Bowyer: Game Should Have Been Dead And Buried
It was an all too familiar tale for Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday evening with what should've been against Queen Park Rangers in the 2-2 draw at Loftus Road.
Admittedly I would've taken a point from this match (as I thought a point was the best we'd manage), however, if what Gary Bowyer has told The Official Blackburn Rovers Website is correct it was that familiar story of frustration from the Blackburn Manager of what should've been?
The first half saw Rovers go into the break 1-0 up after Shane Duffy's goal, however, Bowyer feels as good as we were in that opening forty five minute period we should've had the match won with other chances: "We were outstanding in the first half.
"The game should have been dead and buried in the first half with the amount of chances that we had.
"The football that we played was terrific, but the performances don't match up with the results that we have got. The game is about winning games."
Queens Park Rangers were level when Adam Henley got the last touch to a Charlie Austin effort with Jordon Rhodes putting Rovers ahead again (hopefully a good sign as the Scotland International, like he did last season, scored his first goal in the fourth match and went onto get twenty one in the end. This is now successive matches he'd scored!!)
Once more though we couldn't hold onto this lead with Nedum Onouha left unmarked to equalise for Rangers.
All of this much to GB's frustration, who added: "We gift them a goal in the second half, it was poor all the way around. But the response is terrific from us and we get our noses back in front.
"However we should have stayed in front, we had chances to capitalise again.
"Then you have to have an accountability and a responsibility for marking your man at set-plays it is as simple as that."
A win will come wont it?? GB is certain of this and has again taken positives and confidence from this though.
Bowyer finished by saying: "That is two games down here where we have totally dominated the game and been the better team.
"We've got to keep the belief, keep the confidence and keep working hard and put the demands on the players to take it over that line."
I didn't see this match so it'll always be difficult for me to say too much, however, if what the Manager says is correct we've got positives to take from this point but failure to take chances has again cost us, I'm not sure we can put the blame down to GB for that can we in fairness!!