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Men’s Football Blackburn’s losing streak ends with a draw

BLACKBURN ROVERS are now without a win in six, but ended a losing streak of five games with a draw against Coventry on Saturday.

Ben Brereton fired home Ryan Nyambe’s cross to give Tony Mowbray’s side the lead in the first half, but Coventry equalised in the second period through Matty James as Rovers failed to clear the danger in their box.

Blackburn almost doubled their lead on a couple of occasions towards the end of the second half. Adam Armstrong forced a save from Ben Wilson and then Barry Douglas hit the post with a free-kick from wide on the right.

They were unable to secure a two-goal cushion, though, and Coventry’s goal via Leicester City loanee James was deserved. 

Even when Coventry right-back Leo Ostigard was sent off having picked up a second yellow card with 10 minutes to go, the home side were unable to net a second.

“We scored a good goal,” Mowbray said. “It would have been nice to have scored a second of course, but we got undone by some pretty poor defending.

“If anything, in the last 10 minutes the sending off was the worst thing that could have happened because they sit in a line of five, dropped the midfield and nullified the space.”

Blackburn drop to 15th and now sit 14 points behind tomorrow’s opponents, fifth-placed Reading. The point sees Coventry move six clear of the relegation zone.

“Ultimately we live and die by the results so we have to accept it,” added Mowbray. “It could have gone either way.

“We could have been sitting here talking about six draws because of the tightness of the games.”

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