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Victory lifts Rovers' hopes of promotion

3 Feb 2017
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Victory over West Ham sends Blackburn to within three points of play-off places

Blackburn Rovers lifted their hopes of a play-off place in Division 2 with a 2-1 win over West Ham United.

Anthony Stokes gave Rovers an early lead at Lancs FA, Leyland, but West Ham equalised through Grady Diangana.

The winner for Rovers came before half-time as West Ham’s Josh Pask diverted a Connor Thomson cross into his own net.

See: Blackburn report

The win takes Rovers to within three points of fifth-placed West Ham, who occupy the final play-off place.

See: West Ham report and highlights

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