They were caught out as Blackburn broke back to snatch victory with almost the last kick but Holloway had no regrets.
He said: "I might get a bit of this or a bit of that, people asking why we didn't shut up shop, but we had the momentum at our home ground.
"We need to win our home games and I would be letting myself down if we didn't keep going.
"I thought I had done my job, as you could tell with my jumping around.
"I thought it was nothing more than we deserved - but sometimes in life you don't get what you deserve."