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McLoughlin on target as U23s lose

PUBLISHED: 16:14 08 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:14 08 March 2018

Shane McLoughlin in action for Town's U23s. Picture: ROSS HALLS

Shane McLoughlin in action for Town's U23s. Picture: ROSS HALLS


An Ipswich Town Under-23 side lacking in first-team experience lost 2-1 at Cardiff this afternoon.

Mark Harris put the home side ahead in the ninth minute, then Ogo Obi doubled the Welsh host’s lead from the penalty spot six minutes before the break.

Cardiff ended the game with 10 men after losing Jamie Veale went off injured with six minutes left, the Welsh side having already used all their subs.

Shane McLoughlin pulled one back for Gerard Nash’s side in the closing moments.

Defender Mohammed Sagaf again featured during his extended trial from Waltham Forest, but striker Ben Stephens – recently on trial from Stratford Town – was not involved.

TOWN U23s: Hayes, D Crowe, Clements, Sagaf (McKendry 46), Ndaba, Marshall, Blanchfield, Folami, Drinan, McLoughlin, Morris. Unused: Ware, Lankester, El Mizouni.

If, like me, you remember the Green’Un Saturday night football paper, produced here in Ipswich, you probably do so with fondness.

Allan Hunter was one of Ipswich Town’s best-ever signings, helping drive the Blues to become one of the most feared sides in England and Europe. ROSS HALLS went to meet ‘Big Al’.

Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski came on as a half-time substitute as he made his international debut for Poland this evening.

While much of the focus at Ipswich Town is on resolving matters off the pitch between now and the end of the season, on the field the Blues are battling to finish above local rivals Norwich.

Jonas Knudsen was an unused substitute as Denmark beat Panama 1-0 in Copenhagen last night.

Stuart Watson, Andy Warren and Mike Bacon are joined by Phil Ham of TWTD to discuss the state of Ipswich Town heading into the final weeks of the season.

Being released by his beloved Ipswich Town as a 16-year-old has turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to new England goalkeeper Nick Pope

Making his England debut and earning a place at the World Cup was a long way from Nick Pope’s mind as the teenager hauled himself out of bed for his 4am milk rounds in Soham.

Young Ipswich Town striker Ben Morris is hungry for more after making his Championship debut recently.

The future of Mick McCarthy and the direction of Ipswich Town cast a shadow over the final weeks of the season, but there are still plenty of issues to be sorted at Portman Road. ANDY WARREN takes a look

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