Watch! Offside... Or offside? Town bow out of FA Cup, here are the highlights
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Ipswich Town bowed out of the FA Cup to Portsmouth after a 2-3 extra-time defeat.
Sean Raggett won the contest for the hosts as he bundled home following a free-kick, with nine minutes of the extra period remaining, with the Town players frantically appealing for what replays showed to be a clear offside, only for the goal to be given.
The defeat was ultimately cruel on a much-changed Town after they battled back from a nightmare start.
The game looked beyond the Blues after just 13 minutes, once Ronan Curtis and Tom Naylor had put the visitors two up during a first half where Ipswich never really got going, before an unlikely Jon Nolan goal pulled them back into the game just before half-time.
From that point on, though, Ipswich were playing with a much higher tempo and increased purpose, with substitute James Norwood finding the net just a few minutes after coming on to equalise and eventually take the tie to extra-time.