top of the league on goal difference but the defeat means their rivals Sheffield Wednesday are still just behind them and now with a game in hand.
In the south, there was a surprise defeat for leaders Crystal Palace who were beaten 1-0 at home by Millwall. Charlton have now moved above both Coventry and Ipswich into second place after winning at Watford. Despite Palace’s defeat, they still have a healthy nine point lead at the top of the south group.
There are a total of 12 fixtures this week, running from Thursday to Tuesday, and that includes two Burnley home games against Nottingham Forest (Thursday) and Sheffield Wednesday (Monday) with both to be played at Curzon Ashton. Hull are again experimenting with a double bill. They will play their home game against Leeds on Saturday with a 5 p.m. kick off, directly after the first team’s game against Norwich.
The player featured this week is Jamie Thomas.
Last week’s results, this week’s fixtures, the leading goalscorers, our scorers and the current league tables can all be found below.
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Thursday 1st March
Birmingham v Bolton – postponed
Sheffield Wednesday v Burnley – postponed
Friday 2nd March
Nottingham Forest v Crewe – postponed
Bristol City v Ipswich – postponed
Monday 5th March
Barnsley v Burnley – postponed
Nottingham Forest 3 Hull 0
Sheffield United 1 Huddersfield 2
Sheffield Wednesday v Crewe – postponed
Cardiff v Colchester – postponed
Coventry v QPR – postponed
Crystal Palace 0 Millwall 1
Watford 1 Charlton 2
THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES
Thursday 8th March
Burnley v Nottingham Forest
Sheffield Wednesday v Crewe
Cardiff v Ipswich
Saturday 10th March
Hull v Leeds
Monday 12th March
Bolton v Barnsley
Burnley v Sheffield Wednesday
Charlton v Coventry
Colchester v Bristol City
Ipswich v Watford
QPR v Millwall
Tuesday 13th March
Crewe v Birmingham
Crystal Palace v Cardiff
16: Connor Hall (Bolton)
14: Jordan Ponticelli (Coventry)
13: Tyler Smith (Sheffield United)
11: Victor Adeboyejo (Barnsley), Michael Folivi (Watford), Aramide Oteh (QPR), Lewis Reilly (Crewe)
10: Virgil Gomis (Nottingham Forest), Levi Lumeka (Crystal Palace)
BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cup)
5: Dwight McNeil
3: Khius Metz, Jamie Thomas, Nahki Wells
2: Dan Agyei, Tunde Bayode, Tinashe Chakwana
1: Harry Flowers, Ntumba Massanka, Rahis Nabi, Christian N’Guessan, Fredrik Ulvestad, Oliver Younger
CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES
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