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 Rovers Oxford United
Lenihan (12), Payne (76) Henry (66)
Raya Eastwood
 
Nyambe Kane
Lenihan Dickie
Mulgrew Nelson
Williams 75 Ruffels
Bennett Napa
Smallwood 74 Brannagan
Evans Mousinho 55
Armstrong 78 Rothwell
 
68
Graham Henry
Samuel Obika 83

Substitutes

Whittingham Ledson 55
Leutwiler Shearer
Bell 75 Ferreira da Silva 68
Payne 74 Long
Antonsson 78 Mowatt
Downing James 83
Travis Hopkins

Game Statistics

14 Goal attempts 14
8 On Target 3
11 Corners 8
8 Fouls 14
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
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.