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Wigan won at Tranmere last Saturday and with Rochdale holding Bury to a draw it has taken Wigan two points clear at the top of the Youth Alliance League with the top two now having four games still to play.

Olatunde Bayode

Olatunde Bayode

It looked on paper as though Wigan had the tougher of the two games but it didn’t work that way with Dale, who have had a less successful season than usual, claiming a point against their close rivals.

Walsall won again to go within a point of Bury but they are no longer realistically title contenders. They have two games remaining but should they win both it will only require Wigan to win one of their remaining four games to finish above them.

The big shock result came at the bottom of the league, however, with Morecambe winning for only a third time this season. Prior to the game they were averaging less than a goal scored per game whilst having conceded 72 goals in 24 games, exactly three per game. But they didn’t just beat Wrexham, they beat them 4-0 but defeat at Accrington yesterday has finally condemned them to a bottom place finish.

A seventh successive defeat for Burnley, in which we’ve conceded 22 goals, has left us stranded next to bottom and it is now only possible for us to climb one place higher and that would only happen should we win both of our remaining games and Carlisle lose their final game at Morecambe this Saturday.

It was a very much younger side that we fielded against Preston last Saturday with none of the second year scholars, who are due to leave the club at the end of the season, involved.

All the recent results are below and this week’s fixtures, followed by our goalscorers for the season and the current league table.

RECENT RESULTS

Saturday 16th April
Burnley 0 Preston 3
Fleetwood 0 Blackpool 6
Morecambe 4 Wrexham 0
Port Vale 0 Walsall 2
Rochdale 0 Bury 0
Shrewsbury 1 Accrington 1
Tranmere 1 Wigan 4

Monday 18th April
Accrington 2 Morecambe 0

THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES

Tuesday 19th April
Blackpool v Bury

Wednesday 20th April
Rochdale v Port Vale
Tranmere v Fleetwood

Friday 22nd April
Accrington v Wigan

Saturday 23rd April
Blackpool v Port Vale
Burnley v Wrexham
Bury v Walsall
Fleetwood v Tranmere
Morecambe v Carlisle
Shrewsbury v Rochdale

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cup)

8: Josh Dolling
6: Khius Metz, Tommy Wood
5: Nashé Chakwana
4: Tristan Jumeau
2: Tyler Shrimpton
1: Olatunde Bayode, Miles Fenton, Dwight McNeil, Andy Nugent

CURRENT TABLE

Team pld w d l f a pts
Wigan Athletic 24 17 2 5 52 18 53
Bury 24 15 6 3 52 25 51
Walsall 26 15 5 6 52 26 50
Shrewsbury Town 26 13 5 8 40 27 44
Tranmere Rovers 25 13 4 8 41 32 43
Preston North End 27 13 3 11 42 41 42
Blackpool 25 11 7 7 47 29 40
Accrington Stanley 25 10 6 10 35 43 36
Fleetwood Town 25 9 6 10 32 41 33
Port Vale 24 8 7 9 28 30 31
Wrexham 26 8 5 13 38 52 29
Rochdale 24 7 6 11 34 40 27
Carlisle United 27 7 4 16 35 48 25
Burnley 26 6 2 18 32 62 20
Morecambe 25 3 2 20 26 72 11
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