Kilgallon delighted with his goal and Rovers’ performance

Matt Kilgallon leads the Rovers celebrations after equalising against leaders Leicester City

Matt Kilgallon leads the Rovers celebrations after equalising against leaders Leicester City

First published in Football Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

MATT Kilgallon cut a delighted figure after ending his four-and-a-half-year goal drought to earn Blackburn Rovers a thoroughly deserved 1-1 draw at home to Championship leaders Leicester City.

With two minutes of the first half remaining the defender rose to meet a corner from Craig Conway and headed in his first goal for Rovers – and his first goal since he scored the winner for Sheffield United at Derby County in September 2009.

“I’m really happy and it’s nice to get off the mark,” said Kilgallon, who missed a good chance to put Rovers in front after Rudy Gestede flicked on another Conway corner.

“We worked on it in training and I’m glad it came off although I was disappointed with the one in the second half.

“My last goal was so long ago it was with one of those medicine balls!”

Kilgallon and fellow centre-back Michael Keane – hailed as ‘immense’ by Rovers boss Gary Bowyer – had to defend manfully in an open second half in which both teams had chances to win it.

“You can tell why they are top of the league with the pace they’ve got throughout the side and I’m sure they’ll go on to win it,” said Kilgallon.

“But I thought we matched them and for 15-20 minutes at the start of the second half we were well on top of them.”

Bowyer felt his side were denied a penalty in injury-time when stand-in skipper Jordan Rhodes appeared to be dragged down in the box by Marcin Wasilewski.

“From where I stood it looked a penalty,” said Bowyer.

“Jordan is as honest as the day is long and he said he felt contact.”

Leicester assistant manager Craig Shakespeare praised Rovers’ performance and admits they deserved at least a share of the spoils.

Shakespeare said: “It was a point gained. I thought they gave us as good a game as we’ve had all season.”

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1:06pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

Blackburn Rovers celebrating a home draw like they've won the league....

You couldn't make it up!

There'll be talk of another play-off push next.
Blackburn Rovers celebrating a home draw like they've won the league.... You couldn't make it up! There'll be talk of another play-off push next. Super_Clarets
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1:12pm Mon 24 Mar 14

.Lancs _ Pensioner says...

1 goal in four and a half years.wow

Bowyers comments we was ammense sounds like one of those steve kean quotes.

out with the cowboys and indians.
1 goal in four and a half years.wow Bowyers comments we was ammense sounds like one of those steve kean quotes. out with the cowboys and indians. .Lancs _ Pensioner
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1:13pm Mon 24 Mar 14

cedar67 says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Blackburn Rovers celebrating a home draw like they've won the league.... You couldn't make it up! There'll be talk of another play-off push next.
You're sad.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Blackburn Rovers celebrating a home draw like they've won the league.... You couldn't make it up! There'll be talk of another play-off push next.[/p][/quote]You're sad. cedar67
  • Score: 11

1:31pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Keen O to Get Kean Out says...

.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
1 goal in four and a half years.wow

Bowyers comments we was ammense sounds like one of those steve kean quotes.

out with the cowboys and indians.
ill second that , accepting a draw against an oridinary Leciester and being beat with the lowly Burnla shows how far standards have fallen since the Venkys took over , bring back Jack
[quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: 1 goal in four and a half years.wow Bowyers comments we was ammense sounds like one of those steve kean quotes. out with the cowboys and indians.[/p][/quote]ill second that , accepting a draw against an oridinary Leciester and being beat with the lowly Burnla shows how far standards have fallen since the Venkys took over , bring back Jack Keen O to Get Kean Out
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3:07pm Mon 24 Mar 14

leyton says...

The jibbs fans must have been crying in their sisters beds when they realised they did Burnley a big favour lol
The jibbs fans must have been crying in their sisters beds when they realised they did Burnley a big favour lol leyton
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4:00pm Mon 24 Mar 14

jim 2012 says...

Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
1 goal in four and a half years.wow

Bowyers comments we was ammense sounds like one of those steve kean quotes.

out with the cowboys and indians.
ill second that , accepting a draw against an oridinary Leciester and being beat with the lowly Burnla shows how far standards have fallen since the Venkys took over , bring back Jack
jack waker died on August 17, 2000 you insensitive moron
and as for Blackburn accepting a draw against an oridinary Leciester
is that the same Leciester that have been top of the championship table for most if not all of the season the same Leciester that
little old burnley have to play in a few days time ?
[quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: 1 goal in four and a half years.wow Bowyers comments we was ammense sounds like one of those steve kean quotes. out with the cowboys and indians.[/p][/quote]ill second that , accepting a draw against an oridinary Leciester and being beat with the lowly Burnla shows how far standards have fallen since the Venkys took over , bring back Jack[/p][/quote]jack waker died on August 17, 2000 you insensitive moron and as for Blackburn accepting a draw against an oridinary Leciester is that the same Leciester that have been top of the championship table for most if not all of the season the same Leciester that little old burnley have to play in a few days time ? jim 2012
  • Score: 6

4:39pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

jim 2012 wrote:
Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
1 goal in four and a half years.wow

Bowyers comments we was ammense sounds like one of those steve kean quotes.

out with the cowboys and indians.
ill second that , accepting a draw against an oridinary Leciester and being beat with the lowly Burnla shows how far standards have fallen since the Venkys took over , bring back Jack
jack waker died on August 17, 2000 you insensitive moron
and as for Blackburn accepting a draw against an oridinary Leciester
is that the same Leciester that have been top of the championship table for most if not all of the season the same Leciester that
little old burnley have to play in a few days time ?
Hi Jim,
Don't for one minute think this the Real LP it's just a tosser who gets turned on impersonating people, you should be able to tell it's the old WLYV and you know the bile that came out his mouth, these two sound like the baby's they are!!!

