Bury closing in at top of Alliance

Hamam El-Fitouri

The last review came a week ago, after Preston's win against Port Vale but before Bury played Tranmere last Monday evening, a game that Bury won which kept Tranmere's lead over Shrewsbury at two points.

Bury won again on Saturday, beating us at Gawthorpe, and moved ahead of Shrewsbury when they were surprisingly beaten by Blackpool.

It was a climb of three places for Bury who also went above both Walsall and Fleetwood who drew against each other.

The two teams directly above us met with Port Vale beating Accrington comfortably. It's taken them from 13th to 9th in the table and now leaves us three points behind third from bottom, the position now occupied by Accy.

At a wet and blustery Gawthorpe we fell behind in the first minute against Bury and were 2-0 down with just twelve minutes gone.

Josh Dolling pulled one back five minutes later with a right foot shot from just outside the penalty box. Bury completed the scoring with a deflected shot twenty minutes into the second half.

We remain four points ahead of bottom club Morecambe who were beaten 2-0 at home to Wigan.

All the results are below with this week's fixtures. It's Alliance Cup week so there are no league games being played, and that's what has enabled Burnley and Rochdale to move the Lancs Cup tie back.

Burnley's goalscorers and the current league table are below the fixtures.

RECENT RESULTS

Monday 19th October
PRESTON 1 PORT VALE 0
BURY 3 TRANMERE 1

Tuesday 20th October
CARLISLE 1 BLACKPOOL 0

Friday 23rd October
CARLISLE 3 WREXHAM 1

Saturday 24th October
BURNLEY 1 BURY 3
FLEETWOOD 2 WALSALL 2
MORECAMBE 0 WIGAN 2
PORT VALE 4 ACCRINGTON 1
SHREWSBURY 1 BLACKPOOL 3

THIS WEEK'S FIXTURES

YOUTH ALLIANCE CUP

Saturday 31st October
CARLISLE v ROTHERHAM
DONCASTER v PRESTON
SHREWSBURY v WREXHAM
WIGAN v NOTTS COUNTY

BURNLEY'S GOALSCORERS (LEAGUE & CUP)

4: TOMMY WOOD
3: JOSH DOLLING
2: KHIUS METZ
1: TRISTEN JUMEAU, ANDY NUGENT, TYLER SHRIMPTON, OWN GOALS

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLE

Team pld w d l f a pts
 
TRANMERE ROVERS 9 7 0 2 16 8 21
BURY 9 6 1 2 21 10 19
SHREWSBURY TOWN 10 6 1 3 21 11 19
WALSALL 9 5 3 1 16 7 18
FLEETWOOD TOWN 10 5 2 3 20 15 17
WIGAN ATHLETIC 9 5 1 3 18 7 16
BLACKPOOL 9 5 1 3 14 8 16
CARLISLE UNITED 12 4 1 7 14 17 13
PORT VALE 10 3 3 4 14 17 12
ROCHDALE 10 3 2 5 14 17 11
PRESTON NORTH END 8 3 2 3 7 10 11
WREXHAM 9 3 1 5 12 17 10
ACCRINGTON STANLEY 10 3 1 6 10 20 10
BURNLEY 9 2 1 6 10 19 7
MORECAMBE 9 1 0 8 9 33 3