Birmingham youths nine points clear after beating Burnley
Burnley suffered a fourth defeat of the season in the U18 Professional Development League, going down 3-0 to a Birmingham City team who have now gone nine points clear at the top of the table.
Birmingham had won their first six games but in the previous week they had drawn twice, dropping points for the first time. They were convincing winners against us, result wise, although our coach Tony Philliskirk was again impressed with how we played and the possession we had in the game.
In a week when only the north group played, Coventry were the team to watch, beating Hull 8-1. It enabled them to move up four places to second with Hull one of the teams they passed. Two of the other teams they moved ahead of were Sheffield Wednesday and Crewe who met and enjoyed a 3-3 draw.
In the one remaining game, Peterborough, who had secured their first point a week earlier, got their first win of the season, beating Barnsley, who had started the day in second place, 3-2.
There is no move in the table for us; we remain eighth in the table, with nine points from our nine games.
This week is cup week in the U18 Professional Development League Cup. Grouped with Birmingham, Crewe and Bradford City, and having beaten Bradford City, we go to Crewe for our second game. The league will resume a week later with us at home against Peterborough.
The player featured this week is midfielder Frankie McMahon-Brown. He’s a first year scholar and has been with the Clarets since moving from Manchester City when he was an under-12.
Last Week’s Results
Saturday 14th October
Birmingham 3 Burnley 0
Coventry 8 Hull 1
Fleetwood v Sheffield United – rearranged for 30th March 2024
Peterborough 3 Barnsley 2
Sheffield Wednesday 3 Crewe 3
Saturday 28th October
Barnsley v Crewe
Burnley v Peterborough
Hull v Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield United v Coventry
Wigan v Birmingham
Saturday 28th October
Bournemouth v Charlton
Bristol City v Cardiff
Ipswich v Colchester
Millwall v Watford
Swansea v QPR
Burnley Goalscorers (League)
3: Lucas Wane
2: Jack Bates, Logan Carlin, Callum West
1: Adam Abbas, Zach Johnson, Vernon Masara, Jack Rogers
Burnley Goalscorers (Cups)
2: Zach Johnson
1; Vernon Masara, Oliver Pimlott, Lucas Wane
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