Clarets remain second

Last updated : 05 November 2007 By Tony Scholes
Defender Thomas Bradley
Burnley, and leaders Bury, faced the bottom two in the league and both picked up victories with the narrowest of victories, beating Morecambe and Accrington 2-1.

Wigan and Wrexham, both a point behind us, recorded wins. Wigan beat Stockport whilst Wrexham recorded a 2-0 success over Shrewsbury. It hasn't been a good week for Shrewsbury, they also lost in midweek against Macclesfield in a game held back from last weekend and with Macclesfield also winning at Tranmere on Saturday it has pushed them well clear of the bottom clubs.

Biggest winners of the day were Carlisle who beat Oldham 4-1 to go above them in the table. Oldham beat us a week ago, somewhat fortunately, but don't look to be anything like as strong as they have been in recent seasons.

Bury are the team to watch and are going to take some stopping this season, this win against Accrington was their eighth in ten games.

Burnley are back on their travels for the next two weeks and this coming Saturday are off to the Fylde Coast to play Blackpool, the game being played at their Squires Gate training ground.

Last week's results

Macclesfield 2 Shrewsbury 1

Accrington 1 Bury 2
Carlisle 4 Oldham 1

Blackpool 3 Rochdale 2
Burnley 2 Morecambe 1
Chester 0 Walsall 0
Port Vale 3 Preston 2
Shrewsbury 0 Wrexham 2
Tranmere 0 Macclesfield 2
Wigan 2 Stockport 1

This week's fixtures (all Saturday)

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

Burnley Goalscorers (not including friendlies)

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

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