IPSWICH ON THE WINNING TRAIL

Ipswich Town 2, Rotherham 1PABLO Counago, the Spanish striker in whom Ipswich boss Joe Royle had so much faith, scored his first goal from open play this season as Ipswich beat Rotherham at Portman Road today.

IPSWICH ON THE WINNING TRAIL

Ipswich Town 2, Rotherham 1

PABLO Counago, the Spanish striker in whom Ipswich boss Joe Royle had so much faith, scored his first goal from open play this season as Ipswich beat Rotherham at Portman Road today.

The dashing Blues number nine also scored another penalty to take his tally in total this season to four as he went into this game with his only two previous goals coming from the spot.


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Counago has so often fired blanks this season but boss Royle has confidently predicted that he will be well up there in the leading scores chart come the end of term.

Counago duly gave his side the lead with a 54th minute header, but Martin Butler levelled for Rotherham not long after. In the 69th minute Counago completed the scoring with the winner from the penalty spot in what was a memorable afternoon for him.

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Rotherham dug in deep in the first half and made themselves so hard to break down. They had doubled Town last season and they looked so determined to get another good result at the expense of the Blues.

But Ipswich, and Counago in particular made it count after the break and they had other chances to increase their lead. It was a worthy victory against a Rotherham side who finished with nine men as skipper Martin McIntosh and Julien Baudet was spent off towards the end.

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