Date: 28th January 2019 at 8:00pm
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In this column, we look at how the Alex Academy Graduates have done in this weekend, both in league action and in the 4th Round of the FA Cup.

FA Cup:

Luke Murphy played 76 minutes and was booked in Bolton Wanderers’ 2-1 away defeat at Bristol City on Friday night.

Liam Nolan was not involved for Accrington Stanley in their 1-0 home defeat to Accrington Stanley.

Ashley Westwood came on for the final 13 minutes for Burnley in their 5-0 defeat at Manchester City.

League 1:

Oliver Turton played 73 minutes for Blackpool in their 2-0 win at Coventry City. Junior Brown was an unused substitute for the hosts while Max Clayton was not involved for the visitors.

Kelvin Mellor was not involved for Bradford City in their 1-1 draw at Burton Albion.

Ryan Colclough was not involved for Scunthorpe United in their 1-0 win at Fleetwood Town.

George Cooper played the final 18 minutes in Peterborough United’s 0-0 draw at home to Charlton Athletic.

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Pts
2 Portsmouth 28 17 6 5 47 27 20 57
6 Peterborough 29 13 9 7 47 38 9 48
8 Blackpool 28 11 9 8 29 25 4 42
11 Coventry 30 11 6 13 31 36 -5 39
14 Scunthorpe 30 10 7 13 38 54 -16 37
15 Accrington 27 9 8 10 27 36 -9 35
23 Bradford 29 8 4 17 32 48 -16 28

League 2:

Ritchie Sutton played the full game for Morecambe in their 1-1 draw at Northampton Town while AJ Leitch-Smith was not involved for the visitors.

Chris Clements played the full game for Cheltenham Town in their 3-2 home win against Macclesfield Town while Billy Waters played the second half for the hosts.

Ben Garratt, Perry Ng, George Ray, Harry Pickering, Callum Ainley (86 mins), James Jones, Ryan Wintle and Charlie Kirk (goal) all started for Crewe Alexandra in their 2-1 win against Colchester United with Tom Lowery (4 mins) an used substitute while Shaun Miller, Owen Dale and Ollie Finney all unused substitutes.

Harry Davis played 41 minutes for Grimsby Town before being sent off in their 1-0 home win against MK Dons.

Will Appleyard was not involved for Stevenage in their 2-0 home defeat against Forest Green Rovers.

Nicky Maynard played the full game for Bury in their 3-3 home draw against Lincoln City. Byron Moore came on for the final 23 minutes for the hosts while Michael O’Connor came on for the second half for the visitors.

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Pts
1 Lincoln 29 17 8 4 53 29 24 59
3 Bury 30 15 8 7 58 36 22 53
9 Stevenage 30 13 5 12 35 38 -3 44
11 Crewe 30 12 5 13 33 37 -4 41
15 Grimsby 30 11 4 15 30 38 -8 37
18 Cheltenham 29 8 8 13 35 45 -10 32
21 Yeovil 28 7 9 12 30 34 -4 30
22 Morecambe 30 7 8 15 30 47 -17 29
24 Notts County 29 4 9 16 29 59 -30 21

National League:

Andy Bond played the final 21 minutes in AFC Fylde’s 2-1 away win at Solihull Moors.

Jason Oswell played the final 25 minutes for Wrexham in their 1-0 home win against Maidenhead United. Chris Holroyd came on in stoppage time while Mark Carrington was not involved, both for the hosts.

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Pts
4 AFC Fylde 31 15 11 5 49 24 25 56
5 Wrexham 31 16 8 7 37 22 15 56