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Fletcher edges Boro ahead in title race

15 Jan 2018
Middlesbrough 3-3 Blackburn, PL2

Striker scores twice as Middlesbrough go top with 3-3 draw against third-placed Blackburn

Ashley Fletcher helped Middlesbrough to move to the top of Division 2 on goal difference as they drew 3-3 with title rivals Blackburn Rovers at Heritage Park.

Boro striker Fletcher opened the scoring with a low, curling strike on 10 minutes.

But Callum Wright and Daniel Butterworth gave Blackburn a 2-1 lead going into half-time.

Marvin Johnson made it 2-2 from a narrow angle, Scott Wharton headed Rovers back into the lead before Fletcher struck again on 62 minutes.

Middlesbrough are above second-placed Reading on goal difference, with a match in hand, while Rovers are in third, two points behind Boro having played one match fewer.

See: Boro report | Blackburn report

Next fixtures

Middlesbrough: 19 Jan v Nott'm Forest (H), PL Cup
Blackburn: 22 Jan v Cardiff (A), PL Cup

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