Reserves: Blackburn 2 United 2 – Eikrem strikes late to snatch a point
Posted by nickogs20 on September 27, 2010
September 27th 2010, 7pm
Leigh Sports Village, Leigh
|Blackburn Rovers Reserves||2-2||Manchester United Reserves|
|Roberts||Brady 34 (pen)|
|Hoilett 73 (pen)||Eikrem 90+4|
For the third consecutive day a United side drew 2-2, Magnus Eikrem’s late late strike earning United’s reserves a deserved share of the points against a strong Blackburn XI at Leigh Sports Village.
A largely disappointing game sprung to life ten minutes before the break as Robbie Brady converted a penalty won by Ravel Morrison, with Rovers keeper Frankie Fielding keeping his side in the game with a series of fine saves thereafter. The hosts weathered that storm and turned things around in the second half, a goal apiece from strike pairing Jason Roberts and David Hoilett – the latter from the spot – giving Blackburn a lead they looked like holding onto until Reds skipper Eikrem popped up in the fourth minute of stoppage time with a brilliant equaliser, just reward for a youthful United side that more than matched their more experienced opposition.
Full report to come…
1. Conor Devlin
2. Reece Brown (14. Tom Thorpe 76)
3. Zeki Fryers
4. Corry Evans
5. Scott Wootton
6. Oliver Gill
7. Marnick Vermijl (16. John Cofie 72)
8. Ravel Morrison
9. Gabriel Obertan
10. Magnus Eikrem (c)
11. Robbie Brady (15. Ryan Tunnicliffe 84)
Subs not used
13. Sam Johnstone
Booked: Devlin, Morrison
Ref: A J Madley
Blackburn: Fielding, C.O’Connor, Aley, Pearson, Gunning, Andrews, Doran, Linganzi, Roberts, Hoilett, Morris.
Subs: Potts, Urwin (GK), Ramm, Parry, Maclaren.