Haynes on target against City again
Ipswich Town 3 Norwich City 0HE always scores against Norwich and last night Danny Haynes kept up his remarkable record as the reserves saw off the old enemy.
By Derek Davis
Ipswich Town 3 Norwich City 0
HE always scores against Norwich and last night Danny Haynes kept up his remarkable record as the reserves saw off the old enemy.
The Blues striker finished with style on 34 minutes to give Town a deserved lead as last year's champions beat the current league leaders, with Dean Bowditch and Liam Trotter completing the win.
Haynes had a good chance to grab his second when Jai Reason picked him out with one of his sublime passes but Matthew Gilks saved with his legs.
The City keeper made fine blocks at his near post and at close range from Haynes, who could have had a hat-trick. He also denied Trotter and Bowditch with good saves but he was beaten by three outstanding pieces of skill.
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Town's opener came minutes after Andy Plummer had saved a controversially-awarded penalty. The Academy keeper got down superbly to block the spot kick hit low and hard by Chris Brown midway through the first half.
Naylor, who was making another big step to full fitness after a toe operation, was booked for his protests after it seemed the ball was taken off Chris Martin fairly.
The veteran defender was partnered at the back by Polish centre-half Marcin Adamski who is enjoying a trial at Portman Road.
Adamski beat the City forwards to deny them a killer touch and showed plenty of energy in getting forward at pace.
A raft of coaches, managers and scouts were among the crowd to watch possible loan targets with Bowditch the most likely centre of attention. He put a shot wide after being put through by Michael Synnott but got his goal in the 77th minute after a fabulous dribble and pass by Jaime Peters.
Trotter produced a classy control and finish for the third five minutes from time after being picked out by skipper Synnott from deep.
Gary Roberts was given a run out and hit the crossbar with a speculative cross-cum-shot.
Ipswich Town: Plummer; Sito, Naylor, Adamski, Synnott; Peters, Reason (C Williams, 85) Trotter, Roberts; Bowditch and Haynes (Ainsley, 85). Subs: Smith and Watson.
Norwich City: Gilks, Cave-Brown (Matthews, 46) McLean, Halliday, Bexfield; Smith (Yong, 68) Brellier (Kelly, 11) Lathorpe, Eagle; Brown and Martin. Subs: Arnold and Daley.
Referee: S Beck.