FULL TIME RESULT
Blackburn 3-3 Echt
A fixture full of surprises as the game kicked off with some early chances for Lee and Michael nearly putting Blackburn into the lead. A strong Echt side put up a great fight looking to take the lead, testing goalkeeper Darren a few times but the Keeper and defence stood strong. Lee had a fantastic opportunity as the ball fell to him on his left foot but he decided to take it onto his right as the Echt defender stole the ball.
Echt, looking slow coming into the game, stepped up and took the lead against the run of play as a sloppy mistake from the Blackburn players led to a fantastic finish from the Echt player, 1-0. Blackburn tried to bounce back into the game with some great hold up play from Trialist and Lee as wingers Ben and Michael ran at the defence causing havoc as the Echt keeper rushed out to make a couple of fantastic saves.
Echt ramped up their efforts as they pushed on for another but the Blackburn boys who were well up for the game stopped their efforts. A mistake again led to the Echt striker through on goal who slotted it past Darren to make it 2-0.
Blackburn’s efforts were far from poor as they pushed on for a goal as they were awarded a penalty as Lee placed perfectly into the side netting to make it 2-1. As the ball went back and forth both teams pushed for another goal with Blackburn coming close to equalising with a well struck shot forcing the keeper into action.
As the ball was played up a mistake in the middle of the park sent the Echt winger through who cut it back to the Striker who placed it into the net to make it 3-1. The Blackburn players didn’t give up as Lee came close to another with a strike stinging the post and Trialist with a couple of fantastic chances.
Pushing for more, changes were made for Blackburn with Mark coming on for Michael. Lamb coming into the game for John, Cameron coming on for Josh.
A wonderful ball placed wide to Ben looked like a great chance to pull one back. As he looked up he swung the ball in over the keeper and into the back of the net, unsure if it was a cross or shot but he took the goal to make it 3-2!
Another change was made as Brandon came on to replace Jake. Another opportunity came as Ben was placed through by Brandon with it cutting back to Lee where it was saved by the keeper.
A fantastic ball from the defence to Mark sent him through where he rifled the ball into the back of the net to make it 3-3! The Blackburn defence looked strong as opportunities came and went for Echt as the back 4 defended fantastically the whole game. An all round brilliant performance from the team!