Town celebrates 12th victory at home

Ipswich Town 2 Southampton 0 IPSWICH Town continued their terrific streak of home wins by making Southampton their 12th victim in a row.Jon Walters and Pablo Counago got the goals as the Blues pushed back into the play-off places.

By Derek Davis

Ipswich Town 2 Southampton 0

IPSWICH Town continued their terrific streak of home wins by making Southampton their 12th victim in a row.

Jon Walters and Pablo Counago got the goals as the Blues pushed back into the play-off places.

Southampton had threatened a couple of times on the break before Ipswich went ahead in fortuitous fashion.

A Tommy Miller free kick was touched to Billy Clarke who never got a clean connection but took a deflection off Jon Walters to take it past Kelvin Davis 11 minutes before the break.

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Man of the match Pablo Counago headed in Town's seconds from a free kick by substitute Gavin Williams as Ipswich stepped up a gear in the second half.

Town were rightly denied a penalty when Jon Walters went down under a Philip Ifil tackle in the area but the Saints defender had won the ball.

Kelvin Davis made a brilliant save to deny Counago while Neil Alexander produced a terrific tip over from Stern John.

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