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Cup Win For Academy Stars


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Bolton 2 Rovers 3

Rovers academy stars tonight knocked local rivals Bolton out of the FA Youth Cup 3-2 at the Reebok, with goals from, Welch, Barker and Garner.

Rovers took the lead on 13 minutes, when Ralph Welch thundered home a 25 yard shot into the bottom of the left hand corner of the Bolton goal and increased their lead 10 minutes later through Keith Barker.

In the 25th minute Bolton pulled it back to 2-1 with a tap in from Sissons and despite dominant play by the Rovers Bolton equalised shortly after the break, when Fojut headed home a corner.

With Rovers taking control of the game and dominating play, Rovers regained the lead when Joe Garner scored from close range in the 55th minute.

Bolton: Sam Ashton, Rhys Powell, Danny Stott, Dale Whitehead, Jaroslaw Fojut, Mark Charlesworth, Robert Sissons, Bradley Hill, Karl Luisi, Luke Magill (Sean Mountford), Craig Knowles (Matt Cassidy).

Subs not used: Kevin Connolly, Michael Roddy.

Rovers: Zac Jones, Tony Kane, Ryan Woods, Gary Stopforth, Craig Barr, Eddie Nolan, Ralph Welch, Bryan Hodge, Keith Barker, Joe Garner, Joel Byrom

Subs not used: Sergio Peter, Frank Fielding, Rostyn Griffiths, Raffaele DeVita, Mark King

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