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1516 burnley mark howarth 00 630x420Port Vale beat Preston in the Youth Alliance League last Saturday and were the only team to win with the other five games all drawn, leaving little change at the top of the table.

Wigan, Walsall and Bury were all held to draws, Bury’s coming at fourth place Tranmere, which leaves Wigan still four points clear at the top with Walsall, Bury and Tranmere, who won last Tuesday, now all together on 37 points although Bury have three games in hand on the other two which should see them pull clear into second place.

The biggest surprise was Morecambe’s creditable draw against Walsall. Once again they are struggling at the bottom of the league and this was just their eighth point in twenty games. We sit next to them in the league but have a nine point advantage although we are now five points behind the next club.

We are in action twice this week. Tomorrow afternoon we travel to Lytham Cricket Club to face Fleetwood and on Saturday we are at Carrington where we will face Bury who are still hoping to retain the title they won last season.

All the results from last week are below along with this week’s fixtures, Burnley’s goalscorers and the current league table.

The player pictured above is youth team midfielder Mark Howarth who is a first year scholar at the club.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Tuesday 8th March
Tranmere 3 Accrington 1

Saturday 12th March
Blackpool 4 Carlisle 4
Fleetwood 1 Accrington 1
Morecambe 1 Walsall 1
Port Vale 3 Preston 0
Shrewsbury 0 Wigan 0
Tranmere 2 Bury 2

THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES

Tuesday 15th March
Fleetwood v Burnley
Rochdale v Blackpool

Friday 18th March
Wrexham v Carlisle

Saturday 19th March
Accrington v Port Vale
Blackpool v Shrewsbury
Bury v Burnley
Walsall v Fleetwood
Wigan v Morecambe

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cup)

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

CURRENT TABLE

Team pld w d l f a pts
Wigan Athletic 19 13 2 4 34 11 41
Walsall 21 11 4 6 40 22 37
Bury 18 11 4 3 39 21 37
Tranmere Rovers 21 11 4 6 31 23 37
Shrewsbury Town 21 10 4 7 33 22 34
Fleetwood Town 20 8 6 6 30 26 30
Preston North End 21 9 3 9 26 33 30
Blackpool 19 8 5 6 34 25 29
Port Vale 20 8 5 7 28 26 29
Accrington Stanley 19 7 3 9 25 37 24
Rochdale 19 6 4 9 30 31 22
Carlisle United 22 6 4 12 25 30 22
Wrexham 20 6 4 10 29 39 22
Burnley 18 5 2 11 24 40 17
Morecambe 20 2 2 16 21 63 8
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