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Our under-18s were due to play Hull last Saturday in the U18 Professional Development League only for it to be called off due to a waterlogged pitch, but we are no worse off in the league after two of the teams above us were beaten.

1920 burnley tremaine eastmond 00 500x500In the game of the day in the north group, second played third in a south Yorkshire derby with Barnsley, the higher placed of the two, at home against Sheffield United, but it was the Blades who took the points to move above them into second place but still four points behind Wigan whose game, like ours, was called off.

Nottingham Forest, who started the day behind Sheffield United on goal difference, were also beaten, going down at Birmingham who started and ended the day third from bottom, while in the other north group played, the bottom two, Leeds and Bolton, fought out a 4-4 draw.

There was just one game in the south and that enabled Watford, who were top on goal difference over Charlton, to go three points clear of Charlton. It was the only scheduled south group game.

One way or another, a win for us this weekend will see us move closer to at least four of the teams currently above us. Leaders Wigan travel to face second place Sheffield United and there is also a clash between third and fourth as Nottingham Forest play host to Barnsley. A defeat, though, would guarantee us dropping at least one place with our opponents Crewe currently just a point behind us.

The player featured this week is midfielder Tremaine Eastmond who is a first year scholar.

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

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

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Saturday 26th October
Barnsley 0 Sheffield United 3
Birmingham 1 Nottingham Forest 0
Bolton 4 Leeds 4
Burnley v Hull – match postponed
Wigan v Sheffield Wednesday – match postponed
Watford 3 Cardiff 2

THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES

Saturday 2nd November
Crewe v Burnley
Hull v Bolton
Leeds v Birmingham
Nottingham Forest v Barnsley
Sheffield United v Wigan
Cardiff v Bristol City
Charlton v Watford
Ipswich v Coventry
Millwall v Crystal Palace
QPR v Colchester

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cups)

8: Mitch George
4: Cricky Conn-Clarke
1: Rhys Fenlon, Jayden Major, Joe McGlynn, Michael Mellon, Ben Woods

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES

Team pld w d l f a pts
Wigan 11 7 2 2 31 18 23
Sheffield United 9 6 1 2 21 11 19
Barnsley 10 5 2 3 13 11 17
Nottingham Forest 11 5 1 5 14 13 16
Burnley 8 4 1 3 13 12 13
Sheffield Wednesday 10 3 3 4 12 9 12
Crewe Alexandra 10 3 3 4 17 20 12
Hull City 11 3 2 6 13 22 11
Birmingham City 10 3 1 6 14 25 10
Leeds 11 1 4 6 15 25 7
Bolton Wanderers 10 1 3 6 17 30 6
Team pld w d l f a pts
Watford 11 8 1 2 28 15 25
Charlton Athletic 10 6 4 0 23 11 22
Bristol City 10 6 2 2 22 10 20
Millwall 9 6 1 2 24 10 19
Ipswich Town 10 5 3 2 22 13 18
Crystal Palace 10 4 3 3 24 13 15
Cardiff City 10 2 3 5 15 20 9
Colchester United 11 2 3 6 21 34 9
Coventry City 10 3 0 7 11 28 9
Queens Park Rangers 10 1 1 8 12 32 4
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