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Benno: We can take heart from our display

The 29-year-old believes the turning point in the game came late on at the Liberty Stadium

24 October 2018

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Elliott Bennett says that Rovers can take heart from their display against Swansea City despite suffering defeat in South Wales.

After taking the lead in the first half through a Charlie Mulgrew penalty, Rovers were beaten by Graham Potter's side, who found the net three times in the second 45 minutes.
But Benno believes Rovers produced a strong showing against the side who last season were in the Premier League, but says the team are left frustrated by the final result.
“It was a tough game for us, but I thought for long periods we played really well and created some chances. We frustrated them in the first half and deserved the lead," he reflected to iFollow Rovers after the game.
“There was always going to be a reaction and I thought they got that bit of luck as well with the equaliser; it was a great strike that hits the back of David and goes in.
“Goals change games and that gave their crowd a lift. They were starting to turn on them before the goal.
“In the second half we’re disappointed to have got beaten really.
“In this league teams keep going right to the end. It got to the hour mark and we knew we had to go again because we knew there would be another wave."
Bennett reflected on fine margins when it came to the final result, with goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt producing an excellent stop to deny Bradley Dack before the hosts went up the other end to make the game safe through Bersant Celina.
“The turning point came at 2-1 when the ‘keeper made an unbelievable save to stop Dacky making it 2-2 and then they go up the other end to score and make it 3-1. The game could have finished differently and the third goal is the sucker punch," he added.
“We played well for long spells against a side who were in the Premier League last season and we showed that we’re capable of mixing things up in the first half in particular.
“We’re disappointed but it was a fantastic effort from everyone. We’ll get going again and look forward to Saturday."

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