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Mixed emotions for Bowyer

Posted: Tue 25 Sep 2012
Author: rovers.co.uk
Reserve team boss Gary Bowyer

Reserve team boss Gary Bowyer

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The Under-21s impressed but slipped to a narrow defeat to Everton at Leigh Sports Village.

Under-21s boss Gary Bowyer was pleased with how his side went about their match against Everton on Monday evening.

Rovers dominated the game from start to finish, but found themselves on the losing side when Everton scored from their only meaningful attempt on goal in the match as the visitors won 1-0 at Leigh Sports Village.

"I thought we were very good," Bowyer told Rovers Player. "It is always disappointing to lose a game but the manner in which we went about the game we were very good with the ball and I thought we dominated possession and created several chances.

"In fact we probably created enough chances to win several games."

The only goal on the night came just before the hour mark when from a free-kick defender Shane Duffy applied the finishing touch to nod home from close-range.

"At half time we did actually speak about the threat that they have from set plays and it was disappointing to concede a goal from that," added Bowyer.

"But in terms of how we played, dictating the game with the possession, we're delighted with the players.

"I thought Micah Evans was lively and it was good to see Diogo's first game for us. He's got some talent the lad and I thought he played very well for us from an attacking point of view.

"Generally you couldn't pick anybody out that wasn't at the top of their game tonight."

Rovers Reserves haven't long before they are back in action as they take on Reading away this Friday afternoon.