Home despair for Town fans

Ipswich 1 Brighton 2IT was another thoroughly depressing afternoon for the followers of Ipswich Town.Their run without a win was stretched to seven games as Brighton kept their hopes alive of staying in the Championship for two more days at least.

By Elvin King

Ipswich 1 Brighton 2

IT was another thoroughly depressing afternoon for the followers of Ipswich Town.

Their run without a win was stretched to seven games as Brighton kept their hopes alive of staying in the Championship for two more days at least.

Everybody at Portman Road was hoping for a stylish Easter show from the Blues, but they rarely threatened a goal, and at the back look insecure.

The midfield started off brightly enough, but were second best to lowly Brighton, in another bad day for the Blues.

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On the evidence of the last few weeks Ipswich do not look equipped to step up several gears and make a serious promotion push in 2006/07. There appears much work to do.

Gifton Noel-Williams opened the scoring in first half stoppage time, with Joel Lynch adding a second in the 72nd minute as Town ended well beaten despite Nicky Forster's late goal.

Ipswich will need to improve at Watford on Monday or face a the prospect of a big defeat.