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Berg laments late concession

Berg laments late concession

Henning Berg was left to rue a late leveller as Rovers got up to their old tricks at Turf Moor in the Cotton Mill derby.

Not for the first time this season Rovers failed to hold onto a lead with a lapse of concentration late in the game allowing Sam Vokes to restore parity after an excellent Jordan Rhodes header had given Rovers a second half lead.

Rovers were pretty wretched in the first half but hung in there with some stellar work from Paul Robinson and the two centre halves keeping them in it.

But despite taking a lead that the improved second half showing possibly merited, Rovers were unable to see the game out. Leaving Berg and, pretty much everyone else, frustrated.

'When you are 1-0 up and it is the 89th minute you would like to win the game,' Berg told the official website. 'And I think on the 2nd half performance we could have easily have done that.

'In the first half they were the better team. We defended fantastically well in our own box which we had to do to stay in the game, we were put under a lot of pressure.

'I think we corrected that in the second half and also when Josh came on he gave us more offensive options. Both to take people on and to play, I think he made a good impact.

'With the second half if we had won the game I don't there'd have been too many complaints.'

Berg was pretty qucik to admit that the first half display left little to be proud of, but pointed out a particular weakness as something to improve on.

'We got away with it in the first half, but in the second half we could have won it and were closest to winning,' Berg added.

'I think it was just one free kick too many, we have to learn to stop giving away free kicks in those areas. Stay with the runner, don't foul him.

'But they had them so many times that we were under pressure, we defended them fantastically well all through the game but this was just one too many.

'It wasn't to be today so we have to learn what we did today and look at how we defended so well throughout the game.'

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Sunday December 2 2012
Time: 6:05PM


Argh! Damn you late conceding! You are not our friend.
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02/12/2012 18:08:00
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