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Season 2017-18
Blackburn Rovers (h) U23 Premier League Division Two


  


Date:
Friday October 20th 2017, 7.00pm 

Venue:
 Whitley Park

Conditions: sub-standard



 

Newcastle U23s

Blackburn U23s

  0 - 2

 

 

Teams

Goals

32 mins Thomson cross-cum-shot 0-1

Half time: Newcastle 0 Rovers 1

81 mins
Wright rasper 0-2

Full time: Newcastle 0 Rovers 2

Waffle


 

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 minute.

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 defender.

Aarons galloped forward again in the 51st minute but could only shoot wide as United continued to give visiting goalkeeper Charlie Albinson an easy night. 

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.

Biffa


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