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A professional performance

Tony Mowbray delighted with away win over Wimbledon

27 February 2018

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Tony Mowbray praised his side's 'professional performance', as Rovers extended their lead at the top of the table with a hard-fought 3-0 victory away to Wimbledon.

A Bradley Dack brace and a first of the season from Elliott Bennett secured the points for Mowbray's men on a bitterly cold night at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

Wimbledon made Rovers work hard for the win and Mowbray was delighted to see his side overcome the challenge and the conditions.

"They're all difficult games," said the boss. "Coming to Wimbledon is never easy for any team.

"They make you defend. They play forward. They are very, very competitive. They carry a goal threat. We had to be very professional really.

"As I said to the players after the game, I think it was a professional performance.

"We tick it off, put the points in the bag, get on the bus and go home, and then get ready for another big game on Sunday."

After an even opening, in which Wimbledon's direct style caused Rovers a few problems, the visitors opened the scoring on the half-hour mark thanks to Dack's looping header from a tight angle.

It proved to be a pivotal moment, as Rovers dominated the game from then on, scoring twice in the second half to secure the spoils.

And Mowbray added: "I think the first goal settled us down. It's difficult to come to these places to be fair.

"It's a tight environment, the crowd are right on top of you and when everybody plays Blackburn Rovers it's a big game.

"They've got their own battle at the other end of the table, so it was always going to be a tough game, but thankfully that first goal settled us down and we got the points."

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