Tuesday, August 25, 2009
HOILETT & JACKSON SCORE IN CARLING CUP ACTION
Gillingham 1-3 Blackburn Rovers
David Hoilett capped off an impressive full debut with a goal as Blackburn overcame plucky League One Gillingham 3-1 in the Carling Cup second round.
The Canadian teenager was lively throughout and grabbed Rovers' second goal less than a minute after half-time as they eventually eased through to the third round.
David Dunn got the ball rolling in the fifth minute and Hoilett's goal gave Rovers breathing space.
It was breathing space they needed as Simeon Jackson pulled one back from the penalty spot 21 minutes from time, but Morten Gamst Pedersen's corner went in via an unfortunate deflection from Gills skipper Barry Fuller five minutes later to seal the win."
Let's hope Hoilett goes with Canada.