The Real LP.
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: 1 goal in four and a half years.wow Bowyers comments we was ammense sounds like one of those steve kean quotes. out with the cowboys and indians.[/p][/quote]ill second that , accepting a draw against an oridinary Leciester and being beat with the lowly Burnla shows how far standards have fallen since the Venkys took over , bring back Jack[/p][/quote]jack waker died on August 17, 2000 you insensitive moron and as for Blackburn accepting a draw against an oridinary Leciester is that the same Leciester that have been top of the championship table for most if not all of the season the same Leciester that little old burnley have to play in a few days time ?[/p][/quote]Hi Jim, Don't for one minute think this the Real LP it's just a tosser who gets turned on impersonating people, you should be able to tell it's the old WLYV and you know the bile that came out his mouth, these two sound like the baby's they are!!! The Real LP. Lancs - pensioner
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5:52pm Mon 24 Mar 14

owd nick says...

jim 2012 wrote:
Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
1 goal in four and a half years.wow

Bowyers comments we was ammense sounds like one of those steve kean quotes.

out with the cowboys and indians.
ill second that , accepting a draw against an oridinary Leciester and being beat with the lowly Burnla shows how far standards have fallen since the Venkys took over , bring back Jack
jack waker died on August 17, 2000 you insensitive moron
and as for Blackburn accepting a draw against an oridinary Leciester
is that the same Leciester that have been top of the championship table for most if not all of the season the same Leciester that
little old burnley have to play in a few days time ?
Jim, it's a Burnley troll.
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: 1 goal in four and a half years.wow Bowyers comments we was ammense sounds like one of those steve kean quotes. out with the cowboys and indians.[/p][/quote]ill second that , accepting a draw against an oridinary Leciester and being beat with the lowly Burnla shows how far standards have fallen since the Venkys took over , bring back Jack[/p][/quote]jack waker died on August 17, 2000 you insensitive moron and as for Blackburn accepting a draw against an oridinary Leciester is that the same Leciester that have been top of the championship table for most if not all of the season the same Leciester that little old burnley have to play in a few days time ?[/p][/quote]Jim, it's a Burnley troll. owd nick
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5:56pm Mon 24 Mar 14

greenscreener says...

Having watched both Kilgallon and Michael Kean perform I can honestly say that Scott Dann has been more than adequately replaced.

There was some reasonable criticism of not having more cover in place sooner, but I don't hear anybody in the crowd saying we shouldn't have let Dann go.
Having watched both Kilgallon and Michael Kean perform I can honestly say that Scott Dann has been more than adequately replaced. There was some reasonable criticism of not having more cover in place sooner, but I don't hear anybody in the crowd saying we shouldn't have let Dann go. greenscreener
  • Score: 4

6:02pm Mon 24 Mar 14

owd nick says...

greenscreener wrote:
Having watched both Kilgallon and Michael Kean perform I can honestly say that Scott Dann has been more than adequately replaced.

There was some reasonable criticism of not having more cover in place sooner, but I don't hear anybody in the crowd saying we shouldn't have let Dann go.
I agree, ok we may not have Kean after the end of the season but Hanley will be back soon and I have been pretty impressed with Killgallon since he got his chance.

If we can keep Kean for next season (unlikely I know) that would be quite a coup because a back four of Spurr, Hanley, Killgallon and Kean would be pretty formidable.

But we do need experienced cover.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Having watched both Kilgallon and Michael Kean perform I can honestly say that Scott Dann has been more than adequately replaced. There was some reasonable criticism of not having more cover in place sooner, but I don't hear anybody in the crowd saying we shouldn't have let Dann go.[/p][/quote]I agree, ok we may not have Kean after the end of the season but Hanley will be back soon and I have been pretty impressed with Killgallon since he got his chance. If we can keep Kean for next season (unlikely I know) that would be quite a coup because a back four of Spurr, Hanley, Killgallon and Kean would be pretty formidable. But we do need experienced cover. owd nick
  • Score: 1

8:36am Tue 25 Mar 14

bburnrover says...

I did not rate Dann at all, Palace seem to be back in the mire again after Pullis pulled them out anyone of 6 can take Burnley's place.We rarely play in the same division as Burnley for too long probably the reason we haven't been beat at the Turf for 36 years.
I did not rate Dann at all, Palace seem to be back in the mire again after Pullis pulled them out anyone of 6 can take Burnley's place.We rarely play in the same division as Burnley for too long probably the reason we haven't been beat at the Turf for 36 years. bburnrover
  • Score: 1

11:39am Tue 25 Mar 14

BananaClarets says...

Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
1 goal in four and a half years.wow

Bowyers comments we was ammense sounds like one of those steve kean quotes.

out with the cowboys and indians.
ill second that , accepting a draw against an oridinary Leciester and being beat with the lowly Burnla shows how far standards have fallen since the Venkys took over , bring back Jack
'bring back Jack' eh? How does that work then?
[quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: 1 goal in four and a half years.wow Bowyers comments we was ammense sounds like one of those steve kean quotes. out with the cowboys and indians.[/p][/quote]ill second that , accepting a draw against an oridinary Leciester and being beat with the lowly Burnla shows how far standards have fallen since the Venkys took over , bring back Jack[/p][/quote]'bring back Jack' eh? How does that work then? BananaClarets
  • Score: 1

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