The Start Of Something Promising?

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Tony Mowbray is hopeful the victory over Portsmouth at Ewood Park on Saturday can be the start of something promising for Blackburn.

A comfortable 3-0 win was enough to take Rovers back into a play off position.

Having dominated the early exchanges Bradley Dack, who had already been denied by Portsmouth goalkeeper Luke McGee and Danny Graham hit the crossbar, opened the scoring for Blackburn on 38 minutes.

Graham doubled Rovers’ lead in the second half with Craig Conway sealing the win in the 90th minute – this came after Dominic Samuel was sent off in the 87th minute for kicking out at visiting defender Christian Burgess, which was the only setback from the afternoon.

Mowbray was delighted with the win but the boss did feel we could have scored more, in fact we should have.

‘It was the performance we’ve been looking for. We scored some goals, which is good for the supporters and for the players’ confidence. I thought we started really well, we were positive and created chances. We should have scored more, to be honest! Mowbray told the Official Website.

Adding: ‘We’re standing here after winning 3-0, and that’s good enough. I thought there was a lot of quality on show, a lot of slick football. We showed really fighting qualities in the second half, I don`t think we showed any fear and always looked like scoring more goals.’

He would like this to be ‘the start of a trend of scoring more than the odd goal in games.’

The boss went on to talk about Portsmouth making ‘life difficult’ and Elliott Bennett’s brother, Pompey winger Kyle, being ‘a sharp, quick footballer’ and what a threat he was but the victory now gives us a chance to kick on.

Mowbray said: ‘We try to score right from the kick-off, we always talk about starting quickly. I think with this team, to get the first goal gives us a fantastic chance to win. It was good to get the three points and we’ll keep going.’

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