Town pegged back by Lions

Ipswich 1 Millwal 1IPSWICH Town threw away a chance to keep the pressure on the play-off places after being held to a 1-1 draw by relegation threatened Millwall, at Portman Road.

By Derek Davis

Ipswich 1 Millwal 1

IPSWICH Town threw away a chance to keep the pressure on the play-off places after being held to a 1-1 draw by relegation threatened Millwall, at Portman Road.

Owen Garvan celebrated signing a new contract extension by bagging the opening goal for the Blues after just five minutes but Lions' skipper David Livermore equalised five minutes from time.


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The 18-year-old Garvan scored with a superb 30-yard drive to help the Blues to a record of just one loss in 11 games.

Former Blues keeper Andy Marshall denied Danny Haynes with a goal-line save with his legs in a scrappy affair with much of the first half played in snow.

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Ian Westlake flashed a shot across goal while Darren Currie curled an effort onto the roof of the net.

Although Town dominated the first half Millwall came back into in the second and Livermore headed in after Jason De Vos and Fabian Wilnis both cleared their line from Marvin Elliott efforts.

Millwall went down to ten men during time added on when Tony Craig was dismissed for a second booking.

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