Monday 25 September 2017, 7:00pm at County Ground Lancashire FA, Lancashire
Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers
Wright 9'; Nuttall 29'; Rankin-Costello 55'; Mansell 66'
Fulham FC

9' Goal

Callum Wright

29' Goal

Joseph Nuttall

55' Goal

Joseph Rankin-Costello

66' Goal

Lewis Mansell

32' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lewis Mansell
Off:Joseph Nuttall

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jack Evans
Off:John Buckley

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jack Vale
Off:Callum Wright

74' Yellow Card

Elijah Adebayo Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mikolaj Kwietnieski
Off:Isaac Pearce

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Michael Elstone
Off:Luca de la Torre

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Foday Nabay
Off:Rafa Soares

Blackburn beat Fulham 4-0 at the Lancashire FA in the PL2.

Blackburn Rovers beat Fulham 4-0 on Monday evening at the Lancashire F.A.. 

The Whites came into this match having registered their fist win of the season the week previous in a resounding 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion at Motspur Park.

There were three changes to last week’s side as Isaac Pearce was brought in in-place of Stephen Humphrys, Rafa Soares was in for Sean Kavanagh, and Luca de la Torre had come in for Mattias Kait.

There wasn’t much time to settle as the first goal came in the ninth minute. Callum Wright ran straight for goal, and from 25 yards blasted his shot into the top left corner.

Norman dived and almost reached his shot, but there was not a lot he could have done to prevent the opener.

Blackburn thought they had gone two up in the 13th minute, a ball was swept into the box and John Buckley clearly in an offside position put it into the net but the whistle blew instantaneously.

Blackburn widened the gap in the 29th minute, a clearance turned into a fortuitous through ball for Blackburn. Joseph Nuttall chased as both Aron Davies and Rob Atkinson went for the high ball but it bounced over their heads.

Nuttall chipped the ball over the on-running Norman for Blackburn’s second goal of the match.

Fulham were doing well to keep possession for the remainder of the half, Blackburn had a couple of half chances but Norman swept them up with ease.

Deep into injury time in the first half, Soares found space down the left. Running at goal he drilled a shot near post, Andrew Fisher in goal did well to stick a foot out to deny him.

The second half started and the Whites had the first shot of the half, however Blackburn responded with a couple of their own through Buckley and Joseph Rankin-Costello but Norman matched their efforts.

Fulham had a strong appeal for a handball inside the box the next minute but the ref waved away his claims, it could easily have been given on any other day.

Blackburn scored their third goal in the 55th minute, Connor Thomson down the right pulled a ball across goal and Rankin-Costello swept it into the goal to give Rovers full control over the scoreline.

Rovers found the net for the fourth time in the 66th minute, a ball was floated into the area from the wide left and substitute Lewis Mansell jumped high and nodded it past Norman.

The rest of the match the Whites spent trying to break down Blackburn’s defence, but found little luck.

Blackburn however did win a penalty in the last 5 minutes, but Mansell slammed it into the crossbar to prevent further damage to the Whites scoreline.

It was a difficult match for the Whites, next up in the PL2 they face Stoke City.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Monday 25 September 2017
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: County Ground Lancashire FA, Lancashire

Blackburn Rovers

Line-up: Fisher; Thomson, Doyle, Platt, Paton; Buckley (Evans 72'), Travis; Mols, Rankin-Costello, Wright (Vale 72'); Nuttall (Mansell 32')

Unused substitutes: Carter, Albinson


Line-up: Norman; Jenz, Davies, Atkinson, Soares (Nabay 64'); O'Riley, Edun; de la Torre (Elstone 63'), Pearce (Kwietnieski 45'), Thorsteinsson; Adebayo

Unused substitutes: Ashby-Hammond

Blackburn Rovers (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Andrew Fisher
  • 2Connor Thomson
  • 5Charley Doyle
  • 6Matthew Platt
  • 3Ben Paton
  • 8John Buckley
  • 4Lewis Travis
  • 7Stefan Mols
  • 10Joseph Rankin-Costello
  • 11Callum Wright
  • 9Joseph Nuttall
  • 12Hayden Carter
  • 13Charlie Albinson
  • 14Jack Evans
  • 15Lewis Mansell
  • 16Jack Vale
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Magnus Norman
  • 2Moritz Jenz
  • 5Aron Davies
  • 6Rob Atkinson
  • 3Rafa Soares
  • 8Matt O'Riley
  • 4Tayo Edun
  • 7Luca de la Torre
  • 10Isaac Pearce
  • 11Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson
  • 9Elijah Adebayo
  • 12Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 14Foday Nabay
  • 15Mikolaj Kwietnieski
  • 16Michael Elstone