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A massive team effort

18 October 2014

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Boss Gary Bowyer hailed his side's determination and spirit as ten-man Rovers rescued a point at Portman Road in a 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town.

Rovers had the better of the first half without reward, but the decision to send Matt Kilgallon off in the second changed the game as David McGoldrick converted resulting the free-kick.

The visitors withstood the pressure as Town looked to press home their advantage and they got their reward deep in injury-time when Ben Marshall curled home a superb free-kick to seal a share of the spoils.

"In my opinion it was no more than we deserved," said Bowyer.

"We've come to a very difficult place against a team on a fantastic run and we matched them.

"We might have taken the lead in the first half, we withstood a bit of pressure in the second half, started to get in it and then there's a big moment from the official.

"We've seen it again and it's a foul on Matt Kilgallon, not the other way, so we were disappointed. But I think the disappointment is even more-so when the lad puts in a hell of a free-kick.

"But the resilience, the character, the team spirit and togetherness came to the fore in adversity, our lads were magnificent.

"The way that they kept going, they didn't give in, it was a massive team effort from them.

"We are just delighted that we have taken something from the game, it was no more than we deserved."

Rovers are back in action this Tuesday when Birmingham City are the visitors to Ewood Park. Tickets are on open sale priced from £17 for Adults, £11 for Seniors/Students and from £6 for Juniors under 17.

Book online today at and collect your tickets from the Blackburn End collection point on the night of the game.

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