In tonight's action-packed Green 'Un….Sheffield Wednesday 0, Ipswich 1CAPTAIN Marvel Matt Holland scored with a 17th minute header to give Ipswich Town a well deserved victory at Sheffield Wednesday today that gives Joe Royle's Blues a massive boost in their quest to still make those First Division play-offs.
In tonight's action-packed Green 'Un….
Sheffield Wednesday 0, Ipswich 1
CAPTAIN Marvel Matt Holland scored with a 17th minute header to give Ipswich Town a well deserved victory at Sheffield Wednesday today that gives Joe Royle's Blues a massive boost in their quest to still make those First Division play-offs.
Holland's effort, his fourth Town goal of the season, came after Darren Bent headed on a corner from Jim Magilton.
Holland had spent a great part of the campaign at the back. Today he was back in midfield and in scoring form. How Town needed it and how richly the Suffolk side deserved to achieve this desperately-needed victory.
They have now gone six matches without defeat. Four of those have been draws, but this win makes it two in that unbeaten spell adding to the wonderful victory at Norwich in the East Anglian derby.
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This triumph today was such a boost for a club under the intense pressure of voluntary administration.
On Tuesday night they are at home to Reading, the high flyers from Berkshire, and next Saturday they follow that up with a match against Brighton at Portman Road.
A six-point haul from those matches would make the play-off situation so much healthier indeed for a team that today, in front of a 24,726 Hillsborough crowd, were solid at the back, comfortable in midfield and lively up front.
Wednesday looked just what they are, a relegation-threatened club backed by magnificent supporters, but unable to give them anything like what they deserve.
This win by the Blues today completes a league double as they triumphed 2-1 over the Owls at Portman Road back in October when Tony Mowbray was in his spell as caretaker-manager.
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