Elland Road beckons for under-23s
Having beaten Barnsley last Monday at Curzon Ashton, the under-23s are back on the road this evening with our game at Leeds scheduled for a 7 p.m. kick off at Elland Road.
Much has been said of our start to the season that has seen us play twelve league and cup games without defeat, but we currently sit third in the table, and having played more games than the teams around us, because of the high number of draws. Both cup games ended all square, although we did beat Fleetwood on penalties in the Lancashire Senior Cup, and six of the ten league games have ended with the scores level.
Four wins and six draws is the current record. At home, we’ve drawn all three games played at Turf Moor but won the two at Curzon Ashton. On the road, we have drawn at Millwall, Colchester and Wigan, that being our most recent away game, but we did record wins at both Charlton and Sheffield United.
Tonight our opponents are Leeds and they are currently eighth in the table having won three, drawn two and lost three of their eight games, a run of results that currently sees them seven points behind us although they do have those two games in hand.
They were beaten last week, going down to a 3-0 defeat at Birmingham and they were also beaten in their most recent home game, going down 2-1 to a Crewe side who now sit second in the table.
Our first visit to Leeds in the Professional Development League came in January 2018 when we were beaten 2-1 with our goal scored by Dan Agyei. It was an October fixture last season and it brought us our first away point of the season.
Gaetano Berardi and Kemar Roofe had given Leeds a two goal lead but Dwight McNeil pulled one back before Oliver Younger (pictured) headed home our equaliser. The Burnley team a year ago was: Adam Bruce, Jordan Cropper, Oliver Younger, Anthony Glennon, Ali Koiki, Tunde Bayode, Mark Howarth, Mace Goodridge, Dwight McNeil, Tinashe Chakwana, Dan Agyei. Subs: George McMahon, Ed Cook, Marley Blair, Josh Benson, Rob Harker.
Tonight’s game kicks off at 7 p.m. and admission is £3 with seats available in the West Stand Paddock. You will need to purchase a ticket from the Leeds United ticket office before entering the ground through Entrance 4.Follow UpTheClarets:
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