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Goals from Mitch George, Kai Smith and Terry Mupariwa earned Burnley a 3-1 win at Gawthorpe last Saturday against bottom club Hull City in the U18 Professional Development League and with leaders Sheffield Wednesday losing for the first time this season it has seen us move up to second in the table.

1819 burnley terry mupariwa 00 500x500George scored early in the game, Smith added the second seven minutes into the second half with Mupariwa (pictured), with his first goal of the season, making it 3-0 late in the game before Hull grabbed a late consolation goal in stoppage time.

It had been a banana skin of a fixture with Hull still looking for their first win of the season and acting coach John Towson explained: “The focus of the week was looking at us and making sure we performed right, but it was important not to underestimate Hull. They have played well in their last couple of games but just not got the results they would have liked.”

Burnley’s team was: Harry Allen, Kane Patterson, Udoka Chimna, Bobby Thomas, Armstrong, Cricky Conn-Clarke, Terry Mupariwa, Kian Yari, Kai Smith, Rhys Fenlon (Ethan Kershaw 72), Mitch George (Joe McGlynn 85). Subs not used: Kai Calderbank-Park, Carson, Jayden Major.

With the three points won, it was all eyes on Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest, the two teams who started the day above us. Like us, both were involved in games that ended 3-1. Forest won by that score at Bolton to remain above us on goal difference, but we both moved up a place with Sheffield Wednesday beaten by fourth place Leeds. It means Forest are the new leaders with us now second on goal difference.

There’s been a change of leadership in the south group too. Ipswich kicked off at the top but were surprisingly beaten 2-0 by Watford, a result that allowed the winners to move up four places in the table. Cardiff it is who have taken over at the top. They won at Charlton to go two points clear of Ipswich and with a game in hand.

We have two north west clashes coming up this week. It’s a home game against Bolton next Saturday in the league but before that we have tomorrow afternoon’s Lancashire Youth Cup quarter-final at Preston.

The League Tables are updated as results are confirmed and can be found along 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 all be found below.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Saturday 20th October
Barnsley 2 Birmingham 3
Bolton 1 Nottingham Forest 3
Burnley 3 Hull 1
Sheffield United 1 Crewe 0
Sheffield Wednesday 1 Leeds 3
Charlton 1 Cardiff 2
Coventry v Crystal Palace – rescheduled
Ipswich 0 Watford 2
Millwall 6 Colchester 1
QPR 0 Bristol City 1

THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES

Saturday 27th October
Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday
Birmingham v Nottingham Forest
Burnley v Bolton
Crewe v Leeds
Hull v Sheffield United
Bristol City v Coventry
Charlton v QPR
Colchester v Cardiff
Ipswich v Crystal Palace
Watford v Millwall

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (LEAGUE & CUPS)

8: Michael Fowler
4: Kai Smith
3: Mitch George
2: Matt O’Neill
1: Cricky Conn-Clarke, Rhys Fenlon, Terry Mupariwa, Matty Rain, Bobby Thomas, Kian Yari, own goals

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES

Team pld w d l f a pts
Nottingham Forest 10 7 1 2 23 11 22
Burnley 10 7 1 2 21 15 22
Sheffield Wednesday 10 6 3 1 23 8 21
Leeds 9 6 0 3 24 12 18
Sheffield United 9 5 1 3 9 11 16
Birmingham City 9 4 1 4 18 15 13
Crewe Alexandra 10 3 4 4 16 25 12
Barnsley 10 3 2 5 20 19 11
Bolton Wanderers 9 3 1 5 19 22 10
Hull City 10 0 2 8 8 25 2
Team pld w d l f a pts
Cardiff City 9 6 0 3 18 9 18
Ipswich Town 10 5 1 4 25 18 16
Bristol City 8 5 0 3 10 10 15
Millwall 9 4 1 4 22 13 13
Watford 11 3 3 5 21 26 12
Queens Park Rangers 9 3 2 4 13 17 11
Coventry City 9 3 2 4 12 16 11
Charlton Athletic 9 3 2 4 12 17 11
Crystal Palace 7 3 1 3 13 15 10
Colchester United 11 0 3 8 14 37 3
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