Delight for Darren as Town snatch win
Wimbledon 0 Ipswich Town 1: DARREN Ambrose rescued three points for Ipswich Town by grabbing a 90th minute winner for the Blues to seal a 1-0 victory over Wimbledon at Selhurst Park.
Wimbledon 0 Ipswich Town 1
DARREN Ambrose rescued three points for Ipswich Town by grabbing a 90th minute winner for the Blues to seal a 1-0 victory over Wimbledon at Selhurst Park.
Town had looked like dropping another two Division One points as they failed to break down the Wimbledon defence despite enjoying long spells of possession.
But as the game entered injury time substitute Ambrose swooped onto a loose ball in the Wimbledon box and fired home to steal Town's first win in the league since the 6-1 thrashing of Leicester.
It was a disappointing first half for Town with Marcus Bent guilty of missing two golden opportunities to give Town the lead.
The first came after just 11 minutes when Bent latched onto a through ball and was bearing down on goal with only the keeper to beat but Wimbledon keeper Kelvin Davis saved the shot with his legs.
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On 41 minutes Bent was the culprit of an even worse miss when good work from Finidi George provided a low driven cross which Bent blasted wide with the goal at his mercy.
Ipswich started the second-half brightly but failed to make their dominance count.
It wasn't until the 74th minute that Town truly threatened the Wimbledon goal again when Tommy Miller had a shot blocked and the ball fell to Pablo Counago. The young Spaniard side stepped his man and crashed a shot against the post and then put the rebound into the side-netting.
But with time running out and Town looking desperate for the decisive goal Miller's ball into the box was deflected into the path of Ambrose and his shot was deflected into the net.
It was a far from pretty goal but with Ipswich in need of every point to rekindle their promotion bid Town will be only to happy to take it.
And if this win sparks a speedy elevation up the Division One table it could just prove to be the most crucial goal of this season.