I knew we could win it - Ambrose

HEROIC Ipswich Town super-kid Darren Ambrose said today: "Even at 2-0 down, and with only ten men on the field, I still believed we could come back."And that's just what happened at an ecstatic Portman Road on Saturday as the midfield starlet combined with best mate Darren Bent to scupper Sheffield United.

By Dave Allard

HEROIC Ipswich Town super-kid Darren Ambrose said today: "Even at 2-0 down, and with only ten men on the field, I still believed we could come back."

And that's just what happened at an ecstatic Portman Road on Saturday as the midfield starlet combined with best mate Darren Bent to scupper Sheffield United.

Ambrose notched one and striker Bent collected two as Joe Royle's buoyant Blues stormed back for a remarkable 3-2 win.

"You' ve always got to believe the chances will come and they did," said the 18-year-old who came back into the starting line-up along with Bent.

The Blues hot property from Harlow paid tribute to the 26,151 crowd and their rousing backing after the 20th minute sending off of Pablo Counago for raising a hand at Michael Brown.

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"They were fantastic. They made it feel like a cup-tie," said Ambrose who continued: "I was so pleased that we could give them such a fantastic result."

Town again move to within two points of the play-off zone as they denied the third placed Blades.

Ambrose, who goes to eleven goals for the season, a figure two behind the 13-mark Bent, loves his goal rivalry with a player he used to share digs with.

"He's out in front and that's great. I'm content to keep being tucked in behind," he said.

There was a minute's silence before the game for Dale Roberts, the former assistant manager, who died last week.

Ambrose said: "It's been a sad few days and it's great that we got the sort of result that Dale would have loved. He did so much for me as a reserve player here. He was a terrific man to work with."

Town got back to winning way after a 2-0 defeat in the league at Bradford and a 4-3 reverse against the Blades at Bramall Lane in the FA Cup.

They are without a match next Saturday as Crystal Palace are in fifth round action.

The next match is at home to Wolves on Wednesday week.

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