Norris keeps Town on right track

IPSWICH TOWN remain on the right track after beating the Railwaymen of Crewe in the second round of the Carling Cup at Gresty Road.

Crewe Alexander 0 Ipswich Town 1

(after extra-time)

IPSWICH TOWN remain on the right track after beating the Railwaymen of Crewe in the second round of the Carling Cup at Gresty Road.

This was Roy Keane’s side’s four straight away win of the season – and they were made to work hard but in the end deserved their success.

Skipper David Norris netted his fourth goal of the season and his third in this competition with a superb powerful finish in the 102nd minute after Town had been taken to extra time by their League Two opponents.

Norris has taken to the captaincy well after replacing Jon Walters in that role, and he led from the front again – the only black mark being an equal number of bookings to goals!

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New signing Jason Scotland, who has been purchased to provide the goal that were so badly lacking last season, made his Blues debut when he came off the substitutes’ bench at the start of the second period.

He showed plenty of muscular strength and awareness around the box. He gave Town a new dimension although he will become sharper with games.

Carlos Edwards struck the post in a first half that they just shaded, but by the time the substitutions had been made the home were good value to be level at the end of 90 minutes.

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