Keeper feels justice was done

NEIL Alexander felt justice was done amid the drama of a missed penalty during Ipswich Town's 3-1 success against Colchester United. The Blues goalkeeper was adjudged to have tripped Kevin Lisbie in the area but made amends with a fine save from Mark Yeates.

By Elvin King

NEIL Alexander felt justice was done amid the drama of a missed penalty during Ipswich Town's 3-1 success against Colchester United.

The Blues goalkeeper was adjudged to have tripped Kevin Lisbie in the area but made amends with a fine save from Mark Yeates.

Alexander said: “It was a never a penalty and there was clear daylight between myself and their player.

“When the referee pointed to the spot I don't think anyone could believe the decision - least of all me.

“Had they scored from it I knew the manager was going to hammer me, and I was also a bit worried the referee was going to pull out a red card.

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“Thankfully I only got a yellow and the situation turned out well because I made the save, but I still think the referee will be a little embarrassed when he sees a replay.

“I think there is an area of the pitch where the officials cannot see me properly.”

Alexander, who also conceded a penalty in Town's last home match, against Preston, felt the incident was a major turning point and said: “It gave the crowd a lift and instilled some self-belief into us.

“We rolled our sleeves up and badly wanted to win to keep our home form going.

“Fair play to Colchester, though.

“They made it hard for us and we found it very hard to break them down.”

Alexander hailed unlikely hero Trotter, who headed home Owen Garvan's corner to make it 2-1.

“I've been very impressed with him,” said the former Cardiff City man.

“He's done the job for us here and he's an important member of our squad.”

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