Clarets bottom after Crewe defeat
Burnley went into last Monday’s Professional Development League game at Crewe in 9th place in the 11 team league, but by the end of the day we had slumped to the bottom with Crewe moving above us and Bolton, previously bottom, winning at Huddersfield.
We didn’t review the league last week and at the time of that last review we had a five point lead over Bolton, but they beat league leaders Sheffield Wednesday a week ago and followed it up with that win at Huddersfield.
Wednesday still hold the lead at the top of the north group but it is very close between them and their neighbours Sheffield United with Wednesday top courtesy of having conceded one less goal.
Hull are only a point behind after another win last Saturday. Their disappointing start the season is very much forgotten now as they beat Birmingham in another KCOM Stadium double header with the under-23 game following the first team game against Nottingham Forest.
It’s all still very close in the table. We are behind Huddersfield on goal difference but one win would see us move five places up the table and we’ll be looking to do that when the two bottom clubs meet at the Turf next Monday.
The north group, as it is in the U18 league, is far more competitive than the south group which is currently led by QPR who are three points ahead of second place Coventry. While the gap between top and bottom in the north is just ten points, QPR have a 15 point lead over Bristol City who occupy bottom place in the south.
A number of clubs are in Premier League Cup action in the next few days but there is still a full programme in the north group which starts tomorrow and ends with the Sheffield derby on Tuesday as the two clubs battle to break clear at the top.
The player photographed is goalkeeper Aidan Stone.
The results from the last two weeks, this week’s league fixtures, our goalscorers and the current league tables can all be found below.
Friday 20th October
Birmingham 1 Barnsley 2
Bristol City 3 Millwall 0
QPR 1 Ipswich 2
Monday 23rd October
Bolton Wanderers 3 Sheffield Wednesday 1
Burnley 1 Sheffield United 6
Crewe 1 Nottingham Forest 1
Huddersfield 3 Leeds 2
Cardiff 2 Watford 0
Colchester 1 Charlton 1
Crystal Palace 3 Coventry 4
Friday 27th October
Leeds 2 Barnsley 1
Nottingham Forest 2 Sheffield Wednesday 2
Saturday 28th October
Hull 4 Birmingham 2
Monday 30th October
Crewe 2 Burnley 0
Huddersfield 0 Bolton 2
Coventry 0 Millwall 0
Ipswich 1 Colchester 1
QPR 2 Cardiff 0
Watford 2 Bristol City 0
THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES
Friday 3rd November
Barnsley v Nottingham Forest
Birmingham v Leeds
Monday 6th November
Bolton v Hull
Burnley v Huddersfield – kick off 2 p.m. at Turf Moor
Tuesday 7th November
Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United
7: Ben Folami (Ipswich), Jordan Ponticelli (Coventry), Lewis Reilly (Crewe)
6: Michael Folivi (Watford), Aramide Oteh (QPR), Dion Pereira (Watford), Aaron Smith (Nottingham Forest), Tyler Smith (Sheffield United)
5: Arnie Garita (Bristol City), Jordan Hallam (Sheffield United), Mark Harris (Cardiff), Gerry McDonagh (Nottingham Forest), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff), Olamide Shodipo (QPR)
BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cups)
3: Khius Metz
2: Dwight McNeil, Jamie Thomas
1: Dan Agyei, Olatunde Bayode, Harry Flowers, Harry Limb, Rahis Nabi, Christian N’Guessan, Fredrik Ulvestad
CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES
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