First half strikes from David Dunn and Jordan Rhodes were added to by a first goal for Corry Evans and a second on the day for Rhodes to leave Ewood Park rocking. Much to the delight of the manager.
"I thought the supporters were tremendous," said Bowyer post-match.
"It is a local derby and there is a lot of pride at stake for the supporters.
"They've backed the team magnificently and you can see what confidence it gives the players when you've got that backing."