Burnley still lead youth league

Last updated : 25 January 2012 By Tony Scholes
Luke Conlan

Carlisle, in third place, were the one team that could overtake us and would have gone above us on goal difference had they beaten Oldham at home. They lost the game 1-0, their second successive loss, and that, besides not taking them back to the top, has seen them drop to fourth place.

Second place Walsall were without a game and that enabled Preston, who beat Accrington 4-0, in the only other league game played, to go second in the table, just a point behind us.

We are without a game again this weekend and that means, should results go against us, we could drop to fourth. Preston are at home to Tranmere, Walsall travel to Rochdale and Carlisle have another home game against Port Vale.

Anything but a defeat would see Preston above us whilst both Walsall and Carlisle would need wins to pass us on goal difference.

Meanwhile, our cup hopes are over for the season, certainly as far as the Youth Alliance Cup is concerned. We went out on penalties at Notts County, as previously reported, with the East Midlands club joined by Doncaster Rovers and Hartlepool United in the Northern Semi-Finals along with one of Stockport County and Hull City whose tie was postponed.

Below are the latest results, and this week's fixtures with one already having been postponed, that between Bury and Accrington which should have been played yesterday.

Our next game is the home clash against Carlisle and that is a week on Saturday, 4th February.


Saturday 21st January

Youth Alliance Cup
Doncaster 3 Chesterfield 1
Notts County 2 Burnley 2 - Notts County won 7-6 on penalties
Rochdale 2 Hartlepool 3
Stockport v Hull - Postponed

Youth Alliance League
Accrington 0 Preston 4
Bury v Macclesfield - Postponed
Carlisle 0 Oldham 1


Tuesday 24th January
Bury v Accrington - Postponed

Friday 27th January
Accrington v Wigan

Saturday 28th January
Blackpool v Wrexham
Carlisle v Port Vale
Morecambe v Shrewsbury
Oldham v Stockport
Preston v Tranmere
Rochdale v Walsall


16: Jason Gilchrist
15: Shay McCartan
8: Steven Hewitt
6: Adam Evans
3: Cameron Howieson
2: Archie Love, Alex Mullin, own goals
1: Lewis Nuttall, Dean Overson, James Taylor, Aryn Williams