Match Report | Late Wasps goal to sting Blackburn

25th January 2020
Beach Park, Balmedie (A)
Middlefield Wasps (League Fixture)
Full Time: Middlefield Wasps 3-3 Blackburn
Match Summary:
Blackburn travelled to Beach Park, Balmedie in what was to be a tough game for both sides. Blackburn are well in need of another three points to keep their promotion charge alive while Middlefield Wasps are looking to climb the table afloat of the bottom half.
Right from the get go Blackburn made use of the very wide pitch in which both TURNER and HARPER were having joy on. It was clear to see that if any goals were going to come from this game it would be supplied by either two. Numerous chances came and went for Blackburn however it was MILNE who struck first. A nice calm and composed finish into the bottom corner gave Blackburn the early lead. 1-0 Blackburn.
Both sides struggled to get a foothold in the game and right before the finish of the half Middlefield Wasps struck back after a failed clearance in Blackburn’s box.
Half Time: Middlefield Wasps 1-1 Blackburn
The second half started as the first half finished, Middlefield Wasps gained the lead after a failed clearance AGAIN in the Blackburn box. 2-1 Middlefield Wasps.
It was vital that Blackburn avoided dropping points as this would massively effect they’re promotion charge. Multiple balls in behind were played from MERCER, STEWART and JOHNSTON however an offside was given each time. Although left frustrated from some decisions given Blackburn got a goal back and it was MILNE again who slotted it home from inside the box for 2-2.
Deep into the second half Blackburn continued to press for the winner and it was the bravery of ROSS that gave Blackburn the lead who was hurt while challenging for the ball. 3-2 Blackburn.
Throughout the game Blackburn looked comfortable at the back with only a couple of errors present during the game. Middlefield Wasps floated a ball deep into the Blackburn box where for the third time this afternoon a failed clearance lead to an equaliser for Middlefield. 3-3.
Overall Blackburn will be disappointed with the full time result however a crucial point has been gained against a good compact side.
Man of the Match is given to STEWART who came on in the second half and changed the game.
Scorers: MILNE x2, ROSS x1
Subs: Leslie, Cranham, Warden, Walls