Town yesterday played well to get a good result away to Charlton. This followed the drawn game
last week against Wolves and of course was a great improvement over that.
The game was the early kick off and I watched it on Sky. Charlton are a shadow of their formerselves
(from the Curbishley era and since Chris Powell left they have had a succession of managers). Their best player went off after 10 minutes (Jackson, with a hamstring injury) and despite having lots of possession, they had no real threat on the Town goal.
Here is a fans view from IpswichTownAwayDays YouTube channel:
Town scored 2 goals in the first half, the first a header from Daryl Murphy and the second after a run and deflected shot from Freddie Sears right on half time.
Of course Charlton played better in the second half especially when they changed their ineffective tall striker for VazTe (ex West Ham premier league footballer) who actually started to threaten the Town goal.
However Town scored a fine third goal to effectively finish the game. It was Daryl Murphy, scoring after a good Town passing move which was great to see!
Town then went to sleep a little and Dean Gurken was called into action and made 3 fine saves to keep a clean sheet. Town move up to seventh place in the table now and are playing away to Middlesborough on Friday and this can be seen on Sky TV too.
Daryl Murphy was man of the match and deservedly so, but it was a good performance from the whole team. Keep that level up Town! That is more like it!
A fine away win for Town today albeit against the bottom club in the Championship.
I listened to most of the game on Radio Suffolk and saw the goals highlights on Sky Goals Express.
The Town starting team missed David McGoldrick (injured) but Brett Pitman was a fine replacement and he scored Town’s first goal with a glancing header. Dougllas grabbed a goal with a fine solo run and good shot.
Then Daryl Murphy scored just before halftime.
After halftime Murphy got another goal and Town were cruising at 4-0 up. Rotherham though hit back with 2 fine scoring shots and all Town fans became a little nervous, wondering if Rotherham could rally and if so, would that upset Town and surely the Town couldn’t lose could they? Well, no! Murphy got another goal to settle Town nerves. Just when you haven’t scored in 17 games for Town, along comes a hat-trick! Nice and Murphy and Sears left for Parr and Coke to replace them toward the end and Town won the game comfortably.
That is 2 consecutive wins for Town.Happy days.Well played Town!
So much better play and results so keep it up team.COME ON YOU BLUES!
Since the Hull game, and my last post, Town played out 2 draws.
First Nottingham Forest 1 Town 1 (Forest equalising in th 5th minute or injury time at the end of the game) and Town 0 Cardiff 0 last Saturday.
Town finally get a win last night and three points and are 10th in the Championship (10 points behind joint leaders Hull,Brighton and Burnley).
I didn’t watch the match or listen to it on Radio Suffolk and as yet have not read any reviews of it. I did see manager Mick McCarthy on BBC LookEast before the game hoping for goals to come and stating he would even like a scrappy (lucky?) goal to get the Town team going! Well all I know about the game was Ainsley Maitland-Niles scored after around 15 minutes, and this seems to have worked. Better news I think is that Town kept a clean sheet. I hope this win kick starts Town to more wins and to climb up the table now.