No change at top of Alliance after quiet week

Defender Vashiko Dixon

Accrington beat Shrewsbury 2-1 on Friday. This is a game that was called off six days earlier but hastily re-arranged, the win taking Accrington up to ninth in the table. After a few seasons of struggle, things are looking better for them this season and that was their fifth league win in 2015/16.

We ended Preston's run of wins with a 3-0 victory against them last week at Chorley and they suffered another three goal defeat on Saturday, going down 5-2 at Rochdale, the home side moving up to tenth with jus their fourth win of the season.

A Tranmere win at Wigan would have seen them go behind leaders Walsall on goal difference, but they were beaten again and the defeat at Wigan has seen the Latics go above them into third place.

Tranmere were league leaders not that long ago having won seven of their first eight games, but this is a fourth successive defeat but such was their lead previously they remain only three points off the top.

We'd no game, but if we can follow up the Preston win with another three points at Wrexham it will move us up the table given we will start the game two points behind the Welsh club. It's one of seven games in a full fixture list this Saturday but I'd expect a young side to be involved given we have our FA Youth Cup tie against the Met Police two days later on the Turf.

All the results from last week are below along with this week's fixtures, our goalscorers and the current league table.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Friday 27th November
ACCRINGTON 2 SHREWSBURY 1

Saturday 28th November
ROCHDALE 5 PRESTON 2
WIGAN 1 TRANMERE 0

THIS WEEK'S FIXTURES

Saturday 5th December
CARLISLE v MORECAMBE
PORT VALE v BLACKPOOL
ROCHDALE v SHREWSBURY
TRANMERE v FLEETWOOD
WALSALL v BURY
WIGAN v PRESTON
WREXHAM v BURNLEY

BURNLEY'S GOALSCORERS (LEAGUE & CUP)

5: TOMMY WOOD
4: KHIUS METZ
3: JOSH DOLLING
1: NASHÉ CHAKWANA, TRISTEN JUMEAU, ANDY NUGENT, TYLER SHRIMPTON, OWN GOALS

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLE

Team pld w d l f a pts
 
WALSALL 12 7 3 2 20 9 24
BURY 11 7 2 2 23 11 23
WIGAN ATHLETIC 11 7 1 3 21 7 22
TRANMERE ROVERS 12 7 0 5 16 12 21
BLACKPOOL 11 6 2 3 21 11 20
SHREWSBURY TOWN 13 6 2 5 24 16 20
FLEETWOOD TOWN 12 5 4 3 21 16 19
PRESTON NORTH END 12 5 2 5 12 19 17
ACCRINGTON STANLEY 12 5 1 6 14 21 16
ROCHDALE 13 4 3 6 20 22 15
PORT VALE 11 4 3 4 15 17 15
CARLISLE UNITED 13 4 1 8 14 17 13
WREXHAM 12 3 3 6 15 22 12
BURNLEY 12 3 1 8 14 23 10
MORECAMBE 11 2 0 9 15 42 6