Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 16°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Bolton Wanderers 1 Ipswich Town 2

17:17 01 December 2012

Bolton v Ipswich: Michael Chopra scored an 89th minute winner as Ipswich came from behind to beat Bolton.

Mark Davies had given the hosts a first-half lead with a fine drive from 25 yards, but a penalty by DJ Campbell – Town’s third in successive matches – and Chopra’s late close-range strike gave Ipswich the win.

They are now five points clear of the relegation zone with Mick McCarthy enjoying a great start to life at Portman Road with 13 points from a possible 21.

It could have even been a bigger margin of victory after Chopra and then man-of-the-match Bradley Orr – pushed into central-midfield in the second-half – went close in injury-time.

Ipswich fell behind after just six minutes, but not before bright moments at both ends.

Reacting to a flick from Tyrone Barnett, DJ Campbell capitalised on some weak defending from Zat Knight and for a moment he looked clear.

But the striker’s touch wasn’t true and though he fed Lee Martin, his shot was blocked by the sliding Tyrone Mears.

Bolton quickly broke at the other end and Stephen Henderson had to be alert to tip Keith Andrews’ lob over the bar.

But the hosts didn’t have to wait long to beat Henderson after Jay Spearing found Mark Davies who was given too much time to pick his spot and how, after finding the corner from 25 yards.

The fear was that Ipswich would capitulate for the third consecutive away match.

In truth, it was a rather dire affair with Bolton shading chances created but both sides looking average.

Kevin Davies slid a shot just wide while Bolton keeper Adam Bogdan parried a fierce free-kick from Lee Martin.

The second half continued in much the same vein with Henderson twice denying headers from Kevin Davies.

Then out of nothing, the Blues were level from their third penalty in as many matches.

Orr, moved into central midfield when Andy Drury was withdrawn, found Murphy whose sharp touch got him into the area when he went down under the sliding Tyrone Mears.

Campbell, who scored from 12 yards at Peterborough but missed against Nottingham Forest, expertly found the bottom corner.

Town were on the up, but still a draw looked likely.

But more good work from Murphy, a curling shot deflected by Zat Knight for a corner, led to the winner.

The corner was headed out only to Orr who thought of nothing but striking first-time from the edge of the area.

Fizzing off the turf, Bogdan could do little but parry the shot and Chopra bundled the ball in.

The striker should have added a third for Ipswich but hit Bogdan when clean through before more good work from Orr saw him shoot just wide.

It was an amazing end to a fantastic three points for Ipswich.

Ipswich: Henderson, Orr, Chambers, Smith, Cresswell, Edwards, N’Daw, Drury (Emmanuel-Thomas 55), Martin, Campbell (Chopra 76), Barnett (Murphy 55). Subs – Loach, Hewitt, Higginbotham, Carson.

Bolton: Bogdan, Mears, Ricketts, Knight, Alonso, Spearing, Andrews (Butterfield 77), Eagles (Chung-Yong 63), M Davies, Ngog, K Davies (Afobe 72). Subs – Lonergan, Mills, Ream, Pratley.

8 comments

  • interesting dilemma you find yourself on the horns of, redhotitfc, having stated that many of us who wanted Jewell to go, and said what would happen ages ago, disloyal. The evidence is that things have improved since Jewell, who was clearly causing many of his own problems, (N'Daw, Hyam and Smith have all been excleent under MM) In stating that you wanted Jewell to stay, and therefor ITFC to lose week after week, are you , in fact, not in danger of being disloyal, using your own parameters to determine that, as applied to us previously? I have yet to see anyone who wants a hire them and fire them policy, yet Jewell was a dreadful appointment, and had to go, and MM, whilst not my first choice, as I said, was always a good choice, and the best appointment of the three under Evans. As Richard has said, we have now placed ourselves in a position of relative safety compared to before, and the results at the weekend were all perfect for us, and it is again in our own hands. We will learn in January how serious the club are about making a promotion challenge next season, by who MM buys, and also by how the absurd contact situation is dealt with. Failure on the part of Evans to sort those two things out, whilst ideally sacking Clegg,in my view, will lead to a big drop off in season ticket renewals, despite the very welcome improvements in results of late.

