Blackburn 1-1 U18's
By Dan Buxton
Updated Saturday, 27th February 2010
Striker grabs a point for Potters
The Potters came off from a goal down to come away with a point from their trip to high fliers Blackburn Rovers, who have topped the table for most of the seasom befire being replaced by Manchester United recently.
The game took place in terrible conditions, with driving rain making it difficult to play a free flowing game, but both sides still managed to create chances.
City missed a chance after just four minutes, when a shot flew just wide from 12 yards, whilst Blackburn star Toni Vastic fired wide after being found with a strongly hit cross.
The deadlock was broken before half time as, unfortuately, it was Rovers who netted first, Jamie Maclaren putting the ball past David Parton after a scramble in the area. However, the lead only lasted a couple of minutes as City top scorer Louis Moult, back after missing last weekends draw with Crewe due to first team duties, headed in after a free kick was swung in from out wide.
The second half was subjected to worsening weather conditions but Parton stayed strong to make a number of impressive saves whilst the Potters also went close to winnign the game themselves late on, denied by the Blackburn keeper on more than one occasion as they finished the game the stronger.