Davis: Blues were half an inch away

FORMER Ipswich Town goalkeeper Kelvin Davis feels that the Blues were half an inch away from getting their season back on track at St Mary's Stadium on Saturday.

By Elvin King

FORMER Ipswich Town goalkeeper Kelvin Davis feels that the Blues were half an inch away from getting their season back on track at St Mary's Stadium on Saturday.

The Southampton goalkeeper today reflected on his two fine saves that denied first George O'Callaghan and then Jonathan Walters goals in the Saints' 1-0 Championship win.

“If either of those efforts had been half an inch further away from me they were likely to have been goals,” said Davis.

“Ipswich kept coming at us, and I'm sure their goal drought will end soon.

“We are still looking for automatic promotion and this was an important win.

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“If we don't make the top two then George Burley has experience of the play-offs that will hold us in good stead.”

Ipswich Town have now gone 15 matches since they last scored a first-half goal from open play.

You have to go back to Gavin Williams stoppage time winner against Leeds on December 16.

However, Alan Lee did net from the penalty spot at home to Colchester on January 20 during the opening 45 minutes.

The previous first-half goal before that of Williams was from Gary Roberts at Derby on November 29.

In the last three months Ipswich have scored just two first-period goals in 18 games.

It is seven away games since Town last scored a goal of any description!

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