Ipswich Town v Burton nostalgia: Chambers and Sears on target in first competitive clash against Brewers

Town players celebrate skipper Luke Chambers (left) putting them into a 1-0 lead against Burton in 2

Town players celebrate skipper Luke Chambers (left) putting them into a 1-0 lead against Burton in 2016. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

In this week’s Town nostalgia, we take a look back to October 2016, when Ipswich ended their five-game goalless, winless run with a 2-0 win over Burton Albion in the first competitive fixture between the two sides at Portman Road.

Luke Chambers heads Ipswich Town into the lead against Burton in 2016. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Luke Chambers heads Ipswich Town into the lead against Burton in 2016. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town returned to winning ways as Luke Chambers and Freddie Sears scored in each half to end a five-game goal drought with a 2-0 win over Burton Albion in the first competitive fixture between the two sides at Portman Road.

Freddie Sears celebrates his goal after a long drought back in 2016. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Freddie Sears celebrates his goal after a long drought back in 2016. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

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Luke Chambers wheels away after scoring against Burton. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Luke Chambers wheels away after scoring against Burton. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Town went ahead and ended their barren run with their first chance of the match on the quarter hour when Sears whipped over a cross from the left, which the diving Chambers met at the far post to head home Town’s first goal in eight hours and 22 minutes of football.

Skipper Luke Chambers heads Ipswich Town ahead. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Skipper Luke Chambers heads Ipswich Town ahead. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Having made the first goal, Sears then scored the second on the 88th minute, latching on to Tom Lawrence’s pinpoint pass to score for the first time in 38 matches.

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers celebrates after putting Town 1-0 ahead. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers celebrates after putting Town 1-0 ahead. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

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Jonas Knudsen closes in as skipper Luke Chambers lifts up Freddie Sears, after he had scored Town's

Jonas Knudsen closes in as skipper Luke Chambers lifts up Freddie Sears, after he had scored Town's second to take them 2-0 up. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Town saw out five minutes of added on time to claim their first win since the 1-0 win at Derby in September and their fifth clean sheet in seven matches.


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