Defender Brereton Secret Win Rovers

When you have a scorer, you have a chance, but in Ben Brereton, Rovers has a lot more.

In fact, we used to not only shine in front of goal, but the enormous shift it puts off the ball, so that sometimes it can be taken for granted.

But you just had to marvel at Brereton’s contribution as he inspired Rovers to a fourth straight home win as they finally broke their winning sequence with a loss.

His goal in the 32nd minute, which was out of nowhere when he was arched to hit with his left foot around a shot from the right edge of the box that fell into the top corner, leaving goalkeeper Anthony Patterson with no chance, will top the headlines.

That was Rovers’ first shot on target of the game, and they would also find the net by the second, as Scott Wharton got a faint touch from Ryan Hedges’ free-kick early in the second half to double their lead.

The winning combination of Rovers is the perfect combination of clinical termination at one end and firm defense at the other.

It was not a strong storm shortly after their 2-0 lead, but the momentum was certainly with the visitors, attacking the finale of 3,500 travelling fans.

Once again, Rovers relied on a save from goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski, helped by great showcase team captain Dom Heam, to get the sixth shutout of the season.

However, Brereton’s work was key to that defensive effort.