Sunday, March 14, 2010

1 - 0 to the football team

For a long time yesterday at Ipswich's game against Scunthorpe United it looked like I might be in for a second goaless draw in a row. However, 16 year old Connor Wickham popped up in stoppage time when he got on the end of a long goal kick to win the game for Ipswich.

It was no less than Ipswich deserved and the 3 points helps them ease away from the elegtion zone, whilst at the same time putting Scunny in the bottom 3 for the first time this season. On yesterday's performance if they go down they won't be soarley missed.

Ipswich tried to play the ball around and John Walters nearly put Town in front in the first couple of minutes. Throughout the game Walters, Daryl Murphy and Pablo Counago peppered the Scunthorpe defence that remained resilient with their only real chance being a 23rd minute shot from Matt Sparrow. Scunthorpe were negative throughout the game as any team playing 5-4-1 using the off side trap and time wasting from 30 minutes into the game can be descibed as and although it looked like they were going to get a draw from the game justice was finally done.

The game also saw two quite soft sending offs with Cliff Byrne being sent off for the Iron on 69 minutes and Damien Delaney of Ipswich followng him 10 minutes later. Delaney's foul probably warranted a yellow at most and Byrne was similarly unlucky, although at the time it looked like he had used his elbow and that the sending off was warranted.

With the last throw of the dice justice was done and Wickham sent the home fans away happy and a good if unseasonaly cold day was had by all.

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