Tony Mowbray frustrated by Blackpool draw

Dated: 19/11/2011 GOAL ... Scott McDonald scores Boro's second goal during the Championship match between Middlesbrough and Blackpool at the Riverside Stadium  NOT AVAILABLE FOR PRINT SALES

Dated: 19/11/2011 GOAL ... Scott McDonald scores Boro's second goal during the Championship match between Middlesbrough and Blackpool at the Riverside Stadium NOT AVAILABLE FOR PRINT SALES

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Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray was left frustrated as his side dominated for long spells against Blackpool but had to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Boro created a string of good chances in the Championship clash at the Riverside, rattled the post and brought a string of superb saves from Blackpool’s Matt Gilks, but were twice pegged back in a ding-dong draw.

Scott McDonald twice put Boro ahead to take his tally to three goals in two games after an 11-game drought, but Blackpool clawed back with a strike from Ludovic Sylvestre in the first half.

Then a second-half leveller from on-loan Liverpool man Jonjo Shelvey took his tally to six goals in eight games.

“Yes it is frustrating,” said the Boro boss.

“We played very well, we created a lot of very good opportunities, we hit the post and their keeper made some very good saves.

“And yes it is frustrating that twice we were in front and we couldn’t see the game out.

“So the result is frustrating - but not the way we played.

“There were times last year when we were leaking late goals last year and we had played poorly but that wasn’t the case today.

“Blackpool are a good team with good players.

“They were in the Premier League last year and you could see the quality in the way they moved the ball around.

“It shows you where we are now as a team that we are frustrated at not getting all three points from a team like that.”

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