Wednesday, 17 September 2014

I Really Do Want To Know How You Scored That Goal!

Brighton were the visitors for the first night game of the season at Portman Road. I caught the Park & Ride and met Max at Degeros, although I only stopped there for one pint.
For the second time in four days Ipswich came away with a two-nil victory, although this result was in the balance for longer than Saturdays game against Millwall.
With an hour gone It had the feeling of a one-nil, although I couldn't tell which way it would go - it was that open. Jonathan Parr scored his first goal for Town, knocking in a rebound from close range after seventy-nine minutes. Brighton then went all out for an equaliser, but Daryl Murphy's wonder strike two minutes from time ended any hope that they may have had of getting anything from the game.
Have a look at Murphy's goal.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

As The Actress Said To The Bishop

Marcus Evans played poker with these two - let's hope that he won
At last a three o'clock kick-off on a saturday afternoon - proper football. It's three weeks since attending my last match, has much changed? We turned down bids of over eight million pounds for David McGoldrick and two and a half million pounds for Tyrone Mings as the transfer window closed at the end of August. Darren Ambrose has joined us again and it looks we've found another gem from the academy, mid-fielder Teddy Bishop, who made his home debut today against Millwall.
Former captain Carlos Edwards made his first return to Portman Road since leaving last season and was given a very warm reception - he couldn't help but laugh when the North Stand sang his "He can't drive a car"song!

An impressive home debut for Teddy Bishop
Carlos Edwards back in town

The match itself was really entertaining, Millwall, who played some nice football, were unlucky not to go ahead after hitting the bar midway through the first half. Ipswich took the lead just before the break, in stoppage time, McGoldrick slotting the ball past David Forde, the Lions keeper.
Goals change games and Millwall never looked like getting back into the match after the restart. Their fate was sealed when Daryl Murphy scored from close range in the sixty-third minute.
Sharon and I resisted the temptation of going for a post match beer and instead had the delights of Mick Mills and the 'moan in' on the way home in the car!

Six games in