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A great game of football

Posted: Sat 22 Mar 2014
Author: rovers.co.uk

Gary Bowyer felt Rovers were full value for the point earned against league leaders Leicester City at Ewood Park on Saturday.

It was honours even in an enthralling encounter from start to finish as Rovers and City played out a 1-1 draw.

The visitors struck first when Jamie Vardy fired home from close-range on 20 minutes but Rovers struck back before the break, a first goal for Matt Kilgallon as he glanced home a Craig Conway corner.

The second half was a pulsating affair with both sides looking for a winner, but it didn't come as a point had to be settled for.

"I thought it was a cracking game from start to finish," Bowyer told Radio Rovers.

"I thought we got on the front foot quite early and had a go, Leicester were outstanding on the counter attack.

"We gifted them the goal, which is disappointing, as they don't need any gifts, but I think it shows how far we have come, we go a goal down and the response is immediate and I was delighted with how we went about it.

"Our goal was a boost and gave us some belief and then in the second half I thought we were outstanding.

"I think if you look at the chances we had, and then again look at the chances Leicester had, a point was probably a fair result, but we did have chances to win the game.

"It was one of those games where it went hell for leather from the start, it was a great advert for the Championship and a great game."