Town drop more points at home

Ipswich Town 1 Coventry City 1Three games into this season's campaign and Town have just two points, after a disappointing display against Coventry City.

Ipswich Town 1 Coventry City 1

Three games into this season's campaign and Town have just two points, after a disappointing display against Coventry City.

The game started brightly enough and Marcus Bent put Ipswich ahead on 16 minutes, only for Micky Doyle to capitalise on poor defending to bring the visitors level after 30 minutes. Doyle's goal came just minutes after Counago lobbed the keeper, only to put the ball just wide of the post. A miss that proved crucial.

In the second half Joe Royle brought on Ian Westlake and Dean Bowditch, which lifted the energy on the pitch, but Town failed to break the deadlock. Coventry too had a number of chances that they failed to take, with Kelvin Davis making a couple of vital saves. In the end a draw was probably a fair result. Town seemed to have raised their game since their dismal visit to Crewe last week and the game was often entertaining. But they continued to fail to take their chances in and around the box, and as a result have only scored one First Division goal in open play this season. This lack of goals will be giving Joe Royle something to think about before Monday's Bank Holiday trip to Wigan.

 

 

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