Clarets draw Rochdale

Last updated : 26 November 2007 By Tony Scholes
James Craggs - scored in both rounds for the Clarets
It gives the lads a real chance to gain revenge for the most undeserved of 1-0 defeats we suffered at their hands in September. The goal came right at the end of a game we'd dominated only to be thwarted time and again by an outstanding display by the 'Dale goalkeeper.

Rochdale won through to the next round with an impressive away win at Rotherham, but their league form is not good and that win at Gawthorpe remains their only victory in twelve league games this season.

Burnley weren't the only team to hit five in this northern half of the draw. Carlisle were the other side to go nap with a comprehensive 5-2 win over Chesterfield but the big shock of the day came with Bury's 4-2 home defeat against Hartlepool. Bury lead the North West Conference of the Youth Alliance League and were expected to go through.

There were some big scores in the southern section of the competition. Colchester and Brighton both hit five away from home, against Bristol Rovers and Plymouth respectively whilst Wycombe too the day's honours with an 8-0 win over Hereford.

This weekend's results

Youth Alliance Cup Northern Section

Blackpool 0 Preston 2
Burnley 5 Shrewsbury 1
Bury 2 Hartlepool 4
Carlisle 5 Chesterfield 2
Lincoln 0 Mansfield 1
Rotherham 1 Rochdale 3
Stockport 1 Hull 2
Wigan 3 Morecambe 1

Southern Section

Bristol Rovers 0 Colchester 5
Cheltenham 3 Oxford 3 - Oxford won on penalties
Gillingham 0 Brentford 1
Peterborough 1 Southend 2
Plymouth 0 Brighton 5
QPR 2 Luton 0
Swindon 1 Rushden & Diamonds 2
Wycombe 8 Hereford 0

Northern Quarter Final Draw
to be played Saturday 23rd February

Burnley v Rochdale
Carlisle v Wigan
Hull v Preston
Mansfield v Hartlepool

This week's League Fixtures

Accrington v Morecambe
Bury v Macclesfield
Carlisle v Blackpool
Oldham v Preston
Port Vale v Walsall
Rochdale v Burnley
Tranmere v Stockport
Wigan v Shrewsbury
Wrexham v Chester

Burnley Goalscorers (not including friendlies)

8: Alex McDonald
7: Adam Kay
6: Wes Fletcher, Rob Turner
2: James Craggs, Alex-Ray Harvey, Chris Lynch
1: Ben Hoskin