Date: 19th July 2017 at 12:33pm
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Blackburn ran out resounding winners at Bootham Crescent on Tuesday when seeing off National League side York.

Four goals in each half saw Rovers to an 8-0 victory.

Bradley Dack scored his first goal for Blackburn to open the scoring with Corry Evans, who will basically be like a new signing for Tony Mowbray, adding the second. Ahead of half time, which were also his first goals for Rovers, Ben Gladwin grabbed a brace.

The second half saw trialist Paul Caddis further enhance his hopes of getting a deal with a brace as Danny Graham and Elliott Bennett rounded off the win.

York: Warsnop (sub Simpson 60 mins), Law (sub Sukar 46 mins), Whittle (sub Muggleton 46 mins), Bencherif, Parslow, Moke (sub Heslop 46 mins), Newton (c) (sub Smith 60 mins), Parkin (sub Felix 60 mins), Morgan-Smith (sub Rankine 46 mins), Almond, Wharton.

Blackburn: Steele (sub Raya 69 mins), Caddis (sub Hardcastle 60 mins), Williams (c) (sub Wharton 69 mins), Feeney (sub Rankin-Costello 69 mins), Ward (sub Mulgrew 60 mins), Gladwin (sub Graham 60 mins), Dack (sub Nuttall 69 mins), Nyambe (sub Lenihan 46), Tomlinson (sub Smallwood 69 mins), Evans (sub Whittingham 60 mins), Doyle (sub Bennett 69 mins).
Subs not used: Fisher.

Attendance: 1307 (including 276 Rovers fans)

Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph this was another step forward ahead of the League One season and the goals coming from all areas pleasing him as Blackburn didn’t rely on a ‘number nine.’

‘It is just the next step and we have to try and apply ourselves to every game that we play. It was a different game to the one in Austria and I thought we applied ourselves well to what we had to do.’

Adding: ‘It was nice to score some goals, we know we’re light in the forward areas and yet as I’ve said to the team goals have to come from all over. We can’t just look to the guy with number nine on his back.’

With quality shown the boss went on to say there were ‘a lot of positives’ on the night.

‘It was pleasing that we moved the ball about well. We created chances and scored goals and it was pleasing to see when we got the ball out wide the wide player coming in off the other side and scoring. Everyone has to chip in and that’s what happened. To show our quality was pleasing and there were a lot of positives.’

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