Ipswich 4 Robinsons 2

EHL South Ipswich 4 Robinsons 2Ipswich built upon their strong performance against Exeter on Saturday to beat Robinsons the following day.It took just ten minutes for Ipswich to open the scoring when Kier Dixon's powerful drag-flick hit a defender on the line only for Ivan Smith to tap into the goal.

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Ipswich 4 Robinsons 2

Ipswich built upon their strong performance against Exeter on Saturday to beat Robinsons the following day.

It took just ten minutes for Ipswich to open the scoring when Kier Dixon's powerful drag-flick hit a defender on the line only for Ivan Smith to tap into the goal.


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Two minutes later, Ipswich grabbed their second of the game after a botched penalty corner routine fell to Phil Messent, who flicked gloriously into the roof of the goal.

It was not long before penalty corner expert Dixon soon added his name to the scorers' list, firing his set piece effort under the body of the diving goalkeeper.

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Ipswich were firmly in control, however they conceded a soft penalty corner and Robinson's pulled a goal back thanks to an excellent deflection from midfielder Oliver Fuller.

Ipswich started to play and act like a team under pressure, while Robinson's played like a team who were firmly back in the game.

With just a minute left in the first half, Robinson's winger Scott Mills made the score 3-2 from another penalty corner.

Ipswich managed to regain control of the game in the second half and created some good attacking opportunities, but could not find the finishing touch in front of goal.

Eventually though, the visitors cracked when the in-form Richard Rutterford fired a superb ball from the left into the path of Richard Stainthorpe, who neatly deflected the ball into the net to seal victory for Ipswich.

Ipswich captain Ivan Smith said: “All in all, it was a good weekend. We were unlucky not to get anything out of the match against University of Exeter and, although we didn't play our best against Robinson's, we did enough to get the three points. Sometimes it is OK to win ugly.”

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