Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 5°C

ESTD 1874 Search

‘I would have been devastated if we had not won’ – Freddie Sears

08:00 04 February 2013

Freddie Sears is brought down by Pompey defender Sam Sodje for a 15th minute penalty, which he duly converted

Freddie Sears is brought down by Pompey defender Sam Sodje for a 15th minute penalty, which he duly converted

PAGEPIX LTD 07976 935738

FREDDIE Sears admits that he would have been “devastated,” if Colchester United had not held on to win at Portsmouth on Saturday.

shares

Sears tucked home a 15th minute penalty, and was also involved in both of Gavin Massey’s early goals, as the U’s duly recorded a 3-2 victory at Fratton Park.

But they had to dig deep during the second half, to keep Pompey at bay.

“It was a great win, although it should have been easier than it was,” admitted Sears.

“We were 3-1 up at half-time, but it could have been more, five or six.

“We really opened them up, and we looked like scoring on the counter-attack all the time, with the pace we had in the team.

“There was a lot of room in behind their defence, and our game plan worked brilliantly in the first half. We would have liked to have been out of sight by half-time, because it gave them a chance to get back into it.

“And we would have been devastated if we had come away with just a point, or even nothing.

“We knew that Portsmouth would come all at us in the second half, playing down their end in front of their fans, and we did well to hang on.

“It shows we have come on, over the last month. A few weeks ago the result may have gone the other way, with Portsmouth getting another two goals.

“We all worked hard and stuck together,” added Sears.

shares

0 comments

Daryl Murphy beats QPR captain Nedum Onuoha to the ball during the second half

Match highlights as Matt Phillips scores a late winner, condemning Ipswich Town to a late defeat at QPR.

Ipswich Manager Mick McCarthy after the final whistle with his players at Loftus Road

A look at the talking points coming out of Ipswich Town’s 1-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers.

Town fans at QPR's Loftus Road ground on Saturday

There was late heartbreak for Ipswich Town’s 3,000 travelling fans as the Blues went down 1-0 at Queens Park Rangers.

Ryan Fraser in agony on the sideline at the end of the QPR match

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he will look to the emergency loan market after star man Ryan Fraser suffered a ‘nasty’ hamstring injury in this afternoon’s last-gasp 1-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers.

Video:The Verdict: QPR 1 Ipswich Town 0

Yesterday, 19:35
Tommy Smith causing chaos in the QPR penalty area as he does an overhead kick in amongst a posse of defenders

Chief football writer Stuart Watson has his say following Ipswich Town’s 2-1 loss at Queens Park Rangers

Matt Phillips arrives to head the ball home for QPR at the far post late in the game against Ipswich

Bartosz Bialkowski insisted Ipswich Town need to learn from their late loss at QPR this afternoon and ensure they remain switched on in the closing stages of games.

Bartosz Bialkowski is finally beaten at QPR on Saturday in the 87th minute

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy thought his team looked the more likely to score prior to Matty Phillips netting QPR’s late winner in today’s 1-0 defeat at Loftus Road.

Matt Phillips arrives to head the ball home for QPR at the far post late in the game against Ipswich

Matt Phillips scored in the 88th minute as Ipswich Town lost 1-0 to Queens Park Rangers at a wind-swept Loftus Road this afternoon.

Bartosz Bialkowski makes a good first half save at QPR

Your chance to rate the performance of the Ipswich Town players following their 1-0 loss at QPR.

Match Centre

All the build-up, live match updates and reaction from Ipswich Town’s trip to QPR.

Most read

Fred Olsen Travel Sale

cover

Click here to view
the Fred Olsen
Travel Sale

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24