Date: 8th January 2019 at 9:00pm
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In this column, we look at how the Alex Academy Graduates have done in the first weekend of 2019 including games in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup.

FA Cup:

Ritchie Sutton was an unused substitute in Tranmere Rovers’ 7-0 home defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night.

Ashley Westwood was an unused substitute for Burnley in their 1-0 home win against Barnsley.

Cheyenne Dunkley played the full game for Wigan Athletic in their 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion while Nick Powell was not involved for the visitors.

Luke Murphy played the first 89 minutes in Bolton Wanderers’ 5-2 victory at home to Walsall.

Michael O’Connor played the first 72 minutes in Lincoln City’s 1-0 defeat at Everton.

Harry Davis was not involved for Grimsby Town in their 1-0 away defeat to Crystal Palace.

Gareth Evans played the first 66 minutes in Portsmouth’s 1-0 win at Norwich City.

Billy Jones was an unused substitute for Rotherham United in their 7-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.

League 1:

Neither Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) nor Junior Brown (Coventry City) were involved as the hosts won 2-1.

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Pts
1 Portsmouth 26 17 6 3 46 24 22 57
7 Peterborough 26 12 8 6 45 33 12 44
8 Coventry 27 11 5 10 29 31 -2 38
10 Blackpool 25 9 8 8 26 25 1 35
12 Accrington 26 9 7 9 27 35 -8 34
17 Scunthorpe 27 8 6 13 34 52 -18 30
21 Bradford 27 8 3 15 31 40 -9 27

League 2:

Will Appleyard was not involved for Stevenage in their 2-0 defeat at Cambridge United.

David Vaughan played the opening 67 minutes for Notts County in their 3-3 draw at Colchester United while Matt Tootle was not involved for the visitors.

Chris Clements played the full game for Cheltenham Town in their 1-0 defeat away to Crawley Town.

Ben Garratt, Perry Ng, George Ray, Harry Pickering, James Jones, Ryan Wintle (89 mins) and Charlie Kirk (66 mins) all started for Crewe Alexandra in their 2-2 draw at Morecambe with Callum Ainley (24 mins), Shaun Miller (1 min) and Owen Dale (1 min) coming off the bench and Tom Lowery an unused substitute for the visitors. AJ Leitch-Smith played the opening 26 minutes for the hosts.

Nicky Maynard played 73 minutes and scored the only goal for Bury in their 1-0 win at Yeovil Town while Byron Moore was the player who replaced him for the visitors.

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Pts
1 Lincoln 25 15 6 4 45 24 21 51
3 Bury 27 13 7 7 49 29 20 46
9 Tranmere 26 10 9 7 38 32 6 39
11 Stevenage 27 11 5 11 31 34 -3 38
14 Grimsby 26 10 4 12 29 32 -3 34
16 Crewe 27 9 5 13 27 34 -7 32
17 Northampton 26 6 12 8 32 35 -3 30
18 Cheltenham 26 7 8 11 31 38 -7 29
19 Port Vale 26 7 8 11 26 33 -7 29
22 Yeovil 25 5 9 11 27 32 -5 24
24 Notts County 27 4 9 14 29 56 -27 21

National League:

Andy Bond played the first half before being replaced for AFC Fylde in their 3-2 defeat at Bromley.

Chris Holroyd came on for the final 8 minutes in Wrexham’s 1-0 home defeat against Dover Athletic.

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Pts
2 Wrexham 28 15 8 5 36 18 18 52
3 AFC Fylde 29 13 11 5 45 23 22 50