Danny gunning for Norwich again
Ipswich Town 3 Luton Town 0WATCH out Norwich - Danny Haynes is gunning for you again.The Blues striker put World Cup forward Steve Marlet in the shade early on as he scored the opener but the Frenchman showed his prowess in the air with an 89th-minute goal of his own in last night's Combination match.
By Derek Davis
Ipswich Town 3 Luton Town 0
WATCH out Norwich - Danny Haynes is gunning for you again.
The Blues striker put World Cup forward Steve Marlet in the shade early on as he scored the opener but the Frenchman showed his prowess in the air with an 89th-minute goal of his own in last night's Combination match.
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Dean Bowditch got one in between them as all three goals were scored by headers.
Marlet was a surprise inclusion in the Blues reserves side after not initially being named in the 16 earlier in the afternoon.
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The 33-year-old, who has been released by FC Lorient, remains Fulham's record signing at £11.5m and hit six goals for France in his 23 internationals, including a World Cup appearance in 2002.
Only 431 hardy supporters got the chance to see the former Marseille, Lyon, Red Star and Auxerre star trying to earn a contract with Ipswich last night.
But Blues boss Jim Magilton said: “It was the Reserves and he (Marlet) pretty much walked through it. It was good of him to play in this game but he is not what we want at this moment in time and we won't be pursuing it.”
It was Haynes who was the deadlier of the strikers and he put Town ahead after just four minutes when he met a Chris Casement cross with a powerful header after some lovely build-up play by Town.
The Blues teenager also turned in a nod-down from Alex Bruce but was ruled to have fouled to win the ball.
Haynes has now netted in his past three reserve and first team games, as well as in the 3-0 win over Norwich's second string earlier this month. As we know he always scores against the team that turned him down, so they will be fearing him on Sunday.
Marlet, who has shown a good attitude by trying out for Town and worked hard without much joy, was denied a goal by a brilliant one-handed save by Ross Faulds who turned his header around a post.
The former Fulham striker demonstrated how he could leap at the corner but failed to turn in Gary Roberts' flag-kick.
He was more successful near the end when he met a Jaime Peters' corner with a fabulous finish after substitute Tommy Smith had worked so hard to win the flag kick in the first instance.
Roberts almost provided him with another opening but the offside flag flew before he shot and the keeper saved, while Liam Trotter was not far away with low 20-yard drive after being teed up by Peters.
Sito Castro let fly on the run from 25 yards and forced the keeper into a tip-over save. Dean Bowditch, who started in an unusually deep midfield role for him, had a shot blocked after going up front in the second half.
Bowditch got the goal he needed 12 minutes from time when he looped a header over Faulds from a Peters cross.
The side was skippered by Shane Supple, who showed no signs of a shoulder injury that has sidelined him of late but the Irishman didn't have much to stretch him from a game Luton side watched by David Pleat in the directors' box.
Ipswich Town: Supple, Casement, Sito (Smith, 80) Bowditch, Naylor, Bruce, Peters, Trotter, Haynes (Synnott, 60) Marlet and Roberts (Upson, 60). Subs: Plummer and Smith.
Luton Town: Faulds, Sinclair, Davis, O'Leary, Beavan, Adjaye, Charles, Ricketts, Andrew, Bocande (Farthing, 78) and Howell (Sinclair, 66). Subs: Hogarth, Hamilton and Biggi.
Referee: I Cooper.