Ipswich Town v Fulham nostalgia: Jamma rescues a point for the Blues

Singin' in the rain: Chris Makin celebrates with goalscorer Jermaine Wright at Fulham. Pictures: PAG

Singin' in the rain: Chris Makin celebrates with goalscorer Jermaine Wright at Fulham. Pictures: PAGEPIX LTD - Credit: Archant

Over the course of this season, we will be profiling an Ipswich Town game from the past, against this afternoon’s opponents. Today, we go back to October 2001 and a draw at Craven Cottage.

Jermaine Wright scores at Fulham

Jermaine Wright scores at Fulham - Credit: Archant

Jermaine Wright scored for Ipswich Town as the Blues rescued a point from Craven Cottage, against 10-man Fulham.

Wright equalised after 55 minutes after Barry Hayles had given the hosts a first-half lead. Luis Boa Morte was sent-off on 45 minutes for diving in the penalty area.

Marcus Stewart suffered a split lip against Fulham.

Marcus Stewart suffered a split lip against Fulham. - Credit: Archant

The point was no more than Ipswich and their fans deserved, the team losing Finidi George after just 10 minutes due to a fractured cheekbone, and the fans braving the weather and floods on the A12 that made it difficult for them to make the 1pm kick-off.

Town lined up without Marcus Stewart, who was left on the bench – Alun Armstrong leading the line on his own – Sixto Peralta kept out Jim Magilton and Jamie Clapham replaced Martijn Reuser.

Sixto Peralta on the ball against Fulham

Sixto Peralta on the ball against Fulham - Credit: Archant

Town’s goal came when Reuser, on as a substitute for Chris Makin, found Wright, who slammed home a clinical finish to send the Ipswich supporters home happy.

Luis Boa Morte stands over the prone figure of Fabian Wilnis at Craven Cottage.

Luis Boa Morte stands over the prone figure of Fabian Wilnis at Craven Cottage. - Credit: Archant