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Undone by set-pieces

15 December 2012

Berg unhappy with his side's defending as Rovers slip to 2-0 loss at Blackpool

Henning Berg was unhappy with the way his side defended set plays as Blackpool ran out 2-0 winners at Bloomfield Road.

Rovers were dominant in the first half but it was the Seasiders who scored against the run of play when an unmarked Wes Thomas headed the home side in front.

Rovers hit the woodwork and were twice denied by Matt Gilks but it was Blackpool who grabbed the all-important second goal when again from a set-piece Kirk Broadfoot was allowed to power his header home.

"In the first half I thought we did really well," said the Rovers boss on Rovers Player. "We were the better team and should have scored.

"But we didn't do it and conceded a soft goal against the run of play, a ball in the box and a free header again has cost us.

"So to come in at half-time one down was not a fair reflection.

"We knew that if we played the same way in the second half then we would get back into the game but we weren't able to do that, Blackpool didn't allow us to do that, we were not as good.

"Blackpool made it a much more even game and shaded it in the second half.

"They hadn't created many chances but they get the second goal, a set play again, a free header again which is very disappointing."

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