Another Marcus makes news for Blues
Luton Town Reserves 3 Ipswich Town Reserves 4WHILE Dean Bowditch notched all four goals, it was stand-in goalkeeper Marcus Garnham who made the news in yesterday's game at Kenilworth Road.
Luton Town Reserves 3 Ipswich Town Reserves 4
WHILE Dean Bowditch notched all four goals, it was stand-in goalkeeper Marcus Garnham who made the news in yesterday's game at Kenilworth Road.
The 20-year-old gave a good account of himself in the Pontin's Holidays Combination victory for East Division champions Ipswich Town in their final match.
And then rushed back to keep goal for his club Woodbridge in their Ridgeons League, Premier Division 2-1 win over Ipswich Wanderers at Notcutt's Park.
Garnham was specially registered to play for Ipswich, who were short of a keeper. He said: “I was asked on Monday if I could play and Woodbridge gave permission.
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“It's the third time I have played for Ipswich Reserves. I played twice - against Arsenal and Southampton - in the Barclaycard Premier Reserve League two years ago.
“It was nice to get another opportunity and I did okay.
“We got back to Ipswich around 6.30pm and I dashed to Woodbridge and arrived just before 7 o'clock.”
Bowditch, whose contract comes to an end in the summer, made it seven goals in his last two reserves games.
He opened the scoring in the 21st minute, tapping in after skipper Chris Casement had flicked on a corner.
Bowditch made it two three minutes before the break with a low shot, which gave keeper Marlon Beresford no chance.
Luton pulled a goal back, but Bowditch restored Town's two-goal advantage in the 70th minute, rounding the keeper after being sent through one-on-one by Ed Upson.
The home side were level with five minutes remaining before Bowditch, who scored a hat-trick in the 4-0 victory over Stevenage last month, rammed home the winner.
Midfielder Jai Reason, who signed a professional contract with the Blues earlier in the season, was amongst Town's other top performers. Also impressive was young Scottish central defender Paul Watson alongside Tommy Smith, who returned from his loan spell with Stevenage earlier in the week.
Town now play a one-off game with Bristol City, winners of the West Division, to find the overall Combination champions for 2007/08.
Town team: Garnham, Casement, Watson, Smith, Synnott, Reason, Upson, Daniels, Robinson, Bowditch, Ainsley (sub Lambe 70 mins). Substitutes: Clemo, Clark, Dunbar