Ipswich Town reserves lose five-goal thriller

Ipswich v Charlton Athletic reserves
Charlton keeper David Button struggles in the box.

Ipswich v Charlton Athletic reserves Charlton keeper David Button struggles in the box. - Credit: Archant

TWO goals in the final four minutes of normal time saw Charlton Athletic’s under-21s grab a dramatic 3-2 win at Ipswich Town on Monday.

Town looked to have sealed victory in the Under-21 Professional Development League 2 game when Jack Marriott struck a clinical finish past David Button with just six minutes to play.

However, Addicks striker Joe Piggott scored a quick-fire double on 86 and 88 minutes, the second with a superb finish from the edge of the box, to give the Londoners victory.

Town had earlier gone in front through Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, the forward turning sharply in the box to give the Blues a 29th-minute lead.

However, Ipswich could only hold out for three minutes, conceding when Harry Lennon fired through a crowded penalty area

Town fielded a strong side with Anthony Wordsworth returning after injury.

BLUES: Lee-Barrett, Hewitt, Mings, Clarke (Berkane), Kisnorbo, Gardiner, Emmanuel-Thomas, Wordsworth, Marriott, Lawrence, Timlin (Galvin). SUBS: Crowe, Robinson, Burke,