First ever headed goal for Town star

IPSWICH Town’s Andros Townsend scored his first ever senior headed goal – and his first in the Championship against Swansea City on Saturday.

IPSWICH Town: Andros Townsend scored his first ever senior headed goal – and his first in the Championship against Swansea City on Saturday.

But the 19-year-old Tottenham loanee still looked back today with no pleasure after a 3-1 defeat.

And he made no great play on referee Andy D’Urso not giving Town a late penalty that may well have earned them a point.

“If we had have scored from a penalty we still conceded three goals, and that is not good enough,” said the flying winger who carried on his good work from last Wednesday’s win over West Brom.

“I was happy with my goal – my first ever header, but I gave away the free-kick that led to the equaliser.

“The manager pointed that out after the game and mentioned Tommy Smith’s error as well for the second goal – and he was right.

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“Perhaps we thought we had done enough but it was as though we switched off after going ahead.

“Up to the goal we were okay, but after that our performance was not good enough.

“We allowed Swansea possession from the back and stuck to our game plan – and they did not hurt us. We worked hard off the ball and did good for 64 minutes.

“But we cannot make excuses for the last 26 minutes.

“I should have stayed on my feet and not conceded the free-kick – it nullified my goal.”

Townsend has scored several times in League One and Two while on loan, and he added: “I thought I did alright until I conceded that free-kick for a foul.

“Hopefully I can kick on from here and earn a regular place.

“As a team we all have to defend and that is from the front two backwards, and until we learn how to do this we shall not move up the table.

“We had chances to add to our score but Jason Scotland had a shot deflected and Tamas Priskin was denied by a good save and Troy Brown also had a chance.

“We were a bit unlucky, and we must now look to have a good week’s training and then look to get a result at Preston on Saturday.

“But we must defend better.”

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