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Everton Reserves end season with a defeat.

Blackburn Res 3

Everton Res 0

EVERTON RESERVES signed off the 2007/08 season with a defeat to Blackburn.

The visitors fielded a young line-up and lost out 3-0 at Morecambe's Christie Park.

Rovers striker Alan Judge was the star of the show as he netted a hattrick.

Judge put the home side ahead after four minutes with a volley from distance.

Steven Morrison, Kieran Agard and Jose Baxter all attempted to level the scores before the break, while Jones denied Jamie Clarke not long after the opener.

Agard was repelled by home keeper Jason Brown who went full length to deny the striker midway through the half.

Everton's hopes of an equaliser were extinguished in the 53rd minute when Judge got his second goal.

Sergio Peter was impeded by Shaun Densmore in the box and a penalty awarded, with the young forward making no mistake from the spot.

He completed his treble with 15 minutes left, cutting in from the left and powering the ball past Jamie Jones.

Jones was in action again moments later, denying Andy Haworth.

Everton substitute Lewis Codling went after a consolation goal late on, but Brown was again on hand to save his side.

BLACKBURN: Brown, Bateson, Nolan, Hodge, Paterson, Winnard, Haworth, O'Keefe, Judge (Marshall 76), Clarke, Peter. Subs: De Vita, Bussman, Marrow, O'Connor.

EVERTON: Jones, Densmore, Molyneux, Irving, Sinnott, Rodwell, Morrison, Harpur, Baxter, Agard (Codling 67), O'Kane. Subs: Stubhaug, McCarten, Barnett, Powell.

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Jack Rodwell (right) was the only Everton player with first team experience
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 16, 2008
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