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Marshall pleased to make his mark

20 October 2014

Ben Marshall was delighted to grab the injury-time equaliser at Portman Road on Saturday.

Rovers looked to be heading towards an unfortunate defeat after David McGoldrick's free-kick had given Ipswich the lead following Matt Kilgallon's harsh sending off.

But after Shane Duffy won a 93rd minute free-kick, man of the moment Marshall stepped up to curl home a wonderful leveller to earn Rovers a share of the spoils.

"It was nice," said Marshall. "I thought the game was just slipping away from us, we didn't really look like scoring.

"Luckily I got an opportunity with the free-kick and I've put it in. I didn't feel under any pressure, it either hits the target or it doesn't.

"The keeper showed me one side, so it meant that if I could put it over the wall in the right spot then it would go in and it did.

"I think I was halfway over to the fans before it hit the back of the net."

The former Leicester City man felt it had been a tough match for Rovers, but he was pleased to take his chance when it came.

Marshall added: "I thought it was a difficult game even before we went down to ten men. Then Killa got sent off and it was hard.

"We did well not to concede a second goal, I thought we might have a chance and luckily we did.

"To be able to get a point with ten men is good, we can come out with our heads up."

Marshall and 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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