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Town U18s come from behind to win eight-goal thriller

PUBLISHED: 14:43 09 March 2019 | UPDATED: 14:43 09 March 2019

Town players celebrate one of their six goals Picture: ROSS HALLS

Town players celebrate one of their six goals Picture: ROSS HALLS

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Ipswich Town's Under-18s came back from two goals down to comfortably win 6-2 against Bolton at Playford Road this morning.

Bolton players celebrate going 2-0 up at Playford Road Picture: ROSS HALLSBolton players celebrate going 2-0 up at Playford Road Picture: ROSS HALLS

The visitors started the game brightly and took the lead within 30 seconds, before doubling their lead via a penalty which Bolton’s captain Ronan Darcy stepped up and scored.

Zak Brown rounds the Bolton goalkeeper  Picture: ROSS HALLSZak Brown rounds the Bolton goalkeeper Picture: ROSS HALLS

The young Blues got back in the game moments later when Thomas Hughes fed the ball to Zak Brown, who timed his run well and calmly finished giving the keeper no chance.

Town U18s forward Tyreece Simpson scores to put the Blues back on terms Picture: ROSS HALLSTown U18s forward Tyreece Simpson scores to put the Blues back on terms Picture: ROSS HALLS

Tyreece Simpson got the Blues back on terms when he hit a brilliant curled left-footed drive from the edge of the area which the keeper had no chance of saving.

Town players celebrate Lounes Foudil's first goal Picture: ROSS HALLSTown players celebrate Lounes Foudil's first goal Picture: ROSS HALLS

Town then took the lead for the first time when Brown took on two Bolton defenders and rounded the keeper and pulled the ball back for Lounes Foudil to slide home.

Thomas Hughes scored Town's fourth goal before half-time Picture: ROSS HALLSThomas Hughes scored Town's fourth goal before half-time Picture: ROSS HALLS

Out of nowhere there was a mini rain storm which didn’t stop the Blues getting their fourth when Hughes fired home a left-footed strike just before the half-time whistle.

Town U18s joint managers Adam Atay and Kieron Dyer Picture: ROSS HALLSTown U18s joint managers Adam Atay and Kieron Dyer Picture: ROSS HALLS

It was a quieter second half in windy conditions but the Blues still scored twice as schoolboy Liam Gibbs made it five in the 66th minute, before Foudil grabbed his second of the game late on to make it 6-2 to Town.

The young Blues remain second. four points behind leaders Cardiff in the Professional Development League Two South table.

TOWN: Egan, Viral (Gibbs), Fehrenbach, Henderson, Wyss, Ruffles (Alexander), Baker, Hughes, Brown, Foudil, Simpson(Reed).

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