Port Vale and Rochdale close gap on Blackpool
By Tony Scholes
Updated Monday, 17th January 2011
Blackpool's lead at the top of the Youth Alliance League has been reduced to two points. Whilst they were without a game last Saturday both Port Vale and Rochdale won to go within two points of the leaders.
Rochdale have played two games more than Blackpool but Port Vale are becoming the team to watch. Still unbeaten this season they are edging ever closer. Both of them hit three goals with Rochdale beating Wigan and Port Vale winning at Stockport.
Accrington were the highest scorers with four against Bury whilst Shrewsbury finally hit double figures for the season in their 1-1 home draw against bottom of the league Tranmere. They've scored ten now, the worst in the league, but conceded just nine, the best in the league.
Morecambe and Wrexham were the other winners whilst the game between Carlisle and Preston was postponed.
Burnley are back in action this Saturday with a home game against Walsall when a win would lift us at least one place with Rochdale having no game.
The latest results, the next fixture and Burnley's goalscorers are shown below along with links to the results, fixtures and league tables for youth and reserve teams.
Last Week's Results
Saturday 15th January
Bury 0 Accrington 4
Morecambe 2 Oldham 1
Rochdale 3 Wigan 2
Shrewsbury 1 Tranmere 1
Stockport 1 Port Vale 3
Wrexham 2 Walsall 0
Carlisle v Preston
This Week's Fixtures
Saturday 22nd January
Accrington v Carlisle
Burnley v Walsall
Oldham v Blackpool
Shrewsbury v Wrexham
Tranmere v Port Vale
Wigan v Stockport
Burnley's Goalscorers (League and Cup)
12: Joe McKee
9: Joe Jackson
5: Tommy Taylor
3: Shay McCartan, Ross Wilson
2: Curtis Woods
1: Tom Anderson, Steven Hewitt, Mehdi Lazaar,
Dave Lynch, Ed Williams, Ben Woodhead
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