In pictures: Blues beat Colchester

IPSWICH Town won the season's first East Anglian derby match last night as they claimed a 2-1 Carling Cup victory over local rivals Colchester United at Portman Road.

IPSWICH Town won the season's first East Anglian derby match last night as they claimed a 2-1 Carling Cup victory over local rivals Colchester United at Portman Road.

Pablo Counago netted his first of the season before ex-U Kevin Lisbie struck to secure Town's place in the third round of the competition.

Colchester summer signing Steven Gillespie scored a late consolation for the U's.

Town return to league matters on Saturday with a trip to Watford, while Colchester face a tough home game against League One leaders Oldham.