Five wins out of six

Last updated : 21 January 2007 By Tony Scholes
That's five wins from the last six games, and the one blemish during that period was a couple of weeks ago when we were beaten by Blackpool in a game where we led until the last few minutes. Two of those wins have come in the FA Youth Cup whilst the other three have been league wins lifting us closer to the clubs further up the table.

We had to come from behind in this latest win at Carlisle, but a second half comeback saw us through to victory. We are still next to bottom in the league but it has brought us level with Rochdale and now only six points behind another three clubs.

There's not much danger of us finishing bottom in this league, once we picked up our first point it ensured we'd end the season above league newcomers Accrington Stanley who have now lost sixteen out of sixteen, conceded almost four goals per game, and yesterday suffered at the hands of leaders Oldham, going down 8-0.

Having won the league by a massive margin last season, scoring a century of goals in the process, Oldham look all set to retain the title, and although others have games in hand they have now extended their lead at the top to eleven points.

In a much tighter Group B, the lead changed hands again yesterday with Walsall taking advantage of other clubs not playing. They and Stockport both won to go above previous leaders Tranmere who were without a game.

The next two games take Burnley into cup action. On Saturday we face Bury in the Lancashire FA Youth Cup, the competition we won last season on that superb night in Blackpool. We're at home, but the game is expected to be played at the Gawthorpe training ground next Saturday morning.

Four days later we travel to Swindon Town for our FA Youth Cup 5th round tie and what is looking to be a tough game for the lads. A win would see them take our club further in this competition than we've gone for a long, long time.

Yesterday's Results:

Blackpool v Preston – Postponed
Bury 3 Rochdale 2
Carlisle 2 Burnley 4
Chester v Port Vale – Postponed
Oldham 8 Accrington 0
Shrewsbury 0 Walsall 2
Stockport 4 Wrexham 1

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