Apr 27, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Ewood Park
BlackburnBlackburn Rovers
1-1
Crystal Palace
Rhodes (42')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Dobbie (28')
Ward (67')

Half-Time Report: Rovers, Palace level at Ewood Park

Blackburn's Jordan Rhodes celebrates scoring the equaliser against Burnley on March 29, 2013
© PA Photos
Jordan Rhodes scores just before half time to put a dent in Crytsal Palace's playoff hopes.

Crystal Palace's playoff hopes remain in the balance following a first half which has ended 1-1 against Blackburn Rovers.

Palace enjoyed the majority of possession early in the game but Blackburn looked solid in defence.

However, Rovers were close to taking the lead when Jordan Rhodes found space on the edge of the box but his effort on the turn flew over the crossbar.

Stephen Dobbie broke the deadlock in the 26th minute as he broke free of a couple of Blackburn defenders before slotting the ball into the bottom corner from 18 yards out.

Blackburn failed to respond following the goal and they could have been further behind but Dobbie was unable to get enough power on a free kick to double his tally for the afternoon.

The hosts managed to level the scores just before the break when Rhodes was left unmarked to fire in an equaliser.

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway applauds fans before kick-off on February 16, 2013
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