Clarets adrift in under-23 league
Sheffield Wednesday kicked off last week with a three point advantage over Sheffield United at the top of the Professional Development League but both teams dropped points which has allowed Bolton Wanderers to move between them into second place.
Wednesday were held last Friday by Birmingham but United fell to defeat at Bolton two days ago. Connor Hall scored twice from penalties for Bolton to become the league’s leading scorer with 14 goals, one ahead of Coventry’s Jordan Ponticelli who also scored twice in their big win over Crystal Palace.
That was something of a surprise results. Palace lead the way in the south group and retain their two point lead over QPR who were also beaten by Ipswich. However, both Coventry and Ipswich have now moved above QPR who drop to fourth, and only two points separate that top four in the south group.
Back in the north, Leeds played twice, beating form team Hull and then losing to next to bottom Crewe when another win would have seen them climb into mid table. That second result has left us marooned at the bottom, now three points behind Crewe.
It’s a quiet week coming up in the league. We don’t have a game again but will be in action, weather permitting, tomorrow afternoon when we play Newcastle at Stockport’s Edgeley Park in the Premier League Cup. Both us and Newcastle have six points and occupy the top two positions.
The player featured is Tinashe Chakwana who scored our last home goal in the league back in November against Bolton.
Last week’s results, this week’s fixtures, the leading scorers, our goalscorers and the current league tables can all be found below.
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Thursday 11th January
Leeds 4 Hull 3
Friday 12th January
Birmingham 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1
Sunday 14th January
Huddersfield 2 Hull 1
Monday 15th January
Bolton 3 Sheffield United 2
Crewe 2 Leeds 1
Charlton v Colchester – postponed
Coventry 6 Crystal Palace 1
Ipswich 3 QPR 0
Millwall 0 Bristol City 0
Watford 1 Cardiff 0
THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES
Friday 19th January
Barnsley v Birmingham
Monday 22nd January
Leeds v Huddersfield
Tuesday 23rd January
Sheffield Wednesday v Bolton
Nottingham Forest v Crewe
Wednesday 24th January
Charlton v Crystal Palace
14: Connor Hall (Bolton)
13: Jordan Ponticelli (Coventry)
12: Tyler Smith (Sheffield United)
11: Michael Folivi (Watford), Aramide Oteh (QPR), Lewis Reilly (Crewe)
BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cups)
4: Dwight McNeil
3: Khius Metz, Jamie Thomas, Nahki Wells
2: Dan Agyei, Tunde Bayode, Tinashe Chakwana
1: Harry Flowers, Rahis Nabi, Christian N’Guessan, Fredrik Ulvestad, Oliver Younger
CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES
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