    Report this comment

    Kevin Bailey

    Monday, December 3, 2012

  • @ KB - Did you fail to see the part that stated I would not prefer the old regime? I'm very happy MM got the job and happy we are doing much better now. I wouldn't want to go back to Jewell. I am simply stating I did not want another sacking at the club. I remember the time the news reported that Burley had been sacked and the reporter said "if Burley can get sacked, anyone can". That sort of statement is not used about town anymore and it's a big shame. It's just not the Ipswich way. I'm still happy though lol.

    Report this comment

    redhotitfc

    Monday, December 3, 2012

  • @SussexTractorBoy - I didn't want him to go. I am one of many who enjoys the tradition of itfc not sacking managers. That doesn't mean though that I would prefer the old situation but I would just some dignity and class from a few of those at the end.

    Report this comment

    redhotitfc

    Monday, December 3, 2012

  • Super result. We can have a good look at catching a top half position carrying on like this. With a couple of good captures in January we can try to buid up steam for next season. Boo boys got much to say?

    Report this comment

    redhotitfc

    Saturday, December 1, 2012

  • scott & steroo will be gutted

    Report this comment

    Rod Bennett

    Saturday, December 1, 2012

  • Great result for the Blues at in-form Bolton. 13 games but only 7 points under PJ. 7 games & 13 points under Mick McCarthy. 5 points clear of the drop zone. Says it all really! COYB

    Report this comment

    Richard Gardiner

    Saturday, December 1, 2012

  • Great result, good effort from players, playing until the final whistle, good tactical play by management - all things we never saw under Jewell. Why of why did it take so long to get rid if him and Hutchings? I still cannot understand why there were some that wanted Jewell to stay. Well played Town and at last games now look winnable.

    Report this comment

    SussexTractorBoy

    Sunday, December 2, 2012

  • time for ged to crawl back in the woodwork. Tel.

    Report this comment

    tel

    Sunday, December 2, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Luke Chambers on the ball during the Cambridge United v Ipswich Town pre-season friendly match at Abbey Road, Cambridge.  Picture: 
www.stephenwaller.com

Skipper Luke Chambers says Ipswich Town will try to be more of a passing side this season.

Town manager Mick McCarthy pictured at the Cambridge United v Ipswich Town (Pre-season friendly) match at Abbey Road, Cambridge, on 23 July 2016.  Picture: Steve Waller     
www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy admits he is frustrated at not being able to able to get transfer deals done.

Come on: Town manager Mick McCarthy not happy on the touch-line during the Cambridge United v Ipswich Town (Pre-season friendly) match at Abbey Road, Cambridge, on 23 July 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy said he ‘lost the plot’ with his players after they conceded a late equaliser in today’s 1-1 pre-season draw at League Two side Cambridge United.

Andre Dozzell  scores Town's goal in the Cambridge United v Ipswich Town pre-season friendly match at Abbey Road, Cambridge, on 23 July 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
www.stephenwaller.com

Andre Dozzell’s goal was cancelled out at the death as Ipswich Town drew 1-1 at League Two side Cambridge United in their latest pre-season friendly.

Police at the Ipswich v Norwich derby.

Suffolk Constabulary has yet to confirm it will have a presence at Ipswich Town games this season - including the potentially powderkeg Old Farm Derby.

Sam Allardyce has been appointed the new England manager

Former Ipswich Town manager George Burley says new England boss Sam Allardyce still feels a sense of injustice over his Bolton side’s epic play-off defeat at Portman Road back in 2000.

Sam Allardyce celebrates Sunderland's 'great escape'

Sam Allardyce can instil some ‘bulldog spirit’ in the England team and make them winners when it matters.

Sir Bobby Robson Stand. Pic: Andy Abbott.

Ipswich Town fans have given a mixed response to the club’s appeal for slogan ideas for two new display boards at Portman Road.

Norwich's new third kit has something familiar about it... What do you think Ipswich Town fans? Picture: Norwich City FC

Designing football kits is a challenging business. How do you make something distinctive, stylish and, importantly, a must have item for any fan.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy with Terry Connor at Colchester last night

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy admits his team’s style of play is still a work in progress following last night’s 1-0 friendly win at Colchester United.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24