POLL: Mick McCarthy hails the travelling support after Ipswich Town battle to 1-0 win at Yeovil Town
11:50 12 March 2014
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Yeovil v Ipswich: Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy hailed a huge travelling army of Blues fans following a hard fought 1-0 win at Yeovil.
More than 1,000 Town supporters filled the terracing at Huish Park, Christophe Berra’s 40th minute goal sealing the Suffolk side’s first away win of 2014.
The battling performance was a vast improvement on the limp 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough three days earlier and made another 250-mile journey home a lot more enjoyable.
“Fabulous wasn’t it?” said McCarthy, when asked about the Blues fans. “It was great that the players went across and gave them their deserved acclaim and applause for being here and supporting us.
“Everywhere is trek and this is a proper trek! I don’t know if it’s some badge of honour coming from Ipswich to Yeovil.
“This was more of an Ipswich-like performance tonight. We had to dig in because they (Yeovil) aren’t a bad side by any stretch of the imagination.
“I thought it was a solid performance. We probably just deserved it. I know we got away with one right at the end (when Yeovil hit the post), but we haven’t got away with many.
“It’s always nice to score from a corner. If you start looking around for our Player of the Season then he (Berra) has got to be up there. He’s been magnificent. He’s a proper centre-half Christophe.
“It was a hard fought match but that’s the Championship I’m afraid. If you don’t win the first balls in both boxes you’ll get beat, that’s for sure. We dealt with it most of the time apart from that one at the end.”
Ipswich remain ninth and four points adrift of the play-off places, top six rivals Reading and Brighton also victorious last night.
“Win one, lose one is better than drawing two isn’t it?” said McCarthy. “We can only win our game and concentrate on what we do. A nice 1-0 away win will make that journey back seem nicer.”