Date: 5th May 2018 at 9:13pm
Written by:
Blackburn Rovers
2 – 1
Oxford United

Ewood Park

League 1

5/05/2018 5:30 pm

Attendance: 27600

Referee: Boyeson

Blackburn RoversOxford United
Lenihan (12), Payne (76)Henry (66)
RayaEastwood
 
NyambeKane
LenihanDickie
MulgrewNelson
Williams75Ruffels
BennettNapa
Smallwood74Brannagan
EvansMousinho55
Armstrong78Rothwell
 
68
GrahamHenry
SamuelObika83

Substitutes

WhittinghamLedson55
LeutwilerShearer
Bell75Ferreira da Silva68
Payne74Long
Antonsson78Mowatt
DowningJames83
TravisHopkins

Game Statistics

14Goal attempts14
8On Target3
11Corners8
8Fouls14
0Yellow Cards2
0Red Cards0
58%42

Blackburn Rovers secured victory over Oxford United in today’s final League One game of the 2017/18 season at Ewood Park.

With Tony Mowbray’s boys having already secured automatic promotion back to the Championship for next season, Wigan Athletic do pip us to the title by two points, so although there will be some disappointment at not taking maximum points in a couple of games this year that would’ve made the difference on that front, promotion was the aim and it was achieved by some margin.

Darragh Lenihan struck his first goal for the club in the 12th minute of the game, and although James Henry did get a single half leveller, substitute Jack Payne opened his own Blackburn account with just under 15 minutes remaining.

The final whistle blew with the scores at 2-1 so it was another three points for Mowbray’s men and all eyes can now turn to next season and life back in the second tier of football.