Shakers win again
Bury train at Manchester City’s old training ground at Carrington and it seems to be rubbing off on their youth team who made it five wins out of five in the Youth Alliance League this week with a home win against Wrexham.
The win was expected against a Wrexham team who have only one point from their opening games, but it hasn’t helped Bury pull away with Carlisle and Port Vale both winning to remain within two and three points respectively.
Port Vale won at Preston who are one of seven teams still looking for a first win, while Carlisle also won on the road at Wigan who were champions last season but, like Wrexham, have only one point from their first five games.
The league does seem to be splitting into two. The top eight, from Bury to Blackpool, have from 15 to 7 points but none of the remaining seven teams have more than two points.
We are in the top half but have now gone three league games without a win to follow the two opening victories. Accrington, who ended our unbeaten run, might be ones to watch. They’ve only played three times and, like bury, have a 100% record.
Blackpool won 5-1 at Morecambe; that’s taken their goal tally to 13 in just three games. They were one of the three teams to start late and have won two of those three with the other one drawn. They play leaders Bury this week and it will be interesting to see whether their good start continues.
We will meanwhile be looking to get back to winning ways at home against Rochdale. They were held to a draw at Tranmere last Saturday but sit fifth in the league with two wins and three draws.
All last week’s results are below with this week’s fixtures, Burnley’s goalscorers and the current league table.
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Saturday 17th September
Accrington 2 Burnley 1
Bury 3 Wrexham 1
Morecambe 1 Blackpool 5
Preston 1 Port Vale 2
Shrewsbury 0 Walsall 1
Tranmere 0 Rochdale 0
Wigan 2 Carlisle 3
THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES
Saturday 24th September
Blackpool v Bury
Burnley v Rochdale
Fleetwood v Wrexham
Morecambe v Preston
Port Vale v Walsall
Tranmere v Shrewsbury
Wigan v Accrington
BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cup)
2: Olatunde Bayode, RJ Pingling, Scott Wilson
1: Nashé Chakwana, Tristan Jumeau, Dwight McNeil, Tommy Wood
CURRENT LEAGUE TABLE
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