Rovers Under-18s beat their Burnley counterparts to make it four successive victories.

First half goals from Ben Fyles and Harrison Wood helped Rovers to a 2-1 victory at Brockhall as they completed the double over their East Lancashire rivals.

Mike Sheron’s side beat Liverpool in midweek, and backed that up with a win over Burnley, despite being without Georgie Gent, whose last minute free kick heled them to a 1-0 win against the Reds, while Jake Garrett also didn’t feature after a 90 minute outing for the Under-23s against West Ham.

Alex Baker was the architect for both goals, keeping up his recent impressive form, as Rovers climbed to ninth in the table.

He set up Fyles for the opener after 11 minutes, before playing in Wood who raced clear of the last defender before firing beyond goalkeeper Harry Allen.

That gave Rovers a 2-0 lead inside the opening quarter of the game, dominating the chances as well as the ball.

A feisty second half, in which five players were booked, brought just one goal, and that went the way of the Clarets who pulled a goal back 11 minutes from time courtesy of substitute Jacob Hamilton.

Rovers held on for three points, their first home victory of the season, backing up three successive away wins at Wolves, Leeds United and Liverpool in what has been an upturn in form in 2021.

The FA Youth Cup remains suspended, with Rovers, who reached the semi-finals last season, awaiting a rescheduled date for their home tie with Arsenal after overseeing Carlisle United in round three.

Rovers are next in action when they travel to Middlesbrough on Saturday (12pm).

Rovers: Dowling, Haddow, Famiwuya, Batty (Dury, 12), Cirino, Fyles (Ferguson, 75), Harlock, Weston, Wood (Wharton, 66), Gilsenan, Baker. 

Unused: Blease, Cunningham

Burnley: Allen, Williams, McCullough, Armstrong, Sassi, Brennan, Hugill, Ratchford (Hamilton, 71), Ward, Mellon (Smyth-Ferguson, 75), McGlynn (Eastwood, 46).

Unused: Walters, Couch