Reserves impress big crowd at Leiston
Leiston Town 1 Ipswich Town Reserves 4WHILE the senior team were completing their Danish tour without a goal to their name, Ipswich Town's second string had no trouble finding the net in their warm-up game against Ridgeons League side Leiston Town.
Leiston Town 1 Ipswich Town Reserves 4
WHILE the senior team were completing their Danish tour without a goal to their name, Ipswich Town's second string had no trouble finding the net in their warm-up game against Ridgeons League side Leiston Town.
There was a packed Victory Road for the game and, as expected, the visitors set the pace.
The first real opening came on 15 minutes when Boardley flashed wide from 10 yards. Leiston played the opening half with George as the lone striker and he worked hard to hold up play and, from a teasing cross, Burrows just failed to find a finishing touch.
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Peat, the former Ipswich Academy keeper, was regularly called into action in the Leiston goal and made a great stops from Knights. Two further smart stops from Peat were bettered on 40 minutes when, following a foul by Goddard, he superbly saved Craig's penalty.
He was, however, beaten just before the break when a great cross by Knights went into the net off the unfortunate Spurling. Both sides made a host of changes for the second half and McGlone forced Town keeper Supple into a flying stop.
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Ipswich went two up on 60 minutes when Hammond beat Rose from close range. Almost immediately Chenery thumped home a far post header from Saker's cross to reduce the arrears. Ipswich went 3-1 up when Storey controlled well and fired a fine shot past Rose.
Rose made a good save to deny Hammond but was helpless when Storey added a fourth in the 76th minute with a fine strike from distance.
This completed the scoring in a well-contested contest in front of a crowd of nearly 500.