Teenage Town Match Report with Ethan Turner
Another report from Teenage Town supporter Ethan Turner, who shares his thoughts and report on the 2-2 draw with Reading at Portman Road.
Where On Earth Did That Come From?
A terrific performance from Ipswich Town, as Tom Lawrence scores twice to earn town an unfortunate draw.
The thought of departing Portman Road, with a draw was unimaginable come five to three. How wrong was I and most of the supporters? Town blew us away with a confident, fluent and entertaining display, which was rewarded when that man again, Tom Lawrence, scored a trademark goal, running from deep and smashing home via the underside of the crossbar.
Yet despite Town dominating, Reading managed to pull one back through Jordan Mutch who calmly side-footed into the bottom corner. Lawrence managed to restore Towns lead, slotting the ball past Al-Habsi after David McGoldrick played a delightful through ball. With only 11 minutes remaining. Reading rescued a fortuitous goal which meant both teams went home with the points shared.
After Match Thoughts
Walking out of the stadium, I was extremely disappointed. Not by the performance, but by the result. The football was entertaining, fluent, attacking minded, everything seemed to go plan. The whole team worked superbly as a unit and were extremely unlucky not to gain three points. All three debutants played a hugely important role.
Steven Taylor added experience and calmness in defence, which is what we’ve been lacking all season. Huws and Diagouraga, both exceptional in midfield. Neither of them very rarely gave the ball away, and could comfortably select a pass, which the opposition couldn’t anticipate.
Every single individual played with freedom and confidence. Is this because McCarthy is planning to leave in the summer? Who knows? But it’s somewhere to start and build on after a disappointing couple of weeks. The atmosphere was unbelievable. Although Reading came back twice, the crowd still gave it their all in attempting to pursue the team to that winning goal. Overall a fantastic, entertaining game of football. Long may it continue…
What Next For Town?
Next up for Town are two extremely tough away games. Both Villa and Brighton will be looking to secure points, in their ambition to procced to the premier league. With the Norwich game just around the corner, a build of confidence is greatly desired, in enabling a crucial win.