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'We've got a habit of scoring late goals and it's always a nice feeling."

- Lee Brown

16 April 2018

The defender speaks exclusively to the Club following Saturday's dramatic draw at the Mem against promotion contenders, Blackburn Rovers.

Chris Lines' last-gasp strike rescued a point for Rovers, after Charlie Mulgrew had put Blackburn ahead from the spot midway through the second half.

Although the equalising goal came late in the day, the defender firmly believes it was what Rovers warranted from the game.

"I think it was deserved," outlined Brown.

"We had a couple of half chances in the first half, Ellis had a couple of chances on goal and on a different day he puts those chances away."

"In my view, we created the better of the games and the goal right at the end was fully deserved to be honest."

"Blackburn are a good side and that's obviously why they are fighting at the top of the table, so to get a point, no matter how it comes, is always good."

"We have got a habit of scoring late goals and it's always a nice feeling."

The atmosphere at the Mem speaks for itself

Lee Brown

Continuing the trend of recent years, Rovers home form since the turn of the year has been impressive, as Darrell Clarke's side have been defeated just once at BS7 since the New Year, with Brown touching on the desire in the squad to fight back in games.

"I think we have had a good home record for a number of years now and I'm not surprised, to be honest."

"Before Christmas, perhaps we were a little up and down at home and when you look back over the last three season, we have had a tremendous record at home, through all the divisions."

"Our record stands for itself at home, even against the big sides."

"I think now the Manager knows what he's going to get from the players, he (Darrell Clarke) knows that he's going to get one-hundred percent commitment from the players out on the pitch and we have built that mentality over the past three years, with our desire and our never say die attitude."

Focusing on Chris Lines' late goal, the defender was pleased to see the midfielder get on the scoresheet

"It's a great finish from the edge of the box."

"Obviously, he had that disappointment at Fleetwood, but to come back and score right at the end is great for him."

Over ten thousand people were at the Mem on Saturday, which was one of the largest crowds of the season at BS7, with Lee Brown hinting at the importance of the atmosphere to the side.

"The atmosphere at the Mem speaks for itself," complimented Brown.

"When we play with a high tempo, we play some good stuff and the atmosphere is second for none and when we get our tails up the crowd get right behind us and it's hard for any team visiting." 


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