Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Charlton Athletic 1 Blackburn Rovers 1

Charlton Athletic 1 Blackburn Rovers 1

The first fixture of the Post Steve Kean era for Blackburn Rovers ended in a fortunate 1-1 draw, the host team failing to capitalise on a plethora of opportunties with Rovers grateful that Paul Robinson was able to hold his own in goals.

Stand in manager Eric Black made minimal changes to the starting line up, restoring Morten Gamst Pedersen into the Rovers midfield whilst Nuno Gomes and Jordan Rhodes were preferred up front.

Robinson
Orr, Givet, Dann, Martin O
Lowe, Murphy, Etuhu, Gamst
Gomes, Rhodes

A slow opening to the fixture saw plenty of ball lost in midfield by both teams, as neither was able to claim a firm grasp of possesion. If anything, Rovers edged the opening encounter and were rewarded through an unlikely source only 15 minutes in. Morten Gamst Pedersen found Etuhu who pranced past Solly and Morrison before a driving effort tore the back of the net, Rovers taking a 1-0 lead.

Blackburn were then the cause of their own collapse as Gamst turned hero to villain, adjudged to have brought down Leon Cort in the penalty box. Jackson stepped up, blasting his attempt straight down the middle only to be rejected by the legs of Paul Robinson. However the ball was only part cleared by Rovers, a Danny Green shot deflected into the net by Jackson, making up for his missed penalty. 1-1

The first half petered out but Charlton had started to take the ascendency. Givet was forced off, replaced by Hanley at the break.

The second half started more lively, Charlton surging onwards for a goal to break the dead lock. Blackburn appeared content to sit back and counter as Wright Phillips and Jackson pressured the Rovers defence. Leon Cort's point blank header was saved, whilst Wright Phillips and Jackson both sprayed attempts narrowly over the goal.

For Rovers, Jordan Rhodes and Nuno Gomes failed to create much up front, partially due to the lack of service, with each only mustering an attempt each on goal to no avail.

Wright Phillips almost claimed all 3 points for Charlton in the dying seconds, his acrobatic volley well saved by Robinson, ensuring honours were shared, Blackburn leaving with a point and sitting a point behind the leaders on the ladder



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

Writer:Sasman!
Date:Sunday September 30 2012
Time: 5:38AM

Comments

0
What I especially loved was the post match interview....no B.S. man.
rhodie110961
30/09/2012 12:22:00
0
From all reports it wasnt our best game at all, we have a couple of big fixtures coming up which will show us exactly where we are
Sasman!
30/09/2012 13:12:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Championship Cost Per Goal So Far In 2016/17

The end of the Championship campaign of 2016/17 is only a month and a bit away from fans across the country but as we go in to the remaining weeks of the campaign...

Positive Signs For Bennett

Bennett was positive of Blackburn being able to see off Lancashire rivals Preston heading into this game at Ewood Park after the Norwich and Fulham results.

Minor Graham Setback

Blackburn had to do without Danny Graham against Preston following the groin problem that forced him off against Fulham last week. He could return against Brighton next week.

Hugely Frustrating

Mowbray admitted Blackburn didn't start the game well against Preston but had then been the dominant side so was 'majorly disappointed' not to record a victory.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Preston MotM
Suggested By:
Steele2%
Nyambe12%
Mulgrew12%
Lenihan0%
Williams12%
Bennett12%
Lowe0%
Guthrie25%
Conway0%
Lucas Joao25%
Emnes0%
Sub-Mahoney0%
Sub-Gallagher0%
Sub-Feeney0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment