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A satisfactory point

8 November 2014

Gary Bowyer was pleased to come away from the Amex Stadium with a share of the points after a battling display against Brighton.

In a game that typified a third match in seven days, there was plenty of endeavour, but little in terms of quality, as Rudy Gestede's second half header cancelled out Gary Gardner's opener for the home side.

The Rovers boss was ultimately left satisfied with the point, particularly after a busy spell of matches.

"It is never an easy place to come," said Bowyer. "They are a good team, they keep the ball well and we knew it was going to be difficult.

"I thought we applied ourselves well, it has been a tough week for us with traveling away to Millwall and back and then down to Brighton.

"So overall I suppose I am satisfied. I think the measure of how far we've come is that the group are sat there in the dressing room disappointed."

The Rovers boss wasn't pleased with the manner in which Brighton opened the scoring, a corner from the right somehow finding it's way to Gary Gardner who scored his second goal of the week.

"I didn't think there was much in the game in the first half," added the Rovers boss. "Tom Cairney possibly could have scored, Ryan Tunnicliffe had a shot dragged wide.

"There was nothing else in the game really so I'm disappointed that we lost our man. It wasn't a particularly great corner, you have to take responsibility."

As has often been the case this campaign, Rovers stepped up a gear in the second half, with Rudy Gestede grabbing his tenth goal of the season with yet another bullet header.

"It was a wonderful cross and an unbelievable header again," said Bowyer. "It was a delightful cross and it just invited him to do what he does so well.

"It was a massive effort from everybody."

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