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FULL TIME: Tommy Smith happy with Ipswich Town point at Huddersfield

PUBLISHED: 16:59 23 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:30 23 February 2013

Huddersfield v Ipswich: The Blues earned a valuable point against fellow strugglers Huddersfield Town, following a 0-0 draw in West Yorkshire.

In a game of few chances, Daryl Murphy had Ipswich’s only shot on target with a tame effort that was saved by Alex Smithies.

Late on, Huddersfield defender Peter Clarke blocked Carlos Edwards’ testing cross bravely with Frank Nouble steaming into finish into an empty net.

The hosts enjoyed the better of the possession during the game and Stephen Henderson made a good double save from Lee Novak and Neil Danns in the second half.

“It was a battle. It was never going to be a pretty football game, looking at the way the pitch cuts up, and as a back four we are pleased to come away with a point,” said defender, Tommy Smith.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes Blues skipper Luke Chambers is management material and has joked he might end up being the defender’s assistant one day.

Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick feels he’s back ‘on song’ and is targeting his best ever goals haul this season.

Ipswich Town supporter Mike Dove has written an open letter to fellow Blues fans on Twitter after last weekend’s 2-0 home win over Bolton was played in front of the lowest league crowd at Portman Road in 19 years. Here it is, plus some reaction.

Ipswich Town take on Leeds United, at Elland Road, in a top-six Championship match tomorrow afternoon (3pm). STUART WATSON previews the match.

David McGoldrick believes Ipswich Town have what it takes to stay in the Championship top six spots.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says he will always be football’s ultimate pragmatist.

Ipswich Town take on Championship table-toppers Leeds United, at Elland Road, on Saturday.

FA Women’s Premier League South East Division One

Norwich City 0

Ipswich Town 5

Ipswich Town Ladies claimed the first bragging rights of the season with a resounding 5-0 victory over local rivals Norwich City at Norwich United’s Plantation Park last night, writes Kieren Standley

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers says no-one at Portman Road is getting carried away by the start to the season the Blues have made – but they are ‘enjoying the ride’.

Ipswich Town sit fifth in the Championship table, with five wins from their first seven games – so why are some fans still so negative?

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