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A win against Nottingham Forest would have seen us go joint top of the U18 Professional Development League but Saturday’s 4-4 draw has taken us down one place to fifth although we are now just two points behind new league leaders Bolton Wanderers.

1718 burnley james clarke 00 500x500Burnley and Forest were two of the teams who kicked off the day on 33 points, three behind leaders Leeds who had missed the opportunity to go a further three points clear on Friday when they were surprisingly beaten at Crewe.

The draw meant we both moved a point closer but Bolton, the third of those teams, had a big win against Sheffield United which took them back to the top whilst dumping the Blades to the bottom of the league, below Barnsley on goals scored.

Our draw enabled Sheffield Wednesday to move ahead of both of us on goal difference which they duly did with their victory at Barnsley and that now leaves the league with only two points separating the top five and Birmingham, who are down in eighth place, just a further three points behind us.

Two of those top teams, Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton, meet this week whilst we have a trip to play Sheffield United. Coming up against the bottom of the league is not easy, certainly not in this league, as we found out recently against Crewe who were then bottom. And things can change very quickly in this league as Huddersfield have found out, dropping from first to seventh in just a matter of three or four weeks.

In the south, the league changes very little and it is as you were this week with every team in the same position as they were a week ago. All of the top four won and whilst there is only a 14 point gap between top and bottom in the north, the points difference between leaders Crystal Palace and bottom team Coventry is now 32 points in the south.

Burnley’s draw against Forest was notable for our first three goals, all of which would be goal of the season contenders. The player featured is James Clarke who scored our second, the best of them all.

The League Tables are updated as results are confirmed and can be found with our Fixtures and Results within 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

Friday 16th February
Crewe 3 Leeds 0

Saturday 17th February
Barnsley 1 Sheffield Wednesday 2
Bolton 4 Sheffield United 0
Burnley 4 Nottingham Forest 4
Huddersfield 1 Hull 6
Colchester 3 Bristol City 1
Crystal Palace 3 QPR 1
Ipswich 0 Charlton 4
Millwall 2 Coventry 1
Watford 3 Cardiff 0

THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES

Saturday 24th February
Barnsley v Birmingham
Nottingham Forest v Crewe
Sheffield United v Burnley
Sheffield Wednesday v Bolton
Bristol City v Millwall
Coventry v Colchester
Charlton v Cardiff
QPR v Ipswich
Watford v Crystal Palace

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cup)

6: Jordan Cropper
5: Tristan Jumeau
3: Jordan Barnett, Marley Blair, James Clarke, Craig Ellison, Michael Fowler, Dwight McNeil, Kian Yari
2: Mitchell George, Will Harris, Dan Moss, Bobby Thomas
1: Leighton Egan, Lewis King, Sam Layton, Dylon Meredith, Terry Mupariwa, Oliver Younger, own goals

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES

Team pld w d l f a pts
Bolton Wanderers 21 10 6 5 57 41 36
Leeds United 22 11 3 8 48 37 36
Sheffield Wednesday 20 10 4 6 51 30 34
Nottingham Forest 21 10 4 7 51 38 34
Burnley 21 10 4 7 44 46 34
Hull City 21 9 4 8 45 50 31
Huddersfield Town 20 9 4 7 42 51 31
Birmingham City 20 8 6 6 47 39 30
Crewe Alexandra 20 8 3 9 44 34 27
Barnsley 22 6 4 12 32 47 22
Sheffield United 19 7 1 11 23 38 22
Team pld w d l f a pts
Crystal Palace 21 12 5 4 44 21 41
Watford 20 12 2 6 44 31 38
Millwall 22 11 4 7 55 44 37
Charlton Athletic 21 11 3 7 47 40 36
Cardiff City 19 9 3 7 36 28 30
Queens Park Rangers 21 10 0 11 48 57 30
Bristol City 22 8 2 12 38 35 25
Ipswich Town 22 5 5 12 35 62 20
Colchester United 21 5 1 15 31 61 16
Coventry City 20 3 0 17 23 55 9
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