In this column, we look at how the Alex Academy Graduates have done in the weekend round of fixtures with all the games taking place on Saturday. Those with * in the tables have a player out on loan that fits the AA criteria.
Ashley Westwood played the full game and scored directly from a corner in Burnley’s 2-1 win at Southampton.
Cheyenne Dunkley was suspended for Wigan Athletic in their 2-2 draw at Cardiff City.
Nick Powell played the full game for Stoke City in their 4-2 defeat at Queens Park Rangers.
Luke Murphy played the full game for Bolton Wanderers in their 2-0 home defeat against Wycombe Wanderers.
Oliver Turton played the second half in Blackpool’s 2-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers.
Ben Garratt came on in first-half stoppage-time for Burton Albion in their 4-1 defeat at Ipswich Town.
Gareth Evans played the first 58 mins for Portsmouth in their 2-0 home win against Shrewsbury Town.
Billy Jones was not involved for Rotherham United in their 2-2 home draw against AFC Wimbledon.
Junior Brown was not involved for Coventry City in their 2-0 win at Southend United.
Kelvin Mellor was not involved for Bradford City in their 2-1 defeat at Cambridge United.
Chris Clements played the final 26 mins for Cheltenham Town in their 2-1 home win against Leyton Orient.
AJ Leitch-Smith played the final 15 mins for Morecambe in their 2-1 defeat at Grimsby Town. None of Harry Davis (GT), Ritchie Sutton and Shaun Miller (both M) were involved for their sides.
Nicky Maynard played the full game for Mansfield Town in their 1-0 home win against Newport County while Billy Waters played the first 58 mins for the visitors.
Perry Ng, Luke Offord (booked), Harry Pickering, James Jones, Ryan Wintle and Charlie Kirk all started for Crewe Alexandra in their 2-1 defeat at Plymouth Argyle. Owen Dale (18 mins) and Callum Ainley (11 mins) were both used subs while Ollie Finney was an unused sub for the visitors. Antoni Sarcevic (scored), George Cooper (77 mins) and Byron Moore all started for the hosts.
Michael O’Connor played the full game and was booked in Salford City’s 1-0 win at Stevenage.
Chris Holroyd was not involved for Chorley in their 1-0 defeat at Ebbsfleet United.