Reaction - Delighted Ipswich Wanderers boss Glenn Read praises his troops after FA Vase triumph

Ipswich Wanderers' boss Glenn Read

Ipswich Wanderers' boss Glenn Read - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

Ipswich Wanderers boss Glenn Read cut an extremely happy figure on Saturday as his side recorded an impressive FA Vase victory.

Saturday's match-winner Craig Jennings

Saturday's match-winner Craig Jennings - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

Craig Jennings’ super strike was enough for Wanderers to progress, with Read doubly delighted following last week’s disappointment at Stanway Rovers, where they were on the end of a 4-2 league defeat.

“It was a very good win,” declared Read.

“I was disappointed last week at Stanway, and they (the players) knew it after the game.

“I needed a bigger performance than last week and I thought we gave one.


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“They missed a few chances but we’ve been in games where we’ve missed chances so you ride your luck at times, we had a little bit today, but all-in-all I was really pleased with the performance.”

Read also paid tribute to his goalkeeper, who made several terrific saves in an almost faultless performance.

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“Jack did really well,” added Read.

“I thought he actually got stronger as the game went on, he was a little bit nervous at the beginning and perhaps was a bit slow coming off his line, but as the game went on he got better and better.

“He is a confidence goalkeeper to be fair, if he makes a mistake he’s hard on himself.

“He’s only 18 so he’s still got a lot to learn but he’s a very good goalkeeper and I’m sure he’ll go on to play at a good level, and he did keep us in it today.”

Read and Wanderers will learn their second round opponents today, and the boss does not mind what draw the Vase throws at his fearless side.

“I keep saying to the boys that we’re a cup side at the moment,” added Read.

“Our league performances have dropped a little bit but cup runs are great - especially in the FA Cup and the FA Vase.

“Being in this round is fantastic. It keeps morale going at the club, it brings a bit of finance in to keep the chairman happy.

“I don’t mind who we get, but it’d be nice to get a home draw, where I fancy us to beat anybody to be honest.”

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