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A point the least we deserved

25 March 2014

Gary Bowyer felt Rovers didn't get what their play merited as they fought hard for just a point against Watford on Tuesday night.

Rovers trailed, then lead, then trailed again, only to snatch a last-gasp leveller thanks to Rudy Gestede's header in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

But that didn't tell the whole story as Rovers dominated the match almost from start to finish, but despite scoring three goals on their travels, they had to settle for a point.

"I thought we were excellent as an away team," said Bowyer after the game.

"In the second half until the referee gives the penalty we were comfortable, I couldn't see them coming into it. But it gave them a lift, it gave them a buzz, but then we responded ever so well again.

"Rudy Gestede was unplayable and it is right that he gets the deserved equaliser, that was the minimum that we should have walked away with."

The Rovers boss was delighted with the character and determination showed by the lads, but had chances been taken then it could have been a more comfortable night for the Blues.

Bowyer added: "We've stressed that side of it and it has got stronger and stronger, but we are giving praise out for nicking a draw in the end when we should have seen the game through and been more ruthless.

"The standard of our three goals was quality tonight, and on reflection we gift them their goals. The marking wasn't good enough for their first one, the counter-attack for their third one and with the penalty I'm totally disappointed, the rule has to be clear as to what is handball and what isn't. The lad is two yards away and it is smashed at him, what can you do?

"These things can go for you or against you and tonight they've gone against us again which is disappointing.

"We aren't going away with the three points which we deserved, we should be going to Millwall on Saturday with three points and that is the disappointment."

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