North win the day as Clarets stay second
Bristol City might have had the biggest win of the day but victories for Crewe Alexandra, Leeds United, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday as well as the Clarets made it a good day for the north on the last weekend of the cross group games.
From this week, the games will all be from the regional leagues, either north v north or south v south with the remaining north v south games to come at the end of the season.
Nottingham Forest’s game at Charlton was the one we needed to keep an eye on. Had they been beaten we’d have gone level on points with them, albeit with a far worse goal difference, but we remain three points behind while Sheffield Wednesday, also winners, are still two points behind us with a game in hand. We lost on the opening weekend against Watford, but Forest and Wednesday both remain unbeaten.
Hull in the north and Watford in the south both lost their unbeaten starts. It was Hull who went down to that big 7-2 win of Bristol City’s while Watford, who still lead the south group, were beaten at home by Crewe.
So, from this week, teams get the first opportunity to beat teams in their own groups with our first game coming up against Sheffield Wednesday. And this game has been moved. It was originally Wednesday’s home game but our fixtures against them have now been switched with Saturday;s game now at Gawthorpe.
The player photographed is Leighton Egan who scored the second goal in the win at QPR.
Below are last week’s results, this week’s fixtures, our goalscorers and the current tables.
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Saturday 16th September
Bristol City 7 Hull 2
Cardiff 0 Leeds 1
Charlton 0 Nottingham Forest 2
Colchester 1 Sheffield United 2
Coventry 1 Sheffield Wednesday 2
Ipswich 4 Birmingham 3
Millwall 3 Bolton 3
QPR 0 Burnley 2
Watford 0 Crewe 2
THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES
Thursday 21st September
Birmingham v Cardiff
Saturday 23rd September
Barnsley v Bolton
Burnley v Sheffield Wednesday
Leeds v Hull
Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield
Sheffield United v Crewe
3: Michael Fowler
2: Tristan Jumeau, Dwight McNeil, Kian Yari
1: James Clarke, Jordan Cropper, Leighton Egan, Oliver Younger, own goals
CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES
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