Haynes faces fight
IPSWICH star Danny Haynes faces a fight to be credited with the winning goal from Sunday's memorable East Anglian derby triumph.The 18-year-old Town striker claimed to get the final touch and force the ball over the line two minutes from time at Carrow Road.
IPSWICH star Danny Haynes faces a fight to be credited with the winning goal from Sunday's memorable East Anglian derby triumph.
The 18-year-old Town striker claimed to get the final touch and force the ball over the line two minutes from time at Carrow Road.
But the Press Association put it down as a Gary Doherty own goal, suggesting the Norwich defender was last to make contact.
Town boss Joe Royle promised the club will launch an appeal through The Football League in a bid to ensure young Haynes goes into the record books as the goalscorer.
Royle said: “It would be nice for Danny to be credited with the goal and it would preserve his record of having scored against Norwich at youth, reserve and first-team levels in one season.
“After the game all I kept hearing from the opposition end was that it was hand-ball. Well, they can't have it both ways. To me that says Danny put the ball in the net, so it's his goal.
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“I said to the players before Sunday's game that it was a game where heroes are made. As far as we're concerned Danny was our hero with the winning goal.”
Football League spokesman John Nagle confirmed the goal would remain credited to Doherty unless Ipswich made their move.
He added: “If the club secretary makes contact we will set the wheels in motion to look at the video and make a decision. Our video panel sits to clarify situations of this type. Their decision is binding.”
Royle said: “It is important that we sort this out for Danny's sake. The main thing is that we won the game and picked up three points, but it is also important the record books get it right.
“Years from now we want people to know that Danny scored a dramatic late winner. The secretary is already on to it!”
If League bosses agree, the goal at Norwich was Haynes' second in as many games and his third in a season which has seen him grab his big chance.
But he is a major doubt for the visit of Burnley to Portman Road on Saturday when Town will be seeking to extend their unbeaten run to seven games.
The London-born youngster was injured before the winning goal went in at Norwich and it is feared that he has damaged ankle ligaments.
A scan confirmed there is no break but Haynes will wear a support for two days before physio David Williams reassesses the situation.
Royle has decided against using the emergency loan market to bring in a replacement on a short-term basis.
n IPSWICH'S youngsters were trailing by the only goal of last night's Barclays Premiership Reserve League (South) match against Leicester City when Hinckley United's ground was plunged into darkness after 72 minutes.
When the floodlight failure had not been remedied after a 20-minute delay the referee had no alternative but to abandon the contest.
The only goal was scored by Leicester's Max Gradel midway through the second half but Town reserve coach Steve McCall said his team had every chance of at least drawing level before the lights went out.
IPSWICH RESERVES: Peturrson, Moore, Ainsley, Lordan, Haverson, Mitchell, Peters, Trotter, Clarke, McDonald and Knights. Subs not used: Fenn, Boto, Nimmo and Webster.
McCall said: “You always have a chance at 1-0 down. We conceded a sloppy goal but we were coming back into it.
“They didn't seem to know where the fault was so it looks as though we'll have to come back at a later date and replay the game.”