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Burnley’s 0-0 draw at Millwall in the U18 Professional Development League moved us up one place to third in the north group but took us further away from the top two who both recorded victories.

1819 burnley dylon meredith 00 500x500It would have been something of a shock had leaders Sheffield Wednesday not won. They travelled to Colchester, bottom of the south group without a win all season. Probably the biggest surprise was that Wednesday won 2-1 against a team that has now conceded 85 goals in 23 games.

Second place Leeds had it slightly tougher but returned from Bristol City with a 2-0 victory but it was Nottingham Forest who slipped up; they were beaten 3-2 by south group leaders Cardiff which has allowed us to gone one point ahead of them.

There has been no confirmation of the Burnley team for the first game following the release of eight players so it isn’t known whether any of those players were involved although we know both Ethan Kershaw and Kian Yari were with Barnoldswick Town. A small group of three Burnley supporters did attend, or try to attend, the game but they were refused entry.

It was all square between north and south with four wins each and two draws, the other between Watford and Hull with Ipswich recording the biggest win, beating Bolton 6-2. Cardiff and Ipswich, the top two, pulled further away from third place Millwall. Cardiff hold a four point lead over Ipswich who themselves are five points ahead of Millwall.

An outstanding game in the south kicked off this afternoon between Crystal Palace and QPR but the game was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch.

It’s the north’s turn to play host this Saturday with the big game that between Leeds and Cardiff. We play QPR and will be looking for a win to try and push us closer to that top two.

The player featured this week is Dylon Meredith, another of the players who was released last week.

The League Tables are updated as results are confirmed and can be found with our Fixtures and Results in U23/U18 Stats on the top menu.

Last week’s results, this week’s fixtures, our goalscorers and the current league tables are all below.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Saturday 9th March
Bristol City 0 Leeds 2
Cardiff 3 Nottingham Forest 2
Charlton 0 Sheffield United 1
Colchester 1 Sheffield Wednesday 2
Crystal Palace 4 Birmingham 1
Coventry 0 Barnsley 4
Ipswich 6 Bolton 2
Millwall 0 Burnley 0
QPR 2 Crewe 0
Watford 1 Hull 1

Tuesday 12th March
Crystal Palace v QPR – match abandoned due to waterlogged pitch

THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES

Saturday 16th March
Barnsley v Crystal Palace
Birmingham v Ipswich
Bolton v Millwall
Burnley v QPR
Crewe v Watford
Hull v Bristol City
Leeds v Cardiff
Nottingham Forest v Charlton
Sheffield United v Colchester
Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (LEAGUE & CUPS)

18: Michael Fowler
8: Mitch George
6: Lewis Richardson
4: Ne-Jai Tucker
3: Will Harris
2: Cricky Conn-Clarke, Dylon Meredith, Matt O’Neill
1: Rhys Fenlon, Jayden Major, Dan Moss, Terry Mupariwa, Edon Pruti, Matty Rain, Bobby Thomas, Kian Yari, own goals

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES

Team pld w d l f a pts
Sheffield Wednesday 23 14 7 2 61 20 49
Leeds 23 15 2 6 52 33 47
Burnley 22 13 3 6 50 36 42
Nottingham Forest 23 12 5 6 44 28 41
Sheffield United 20 10 5 5 30 25 35
Birmingham City 21 8 3 10 34 41 27
Barnsley 22 7 5 10 34 37 26
Bolton Wanderers 22 7 2 13 42 58 23
Crewe Alexandra 23 6 3 14 32 64 21
Hull City 21 3 4 14 25 43 13
Team pld w d l f a pts
Cardiff City 22 15 2 5 51 23 47
Ipswich Town 22 14 1 7 56 37 43
Millwall 22 11 5 6 52 29 38
Queens Park Rangers 22 11 3 8 41 32 34
Bristol City 23 9 2 12 33 41 29
Charlton Athletic 22 8 4 10 37 36 28
Watford 23 7 6 10 43 49 27
Crystal Palace 19 8 2 9 38 41 26
Coventry City 22 5 5 12 28 53 20
Colchester United 23 0 5 18 28 85 5
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