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Spirited Fightback In Carling Triumph


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Despite going down 2 – 0, Rovers fought back, with goals from, Kuqi, Thompson and Bentley to beat Charlton 3 - 2 tonight, to go into the draw for the next round of the Carling Cup.

A first half goal by Ambrose and early second half goal by Murphy were cancelled out by Rovers substitutes Shefki Kuqi and David Thompson, before David Bentley hit a dramatic winner in the 88th minute to put Rovers into the quarter finals.

Half Time Charlton 1 Rovers 0

Charlton - D Kiely, L Young,(J Spector70) T El Karkouri, H Hreidarsson, C Powell, (J Bothroyd79) J Johansson,(B Hughes79), R Kishishev, D Murphy, A Smertin, D Ambrose, D Bent

Subs not used: T Myhre, J Thomas,

Scorers, D Ambrose 37, D Murphy 50

Booked. Smertin.

Rovers - B Friedel, Z Khizanishvili, R Nelsen, A Todd, M Gray, B Emerton, (Kuqi 73)R Savage,(Thompson63) S Reid, M Pedersen, D Bentley, (Mokoena 90),C Bellamy

Subs not used: P Enckelman, D Matteo

Scorers S Kuqi 75, D Thompson 81, D Bentley 88

Bookings:S Reid 59, C Bellamy 63, D Bentley 88

Gate 14093

Ref: P Walton

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