Town on play-off charge

Published Add your comment

Football News

Ipswich boosted their play-off hopes with a narrow 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest at Portman Road.

Goals in either half saw Ipswich close the gap on the Coca-Cola Championship top six to four points.

A 14th-minute James Perch own goal and a David Wright effort on 60 minutes proved to be enough for the home side, with Nathan Tyson netting a consolation for Forest.

Kris Commons added another stunning strike to his collection as Derby secured a third consecutive victory, 4-1 over Blackpool, to ease their Coca-Cola Championship relegation fears.

Commons opened the scoring after just eight minutes following a mistake from Blackpool defender Stephen Crainey.

Rob Edwards deservedly equalised for the visitors with a 31st-minute header and the Seasiders looked the more likely to go on and secure all three points until Commons produced a moment of pure class.

The Rams secured the points with late goals from Paul Green and Nacer Barazite.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Ipswich Town
Rob Edwards
Paul Green
Nathan Tyson
Kris Commons
Rob Edwards
Paul Green
Derby County
Stephen Crainey
Nottingham Forest
David Wright
Nacer Barazite
James Perch

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again