PL2 report: Blackburn 2 Chelsea 4

On an afternoon when we needed to emulate some of the strong performances seen over the course of the season, our development squad duly delivered, even if there were a couple of scares along the way.

After a difficult start to the game where Blackburn had us pegged back in our own half, Henry Lawrence was on hand to finish off two Harvey Vale passes, ending the half positively with a brace, one either side of the box.

Blackburn returned to the field up for the fight, and a strike from distance just three minutes after the whistle pulled them back into the game.

Unharmed, Chelsea continued to play their football and another Vale pass gave Fiabema the platform to score our third and increase his season’s tally to seven.

The hosts would score again however but just like before, the resurgence didn’t last long. Vale soon got his own name on the scoresheet, 17 minutes from time bringing an end to a frantic second half and locking in a second-placed finish.

Starting XI

For the final time this season Andy Myers was in the dugout to take charge of a PL2 game. From last week’s outing, also against Blackburn, the boss named changes to the starting team. Levi Colwill overcame a knock to return to the back three, as did Lewis Bate who lined up in his usual midfield role. In goal, Ethan Wady dropped to the bench and Lucas Bergstrom was between the sticks.

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