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MATCH REPORT: Blackburn 1 Ipswich 0

19:08 09 February 2013

Blackburn v Ipswich: The Blues slumped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat at Blackburn Rovers, on a day when Mick McCarthy’s team could only muster one shot on target.

A scrappy goal, credited as a Stephen Henderson own goal in the 59th minute was all that separated the teams in what was a dismal spectacle.

Jordan Rhodes wheeled away as if he had got the final touch but TV replays suggested that Aaron Cresswell’s goalline clearance from Grant Hanley’s shot, rebounded into the goal off the Irish keeper.

Town’s best effort came in the 89th minute when Guirane N’Daw flashed a 20-yard volley inches wide of Jake Kean’s right-hand post.

Then, in injury-time, Richard Stearman headed well wide with N’Daw seemingly in a better position to head home.

Rovers looked clueless up until their lucky break but could have made the game safe after going ahead, Rhodes twice heading wide from good positions and forcing Henderson into an impressive one-handed stop when one-on-one.

Town are now just a point clear of the Championship drop-zone, following Jason Scotland’s dramatic winner for Barnsley in their 3-2 victory at Middlesbrough, his third goal in just 63 minutes of action in a Reds’ shirt.

Elsewhere, second-bottom Bristol City defeated visitors Nottingham Forest, 2-0 and basement side Peterborough enjoyed a shock 2-1 victory over high-flying Leicester at London Road.

“All the players and staff are disappointed as the game had 0-0 written all over it,” said midfielder, Luke Hyam.

“It was a close game and I thought we maybe had the better of it.”

18 comments

  • “There’s not a lot between the teams in this division. I can’t do anything about other teams’ results..." Why do the EADT print such garbage without question? Firstly Yorkshire Jewell could have kept Barnsley in amongst the down and outs, let alone given his own team a huge boost, simply by playing Scotland. Now Town are effectively paying Scotland to play for someone else. Secondly the presence of Orr and Campbell in the Blackburn team proves the sheer folly of relying on an ever-changing band of mercenaries and cast-offs.

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    Rob Steroo

    Monday, February 11, 2013

  • oh dear, the bottom 3 all won.

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    clever canary

    Saturday, February 9, 2013

  • David Peters - if it helps you sleep at night imagine the scenario where Town win and the bottom three all lose. However, I can undertstand Offshore Investment FC 'supporters' anxiety.... No Loans is not only soundling like Yorkshire Jewell - he is now acting like Yorkshire Jewell.... which just proves the point that while the revovling door turns and the names change on and off the pitch, nothing will in fact change unless the asset-stripping stops and Town start building a team. However No Loans still has time to revert to type and show just a modicum of common sense. Alas I fear his next steps will be to (a) panic and (b) get in some more Wolves rejects on loan.

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    Rob Steroo

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

  • I thought posts had to be factually accurate? If so, how does Steroo keep getting his false name in print on here?

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    Andrew Mehen

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

  • ''All the staff are disappointed...''. You must mean Eminem, the shop assistant and the tea lady?

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    Bertie Shrimp

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

  • Mccarthy is becoming one big joke with some ridiculous comments, his latest being his praises of a side that could not muster one shot on target. After another dismal display it was fitting that town should lose by an own goal, the only effort town got on target lol Town now 1 point off a relegation place with the worst goal average and played the most games, things look grim at portman road. But with yet another journeyman manager who's repeatedly failed, this is to be expected and makes one wonder if evans has a clue of what he is really doing!!!

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    ged scott

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

  • It's bad enough to have to read Steroo's comments once but twice is going to far.

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    Rex Ide

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

  • There is a problem if anyone from Ipswich thinks Town had the better of the game as all the statistics say otherwise including possession, shots on target, foils committed and goals scored. There is still a lack of creativity in midfield and the fact that this hasn't been addressed in the recent transferloan window must be of huge concern.

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    Tim Bartlett

    Saturday, February 9, 2013

  • How do you praise your players when against a moderate side, they still manage to lose? And sounds like some strange defending for the goal that got away.

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    JOHN BURLS

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

  • Rob Steroo; Here's an idea, why don't you focus your comments and effort on Town rather than posting pathetic comments on Norwich's site under your alter ego "Ged Steroo"? It's embarrassing for the rest of us, particularly when they're in a higher division than us

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    stephen davis

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

  • When did your lot last win canary boy?

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    Rex Ide

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

  • Yes we are in a dog fight now. I think we all except that and would wish for better times. And it hurts to see jason scotland getting 3 goals in a row and 9 points to boot. But we have to beleave that we can and will bounce back i am sure all at portman rd our hurting as well the supporters are doing so at this time. A 100% from all is what is needed from all at the moment. Our luck will change that ia'm sure of. .....................C.O.Y.B........................

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    User Removed

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

  • “There’s not a lot between the teams in this division. I can’t do anything about other teams’ results..." Why do the EADT print such garbage without question? Firstly Yorkshire Jewell could have kept Barnsley in amongst the down and outs, let alone given his own team a huge boost, simply by playing Scotland. Now Town are effectively paying Scotland to play for someone else. Secondly the presence of Orr and Campbell in the Blackburn team proves the sheer folly of relying on an ever-changing band of mercenaries and cast-offs.

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    Rob Steroo

    Monday, February 11, 2013

  • Naarwich fan in peace. I'd just like to say that we have a similar troll called Ged Steroo on our pink un site, and that the thing is most definitely not a Norwich fan. Wouldn't want hurtful accusations like that flying around! Most likely an archant employee trying to stir up trouble. Thanks.

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    chirpy

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013

  • and know it all stereo says there is no way town can go down as there are 3 teams even worse in this div.i wonder COYB.

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    david peters

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

  • Alas poor Hendo. I wonder if an Ipswich player might have done a little better. With No Loans in charge we may never find out.

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    Rob Steroo

    Saturday, February 9, 2013

  • David Peters - if it helps you sleep at night imagine the scenario where Town win and the bottom three all lose. However, I can undertstand Offshore Investment FC 'supporters' anxiety.... No Loans is not only soundling like Yorkshire Jewell - he is now acting like Yorkshire Jewell.... which just proves the point that while the revovling door turns and the names change on and off the pitch, nothing will in fact change unless the asset-stripping stops and Town start building a team. However No Loans still has time to revert to type and show just a modicum of common sense. Alas I fear his next steps will be to (a) panic and (b) get in some more Wolves rejects on loan.

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    Rob Steroo

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

  • The only plus is that the way the budgies are performing we should be playing them twice next season

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    Blue and true since 1962

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

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