Weather keeps Burnley on top of the Alliance
By Tony Scholes
Updated Tuesday, 17th January 2012
Burnley knew that they could lose top spot in the Youth Alliance League on Saturday with the young Clarets involved in the FA Youth Cup, but the day after our fantastic cup win against Ipswich the weather intervened to keep us top.
Both of Carlisle or Walsall could have gone above us, but both saw their games called off. Carlisle were due to play at Preston whilst Walsall, who are still unbeaten, should have been away against Shrewsbury.
One other game was played. Tranmere's home game against Macclesfield had been postponed a week earlier but they quickly rescheduled it for last Saturday with Tranmere winning it 1-0.
This week is cup week for us again. We are in the last eight of the northern section of the Youth Alliance Cup. We are one of only three survivors from the North West League alongside Rochdale and Stockport.
We travel to Notts County who are currently next to bottom in the North East and being in cup action means, once again, we could lose top spot.
Carlisle are the one team who can get above us. They will be top on goal difference should they beat Oldham at home.
Last week's results are below as are both the league and cup fixtures for this Saturday. They are followed by the Burnley goalscorers for this season and the current league table.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Saturday 14th January
Blackpool 0 Rochdale 5
Bury v Accrington - Postponed
Oldham v Morecambe - Postponed
Preston v Carlisle United - Postponed
Shrewsbury v Walsall - Postponed
Stockport v Wigan - Postponed
Tranmere 1 Macclesfield 0
THIS WEEK'S FIXTURES
Youth Alliance League
Saturday 21st January
Accrington v Preston
Bury v Macclesfield
Carlisle v Oldham
Youth Alliance Cup
Saturday 21st January
Doncaster v Chesterfield
Notts County v Burnley
Rochdale v Hartlepool
Stockport v Hull
BURNLEY'S GOALSCORERS (LEAGUE AND CUP)
16: Jason Gilchrist
14: Shay McCartan
8: Steven Hewitt
5: Adam Evans
3: Cameron Howieson
2: Archie Love, Alex Mullin, own goals
1: Lewis Nuttall, Dean Overson, James Taylor, Aryn Williams
CURRENT LEAGUE TABLE
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