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- FT Rovers 0-1 Scunthorpe United
- Rovers make ten changes from Friday's draw with Cardiff
- Solo Bishop goal enough for Scunthorpe
Very glad I didn't go on Ewood tonight. I think I made the right choice in going on a training ride rather than the football ! #rightchoice— @MarkWhittle1 12 August 2014
Probably would of raged if I went ewood today— @Josh_Sandy_98 12 August 2014
THAT'S IT! Rovers are knocked out of the League Cup by Scunthorpe. Boos ring round Ewood Park. The away fans ecstatic. 0-1.
90+ mins: Not long left for Rovers to find an equaliser now. 0-1.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Jack O'Connell on debut...
FOUR MINUTES OF ADDED TIME.
89 mins: Another decent cross from Conway headed straight at the keeper. This time Gestede. 0-1
Williamson booked for a late tackle. 0-1.
85 mins: Conway's teasing cross headed straight at the keeper by Varney. 0-1.
Miles Addison replaces Lyle Taylor for Scunny. 0-1.
9:01pm Tue 12 Aug 14
A Darener says
82 mins: Rain falling now at Ewood. Corner to Rovers...
80 mins: 10 minutes left for Rovers to get something out of this game...
77 mins: Cometh the man, cometh the hour. Not Rhodes - but Cairney. He replaces Chris Taylor... 0-1.
76 mins: Rovers have the ball in the net but it's ruled out for a foul on the keeper. Ewood Park faithful not happy...
Seen them given...
73 mins: Huge handball shout turned down as Josh King's cross appears to be blocked by a Scunthorpe arm. 0-1.
Just over twenty minutes left for Rovers to find a goal. Doesn't look likely at the moment... 0-1.
67 mins: McAllister tries a shot from the edge of the area. Saved by Kean. 0-1.
...headed clear. 0-1.
64 mins: Another Rovers corner. Pressure mounting now...
...and the corner is headed over by Gestede. 0-1.
63 mins: Henley's cross almost outfoxes the Scunthorpe keeper. Corner...
What have Rovers got left for the last 30 minutes?
...free-kick comes to nothing. 0-1.
DOUBLE CHANGE FOR ROVERS: Gestede and Conway replace Dunn and Marshall.
60 mins: Dangerous free-kick for Scunthorpe.
Scunthorpe fans finding their voices in the away end. Rovers lacking ideas at the moment. 0-1.
...straight to the keeper. 0-1.
58 mins: Free-kick to Rovers in a useful position...
Conway and Gestede warming up for Rovers. Is it nearly time?
54 mins: Back to his feet gingerly. He should be able to continue...
53 mins: Niall Canavan is down in the Rovers area - not looking too good for the Scunthorpe man. 0-1.
51 mins: Appeals for a Rovers penalty as Songo'o is held back as the ball comes in. Referee not interested. 0-1.
50 mins: Marshall's cross evades everyone except the keeper who pushes the ball away for a corner - which is cleared to safety. 0-1.
49 mins: Rovers controlling possession a little better in the early stages of the second half. Free-kick now. 0-1.
Today's attendance: 5,352.
And Scunthorpe get us underway again... 0-1.
So - 45 minutes for Blackburn Rovers to keep themselves in the League Cup. No changes at half-time by Bowyer but you would imagine the big guns may appear if the score doesn't change...
Oh - here they are...
Rovers players back out for the second half. Scunthorpe yet to re-appear.
Utter unadulterated garbage at Ewood.— @AnthonyDP65 12 August 2014
Half time The cup upset is on here at Ewood Park.Scunthorpe lead. Blackburn may look to their strong bench for help to try and stay in cup!— @NeilMellor33 12 August 2014
So - how long should Bowyer wait before throwing on the likes of Rhodes and Gestede if the score remains the same? Or would you rather they stay fresh for Saturday's Blackpool clash?
Just found out Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar attended the Cardiff game on Friday. Venky's bringing in the stars...
HALF TIME: Scunthorpe deserve their first-half lead which came courtesy of a well-placed Neal Bishop header. Rovers will have to improve in the second half if they wish to progress to the second round...
45 mins: 1 minute of added time in the first half here at Ewood... 0-1.
42 mins: That's more like it! Ben Marshall does his best to manufacture a chance but his shot is easily saved. 0-1.
40 mins: Josh King is looking like Rovers' most dangerous player at the moment but he's not getting enough of the ball. Scunthorpe really have been impressive... 0-1.
38 mins: Chris Taylor almost turns the ball into his own net. Another corner. This time free-kick awarded to Rovers. A breather...
37 mins: 8 minutes to half-time - Scunthorpe with another corner...
36 mins: Corner to Scunthorpe cleared away for another.
Can't really say Scunthorpe didn't deserve that goal. Rovers looking a little lethargic in this first half...
34 mins: Bishop finds too much space in the area from the resulting corner and heads home to put Scunthorpe ahead. 0-1.
GOAL TO SCUNTHORPE!
