Youths look to get back on track as Wednesday go six points clear
Sheffield Wednesday won 3-0 at Birmingham last Saturday, a result that took them six points clear at the top of the U18 Professional Development League as none of the three teams directly below them took even a point.
The shock result came at bottom of the league Hull. They went into the game with just two points from twelve games but recorded a first win of the season against second place Nottingham Forest. It was defeat too for fourth place Leeds, beaten 4-1 at Sheffield Unite, while our game was postponed due to Crewe’s involvement in the FA Youth Cup; they won their 2nd round tie 2-1 at Salford last Friday.
The one remaining game in the north group saw Bolton win at Barnsley while in th south Cardiff increased their lead at the top to five points. They won convincingly at QPR as second place Ipswich were beaten at home by Coventry and Bristol City, who started the day in third place, could only draw against Millwall.
This week is just about a week off in the league although there is one match in each of the groups. In the south, Bristol City are at home to Charlton on Saturday and in the north, our home game against Crewe will be played tomorrow morning. There is some confusion as to the kick off time with 11 and 11:30 a.m. being reported.
Crewe beat us twice last season with the home game ending in a 3-1 defeat in February when Craig Ellison (pictured) scored our goal.
Last week’s results, this week’s fixtures, our goalscorers and the current tables are all below.
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Saturday 10th November
Barnsley 1 Bolton 2
Birmingham 0 Sheffield Wednesday 3
Burnley v Crewe – postponed
Hull 2 Nottingham Forest 1
Sheffield United 4 Leeds 1
Bristol City 1 Millwall 1
Charlton 2 Crystal Palace 1
Colchester 2 Watford 5
Ipswich 0 Coventry 1
QPR 0 Cardiff 5
THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES
Friday 16th November
Burnley v Crewe
Saturday 17th November
Bristol City v Charlton
BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (LEAGUE & CUPS)
9: Michael Fowler
5: Mitch George
4: Kai Smith
2: Matt O’Neill
1: Cricky Conn-Clarke, Rhys Fenlon, Terry Mupariwa, Matty Rain, Bobby Thomas, Kian Yari, own goals
CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES
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