Rowett hails battling Brewers
Last Updated: September 30, 2012 4:24pm
Rowett: Happy with a point
Burton boss Gary Rowett was pleased with the resolve shown by his team as they drew 3-3 at home to Northampton, despite twice leading the game.
Calvin Zola had put Burton in front in the ninth minute with his fifth goal of the season and the lead was doubled early in the second half when Cobblers skipper Kelvin Langmead turned a Billy Kee cross into his own net.
However, Langmead quickly made amends by heading home Ishmel Demontagnac's free kick to reduce the deficit, before David Artell levelled. Skipper Zander Diamond headed Burton back in front in the 80th minute but it was Alex Nicholls who had the final say to make it 3-3 seven minutes from time.
Rowett said: "I wouldn't want a game like that every week. It was a bit of rollercoaster to say the least. We did terrifically well in the first half with a good controlled performance, but losing Calvin Zola with an injury was a big blow and turned the tide somewhat.
"I'm disappointed in a way to concede the two goals that let them back into it, but I also thought we showed a lot of character to go 3-2 up. Once they made it 3-3, I think I was happy to see the draw if I'm honest.
"I think we invited them to put the ball into the area they wanted it to go and I think we invited them to put lots of bodies into our box to cause us problems. Again, though, I thought we showed some real good resolve to get ourselves back in front and we went mightily close to making it 4-2."