Sunderland U18s 2 Blackburn U18s 1: Stinson double sinks Rovers

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Sunderland followed up their midweek FA Youth Cup progress at Ipswich with a hard-earned 2-1 Barclays U18 Premier League win over Blackburn Rovers today.

James Stinson did the damage, netting both goals for the Wearsiders, either side of a strike from Blackburn’s Sam Joel.

Meanwhile, Sunderland have been drawn away to Barnsley or Newcastle in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup.

* Full report in tomorrow’s Football Echo