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A draw was a fair result

30 December 2014

Goalkeeping hero Simon Eastwood felt Rovers were full value for the point in Sunday's draw with Middlesbrough.

The stopper returned to the starting line-up to put in another sensational goalkeeping performance as Rovers drew 0-0 at Ewood Park.

In for the ineligible Jason Steele, Eastwood made two important first half saves to ensure Rovers picked up a second clean sheet in three outings.

Speaking to Radio Rovers, the goalkeeper said: "It was a good result for us, I thought they were a very dangerous team with how they attack on the counter, they always looked like they'd create chances.

"So to keep a clean sheet is obviously a good feeling for the team in general because I thought everyone worked hard from the top to the back.

"It is a result that we'll take because we know that Middlesbrough will be there or there abouts at the end of the season."

When the two sides met at the Riverside last month Eastwood pulled off a superb second half save to deny forward Jelle Vossen from close-range, and he thwarted the Belgian once more with a fine low save to touch his shot onto the post, before following that up by throwing himself at a back post header from Adam Reach.

Eastwood added: "I got a good solid hand to the one I touched onto the post, but I think the second one with the header - I've to travel a long way to try and dig it out - so I'd say that one was the better one.

"We knew they'd come at us and have a lot of shots. So to get a clean sheet from that is very good. It was just about staying in the game and not conceding early on.

"It was a disappointing result the other day because I don't think we deserved to lose, so to bounce back and get a positive result is good.

"They had their chances, we had our chances, I think a draw was the fair result."

Rovers are in FA Cup action this Saturday when they travel to the Valley to take on Charlton Athletic.

Tickets are on open sale for the match priced at £10 for Adults, £5 Concessions.

Book online today at www.onerovers.co.uk.

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