Ben Morris bags a brace as Ipswich Town Under 23s beat Nottingham Forest 5-2

Ben Morris scored twice at Forest in a 5-2 win. Picture: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Ben Morris scored twice at Forest in a 5-2 win. Picture: INPHO/Ryan Byrne - Credit: �INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Defender Adam Webster made his return from injury and Ben Morris notched a brace as Ipswich Town Under 23s put five past Nottingham Forest last night.

The Blues were impressive 5-2 winners at Alfreton Town’s Impact Stadium, a result which saw them go top of the Professional Development League Two South.

Forest took the lead through Aaron Smith after seven minutes, but Shane McLoughlin buried a penalty after 20 to equalise.

Lewis Walters made it 2-1 Forest five minutes later, to send the home side into the half-time break with the advantage.

Town winger Danny Rowe also limped off before the half-time whistle, having been hurt in a heavy tackle.


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But the Blues surged back in the second half, Ben Morris netting another penalty after 55 minutes, and adding a second with a nice header from a Conor McKendry cross in the 71st minute.

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Ben Folamai made it 4-2 with five minutes left – McKendry with the assist again – before midfielder James Blanchfield put the cap on a fine result with a curling effort two minutes from time.

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Webster lasted 63 minutes in the heart of the Town defence as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury suffered at Luton in the Carabao Cup.

Town have won five of their first six fixtures and sit top of the table from Coventry City by two points.

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