Leon Best scores again for Ipswich Town Under-23s

Leon Best pictured during the Ipswich Town v Aston Villa (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswi

Leon Best pictured during the Ipswich Town v Aston Villa (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 17 September 2016. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town striker Leon Best netted is third goal in as many Under-23 games as Gerard Nash’s side beat Leeds United 4-0 at Portman Road last night.

Best – a free agent addition following his summer release by Rotherham – had a limited pre-season, after training with West Brom for a spell, and only made his Town senior debut as an 88th minute substitute in Saturday’s goalless home draw with Aston Villa.

He scored the game’s second goal last night, finishing at the second attempt.

Fellow first team forward Luke Varney also started the match, but went off injured in the first half.

His replacement, England Under-18 international striker Ben Morris, put the Blues in front in the first half, Josh Emmanuel scored a third soon after Best’s goal before Morris netted his second of the game to complete the scoring.


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Dean Gerken, Paul Digby – who played in midfielder – and Andre Dozzell were also in a strong-looking line-up.

IPSWICH TOWN U23s: Gerken, Emmanuel, Kenlock, Digby, Fowler, C Smith, Blanchfield (Benyu 63), Dozzell, Best (Patterson 70), Varney (Morris 25), McLoughlin.

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LEEDS UNITED U23s: Peacock-Farrell, Whitehouse, Vann, M Taylor, Pearce, Oduor, Shaughnessy, Stokes, J McKay, Mulhern, Wilks.

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