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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 Man Utd
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.

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