• Posted on: 28 March 2017
  • By: content

Blackburn Rovers were able to force hosts Rotherham to a 1-1 draw, denying the Championship side a victory in five games.

Rovers arrived South Yorkshire with a strict game plan that worked in their favour.

Both teams had equal chances to open scoring but none could quite convert their chances. Richard O’Donnell helped his team with brilliant saves. Tom Adeyemi also got his chance but he got his feet entangled.

Immediately after the break, The Millers got their goal through Jon Taylor in the 47th minute, giving them hope of three points after four straight losses. Jason Lowe tried getting a goal for the visitors but hit the framework. Charlie Mulgrew headed for a goal but was denied. Sam Gallagher had his chance but did not get the equalizer.

Rotherham could have gotten their second but Danny Ward sent his effort wide. Connor Mahoney came on for Rovers to send a corner, which Stephen Kelly scored in his own net. The result gave Rovers their first point in an away game since December.

“We didn’t get the second goal when we were playing pretty good. Overall, I am frustrated. I am pleased that we have picked up a point but hugely disappointed that we have thrown away two,” Rotherham coach Paul Warne said after the affair.

Owen Coyle seem to be the more frustrated coach going by his comments.
“Every point is the league is vital, particularly away from home. The frustrating thing is that it was an opportunity to move out of the relegation zone. Over the course of the season we will be safe and fine. There is no question about that in my mind but days like today would help to make it sooner rather than later,” Coyle said.