Blackburn Rovers reach FA Youth Cup semis
9:46pm Monday 27th February 2012 in Sport
BLACKBURN Rovers are into the semi finals of the FA Youth Cup after a penalty shoot-out victory at Newcastle United tonight.
Michael Hoganson put the hosts ahead in the 20th minute but Ryan Edwards levelled with a header from Raheem Hanley’s cross six minutes later.
Newcastle were back in front eight minutes after half time as Jonathan Hooper found the net, only for Rovers substitute Robbie Cotton to make it 2-2 with a deflected effort.
The game went to extra time and penalties and keeper Matty Urwin was the hero, saving two spot kicks as Rovers emphatically won the shoot-out 3-0.
Rovers: Urwin, Wylie, Edwards, O’Connell, Beesley (Mason 81), Hands (Cotton 73), R Hanley, O’Sullivan, Osawe, Haley (Payne 115), Fernandez. Subs not used: Dilo, Paul.