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A fantastic performance to secure the points

17 September 2016

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Owen Coyle was delighted to see Rovers record their first league win of the season in the manner that they did.

Rovers bounced back from the disappointment of going behind early through Danny Ward's strike to lead 3-1 by the 46th minute thanks to goals from Craig Conway, Marvin Emnes and Ben Marshall through some scintillating attacking play.

And although Ward grabbed his second of the game with seven minutes remaining, Sam Gallagher struck in injury-time to seal their first three-point haul.

"I think the manner of the victory was important," Coyle told Rovers PlayerHD after the game.

"We had spoken about it being a must win game because we felt we'd been performing well and felt we were worthy of more points at this stage of the season, so the important thing was to get the points however we had to do it.

"But what was fantastic about today was the level of performance to achieve the points. We started the game brilliantly, could have been two up, but then we went 1-0 down.

"But we picked ourselves up and scored some marvellous goals to get in front, we totally controlled the game, but then we got caught with a sucker-punch late on.

"At 3-2 we could have been nervous, but we went again and scored a goal with some marvellous play.

"We've had numerous chances, if we had score six or seven goals today it would have been a fair reflection of our quality of play. The keeper made some great saves, we've hit the woodwork, it was just some marvellous play from us and that's what was great today."

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