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10 September 2019 Venue Leyland County Ground Attendance

Kick off 19:00 (UK)

Blackburn Rovers
2 - 0
Accrington Stanley

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LSC preview: Rovers v Accrington Stanley

A look ahead to tonight's round one tie

10 September 2019

Rovers begin their defence of the Lancashire Senior Cup when they take on Accrington Stanley later tonight.

The clash, which takes place at Leyland, will see the two sides lock horns once again, as they did at the semi-finals stage of the competition last season, with Rovers winning the penalty shootout.

It was a last gasp Lewis Thompson strike that forced that tie to spot kicks, and the left back is one player who will be unavailable for tonight's game.

The youngster, who has featured regularly so far for the Under-23s this term, is away on international duty with Northern Ireland's Under-21s side, and therefore will not play a part against Stanley.

Another international call up in Jack Vale could also miss out, but not because he is represneting his country. The forward picked up a niggle after being called up to the Wales Under-21s squad, and it remains to be seen whether this evening's gae will come too soon for the Wrexham-born attacker.

Vale, who scored in the Final against Burnley last season, isn't expected to be the only absentee from that victory against The Clarets.

Tyler Magloire was skipped on the night, and the defender's loan stint with Rochdale rules him out, whilst Andy Fisher's temporary switch to Northampton Town sees the goalkeeper miss out.

Dan Butterworth remains sidelined with a leg injury, whilst John Buckley and Joe Rankin-Costello both look to now be a part of the first team plans, but Tom White could make his debut in the competition having arrived from Gateshead in the summer.

It's expected that the 22-year-old will join Brad Lyons in midfield, whilst it remains to be seen whether Dominic Samuel and Harry Chapman will continue their run in the Under-23s side having both scored against Brighton & Hove Albion last time out in Premier League 2.

Ticket prices for the clash can be seen below:

Adult: £3
Concession: £1
Season Ticket holder: FREE

The rest of the first round draw can be seen below:

Bury v AFC Fylde (TBC)
Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic
Burnley v Fleetwood Town
Chorley v Preston North End
Barrow v Oldham Athletic
Morecambe v Rochdale
Blackpool v Everton

Kick-off is at 7pm and you can follow all the action across our social media accounts.

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Match Reports

LSC report: Rovers 2-0 Accrington Stanley

Two penalties do the damage as Rovers secure their place in the hat for round two of the Lancashire Senior Cup

10 September 2019

A pair of penalties ensured Rovers booked their place in the second round of the Lancashire Senior Cup with victory over Accrington Stanley at Leyland.

Rovers had the majority of the ball under the lights, with Dominic Samuel's spot kick securing a deserved advantage at the break against the League One opponents.

That lead was doubled midway through the second 45 minutes after Danny Graham proved to be spot on from 12 yards, and that was enough to send Rovers through.

A strong squad was named by Billy Barr, with Sam Hart, Ryan Nyambe, Harry Chapman, Samuel and Graham all starting the encounter.

For the visitors, ex-Rover Okera Simmonds led the line up front, whilst the experienced duo of Phil Edwards and Sean McConville began the game.

It was a lively start to the game from both teams, with Stefan Mols' goalbound shot being blocked by Dominic Samuel, before Simmonds forced Joe Hilton into a smart save in the opening two minutes.

Rovers were having the majority of the ball and deservedly took the lead from the spot just before the half hour mark.

An expert pass from Chapman found Samuel, who was brought down in the box by visiting goalkeeper Toby Savin.

The frontman dusted himself down before calmy sending the stopper the wrong way and put the hosts 1-0 up.

It was almost 2-0 a moment later, but after a lovely touch on his chest by Joe Rankin-Costello, the 20-year-old volleyed just past Savin's left-hand post.

At the other end, Hilton did well to beat away a Simmonds strike from an acute angle just a couple of minutes before the interval.

Both sides were quick out of the blocks at the beginning of the second half, with Samuel seeing his strike saved well by Savin prior to Hilton terrificly denying Simmonds from close range with his feet.

Chapman's attempted curler was excellent stopped by Savin as Rovers looked for a second of the night just before the hour.

Stanley's Edwards was next to be denied by Hilton, who was in the right place at the right time to stop the snapshot after Hart's attempted clearance fell the Accrington defender's way in the box.

Like the first half, it took 29 minutes of the second 45 minutes for Rovers to be awarded another penalty.

Rankin-Costello was caught in the box by Edwards, which allowed Graham the opportunity to stroll up and sent Savin the wrong way to double Rovers' advantage.

Stanley searched for a route back into the game, but the closest John Coleman's side came was when McConville rifled into the side netting with just a few minutes left.

Rovers: Hilton, Nyambe, Doyle, Grayson (c), Hart, Mols, Lyons (White, 85), Rankin-Costello, Chapman, Samuel, Graham.

Unused substitutes: Eastham, Jackson, Barnes, Brennan.

Goals: Samuel pen, 29, Graham pen, 74.

Booked: White, 89.

Accrington Stanley: Savin, Doyle, Maguire, Edwards, Rodgers, Kaba Sherif, Carvalho, Diallo, Simpson (Scott, 80), Simmonds, McConville (c).

Unused substitutes: Isherwood, Bolton, Martin, Williams, Gilboy.

Referee: Leigh Doughty.

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