Dozzell praises Bowditch

IPSWICH Town forgotten striker Dean Bowditch's career was today given a boost by former Blues stalwart Jason Dozzell.Bowditch was on target at Portman Road last night as Town swamped Leiston 8-0 to win the Club Colours Suffolk Premier Cup for the first time since 1969/70.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH Town forgotten striker Dean Bowditch's career was today given a boost by former Blues stalwart Jason Dozzell.

Bowditch was on target at Portman Road last night as Town swamped Leiston 8-0 to win the Club Colours Suffolk Premier Cup for the first time since 1969/70.

“Dean Bowditch and his fellow strikers were too hot to handle,” said Dozzell, who made over 400 Town appearances and is now manager of Ridgeons League Leiston.

“Dean kept going into little holes and we were unable to deal with him.

“Billy Clarke and Jordan Rhodes were also a handful.

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“We failed to attack the ball in both boxes and were not good enough in those areas.”

Town scored four goals in each half with Liam Trotter (2), Jordan Rhodes, Michael Synnott, Billy Clarke, Scott Barron and Jai Reason also on target.

“We were missing our two central defenders through suspension and being cup tied, but we kept going and tried to play football,” added Dozzell.

“Ipswich were very good particularly up front.

“It was disappointing, but full marks to Liam Manning, Stuart Boardley and Blake Saker who did well.“

Bowditch has dropped out of the Ipswich first team scene and a planned second loan period at Brighton was aborted.

Watched by manager Jim Magilton Town gave a professional account of themselves against gallant opposition.

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