Top teams keep winning in the Alliance
Since the last review at the beginning of last week, none of the top four teams in the Youth Alliance League have dropped a point.
Leaders Blackpool haven’t played but Burnley and Walsall have both won while Rochdale have picked up two victories including a big win two days ago against Tranmere.
We won 2-0 at Wrexham nine days ago with goals from Nashé Chakwana and Dwight McNeil and on the same day both Rochdale and Walsall recorded 2-1 away wins, Rochdale at Accrington and Walsall at Morecambe.
And one week on it was another three points for Rochdale with a 7-1 home win against Tranmere which takes them within a point of us in the league.
Blackpool remain favourites for the league despite these scores. They have 53 points from 25 points as do we in second place. Blackpool currently are above us on goal difference and it’s not close with Blackpool’s at plus 41 and ours at plus 25 which means it is all in their hands with three games to play.
Rochdale are now just a point behind us but have played a game more while Walsall trail by four point; they also have three games still to play.
Wigan won at Accrington in the only game played last Saturday. Accrington were close to going top earlier in the season when they had 23 points from their first 10 games. Since, they won only two points from 15 games and are now fifth from bottom.
While Rochdale were beating Tranmere on Tuesday, Morecambe were beaten 5-0 at home by Carlisle. The Cumbrians were bottom recently but this latest win has taken them eight points clear of the bottom.
All eyes will be on the top four this weekend. Blackpool and Walsall both have home games while Rochdale are away and we travel to Preston.
The recent results are below with this week’s fixtures, Burnley’s goalscorers and the current league table.
Tuesday 11th April
Accrington 1 Rochdale 2
Morecambe 1 Walsall 2
Wrexham 0 Burnley 2
Saturday 15th April
Accrington 0 Wigan 3
Tuesday 18th April
Carlisle 5 Morecambe 0
Rochdale 7 Tranmere 1
THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES
Friday 21st April
Carlisle v Wrexham
Saturday 22nd April
Accrington v Port Vale
Blackpool v Fleetwood
Bury v Wigan
Preston v Burnley
Shrewsbury v Rochdale
Walsall v Tranmere
BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cup)
16: Nashé Chakwana
14: Tommy Wood
7: Dwight McNeil
6: Olatunde Bayode
5: RJ Pingling
3: Harry Limb, Scott Wilson
2: Tyler Shrimpton, Oliver Younger
1: Tristan Jumeau, Kwasinkosi Mpofu, own goal
CURRENT LEAGUE TABLE
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