Town move the goal posts
FOOTBALL: Ipswich Wanderers’ players will be attempting to outdo Ipswich Town’s stars next season.
The goals posts that were used at Portman Road for the last few years have been installed at Wanderers’ Humber Doucy Lane ground.
While Roy Keane’s men failed to find the net regularly last season, the non-league side are hoping to celebrate their upgraded ground facilities by going goal mad.
The Blues are to use Ridgeons League club Wanderers ground for youth and the occasional reserve match in 2010/11, and the previous goal posts did not come up to standard.
New posts are being used at Portman Road for the new campaign with the previous ones shipped across town.
Steve Buckle, the manager of First Division Wanderers said: “Having the new goals will give us plenty to aim at.
“Ipswich Town have worked on the pitch in the summer and it is looking superb – 200% better than before.
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“The expertise of Portman Road head groundsman Alan Ferguson has ensured a fantastic playing surface.
“We don’t play a competitive home game until September 11, and by then the pitch should be in even better condition.
With their clubhouse renovated as well, Wanderers are anticipating a much better season with Buckle bringing in fresh faces Liam Manning, Adam Atay, Scott Wark and Darius Laws.
“And I have some other players I am interested in as well,” added Buckle. “We beat East Bergholt 5-0 in a friendly last weekend and we’re hopeful of obtaining better results this time around.”