Reading v Ipswich Town nostalgia:

Lapping it up - Jon Stead celebrates his goal at Reading in the 1-0 win in March 2009. Picture: WARR

Lapping it up - Jon Stead celebrates his goal at Reading in the 1-0 win in March 2009. Picture: WARREN PAGE - Credit: Archant

In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we look back to March 2009, when Jon Stead’s fine strike was enough to give Ipswich all three points at the Madejski Stadium, Reading.

Lapping it up - Jon Stead celebrates his goal at Reading in the 1-0 win in March 2009. Picture: WARR

Lapping it up - Jon Stead celebrates his goal at Reading in the 1-0 win in March 2009. Picture: WARREN PAGE - Credit: Archant

Town’s eighth away victory of the 2008-09 season came as the Blues beat Reading 1-0 at the Madejski Stadium, thanks to Jon Stead’s’spectacular overhead kick in the second half.

Lapping it up - Jon Stead celebrates his goal at Reading in the 1-0 win in March 2009. Picture: WARR

Lapping it up - Jon Stead celebrates his goal at Reading in the 1-0 win in March 2009. Picture: WARREN PAGE - Credit: Archant

The home side started well as Dave Kitson hit the bar after four minutes, but Ipswich weathered the early storm and found the back of the net a minute into the second half.

Lapping it up - Jon Stead celebrates his goal at Reading in the 1-0 win in March 2009. Picture: WARR

Lapping it up - Jon Stead celebrates his goal at Reading in the 1-0 win in March 2009. Picture: WARREN PAGE - Credit: Archant

The goal came out of nothing, as Kevin Lisbie fed David Norris on the right and the midfielder sent in a cross that forward Stead powerfully overhead-kicked with pace and it flew past Reading ‘keeper Marcus Hahnemann, to give Town the three points.

Reading piled forward in response but created little and Ipswich held on for the win, to put another blow into Reading’s hopes of automatic promotion.


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Town XI: Richard Wright, David Wright, McAuley, Balkestein, Thatcher, Miller, Norris, Quinn (Garvan 80), Civelli, Lisbie (Counago 90), Stead (Giovani 71). Subs Not Used: Supple, Campo.

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