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A hard-fought game

7 November 2015

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Boss Gary Bowyer felt a point was probably the fair result as Rovers and Brentford drew 1-1 at Ewood Park.

A rare slow start from the home side saw the Bees take advantage as Lasse Vibe fired the visitors in front at the midway point of the first half.

But Rovers got back on level terms before the break when a Tom Lawrence shot crept home at the back post.

Both sides had opportunities in the second half, Jason Steele denying Konstantine Kerschbaumer at one end, before a sensational stop from David Button kept out a goalbound effort from Ben Marshall to ensure a share of the points.

"It was a very hard-fought point," Bowyer told Radio Rovers.

"They've come here off the back of a run of four wins on the trot before their midweek loss to Hull, so they've been playing ever so well.

"We didn't start well today which is probably the first time this season we've done that which is surprising, it just seemed flat and then we conceded a goal that we should have dealt with better.

"The goal from Lawrence then gave us more confidence and a bit more belief.

"In the second half I felt we had more of a go at it and but for a world class save from their goalkeeper we could have been talking about a great victory.

"It was a hard-fought game, chances were minimal for both teams

"We always look at the positives and we are three unbeaten. We've got to build the momentum and when we come back off this break really go and kick on."

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