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Report: Shrimps 1-2 Ipswich Town

8 October 2022

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Report: Shrimps 1-2 Ipswich Town

8 October 2022

Morecambe 1-2 Ipswich Town
Sky Bet League One
The Mazuma Stadium
Saturday 8 October 2022
Kick-Off: 3:00pm
Attendance: 4,776 (1,064 away)

Ipswich Town took all-three-points from the Mazuma Stadium despite a spirited Shrimps performance.

Both sides looked to carve out chances in the first ten minutes, but the respective defences stood firm and did their jobs; most notably Richard Keogh for town whose vital interception prevented Jacob Bedeau’s thread of the needle pass leading Dylan Connolly through to goal.

Morecambe’s first clear cut chance came on 17 minutes when the ball found its way to Liam Shaw, whose effort from the edge of the box was blocked.

For all the half-chances, Kieran Phillips made sure he took his opportunity when presented with it as he fired the Shrimps ahead on 34 minutes. 

An excellent free-kick delivery found the number 23, whose effort struck the underside of the crossbar and into the back of the net.

Ipswich looked to respond three minutes before the break when Lee Evans’ struck the post from distance, and Jackson skied the rebound over the bar from yards out. 

Moments before the half-time whistle, Chaplin looked to level proceedings, but his effort from the left of the 18-yard-box sailed wide of Connor Ripley’s left-hand post.

Half-time: Morecambe 1-0 Ipswich Town. 

It was nearly an immediate response for the visitors as, one minute into the second-half, Edwards rattled the post with a curling effort from the left.

Moments later and a deep cross was met by Donald Love, his attempted clearance clipped the crossbar and was eventually collected by Ripley.

Town’s pressure paid off as George Edmundson was able to find an equaliser on 54 minutes after steering home from the corner.

The visitors were then awarded a penalty three minutes later, but Ripley produced a fine save to deny Chaplin from 12 yards.

Despite Ripley’s heroics, the referee awarded another penalty to the Tractor Boys just after the hour mark, which Evans converted. 

Former Shrimp Leif Davis looked to extend his side’s advantage on 73 minutes, but his curling effort had too much elevation and sailed into the Bartercard Terrace. 

Some excellent play from Cole Stockton saw the striker come agonisingly close to a Morecambe equaliser 15 minutes from time, but his flicked effort at goal rolled wide of the far post.

Full-time: Morecambe 1-2 Ipswich Town. 

Morecambe: Ripley, Love ©, Gibson, Rawson, Delaney, Fane (Cooney, 86’), Stockton, Connolly (Mayor, 86’), Bedeau, Shaw, Phillips.

Subs not used: Smith, McLoughlin, O’Connor.

Goals: Phillips 34’.

Bookings: Fane 23’, Delaney 32’, Bedeau 62’, Rawson 72’, Stockton 87’, Love 90+6’.

Red cards: None.

Ipswich Town: Walton, Keogh, Davis (Vincent-Young, 76’), Edmundson, Morsy ©, Evans, Chaplin (Harness, 67’), John-Jules (Ladapo, 76’), Jackson (Burns, 66’), Edwards, Donacien.

Subs not used: Hladky, Woolfenden, Humphreys.

Goals: Edmundson 54’, Evans 64’.

Bookings: Evans 70’.

Red cards: None.

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