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A great team effort

28 February 2015

Gary Bowyer hailed a fine team performance as Rovers claimed a worthy point against Bournemouth on Saturday.

Rovers became the first team to stop the Cherries from scoring on home soil this season after a hard-working display on their travels.

After a scrappy first half, the game sprang into life in the second with keeper Jason Steele saving well from Yann Kermogant and Harry Arter.

But Rovers could have grabbed the points at the death with Tom Cairney and Rudy Gestede both going close with late chances.

"Tactically the players were magnificent, they were spot on with it," said Bowyer.

"Steely has made a couple over very good saves and I thought the two centre-halves were tremendous for us today. It was a great team effort.

"I think we are the first team that have come here and stopped Bournemouth scoring a goal  so an enormous of credit to our players. We contained a very good team.

"It is a very good clean sheet for our lads, I have nothing but praise for them.

"We went to win the game, we were brave and fair play to them.

"A point was the very least we deserved. We had two great chances at the death with Tom's shot and Rudy's header."

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