BROCKHALL goal-machine Jonathan Walters was again on target for Rovers' Under 19s as they chalked up a 2-0 win over Manchester City at the weekend.

Walters -- the Academy's leading scorer once again this season -- cooly converted a penalty.

And there was a further goal for impressive midfield man Alan Morgan as Ian Miller's side got back to winning ways following their 4-1 defeat at Manchester United last week.

However, Rob Kelly's Under 17s had to settle for a point after their game finished 0-0.

Neither side could master the tricky conditions on the day in a match which rarely threatened to catch fire.

"It was absolutely blowing a gale and that spoilt the game as a spectacle," said Academy chief, Bobby Downes.

"City came fired up and it always looked like a nil-niler because there were very few chances for both sides.

"As for the Under 19s, that was very similar but the referee then gave us a penalty which looked a bit harsh.

"And after that, they also had a guy sent off which allowed us to capitalise and we eventually won 2-0."

Now Rovers' Academy staff will turn their attentions to Saturday's FA Youth Cup fourth round clash with Swindon Town at Ewood (kick-off 12 noon).

Downes went to see the Robins in action against Oxford at the weekend and, although they got beat 2-0, he won't underestimate their challenge.

"We thought they would play their Youth Cup team but they didn't," said Downes.

"However, six or seven of the players who played should feature at the weekend so we've got a fair idea of what they'll be like."