UK time is: 09:01:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rovers Reserves are champions of the North

Some good news to wake up to this morning as a brace from Ruben Rochina has won Blackburn Rovers Reserves the Barclays Reserve League North trophy.

Rovers triumphed 2-1 over Saturday's Premier League opponents with goals from the former Barcelona man within ten minutes of each other in the first half giving Rovers a 2-0 half time lead.

The first strike in particular was a terrific effort from 25 yards just as Rovers looked like they might be overrun with United looking rampant in the early stages.

David Petrucci reduced the arrears for Man Utd in the second half from the penalty spot but it wasn't enough as the only side who looked likely to score further were Rovers.

Bad news came with the news that Rochina came in for some rough treatment from the Red Devils in the second half and one crunching tackle ended up dislocating the Spaniard's shoulder.

But that was the only negative on a night of positives for Rovers as they advance to play Chelsea next Monday to determine the overall winners.

Rovers lined up - Bunn, Henley, Hanley, Lowe, Morris, Parry, Formica, Rochina, Kalinic, Aley, Potts.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 12 2011

Time: 8:53AM

Your Comments

Great news, hopefully the first team had a pen and paper on stand by!
Mikey Delap
Good result but gutted as Rochina would have been fired up to be unleashed on Saturday after scoring a brace and now he won't be available to play!
fransavarese
good result and more optimism that our current crop of youngsters could have a positive impact on the first team over the next 12 months
glen9mullan
hold the fone are they now playing kalinic in the resevers o this is good our highest signing in the last 5 year s is play ing in this team o yes wat a ryt gud club we our thank god we ll be playing derby county next year in the championship o so proud lol////
tubzz
how long is he out for then? how long are people normally injured for with dislocated shoulders, ive never heard of one
LHrover
What a player we could have in Rochina for next season. anybody seen how Formica is getting on at all? He looked a decent player on YouTube but he seems to be the forgotten signing at the moment.
ITSALLROVER
Great news (apart from Rochina's shoulder) but what on Earth is Niko doing in the reserves? We'll probably get some rubbish about match fitness but to me it just looks like distance being put between him and the first team.
rossp2112
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Bowyer: We Deserved A Draw At Least (Thursday September 18 2014)

Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Derby County (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Kean Loaned To Yeovil Town (Monday September 15 2014)

Marshall's Premier League Technique (Monday September 15 2014)

Bowyer Delighted With Rovers Character (Monday September 15 2014)

Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic (Saturday September 13 2014)

Brown Still Six-Weeks Away (Friday September 12 2014)

Rovers Could Lose Coach?? (Friday September 12 2014)

The Frustration's Growing (Wednesday September 10 2014)

Cairney Nominated For Championship Award (Thursday September 4 2014)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Ipswich 7 3 2 2 3 11
11. Brentford 7 3 2 2 0 11
12. Millwall 7 3 1 3 0 10
13. Blackburn 7 3 1 3 -1 10
14. Leeds Utd 7 3 1 3 -3 10
15. Bournemouth 7 2 2 3 1 8
16. Wigan 7 2 2 3 1 8

Breaking League News

LUFC Doukara to tease the terriers?
Leeds Utd : 20/09/2014 08:00:00
Make or Break?
Brentford : 20/09/2014 08:00:00
LUFC Clarke's heart not in Leeds job
Leeds Utd : 20/09/2014 07:00:00
LUFC On This Day - September 20th
Leeds Utd : 20/09/2014 07:00:00
Brian Clough OBE - Legend!
Forest : 20/09/2014 01:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackburn Rovers Man of the Match v Derby County?
Suggested By:  Walker
Robinson 0%
Olsson 0%
Hanley 0%
Kilgallon (off 89) 0%
Baptiste 0%
Conway (off 65) 0%
Evans (off 90) 0%
Marshall 100%
Cairney 0%
Rhodes 0%
Gestede 0%
Substitute: Tunnicliffe (on 65) 0%
Substitute: Varney (on 89) 0%
Substitute: Duffy (on 90) 0%