Wanderers move ahead in the under-23 league
Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday shared the lead at the top of the Professional Development League before the last set of fixtures but they brought a win for Bolton and defeat for Wednesday with Bolton now going three points clear at the top of the league.
Both played on Monday and whilst Wednesday were losing 3-0 at home against Nottingham Forest, Bolton beat Huddersfield 2-1 with Connor Hall, the league’s leading goalscorer, netting the first of them.
Besides now being three points ahead of Wednesday, they hold a seven point lead over the next two, Forest and Sheffield United, but Forest maybe the ones to watch, they currently have three games in hand on the top two.
With our game off, we have now played less games than any of the other teams with Leeds having played 20, that’s five more than us, the most of any teams. With our game against Crewe called off, our next opportunity to try and close the gap at the bottom will come on Monday when we travel to Huddersfield, a team currently third from the bottom.
Down south, Crystal Palace’s lead at the top is now up to two points. They kicked off with a one point advantage over Coventry but Palace won at Watford yesterday afternoon with Coventry, surprisingly, losing their home game against Cardiff. That’s allowed Ipswich, big winners against Millwall, to move into second place.
There’s a full set of fixtures this week with an extra game on Thursday which means Sheffield United will play twice. Like the youth league, they will play local rivals Wednesday this week, that game is next Monday.
The player featured this week is Jamie Thomas.
All last week’s results, this week’s fixtures, the leading goalscorers and our goalscorers and the current tables are all below.
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Friday 26th January
Barnsley 3 Leeds 1
Birmingham 0 Hull 1
Monday 29th January
Bolton 2 Huddersfield 1
Burnley v Crewe – postponed
Sheffield Wednesday 0 Nottingham Forest 3
Charlton 2 Bristol City 0
Colchester 3 QPR 2
Coventry 0 Cardiff 1
Ipswich 5 Millwall 0
Watford 1 Crystal Palace 3
THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES
Thursday 1st February
Sheffield United v Crewe
Friday 2nd February
Leeds v Birmingham
Nottingham Forest v Barnsley
Monday 5th February
Huddersfield v Burnley
Hull v Bolton
Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday
Bristol City v Watford
Cardiff v QPR
Colchester v Ipswich
Crystal Palace v Charlton
Millwall v Coventry
16: Connor Hall (Bolton)
13: Jordan Ponticelli (Coventry)
12: Tyler Smith (Sheffield United)
11: Michael Folivi (Watford), Aramide Oteh (QPR), Lewis Reilly (Crewe)
10: Victor Adeboyejo (Barnsley)
5: Dwight McNeil
3: Khius Metz, Jamie Thomas, Nahki Wells
2: Dan Agyei, Tunde Bayode, Tinashe Chakwana
1: Harry Flowers, Ntumba Massanka, Rahis Nabi, Christian N’Guessan, Fredrik Ulvestad, Oliver Younger
CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES
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