Under-18s: Blackburn 2-4 Wanderers

Scholars twice come from behind to win at Blackburn

Wanderers’ under-18 side bounced back from their first defeat of the season last weekend by twice coming from behind to beat Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon.

Two goals apiece from Georg Iliev and Niall Maher secured a 4-2 victory for  David Lee and Tony Kelly’s side, who remain level on points with league leaders Reading.

The Trotters conceded an early deflected goal, but showed good character to respond through Maher who headed home an Elliot Newby corner.

Bolton fell behind again just before the break, but the academy side would quickly find themselves in the lead just minutes into the second half.

A combination of 15 passes resulted in Iliev heading home a Zach Clough cross, and this was followed up by another flowing passing move which was finished once again by the Bulgarian striker.

Wanderers dominated the second half and extended their lead through Maher, as the young Whites secured a comfortable away win.

Head Coach Lee said: “We were determined to put right the disappointment of losing last week.

“I asked the question to the players. They answered the question, and deservedly got the performance I was looking for.

“Overall it was a pleasing response, with some very good individual performances and we now look forward to a good week of training in preparation for our next game.”

Wanderers:Sievers, Bailey, Gibson (Walker 75), Maher, Holding, Wolstenholme, Youngs (Torres 80), Woodland, Clough, Iliev, Newby
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