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Ipswich Town v Crewe Alexandra

In Crewe Alexandra, Ipswich Town on October 1, 2005 at 6:00 pm

A win for Ipswich against lowly Crewe thanks to an improved second half performance. In the first half although Town created a few chances they didn’t make the Crewe goalkeeper Williams work that much.

Crewe scored a bit of a fluke after half an hour from a free kick. David Vaughan crossed the ball from near the touchline and no body got a touch on it as it looped in to the top corner. After this Crewe gained confidence and to be honest they could have and perhaps should have gone in at half time 2 up. Steve Jones is a lively centre forward and I can see him being the next player to depart Crewe for a good transfer fee.

At half time Royle made a change bringing off Sam Parkin who had largely been ineffective replacing him with Fabian Wilnis. Wilnis played at centre half and Richard Naylor pushed up front to spear head the attack.

The best moment of the game came on 54 minutes when Darren Currie scored from a free kick sending his shot into the top corner a goal that David Beckham would have been proud to have scored.

Royle then made two further changes bringing of Jim Magilton whose legs don’t last a whole game anymore and Dean Bowditch who is still to reclaim his form from a year ago. On came Juan and Nicky Forster. Less than 10 minutes later Forster scored what proved to be the winning goal. Naylor flicked the ball on for Forster to run on to and he confidently tucked the ball away giving Williams no chance.

Ipswich looked down and out at half time so to turn it around and gain a win was all important. This is a transitional season for the club and I don’t expect much more than a mid table finish. What we are seeing are many of the clubs youngsters being blooded in to the side and again Owen Garvan looks a class act.