Burnley keep on tails of top three in youth league
Last Saturday’s win against Crewe was a very much needed victory in the U18 Professional Development League as we try to keep up with the top three who recorded two wins and one draw between them.
Leaders Leeds were winners against Sheffield United while Sheffield Wednesday moved back up to second with a big 5-0 win against Birmingham. Nottingham Forest were the team to drop points this week; they were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw by bottom of the league Hull.
The remaining game in the north group saw the two teams directly above bottom of the league Hull face each other. Barnsley were the winners and they are now just one point behind Bolton.
In the south there were wins for all of the top three, Cardiff, Ipswich and Millwall with Watford winning the other game against Colchester who are still to taste victory this season.
This week sees us have the toughest possible game with the visit of leaders Leeds to Gawthorpe this Saturday while the other two above us, Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest, face Sheffield United and Barnsley respectively. In the south, neither of the top two are in action.
The player pictured this week is Oscar Woods. The Australian has only recently been able to start playing competitively for us and was in the team that beat Crewe.
Last week’s results, this week’s fixtures, our goalscorers and the current league tables are all below.
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Saturday 26th January
Bolton 1 Barnsley 2
Crewe 0 Burnley 4
Leeds 3 Sheffield United 2
Nottingham Forest 1 Hull 1
Sheffield Wednesday 5 Birmingham 0
Cardiff 2 QPR 1
Coventry 0 Ipswich 2
Millwall 1 Bristol City 0
Watford 3 Colchester 3
THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES
Saturday 2nd February
Barnsley v Nottingham Forest
Birmingham v Bolton
Burnley v Leeds
Hull v Crewe
Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday
Bristol City v Watford
Charlton v Millwall
Colchester v Crystal Palace
QPR v Coventry
BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (LEAGUE & CUPS)
16: Michael Fowler
6: Mitch George, Lewis Richardson
4: Kai Smith
2: Cricky Conn-Clarke, Will Harris, 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
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