Healy nets a beauty in reserves rout

OUT-of-favour Colin Healy scored an absolute beauty as Ipswich Town Reserves coasted to a 6-2 victory over Stevenage Borough's second string during this afternoon's Combination fixture at Portman Road.

Carl Marston

OUT-of-favour Colin Healy scored an absolute beauty as Ipswich Town Reserves coasted to a 6-2 victory over Stevenage Borough's second string during this afternoon's Combination fixture at Portman Road.

Front-runner Healy netted with a delightful chip, which was deliberately floated over experienced keeper Ashley Bayes on 41 minutes to put Town in charge before the break.

Healy's last appearance for the first team was in the 2-1 defeat at Peterborough in the Carling Cup a month ago.

Charlie Griffin had actually put Stevenage ahead after nine minutes, by lobbing Town keeper Ian McLoughlin, before Ed Upson converted a penalty in the 21st minute, having won the spot kick himself.

Striker Reggie Lambe also scored twice in the first half as Town took control to lead 4-1. Midfielder Luke Hyam was also unlucky with a header that came back off a post.

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Bermudian front-runner Lambe went on to complete his hat-trick late in the second half, to round off the scoring. Hyam had added the fifth with a deflected shot, shortly after Stevenage had reduced the deficit to 4-2 with a header from Dino Maamria.