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Damien stars in special charity clash

4 May 2015

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Former Rovers midfielder Damien Johnson made a welcome return to Ewood Park, as he took part in this season’s Football Aid match.

The Northern Ireland international, who was recently appointed Under-14 lead coach at the Academy, joined two sets of supporters for the annual charity fixture.

The two teams had to share the spoils, as a thoroughly entertaining encounter finished 5-5. 

Simon Farnan, Sales and Website Manager at Football Aid, said: “It was a fantastic night, as they always are at Blackburn Rovers. 

“Rovers were the first UK club to sign up to Football Aid and this was the 15th year running that they have hosted a fixture, so the relationship goes from strength to strength.

“We were delighted that they managed to persuade Damien to come along and he played virtually the whole game, despite not lacing up his boots since he retired. But he certainly seemed to enjoy it.  

“It finished 5-5 on the night and I genuinely don’t think we’ll see a better game all season – it couldn’t have gone any better.” 

Football Aid is the national football charitable organisation that gives fans the unique opportunity to bid online and win the chance to pull on a personalised shirt and play a 90-minute match on the hallowed turf of the club they love.

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