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Half time: Newcastle 0 Rovers 1
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Full time: Newcastle 0 Rovers 2
Newcastle's second Premier League 2 game of
the week saw them beaten again, this time by Blackburn Rovers at Whitley
Park on Friday night.
United got off to bright start and Callum Smith grazed the bar in the tenth
minute before hitting a first time effort too high five minutes later.
Rolando Aarons then eluded three challenges down the right and jinked into
the area only put his shot across the face of the Rovers goal in the 18th
But it was the visitors who took a 32nd minute lead in fortunate
circumstances, substitute Connor Thomson crossing from the right and the
ball taking a massive deflection to loop over goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and
drop inside the far post.
Rovers should have doubled their lead two minutes after the break but with
the goal at his mercy, Stefan Mols could only strike the ball against a
Aarons galloped forward again in the 51st minute but could only shoot wide
as United continued to give visiting goalkeeper Charlie Albinson an easy
Rovers then sealed the victory with nine minutes of normal time left,
substitute Callum Wright hitting a peach of a drive that gave Woodman
absolutely no chance.
Six minutes of added time was played but there was little danger of United
ever scoring, late replacement Mackenzie Heaney working an opening but
seeing his shot flash harmlessly wide.
Peter Beardsley's side are now winless in their last seven competitive
games, drawing one and losing three of their four home games so far. The
fixture list stretches before us like a prison sentence.