33 mins: Corner to Scunthorpe as Myrie-Williams' cross is turned away
32 mins: McAllister fires over from the edge of the Rovers box. The League One side giving as much as they get here - if not more...
Rhodes now warming up alongside Cairney. Will Rovers need their main men this evening? Scunthorpe growing in confidence...
30 mins: Rovers living a little dangerously. Lyle Taylor the latest to come close for Scunthorpe. Saved by Kean. 0-0.
Conway and Baptiste get a good reception from the Ewood faithful as they warm up below us...
Rovers may have been lucky there. Looked to have been some contact. 0-0.
25 mins: Bishop goes down easily in the Rovers box. Referee not interested. Free-kick Rovers...
25 mins: Good effort from Marshall but comfortably saved by Slocombe in the Scunthorpe net.. 0-0.
24 mins: Dangerous free-kick to Rovers! Edge of the box...
23 mins: More possession for Rovers now as they look to control the game. 0-0.
21 mins: Llera booked for the challenge leading to the Rovers free-kick...
21 mins: The free-kick comes to nothing as Lowe's long-range strike is blocked.. 0-0.
20 mins: Varney brought down on the edge of the box. Dangerous free-kick for Rovers...
19 mins: Marshall with the latest shot from range. Way wide... 0-0.
18 mins: CLOSE! Madden waltzes into the Rovers area but a sharp stop from Kean denies him. 0-0.
17 mins: Rovers limited to shots from distance at the moment. King's latest effort firing back off a defender's head. 0-0.
15 minutes gone in the first half - Dunn with easily the best chance so far. 0-0.
12 mins: Rovers clear but Scunthorpe back in possession..
10 mins: Corner cleared. Scunthorpe break up the other end and Myrie-Williams' low cross turned away for a corner.
10 mins: Corner to Rovers..
They have Blackburn Rovers cloud WiFi here :) #uptheiron— @ksej 12 August 2014
8 mins: Scunthorpe win a corner but the opportunity is wasted as the ball goes harmlessly out of play...
7 mins: Bowyer patrolling the touchline barking out orders. 0-0.
Gary McSheffrey bears down on the Rovers goal but his shot high and wide of Kean's goal. 0-0.
Williamson with a crunching challenge in midfield. Throw-in Rovers..
Cagey opening 4 minutes. Rovers looking assured on the ball. 0-0.
HUGE CHANCE! Josh King jinxes his way into the Scunthorpe area with ease and tees up Dunn who puts it wide. Good start from Rovers...
Rovers get the game underway!
Some noise coming from the Scunthorpe end. Lovely evening for football...
Players are out - warm reception from a decent Ewood crowd.
While you wait - you may have seen the good news that Gary Bowyer has been given permission to sign a new player by Venky's. Where do Rovers need to improve? Defence?
Approaching kick-off here at Ewood. Just over ten minutes to go...
Do Rovers fans fancy a little cup run? Or is it total focus on the league?
Decent burger in the concourse at Ewood Park. SUFC could learn a thing or two... Honestly think we will give these a decent game! #UTI— @ironbru_net 12 August 2014
Starting XI: Kean, Lowe (captain), Songo'o, O'Connell, Henley; Marshall, Williamson, Taylor, Varney; King, Dunn. #Rovers #BRFC— @RoversTrust 12 August 2014
7:23pm Tue 12 Aug 14
Well GB lets get our first win then we can commence a winning philosophy instead of the much over valued undefeated run of draws.
Just over 20 minutes until kick-off. Score predictions?
I'm going for a 2-0 Rovers win...
Welcome to Ewood Park!
Rovers will be looking to continue their good start to the season with a win against Scunthorpe tonight. A number of familiar faces in the side as well as a Rovers debut for young Jack O'Connell...
Luke Varney will be starting on the left of midfield for #rovers with David Dunn playing behind striker Josh King.— @PaulWheelock 12 August 2014
TEAM NEWS: Blackburn Rovers v Scunthorpe United
BLACKBURN Rovers have made 10 changes for tonight’s Capital One Cup first-round clash with League One new boys Scunthorpe United.
Gonna come home from Ewood Park after watching Blackburn Rovers and set up my Fantasy Football Team! Get in!— @Idgaf_init 12 August 2014
BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer still remembers the frustration of defeat at Carlisle in the first round of last season’s League Cup, and he has urged his players to make sure there is no repeat against Scunthorpe tonight.
ROVERS: Kean, Henley, Lowe, King, Dunn, Marshall, Varney, Williamson, Taylor, Songo'o, O'Connell
Subs: Cairney, Rhodes, Eastwood, Baptiste, Evans, Conway, Gestede.
SCUNTHORPE: Slocombe, Nolan, Dawson, McAllister, Canavan, Madden, Myrie-Williams, Bishop, Taylor, McSheffrey, Lllera.
Subs: Severn, Sparrow, Hawkridge, Adelakun, Bateson, Addison, Wooton.