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Blackpool remain firm favourites to win the Youth Alliance League after a Saturday in which all four candidates for the title won away games at Accrington, Tranmere, Morecambe and Wrexham.

harry limb signsThose results have now ruled out any other winners this season with Port Vale, in fifth place, now unable to catch leaders Blackpool whose 2-0 win at Accrington took their points total to 53 with three games remaining.

Our 4-2 win at Tranmere kept us within three points with a game in hand although, with Blackpool’s much superior goal difference, the lead is virtually four points. Then come Rochdale and Walsall. Both have played the same number of games but both trail us by four points.

They both lost ground last midweek, losing games you would have expected them to win, but both picked up three points on Saturday with Rochdale winning 1-0 at Morecambe and Walsall securing an easy 5-0 win at Wrexham.

This midweek will see all of the three chasing clubs play their games in hand and all three are tomorrow. Again we’re all away and again we all play teams towards the bottom. Rochdale travel to fifth from bottom Accrington, who have won just two points from their last 13 games, and Walsall are at Morecambe. Burnley meanwhile travel to Wrexham.

That will leave all of us with three games remaining but none of us play this weekend when the only game will be between Accrington and Wigan.

All last week’s results are below as are this week’s fixtures, Burnley’s goalscorers and the current league table.

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

Pictured is Harry Limb who scored twice in the win at Tranmere.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Tuesday 4th April
Carlisle 1 Accrington 0
Preston 4 Walsall 3
Rochdale 1 Fleetwood 4

Saturday 8th April
Accrington 0 Blackpool 2
Fleetwood 3 Carlisle 1
Morecambe 0 Rochdale 1
Preston 2 Bury 0
Tranmere 2 Burnley 4
Wrexham 0 Walsall 5

THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES

Tuesday 11th April
Accrington v Rochdale
Morecambe v Walsall
Wrexham v Burnley

Saturday 15th April
Accrington v Wigan

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cup)

15: Nashé Chakwana
14: Tommy Wood
6: Olatunde Bayode, Dwight McNeil
5: RJ Pingling
3: Harry Limb, Scott Wilson
2: Tyler Shrimpton, Oliver Younger
1: Tristan Jumeau, Kwasinkosi Mpofu, own goal

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLE

Team pld w d l f a pts
Blackpool 25 16 5 4 64 23 53
Burnley 24 15 5 4 52 29 50
Rochdale 24 14 4 6 49 28 46
Walsall 24 14 4 6 46 28 46
Port Vale 26 13 5 8 44 37 44
Bury 25 13 1 11 43 47 40
Wigan Athletic 24 9 8 7 46 37 35
Shrewsbury Town 25 9 8 8 40 43 35
Preston North End 26 7 12 7 41 42 33
Fleetwood Town 26 9 5 12 51 58 32
Accrington Stanley 23 7 4 12 27 45 25
Morecambe 24 7 3 14 37 45 24
Carlisle United 23 6 1 16 29 48 19
Tranmere Rovers 25 3 7 15 17 41 16
Wrexham 24 2 8 14 25 60 14
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