Magilton: Calamitous errors cost us dear

Ipswich Town boss Jim Magilton warned his side need to stop spoiling all their good work by committing calamitous errors.

Derek Davis

Ipswich Town boss Jim Magilton warned his side need to stop spoiling all their good work by committing calamitous errors.

The Blues clawed their way back after going behind at Southampton, but after goals from Owen Garvan and Alan Quinn had put them ahead gave away a poor goal to drop two points at Southampton.

After the 2-2 draw, Magilton said: “The first was a poor goal to give away from a long way out. We got back in the game and in the second half we played with greater urgency.

“We scored a terrific second goal. Moritz Volz delivered with great quality and Alan Quinn did not disappoint with the header, so I was delighted.

“But then it was a comedy of errors for the (Southampton's) second goal and we if we keep defending like that we are not going to go anywhere.

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“People didn't defend when they had the chance to get rid of it.”

Magilton said it was a gift for Tomas Pekhart, who duly scored.

Town threw on Pablo Counago and Kevin Lisbie, but former keeper Kelvin Davis produced more outstanding saves to deny the Blues.

Magilton said: “The changes seemed to benefit us and we moved the ball around well, but did not have the necessary quality when it mattered.”

Magilton looked to accentuate the positives and was happy to get a point away, when quite often at this stage of the season Ipswich have ended up with nothing.

He said: “It is an away point which is in the bank and we move on, whereas last season we sat after away games with nothing.”

Magilton feels if Town get it all together then they could really give someone a drubbing away from home, maybe even Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday following their 6-0 loss against Reading, who Town beat 2-0 on Saturday.

Magilton said: “We have yet to put a real 90 minutes together. We did well first half at Watford and in the second half we were good here, so we need to put that all together.

“We will pick the positives out of this and go to Sheffield Wednesday looking for a win.

The draw was played in front of less than 15,000, the lowest league crowd ever at St Mary's.