Leeds and Hull join Forest at top of under-23 league
Nottingham Forest sat three points clear at the top of the Professional Development League a week ago but their defeat at Millwall has enabled both Leeds United and Hull City to join them on six points and Leeds with a game in hand too.
Leeds got their win at Ipswich last Friday while Hull picked up a surprise win at Crystal Palace three days later and it’s some recovery for Hull who have won two out of two since losing their first game 5-0 at Watford.
Forgetting Bolton, who are still to kick off their season, there are three north team still looking for a win and three remaining unbeaten. We are in both those groups having drawn all of our three games so far. We have led in the two away games, 1-0 at Millwall and 2-0 at Colchester, before being pegged back but had to score a late goal to get a draw in the home game against Coventry despite dominating the game virtually from kick off to the end.
Those are the only points Coventry have dropped and they ended this week’s group of fixtures with a 4-3 home win against Crewe which has taken them second in the south group with Watford making it three wins out of three with victory against Sheffield Wednesday.
Charlton are the other unbeaten team; they’ve drawn both their games while they are joined by Colchester, Ipswich and Cardiff in looking for their first wins.
There are seven games this week, getting underway today with the final games on Monday. This week they are all north v south fixtures with our home game again on the Turf in three days time against QPR who got their first points of the season with a 4-3 win against Sheffield United last Monday.
The player featured this week is a player very much in the news. Lewis Richardson, just 16, scored for the under-23s at Colchester last Monday and then two days later was on the bench for the first team when we played Sunderland in the League Cup.
Last week’s results, this week’s fixtures, the leading goalscorers, our goalscorers and the current league tables can all be found below.
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Friday 23rd August
Ipswich 0 Leeds 1
Watford 3 Sheffield Wednesday 1
Monday 26th August
Colchester 2 Burnley 2
Millwall 2 Nottingham Forest 0
QPR 4 Sheffield United 3
Tuesday 27th August
Bristol City 4 Barnsley 1
Crystal Palace 1 Hull 3
Wednesday 28th August
Coventry 4 Crewe 3
THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES
Friday 30th August
Birmingham v Ipswich
Nottingham Forest v Cardiff
Sunday 1st September
Leeds v Bristol City
Monday 2nd September
Barnsley v Crystal Palace
Burnley v QPR
Sheffield United v Charlton
Sheffield Wednesday v Colchester
4: Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest)
3: George Alexander (Millwall), Max Biamou (Coventry), Joseph Hungbo (Watford), Joe Pigott (Wigan), Elliot Simoes (Barnsley), Jake Young (Sheffield United)
1: Tunde Bayode, Ali Koiki, Lewis Richardson, Bobby Thomas
CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES
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