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Ipswich Town 2-1 Bristol Rovers

Two goals in the first 11 minutes were enough to give play-off hopefuls Ipswich a win over struggling Bristol Rovers.

A bizarre own goal after 47 seconds by Luke Leahy was followed by an Alan Judge strike, with Rovers' response coming from Luke McCormick.

Ipswich's first came after Rovers captain Leahy sliced the ball agonisingly into his own net after a clearance came off Gwion Edwards and into his path while Andre Dozzell's sliced shot fell to Judge to fire home.

Rovers pulled one back in the 18th minute after a dreadful error by Dozzell, who turned into trouble deep in his own half.

Jonah Ayunga fed McCormick who dinked the ball over Ipswich goalkeeper Tomas Holy.

The Town shot-stopper was lucky to remain on the pitch after clattering into Ayunga just outside the penalty area.

Jack Baldwin cleared a goal-bound shot from Edwards in the 55th minute and Ed Upson's long-range effort went just over the bar eight minutes later as Town hung on for the three points.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Ipswich

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1HolyBooked at 24mins
  • 6Woolfenden
  • 22Nsiala
  • 4Chambers
  • 7Edwards
  • 15BishopSubstituted forHarropat 88'minutes
  • 23Dozzell
  • 3Ward
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forDobraat 89'minutes
  • 10NorwoodSubstituted forDrinanat 45'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forParrottat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McGuinness
  • 20Sears
  • 25Drinan
  • 28Cornell
  • 33Harrop
  • 36Dobra
  • 40Parrott

Bristol Rovers

Formation 3-5-2

  • 32Jaakkola
  • 43Williams
  • 26Baldwin
  • 24TutondaSubstituted forWestbrookeat 59'minutes
  • 28WalkerSubstituted forOztumerat 71'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 6UpsonSubstituted forHareat 89'minutes
  • 37Martinez
  • 14McCormick
  • 3Leahy
  • 9Hanlan
  • 21AyungaSubstituted forBarrettat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Little
  • 8Westbrooke
  • 13Day
  • 17Daly
  • 22Hare
  • 39Barrett
  • 41Oztumer
Referee:
Steve Martin

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Bristol Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Bristol Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Troy Parrott (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Drinan.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Erhun Oztumer (Bristol Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Bristol Rovers. Anssi Jaakkola tries a through ball, but Erhun Oztumer is caught offside.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Josh Barrett replaces Jonah Ayunga.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Josh Hare replaces Ed Upson.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Armando Dobra replaces Alan Judge.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Ipswich Town. Alan Judge tries a through ball, but Troy Parrott is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Josh Harrop replaces Teddy Bishop because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by George Williams.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Bristol Rovers. Zain Westbrooke tries a through ball, but Jonah Ayunga is caught offside.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Alan Judge with a cross following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Erhun Oztumer (Bristol Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Booking

    Erhun Oztumer (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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