Date: 29th September 2014 at 5:24pm
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Blackburn Rovers (surprisingly) went into half time of the match with Watford on Saturday 2-0 down, however, a second half fightback saw us earn a 2-2 draw, which was the least we deserved.

The never say die Rovers attitude was very much in evidence again with our fightback, and even though we were 2-0 down at half time following Watford goals from Matej Vydra and Daniel Tozser would could’ve easily been level (at least) at that point.

The Rovers Manager told Radio Rovers: “I thought we started the first half well, Gomes has made three or four decent saves.

“Then we find ourselves 2-0 down at half-time to two wonderful strikes from Watford, you have to give them the credit on that.


In spite of the disappointment of going into the half time break training Bowyer was confident in our ability to get back into the match and that’s what he told the players, also telling them not to panic as they were more than capable of getting back into the match.

Soon enough he was right as we were right back in it when Rudy Gestede scored to make it 2-1 and then with his first goal for Rovers Ryan Tunnicliffe (his first ever senior goal in fact after more than seventy appearances) had us level at 2-2.

He added: “At half-time we said to our players not to panic and to keep believing in the football that they were playing and to have a right good go.

“Seconds in we are back in the game and created enough chances to win the game. The quality of our goals was outstanding.


With a bit of luck (this is starting to become an annoying habit) we would’ve won the match after that as Jordan Rhodes had a goal disallowed, Tom Cairney smashed an effort against the woodwork and other efforts went close as we laid siege to the Watford goal but we couldn’t quite find the winner.

Not that Bowyer was too disheartened as he didn’t think we could’ve given any more, finishing by also saying: “We then hit the bar, we had a penalty appeal, we bombarded their goal, to be fair to the players they’ve given absolutely everything.

“The players are disappointed, to be 2-0 down and to come off the pitch 2-2 they are disappointed in the dressing room that they’ve not got all three points, that speaks volumes about the character of this group of lads.


If we keep going this way our luck will turn and I’m optimistic about what this season can bring, a good starting point would be a win at Rotherham United in Tuesday Evening’s game at the New York Stadium.

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