TOWN GET POINT AT LIONS DEN
Millwall 0 Ipswich Town 0IPSWICH Town warmed up for next weekend's crunch with Norwich City by showing the character necessary to gain a point at Millwall.
Millwall 0 Ipswich Town 0
IPSWICH Town warmed up for next weekend's crunch with Norwich City by showing the character necessary to gain a point at Millwall.
And they did it the hard way, playing the last 39 minutes with ten men after Georges Santos was showed his second yellow card.
The defender was rightly booked in the first period but looked to have done little wrong to warrant his second yellow card.
Ipswich did well to keep the home team at bay after that with Kelvin Davis having few saves to make.
Little was seen of Ipswich as an attacking unit although there was more controversy when home keeper Tony Warner appeared to carry the ball outside his penalty area in the 81st minute.
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He escaped with a yellow card, which caused dismay among the travelling Ipswich fans.
Darren Bent and Shefki Kuqi missed good chances in the first period for Town, and Fabian Wilnis was their saviour in the final seconds when he headed an effort from Mark Quigley off his own line.
Ipswich failed to sparkle in the first period, which left manager Joe Royle to bring on Pablo Counago and Alan Mahon after the interval. Mahon was replaced near the end after suffering a reaction.
Ipswich Man of Match John McGreal, just back into action after a lengthy injury absence stamped his authority onto the game right from the start but particularly in the second period.
He was strong and resilient beside first Georges Santos and then Chris Bart-Williams as Town managed to keep Millwall at bay to Kelvin Davis' goal.
Full report in tonight's limited edition white Green 'Un