After four disappointing results in a row, the Blackburn Rovers ended their poor streak on the pitch with a 2-0 win over Reading at Ewood Park yesterday.
The Rovers hadn’t seen success since a 5-1 loss to Cardiff City on September 25 – almost a month after the win.
Defeats to Huddersfield and Blackpool on the road followed before losing a two-goal lead last Saturday at home to Coventry City, then moved to the capital to face the Queens Park Rangers where they succumbed to a late strike of ‘Ilias Chair.
Tony Mowbray pitted his side against a half-decent fit side in Reading and after a poor first half the hosts rallied to win by a comfortable margin.
And for once, Ben Brereton wasn’t on the scoresheet, with goals going first to Sam Gallagher who was charged with an easy tap-in, while Tyrhys Dolan’s strike was pure quality.
The small forward cut to the left side of the field unchallenged and he was able to pull an effort into the far corner beyond Luke Southwood’s outstretched arm.
Dolan’s overall contributions have been rented by Mowbray and there has been similar praise for his performance on social media by Rovers fans.
I didn’t think we were great today, did our usual 5 mins where we scored twice, Tyrhys Dolan is a different class spirit #BRFC
– Josh (@ JoshHarding123) 23 October 2021
Which player Tyrhys Dolan is by the way
– amber (@ 4mber_) 23 October 2021
TYRHYS DOLAN !!! ??
What a gem! ??
Please remind me where we got it from and how much?!? ??
– Mr. Person (@ jongardner1979) 23 October 2021
Tyrhys Dolan is an absolute player.
Pass it. #Rovers
– Chris Martin (@ ChrisMartin_93) 23 October 2021
England U20 is calling very soon. unreal talent and we’re lucky to have it 💙💙💙
– Benjamin Diaz (@ riley08ben) 23 October 2021
A shining example for all the young footballers who are told they are not good enough, keep believing in it
– Nick Grindley (@ Nickg2311) 24 October 2021
It was amazing today
– Dominic Morrison (@ dmo7940) 23 October 2021
Excellent today what a finish for your well-deserved comrade goal 🔵⚪
– ChrisBRFC (@ ChrisBRFC91) 23 October 2021
This is the first time that I see you playing live and wow so impressed, both talent and pace of work 💙
-Alicia (@liss_russ) 23 October 2021
Incredible as always! Covered every blade of grass and a great goal !! 🔵⚪💙
– Catherine Young (@KatjwJ) 23 October 2021