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Stars on target for charity!

11 May 2016

Former Rovers favourites David Dunn and Kevin Gallacher rolled back the years as they starred in the 15th annual Football Aid fixture at Ewood Park.

Both players were on the scoresheet in an entertaining encounter, which Gallacher’s team won 3-2.

The former Scotland striker opened the scoring with a low shot through a crowd of bodies on five minutes, before his namesake, Michael Gallagher, doubled the ‘away’ team’s advantage just past the half-hour mark.

Dunny halved the deficit five minutes into the second half with a stunning strike into the top corner, before Dave Taylor restored the away team’s two-goal lead with an equally impressive effort from long range.

Nathan Thornhill pulled a goal back for the home team five minutes from time, but they were unable to find a late leveller. 

Football Aid’s Football Events Manager, Richard Milne, said: “I want to thank the staff at Ewood Park for another fantastic evening.

“Both David and Kevin were excellent ambassadors for the club and it was a great honour to have the former players involved.

“We're extremely grateful for everyone’s kind efforts and energy dedicated to Football Aid.”

Blackburn Rovers were the first professional club in England to partner with Football Aid and since forming in 2001, the Scottish-based charity have allowed over 16,250 football fans the chance to Live the Dream of playing a 90-minute match on the hallowed turf of the club they love, while raising over £2.3m for charity.

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