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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

McLoughlin on target as U23s lose

PUBLISHED: 16:14 08 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:14 08 March 2018

Shane McLoughlin in action for Town's U23s. Picture: ROSS HALLS

Shane McLoughlin in action for Town's U23s. Picture: ROSS HALLS

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An Ipswich Town Under-23 side lacking in first-team experience lost 2-1 at Cardiff this afternoon.

Mark Harris put the home side ahead in the ninth minute, then Ogo Obi doubled the Welsh host’s lead from the penalty spot six minutes before the break.

Cardiff ended the game with 10 men after losing Jamie Veale went off injured with six minutes left, the Welsh side having already used all their subs.

Shane McLoughlin pulled one back for Gerard Nash’s side in the closing moments.

Defender Mohammed Sagaf again featured during his extended trial from Waltham Forest, but striker Ben Stephens – recently on trial from Stratford Town – was not involved.

TOWN U23s: Hayes, D Crowe, Clements, Sagaf (McKendry 46), Ndaba, Marshall, Blanchfield, Folami, Drinan, McLoughlin, Morris. Unused: Ware, Lankester, El Mizouni.

Let me give you a new definition of desperation. It’s an Ipswich Town fan wanting Norwich City to score a last-minute winner to save his beloved Tractor Boys from falling even further behind in the Championship relegation battle, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

Ipswich Town are now eight points adrift of safety at the foot of the Championship table following yesterday’s 2-0 defeat at Stoke City. STUART WATSON gives his thoughts.

Ipswich Town lost 2-0 at Stoke City in a Championship clash yesterday afternoon. STUART WATSON gives his thoughts.

Trevoh Chalobah insists the confidence boost generated by manager Paul Lambert’s arrival still remains, despite Ipswich Town suffering a fourth successive defeat at Stoke yesterday.

Paul Lambert has confirmed midfielder Cole Skuse will be out for ‘a couple of months’ after suffering a knee injury in training.

Andy Warren hands out his player ratings following Ipswich Town’s 2-0 loss at Stoke City this afternoon.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert proclaimed ‘we are so, so close to being a top side’ following this afternoon’s spirited 2-0 defeat at promotion hopefuls Stoke City.

Ipswich Town were undone by a goal in either half at Stoke as the gap to safety grew following their fourth-straight defeat.

Ipswich Town were beaten 2-0 at Stoke City this afternoon.

In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we look back to September 14, 2004, when Town twice gave up leads and were replaced at the top of the table by ten-man Stoke City following a dramatic contest at the Britannia Stadium.

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