GALLERY & POLL: Yeovil Town 0 Ipswich Town 1

Christophe Berra celebrates scoring at the far post to give Ipswich a first half lead at Yeovil

Christophe Berra celebrates scoring at the far post to give Ipswich a first half lead at Yeovil - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town picked up their fourth away win of the season and kept in the hunt for a play-off place with a 1-0 win at Yeovil on Tuesday evening.

A large travelling contingent of over 1,000 Ipswich fans packed inside the Glovers’ Huish Park, just three days after the long trip to Middlesbrough, and saw Christophe Berra score the winner shortly before the break.

Aftre the game, manager Mick McCarthy said: “It was great that the players went across and gave them (the fans) their deserved acclaim and applause for being here and supporting us.

“Everywhere is trek and this is a proper trek! I don’t know if it’s some badge of honour coming from Ipswich to Yeovil.

“This was more of an Ipswich-like performance tonight. We had to dig in because they (Yeovil) aren’t a bad side by any stretch of the imagination.

“I thought it was a solid performance. We probably just deserved it. I know we got away with one right at the end (when Yeovil hit the post), but we haven’t got away with many.

“It’s always nice to score from a corner. If you start looking around for our Player of the Season then he (Berra) has got to be up there. He’s been magnificent. He’s a proper centre-half Christophe.

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“It was a hard fought match but that’s the Championship I’m afraid. If you don’t win the first balls in both boxes you’ll get beat, that’s for sure. We dealt with it most of the time apart from that one at the end.”

Ipswich remain ninth and four points adrift of the play-off places, top six rivals Reading and Brighton also victorious last night.

“Win one, lose one is better than drawing two isn’t it?” said McCarthy. “We can only win our game and concentrate on what we do. A nice 1-0 away win will make that journey back seem nicer.”

Photographer Warren Page was on hand to capture the best of the action.

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