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FULL TIME: Blackburn Rovers 2 Fleetwood Town 0
1:51pm Saturday 21st July 2012 in Football
NUNO Gomes scored his first Blackburn Rovers goal as they beat Fleetwood Town 2-0 in a pre-season friendly at the Crown Ground.
The Portuguese striker volleyed home early in the second half after Mauro Formica had slotted in the opener on just six minutes.
Rovers fans got their first glimpses of Danny Murphy, Leon Best, the highly impressive Fabio Nunes, Gomes, trialist Paulo Jorge and second sub, trialist, Edinho Junior.
Rovers took the lead on just six minutes after a neat footballing move through midfield.
Summer signing Nuno Gomes switched play well to Bruno Ribeiro on the right, who brought the ball down well before advancing up the flank.
His deep cross was headed down by Nuno Gomes at the far post for the unmarked Mauro Formica to slot home from the edge of the penalty area.
Rovers continued to play some nice passing football, with Nunes looking lively down the right. Leon Best saw a header cleared off the line just after Danny Murphy had a shot deflected wide.
Nunes then drilled a fierce 20-yard shot narrowly over the bar.
Rovers carried on enjoying most of the play in the rest of the half, although chances were less frequent as the game settled down.
Jon Parkin fired over for Fleetwood towards the end of the half, before Leon Best saw a low shot well saved by Scott Davies in the dying seconds.
Best should have extended Rovers' lead after the break but, after rounding the goalkeeper, his shot was cleared off the line by Jamie McGuire.
The second goal did come on 54 though. Formica's cross from the right picked out the unmarked Gomes and his volley flew into the net, via the post.
Portuguese trialist Edinho Junior replaced Gomes with 15 minutes remaining but was unable to make much of an impact.
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