Town beaten by strong Chelsea side

IPSWICH TOWN: The Blues’ Under-18’s hopes of a morale-boosting win in their final match of the season were dashed when they lost 4-0 to Chelsea.

The Londoners, boosted by their FA Youth Cup win, fielded four of the side that had beaten Aston Villa in midweek. For Ipswich, Tom Eastman, Luke Hyam and Billy Clark returned from first team duty.

After 10 minutes Caolin Lavery headed wide when well placed and it was against the run of play when Adam Phillip opened the scoring for Chelsea, running on to a through ball and rounding Town keeper Ian Mcloughlin to score.

The turning point came five minutes from half time when Chelsea’s Lalkovic appeared to go down when no contact had been made when challenged by Seb Dunbar. The same player took the resultant spot kick and McLoughlin made a fine save only for Nathaniel Chalabar to fire home the loose ball.

Joe Whight replaced Dunbar for the second half, but Chelsea made it three when an unmarked Danny Philliskirk converted a cross into the Town box.

The Londoners were now dominating a dispirited Ipswich andafter 57minutes a shot off the woodwork was fired home by Todd Kane for Chelsea’s fourth.

Aaron Jones replaced the injured Jamie Griffiths as both sides tired at the end of a long season and the match ended with Town on the end of a disappointing result from a match in which for periods they had looked the better side.

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Ipswich; McLoughlin, Bennett, Dunbar, Hyam, Eastman, McKeown Carson, Brandon, Lavery, Clark, Griffiths. Substitutes: Jones, Whight.

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