BLACKBURN Rovers under 18s have reached the Academy League grand final after beating Newcastle United 2-0 in the semi final at Brockhall yesterday.

A first half double from midfielder John O'Sullivan was enough for Rovers to set up a final away at Fulham next seturday.

Before that, Terry McPhillips' men entertain Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup final second leg - trailing 4-0 from the first.

Boss McPhillips said: "I think the lads have done a professional job. There were some fantastic performances but it was a magnificent team performance.

"Now we have an away game against Fulham next Saturday. The lacks have worked their socks off, no stars, just a good group. It is a great credit to everybody at the Academy."