Clarets lose top billing to Preston
By Tony Scholes
Updated Monday, 20th February 2012
With our game at Stockport called off again on Saturday it was a case of having to sit and wait to see how many of Carlisle United, Preston North End and Walsall might get above us in the table.
|Defender Alex Coleman|
Walsall were the first to get the opportunity last Tuesday. They remain unbeaten this season but a fourth draw, this time 0-0 at Rochdale, has left them still two points behind us and now with just the one game in hand.
Carlisle's game at Bury was called off and that just left Preston. They made no mistake with a 2-0 win against Shrewsbury. That takes them two points clear of us in the league and with a much better goal difference too. We do, though, have a game in hand on them.
There were a couple of big wins in the league on Saturday. Port Vale hit Wigan for five while Rochdale went one goal better with a 5-1 win against Accrington. There was even a point for bottom club Morecambe who drew 3-3 at Oldham and that leaves them just a point behind Blackpool and with two games in hand.
Hopefully we'll get back to league action ourselves this week. We've played just one league game in 2012, that a 5-2 away win against Accrington on the first Saturday of the year. The previous game, and our last at Gawthorpe, was back on 10th December when we beat Rochdale 4-0.
With all of Walsall, Carlisle and Preston in action we'll need to be able to continue our good run, we've won our last eight games, to ensure we stay right up there in that top group in the table.
Last week's results and this week's fixtures are below along with Burnley's goalscorers this season and the current Youth Alliance League Table.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Tuesday 14th February
Rochdale 0 Walsall 0
Wednesday 15th February
Bury 1 Accrington 1
Saturday 18th February
Bury v Carlisle - Postponed
Macclesfield 0 Wrexham 1
Oldham 3 Morecambe 3
Port Vale 5 Wigan 0
Preston 2 Shrewsbury 0
Rochdale 6 Accrington 1
Stockport v Burnley - Postponed
THIS WEEK'S FIXTURES
Saturday 25th February
Accrington v Shrewsbury
Blackpool v Stockport
Burnley v Tranmere
Bury v Walsall - being played at Walsall
Carlisle v Wigan
Morecambe v Wrexham
Preston v Macclesfield
Rochdale v Port Vale - being played at Port Vale
BURNLEY'S GOALSCORERS (LEAGUE AND CUP)
16: Jason Gilchrist, Shay McCartan
9: Steven Hewitt
6: Adam Evans
3: Cameron Howieson
2: Archie Love, Alex Mullin, own goals
1: Lewis Nuttall, Dean Overson, James Taylor, Aryn Williams
CURRENT LEAGUE TABLE
|Preston North End||15||11||2||2||39||14||35|