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Puma Youth Alliance Honours 2008-09

Congratulations go to Wrexham (North West), Chesterfield (North East), Swindon Town (South West) and Southend Utd (South East) as Puma Youth Alliance Champions of their respective Conference divisions and to Grimsby Town as winners of the Puma Youth Alliance Cup.

Buoyed by an outstanding rearguard effort, the Red Dragons finished the season four points clear of nearest North West rivals Burnley after an outstanding run of form which saw them avoid defeat for over 6 months.

The Spireites took the North East Conference title with nearest challengers Hull City’s final day win at Boston Utd proving academic.

Chesterfield Head of Youth Dave Bentley was understandably pleased with his team’s efforts this term and hailed their outstanding spirit;

“The lads have played their heart out this season, we’ve kept them together as a group and I’m proud to see them finish top of the pile in a competitive league.”

In the South, Swindon Town and Southend Utd fought off fierce competition from Plymouth Argyle and QPR respectively to top the Southern Conferences.

The Robins in particular impressed averaging nearly three goals a game in a hugely successful season for Paul Bodin’s men.

And finally congratulations go to Neil Woods’ Grimsby Town who pipped QPR to the Puma Youth Alliance Cup ensuring the Rangers Apprentices finished the season empty handed.

The final Puma Youth Alliance results, fixtures and league tables:


Monday 27th April

South East Conference

  • Gillingham 0 – 1 Southend United

Tuesday 28th April

South West Conference

  • Plymouth Argyle 4 – 1 Cheltenham Town

Wednesday 29th April

North West Conference

  • Morecambe 2 – 3 Walsall
  • Oldham Athletic 1 – 1 Wigan Athletic

South East Conference

  • Luton Town 1 – 2 Queens Park Rangers

Thursday 30th April

North East Conference

  • Hull City 0 – 0 York City

Friday 1st May

South East Conference

  • Millwall 3 – 0 Southend United

Saturday 2nd May

North West Conference

  • Rochdale 1 – 3 Bury
  • Oldham Athletic 0 – 0 Burnley

North East Conference

  • Boston United 0 – 1 Hull City
  • Lincoln City 2 – 0 Hartlepool United

South West Conference

  • Torquay United 3 – 1 Swansea City

South East Conference

  • Peterborough United 3 – 1 Luton Town
  • Leyton Orient 0 – 3 Queens Park Rangers

Tuesday 4th May

North West Conference

  • Preston North End 7 – 3 Burnley

South East Conference

  • Queens Park Rangers 0 – 0 Gillingham


North West Conference

WINNERS – Wrexham
RUNNERS UP – Burnley

North East Conference

WINNERS – Chesterfield
RUNNERS UP – Hull City

South West Conference

WINNERS – Swindon Town
RUNNERS UP – Plymouth Argyle

South East Conference

WINNERS – Southend United
RUNNERS UP – Queens Park Rangers

Puma Youth Alliance Cup

WINNERS – Grimsby Town
RUNNERS UP – Queens Park Rangers


For the full Puma Youth Alliance Newsletter from the Football League click on the link below.

Puma Youth Alliance Newsletter 11/05/09

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