Teenage Town Match Report by Ethan Turner
Another report from Teenage Town supporter Ethan Turner, who shares his thoughts and report on the 3-0 win over Wigan under the lights at Portman Road.
3 Goals and 3 Massive Points!
A night where our season could have well and truly been in the balance, Ipswich pull out a hint of class, after what has been a rather dismal time at Portman Road in recent weeks. The result leaves town 9 points from relegation, unfortunately dampening the hopes of Wigan managing to remain in the championship.
After a tense opening 15 minutes, Myles Kenlock was alert to dispossess Wigan defender Craig Morgan and after powering down the left wing, his low cross was perfectly weighted for David McGoldrick to slide the ball home.
Ipswich then doubled their lead on the half-hour mark as Wigan once again were masters of their own downfall. This time it was Jake Buxton who lost possession and after McGoldrick released Sears, the striker made no mistake, drilling the ball beyond Matt Gilks.
It was Sears again who secured the three points for the tractor boys who pounced after a fantastic save from Gilks once again. Wigan posed a little threat of scoring, but certainly tested Bartosz Bialkowski on a few occasions from long range. Showing clearly why Premier League teams will be interested come the summer. A rare night of celebration and magic descended thankfully on Portman Road tonight, which was so desperately needed for everyone part the club. Especially Steve Finch.
After Match Thoughts
The team selection last night played an extremely positive role on the outcome of the game. For starters I thought Myles Kenlock was superb going forward and defensively. With Knudsen we certainly lack confidence and consistency moving forward. Also the midfield three. Each of them wanted the ball, they were calm and strong on the ball. They always had their heads up and anticipating to move that ball forward, something which we lack with Skuse. Having Diagouraga playing seems to rectify the balance of the midfield and whole team in that matter.
Finally, it was fantastic to witness both strikers score on a night they both so urgently needed it, hopefully it will develop their confidence again, which we really need to see out the remaining six games.
What Next For Town?
Next up is a tough away trip to Fulham. They lost heavily to Derby last night, 4-2, and without question will be wanting to bounce back, as they push for that final play-off position.