Blackburn Rovers knocked out of Premier League U21 Cup by Exeter City

This Is Lancashire: Eric Kinder Eric Kinder

BLACKBURN Rovers were knocked out of the Premier League Under-21 Cup last night after losing 2-1 to a more experienced Exeter City side at St James Park.

Rovers, for whom only John O’Sullivan and Paulo Jorge had first-team experience, took an undeserved lead into half-time thanks to Jordan Preston’s 21st goal of the season.

But Exeter, whose line-up contained 10 players who have played senior football, hit back after the break to secure their place in the quarter-finals.

An under-hit back pass from Hugo Fernandez led to Scott Bennett equalizing.

And five minutes later the Grecians – who had knocked out Crystal Palace and Southampton to set up the tie – completed the comeback as Jimmy Keohane punished a poor O’Sullivan pass across his own box.

The final scoreline would have been more emphatic had it not been for outstanding performance by Rovers goalkeeper David Raya.

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11:52am Wed 8 Jan 14

FCBurnley says...

Stunning
Stunning FCBurnley
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1:12pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Searcher says...

Burnley trolls even following under 21 Rovers matters!! I don't even recall looking at a single Burnley first team article never mind being sad enough to troll their comments section.

Any chance that the Telegraph can sort out an 'ignore' facility that other web forums have which automatically hides all comments by user-chosen individuals? It would make this site a bit more tolerable.
Burnley trolls even following under 21 Rovers matters!! I don't even recall looking at a single Burnley first team article never mind being sad enough to troll their comments section. Any chance that the Telegraph can sort out an 'ignore' facility that other web forums have which automatically hides all comments by user-chosen individuals? It would make this site a bit more tolerable. Searcher
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4:43pm Wed 8 Jan 14

FCBurnley says...

Quarter Final Draw. Exeter v Burnley !!!

What a pity you lost .
Quarter Final Draw. Exeter v Burnley !!! What a pity you lost . FCBurnley
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6:18pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Capatain Sensible says...

Getting beat by Exeter under 21s. Another all time low for our expensive under 21 coach Mr Hendry
Getting beat by Exeter under 21s. Another all time low for our expensive under 21 coach Mr Hendry Capatain Sensible
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7:20pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Disappointing and slightly embarrassing given our youth set up and resources.
Disappointing and slightly embarrassing given our youth set up and resources. Angry From Accrington
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8:52pm Wed 8 Jan 14

beewashere says...

I am a rovers fan originally from Blackburn and now living in Devon. I attended the game and it was embarrassing.Rovers team did not appear to be interested and never looked up for it. It was a shocking performance in my view and someone needs to take a long hard look at the U21 set up if they are only capable of what I paid £7.00 to witness last night. My mate from work summed it up"your lot appeared to think they were big time charlies who just needed to turn up". I don't like Venky's and what they have done to our club but looking at that match last night they should realise they have employed the wrong coaching staff among all the other stupid mistakes they have made.It should have finished 5-1 to Exeter on the balance of play.
One plus side the lad Preston up front looked half decent.
I am a rovers fan originally from Blackburn and now living in Devon. I attended the game and it was embarrassing.Rovers team did not appear to be interested and never looked up for it. It was a shocking performance in my view and someone needs to take a long hard look at the U21 set up if they are only capable of what I paid £7.00 to witness last night. My mate from work summed it up"your lot appeared to think they were big time charlies who just needed to turn up". I don't like Venky's and what they have done to our club but looking at that match last night they should realise they have employed the wrong coaching staff among all the other stupid mistakes they have made.It should have finished 5-1 to Exeter on the balance of play. One plus side the lad Preston up front looked half decent. beewashere
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1:05pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Searcher wrote:
Burnley trolls even following under 21 Rovers matters!! I don't even recall looking at a single Burnley first team article never mind being sad enough to troll their comments section.

Any chance that the Telegraph can sort out an 'ignore' facility that other web forums have which automatically hides all comments by user-chosen individuals? It would make this site a bit more tolerable.
" Burnley trolls even following under 21 Rovers matters!! "

And they hardly comment on their own 1st team articles.

They'll be commenting on the tea ladies blue rinse next.

unbelievable........
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[quote][p][bold]Searcher[/bold] wrote: Burnley trolls even following under 21 Rovers matters!! I don't even recall looking at a single Burnley first team article never mind being sad enough to troll their comments section. Any chance that the Telegraph can sort out an 'ignore' facility that other web forums have which automatically hides all comments by user-chosen individuals? It would make this site a bit more tolerable.[/p][/quote]" Burnley trolls even following under 21 Rovers matters!! " And they hardly comment on their own 1st team articles. They'll be commenting on the tea ladies blue rinse next. unbelievable........ . Harwoodstblue
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