Matchday Recap: Town let lead slip to lose at Cheltenham

Home players celebrate after scoring the winning goal at Cheltenham Town.

Home players celebrate after scoring the winning goal at Cheltenham Town. - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Ipswich Town were beaten 2-1 by Cheltenham Town this evening.

Ipswich Town’s stuttering start to their League One season continued as the Blues let a lead slip before going down 2-1 at the hands of Cheltenham Town. 

The hosts, ahead early through Matt Penney’s goal, were in full control of this contest and should have been two up, only for Macauley Bonne to somehow miss with an open goal at his mercy, as the striker waited too long to finish after doing all the hard work to round the home keeper. 

Town continued to dominate the game, with Kyle Edwards impressing on his full debut, but the Blues’ inability to score the second ultimately cost them as the hosts scored twice after the break, with Cheltenham’s famed long throws playing a part in both. 

Callum Wright headed home the first, after Ben Tozer’s long throw was only half cleared and then the ball put back into the box before Will Boyle profited from pinball inside the Ipswich box, as Tozer again caused chaos. 

The loss means Paul Cook’s men have taken just a point from their opening three League One games, heading into Saturday’s home clash with MK Dons. 

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