MATCH REPORT: Burnley 2 Ipswich Town 0

BOLT FROM THE BLUE: Burnley substitute Junior Stanislas fires home Burnley's opener against Ipswich

BOLT FROM THE BLUE: Burnley substitute Junior Stanislas fires home Burnley's opener against Ipswich Town from 25 yards. - Credit: Archant

Burnley v Ipswich: IPSWICH Town’s season ended with defeat as an experimental side lost 2-0 at Burnley.

Substitute Junior Stanislas’ fantastic 25-yard strike, on the hour mark, was the only moment of real quality in a lacklustre affair.

Burnley then sealed victory in the 87th minute when Martin Paterson glanced the ball home from close-range after Sam Vokes had flicked on a corner.

With both teams having secured their Championship safety the previous weekend, there was a distinct lack of tempo or edge to game with only mid-table positions to fight over.

There were some positives for the Blues to take out of the stale encounter though.

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Tyrone Mings – the December signing from non-league side Chippenham Town - enjoyed a solid debut at left-back, while Jack Marriott – the teenager who has scored 26 goals at youth team level this season – was lively when he came off the bench for his first appearance.

Ipswich finish the campaign 14th in the table on 60 points, but there are genuine signs that – under the management of Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor – next season, Town’s 12th successive campaign in the second tier, could finally yield some progress at Portman Road.

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– Reaction to follow. See Monday’s EADT and Ipswich Star for match comment and analysis.

BURNLEY (4-3-3): Grant (Jensen 90); Trippier (O’Neill 90), Long, Shackell, Lafferty; Stock (Stanislas 54), Marney, McCann; Ings, Vokes, Paterson.

Subs: Howieson, Hewitt, Bartley, Wallace.

IPSWICH TOWN (4-4-2): Loach; Stearman, Kisnorbo, Smith, Mings; Edwards (cpt) (Hewitt 81), Hyam, Wordsworth, Cresswell; Nouble (Marriott 61), Murphy.

Subs: Lee-Barrett, Chambers, N’Daw, Tabb, Martin.

Referee: Mr M Russell

Attendance: 12,820 (830 away)

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