Youth team remain second as we prepare for Fulham

Last updated : 09 January 2006 By Tony Scholes

The lads really have had a fantastic season so far and have won all but two of their games, and into January this is a remarkable achievement.

We come up against Fulham, who beat Middlesbrough in the last round, after winning through against Hull in the last round. Middlesbrough were one of the favourites so that says much for the Fulham side who went up to the north east and won 3-1.

The game will be played this Wednesday at the Turf, kicking off at 7:00 p.m. and the lads really do deserve our support, get down there if you can.

Elsewhere in the Youth Alliance League on Saturday the honours go to Bury whose 2-0 win at Preston was their first victory of the season. North End had sneaked above us by the end of November but a poor run of results has seen them slip and they dropped another place this week with Tranmere beating Chester.

Oldham remain the team to catch, they won again at Carlisle and we are still eight points behind them with three games in hand. We would have to win all three of those games to get that top place back.

Saturday’s results were:

Burnley 4 Shrewsbury 1

Carlisle 0 Oldham 2
Macclesfield 1 Walsall 4
Port Vale 2 Wrexham 1
Preston 0 Bury 2
Rochdale 1 Blackpool 2
Tranmere 4 Chester 3
Wigan v Stockport – Postponed

This weekend’s fixtures:

Blackpool v Wigan

Bury v Rochdale

Chester v Port Vale

Oldham v Tranmere

Shrewsbury v Carlisle

Stockport v Macclesfield

Walsall v Preston

Wrexham v Burnley

Click below to see the respective league tables and Burnley’s fixtures and results.

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