Bolton draw sees youths drop a place
A win against bottom team Bolton last Saturday would have seen our under-18s climb to fifth in the league but we were only able to secure one point from a 1-1 draw and that’s seen us drop a further place to eighth in the eleven team northern group of the U18 Professional Development League.
It’s clear where our problems are this season, it’s scoring goals. We have games in hand but our current total of nine league goals scored is the lowest in the division and that includes three when we beat current league leaders Wigan who, having played three games more, have now scored a total of 28 goals.
Wigan scored another four last Saturday, winning 4-2 at Leeds who are having a difficult season this time around. The result maintained their four point lead over Nottingham Forest at the top of the league; they’d beaten Sheffield Wednesday 1-0.
The league table could changed considerably with some teams having played more than others. We’ve played just seven, the same as Sheffield United, but everyone else has played more games and there’s no doubt that a decent run of results would see a dramatic climb.
There’s no change at the top of the south group either with the top two both winning. Watford beat third place Millwall, pushing them down to fifth, while Charlton were winners at bottom team QPR.
This week’s fixtures give us an opportunity to move up the table. We travel to Birmingham and a win would definitely take us up one place with the two teams directly above us facing each other.
The player featured this week is midfielder Dylan Moonan who is a first year scholar.
Last week’s results, this week’s fixtures, our goal scorers and the current tables are all below.
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Saturday 12th October
Birmingham 1 Crewe 2
Burnley 1 Bolton 1
Hull 0 Barnsley 1
Leeds 2 Wigan 4
Nottingham Forest 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0
Coventry 1 Bristol City 0
Ipswich 6 Colchester 1
QPR 1 Charlton 3
Watford 3 Millwall 1
THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES
Saturday 19th October
Barnsley v Crewe
Birmingham v Burnley
Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United
Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds
Wigan v Hull
Bristol City v Watford
Charlton v Ipswich
Colchester v Coventry
Millwall v Cardiff
QPR v Crystal Palace
BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cups)
7: Mitch George
1: Cricky Conn-Clarke, Rhys Fenlon, Jayden Major, Joe McGlynn, Michael Mellon, Ben Woods
CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES
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