PICTURE GALLERY: Ipswich Town start their new season with a satisfying draw against Blackburn

Ipswich v Blackburn: PAUL Jewell’s young guns have started their new Championship season with a satisfying 1-1 home draw with newly-relegated Blackburn Rovers.

The Blues – who had six players aged 22 or younger in their starting line-up – showed far more attacking intent than their experienced visitors throughout.

And while a vulnerability at set-pieces once again reared its head when Colin Kazim-Richards opened the scoring from a 21st minute corner, Town stuck to their task in searing heat.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Luke Chambers both made a mess of gilt-edged chances in the second half, but the leveller finally arrived eight minutes from time.

Town’s man-of-the-match Luke Hyam provided a neat chip over the top, with substitute Jason Scotland – who gave the hosts a much-needed presence up front when he came on – pulling the ball back and forcing defender Jason Lowe to turn the ball into his own net.

You may also want to watch:

– Click the links on the top right of this page for a gallery of pictures from the match.

– For match analysis and reaction, see Monday’s EADT and Ipswich Star.

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