Town man stars in 7-1 Canary rout

IPSWICH Town loan striker Kevin Lisbie helped put a smile on Blues fans' faces this afternoon when he scored twice as Colchester United hit SEVEN past sorry Norwich City at Carrow Road.

Noriwch City 1 Colchester United 7

IPSWICH Town loan striker Kevin Lisbie helped put a smile on Blues fans' faces this afternoon when he scored twice as Colchester United hit SEVEN past sorry Norwich City at Carrow Road.

Lisbie, who re-joined U's on a year-long loan from Town last week, opened the scoring on 11 minutes,

Paul Lambert's team were 5-0 up at half-time through Clive Platt (13 and 19mins) new signing David Fox (23) and Lisbie again on 38 minutes.


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Substitute Cody McDonald scored for the hosts on 72 minutes before David Perkins and Scott Vernon completed the Canaries' humiliation.

Former Ipswich Town boss Jim Magilton was four minutes away from an embarrassing home defeat in his first Championship match as Queen's Park Rangers boss. Luckily for the Northern Irishman, Peter Ramage levelled to earn a 1-1 draw with Blackpool. Ben Burgess had fired the visitors ahead in the 37th minute.

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Another former Town man, Jordan Rhodes, impressed on his League One debut. The young striker, who came off the bench in the second half, hit a 79th minute equaliser for new club Huddersfield Town in a 2-2 draw at Southend.

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