Clarets face Rochdale in Alliance
By Tony Scholes
Updated Friday, 9th December 2011
Burnley will entertain Rochdale in the Youth Alliance League tomorrow morning at Gawthorpe, the second time the teams have met there this season.
Back in October our away game against Rochdale was switched to our own training ground and we ran out 2-1 winners with goals from Adam Evans and under-16 Lewis Nuttall.
That game brought to an end a run of three successive defeats and since then we've won every game. Including the Rochdale win there have been six wins in the Youth Alliance League, two in the Youth Alliance Cup, one in the Lancashire FA Youth Cup and, the most recent of them, the win at Boston in the FA Youth Cup.
We've scored a total of 35 goals in this run and conceded seven. Jason Gilchrist has led the way in these games with no less than 12 goals, but he starts the game on the bench tomorrow following his midweek hat trick and coach Terry Pashley makes four changes.
James Taylor comes back in for Gilchrist and Ben Woodhead is in goal instead of Josh Cook. Both Taylor and Woodhead missed Tuesday's game at Boston because they are over age for the FA Youth Cup.
Another change sees Aryn Williams, who suffered an injury in midweek, on the bench. Alex Coleman will move from the centre of defence to cover for Williams with Jack Errington coming in at centre half.
Finally, Adam Evans, a substitute at Boston, comes in for Archie Love who has a toe injury. Evans will play on the right with Alex Mullin partnering Steven Hewitt in the centre of midfield.
Burnley will line up tomorrow: Ben Woodhead, Alex Coleman, Jack Errington, Tom Anderson, Luke Conlan, Adam Evans, Alex Mullin, Steven Hewitt, Cameron Howieson, James Taylor, Shay McCartan. Subs: Josh Cook, Aryn Williams, Charlie Holt, Lewis Nuttall, Jason Gilchrist.