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Seniors aiming to emulate Reserves

Blackburn Rovers' senior side will be aiming to emulate the success of its second string tonight and also win through in their own Cup-tie.

The reserve team booked their place in the second round of the Lancashire Senior Cup with a 1-0 win over Blackpool on Monday night thanks to Matt Derbyshire's fine finish just after the hour.

It was a win that Rovers had thoroughly deserved over a far more experienced Blackpool side, who included no fewer than nine first team players to Rovers' one in goalscorer Matt Derbyshire, who himself has only very limited experience at that level.

"It was a fantastic win, the boys did really well as they were up against much more experienced opposition. We've been playing well in recent weeks and have had some good results," said reserve team manager Glyn Hodges after the match.

The win is Rovers' first in the tournament since entering it, having lost to Bolton Wanderers last season and Blackpool the season before.

Although Chelsea's all-stars in the Carling Cup are a different proposition to Blackpool in the Lancashire Senior Cup hopefully the reserves success in overcoming a much fancied opponent can rub off on the senior squad and we can overcome our opponents.

The game with Chelsea will obviously be very tough, regardless as to what team they put out but our cause hasn't been helped with the news that Robbie Savage will almost certainly miss out with David Bentley and Andre Ooijer also struggling.

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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 25 2006

Time: 8:49AM

Your Comments

If the reserves can do it against Blackpool we can do it against Chelsea not much difference really lol :) I wish there wasn't much differece, if only. We can do it though despite injuries.
Hughes Da Man
Blackburn went out to Blackpool either last yr or the yr b4 so yeah it was a very good result although I know wot u mean, even Chelsea second string will be a hard test but sure u have to beat them at some time to win anything, its only 11 players on a pitch, nothing to worry about
Clint
Was Bolton last week and Blackpool the year before. Yeah, like you say Clint Chelsea are only human like us aren't they so lets go for it.
Hughes Da Man
Clint - it was Bournemouth 3-3 after extra time - MGP and Tugay (of all people) missed their penalties - we had Peter "Goalkeeping Blooopers Video Star" Enckleman in goal. I sat in the CIS then and was well gutted - last year we made it to the semi's held Man U to a draw at Ewood and then played against 12 at Old Trafford.
Ex Ewood Resident
Sorry I meant Bolton last years in Lancashire Senior Cup and Blackpool the year before.
Hughes Da Man
CLint was talking about the Lancashire Senior Cup Ex Ewood Resident. Last seasons League Cup defeat to United was shocking, who was the ref again? Lets hope he isn't the ref tonight!
Hughes Da Man
well i gota say the reserves are on a role
marshinrover
All good for the future then hopefully!
Hughes Da Man
Yeah sorry was t alking about the Reserves there didnt make it clear there did I lol
Clint
I knew where you were coming from Clint! ;)
Hughes Da Man
 

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