Town devoured by Wolves

Ipswich Town 2 Wolverhampton 4Ipswich failed to win their game in hand, which would have seen them move into the play-off zone in sixth place. Instead, opponents Wolves claimed that honour and that sixth spot.

Ipswich Town 2 Wolverhampton 4

Ipswich failed to win their game in hand, which would have seen them move into the play-off zone in sixth place. Instead, opponents Wolves claimed that honour and that sixth spot.

Town started brightly enough, with Marcus Bent scoring on two minutes with a header after the Wolves keeper dropped the ball. However, on 11 Wolves were on terms when Kenny Miller put the ball past a shaky-looking Marshall. The rest of the first half saw both sides make chances and fail to capitalise on them, with Ipswich looking the stronger team. On the stroke of half time, though, Town's efforts paid off when Matt Holland scored a cracking goal from 25 yards.

Town began the second half pushing forward and looking to finish the game off. However, it was Wolves who scored when Kenny Miller again beat Andy Marshall. Town fans were bitterly regretting a potential two points dropped when a fantastic volley from Lee Naylor put Wolves in front to make it 3-2. Ipswich were beginning to lose their shape and look discouraged, but continued to push for an equaliser. However, the game was effectively finished off when George Ndah made it 4-2, putting the play-off zone well out of Ipswich's reach.

A disappointing game in which Town failed to show the fighting spirit that they demonstrated against Sheffield United and confirms their troubles both on and off the pitch.

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