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One free kick too many

Posted: Sun 02 Dec 2012
Author: rovers.co.uk

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Berg left to lament late leveller

Henning Berg was left disappointed as Rovers conceded a last-gasp leveller to only leave Turf Moor with a point.

The home side dominated the first half but had no goals to show for their pressure, Rovers in contrast, scored when they were on top, the prolific Jordan Rhodes heading home his 13th in a Rovers shirt converting Mauro Formica's inswinger.

But just as it looked like Rovers would clinch yet another famous win over their rivals, Burnley sub Sam Vokes popped up with a crucial goal a minute from time.

"When you are 1-0 up and it is the 89th minute you would like to win the game," said Berg after the match. "And I think on the 2nd half performance we could have easily have done that.

"In the first half they were the better team. We defended fantastically well in our own box which we had to do to stay in the game, we were put under a lot of pressure.

"I think we corrected that in the second half and also when Josh came on he gave us more  offensive options. Both to take people on and to play, I think he made a good impact.

"With the second half if we had won the game I don't there'd have been too many complaints.

"We got away with it in the first half, but in the second half we could have won it and were closest to winning.

"I think it was just one free kick too many, we have to learn to stop giving away free kicks in those areas. Stay with the runner, don't foul him.

"But they had them so many times that we were under pressure, we defended them fantastically well all through the game but this was just one too many.

"It wasn't to be today so we have to learn what we did today and look at how we defended so well throughout the game."