Christophe Berra scored the only goal of the game as Ipswich beat Yeovil to secure their first away win of 2014.

The Scottish defender scored from close range after he slammed home a flick-on from Tommy Smith.

Daryl Murphy almost doubled the visitors' lead but was thwarted by Marek Stech.

And Gary Johnson's side almost secured a point late on when Kieffer Moore hit the post with a powerful drive.

The win left Mick McCarthy's side in ninth place in the Championship table and five points of the play-offs.

Yeovil though remain in the relegation zone, two points from safety despite this being only their first defeat in six matches.

Yeovil town manager Gary Johnson:

"We didn't get the game going. I don't think many teams around us picked up points so we haven't lost much ground.

"It's all about small margins. We hit the post at the end but it wasn't to be.

"We've said to the lads that we've had a good run but we were poor today and need to be ready for big away games at QPR and Wigan."

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy:

"I know we got away with one at the end when they hit the post, but we haven't got away with many and they tend to nestle in the top corner when teams play against us.

"We'll take the three points because they were hard-earned, hard-fought and Yeovil are scrapping for their lives. You saw today that they aren't a bad side.

"We can only win our games, we can't do anything about anyone else's results, and a nice 1-0 away win is great and will make the journey home seem a lot shorter than Middlesbrough, that's for sure."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Yeovil Town

  • 01 Stech
  • 02 Ayling
  • 03 McAllister
  • 04 Edwards Booked
  • 05 Webster
  • 15 Duffy
  • 20 Holmes (Morgan - 73' )
  • 08 Palazuelos
  • 09 Hayter (Hoskins - 45' )
  • 27 Miller (Moore - 45' )
  • 11 Lawrence

Substitutes

  • 07 Dawson
  • 13 Moore
  • 14 Hoskins
  • 18 Lanzoni
  • 24 Dunn
  • 26 Ofori-Twumasi
  • 29 Morgan

Ipswich Town

  • 22 Gerken
  • 04 Chambers
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 08 Skuse
  • 06 Berra
  • 05 Smith
  • 11 Anderson (Green - 85' )
  • 19 Hyam Booked
  • 27 Ebanks-Blake (Mings - 66' )
  • 09 Murphy
  • 12 Hunt Booked (Williams - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach
  • 15 Mings
  • 16 Green
  • 18 Tabb
  • 24 Richardson
  • 25 Williams
  • 26 Taylor
Ref: Simon Hooper
Att: 5,920

Match Stats

Shots

8 19

On target

1 6

Corners

3 8

Fouls

12 19

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Yeovil Town 0, Ipswich Town 1.

90:00 +4:23 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 0, Ipswich Town 1.

90:00 +1:50

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Marek Stech.

90:00 +1:48

Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

90:00 +1:14

Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Shane Duffy with a headed pass.

90:00 +0:05

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Byron Webster.

90:00 +0:03

Attempt blocked. Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Hyam.

88:44

Attempt saved. Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross.

88:09

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Marek Stech.

88:07

Attempt saved. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

87:29

Attempt missed. Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

85:12

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

84:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Green replaces Paul Anderson.

83:59

Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:59

Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

83:11

Attempt missed. Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ruben Palazuelos with a cross.

82:12

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

82:12

Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:41

Attempt missed. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

79:48

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

79:48

Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:30

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

78:30

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:11

Marek Stech (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:11

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

77:00

Offside, Yeovil Town. Tom Lawrence tries a through ball, but Adam Morgan is caught offside.

73:39

Offside, Yeovil Town. Sam Hoskins tries a through ball, but Adam Morgan is caught offside.

73:00

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town).

73:00

Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Adam Morgan replaces Duane Holmes.

72:13

Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:13

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

69:56

Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

69:56

Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:21

Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross.

68:45

Foul by Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town).

68:45

Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:51 Booking

Booking Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

67:46

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

66:17

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Dean Gerken.

65:28

Attempt missed. Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

65:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Tyrone Mings replaces Sylvain Ebanks-Blake.

62:36

Offside, Yeovil Town. Jamie McAllister tries a through ball, but Sam Hoskins is caught offside.

61:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jonathan Williams replaces Stephen Hunt.

60:06 Booking

Booking Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

60:02

Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:02

Foul by Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town).

58:34

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

58:34

Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

57:58

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:58

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

56:50

Attempt saved. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Hunt.

55:51

Offside, Yeovil Town. Luke Ayling tries a through ball, but Sam Hoskins is caught offside.

53:41

Attempt blocked. Ruben Palazuelos (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

53:07

Offside, Ipswich Town. Cole Skuse tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

50:50

Attempt blocked. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Hyam.

46:28

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:28

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

45:00

Second Half begins Yeovil Town 0, Ipswich Town 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Sam Hoskins replaces James Hayter.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kieffer Moore replaces Ishmael Miller.

45:00 +1:15 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Yeovil Town 0, Ipswich Town 1.

43:17

Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

42:29

Attempt missed. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

40:57

Hand ball by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

40:06

Foul by Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town).

40:06

Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Yeovil Town 0, Ipswich Town 1. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tommy Smith following a corner.

39:00

Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Hunt with a cross following a corner.

38:36

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Marek Stech.

38:08

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

37:33

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Byron Webster.

36:57

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jamie McAllister.

36:50

Attempt blocked. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

36:01

Attempt missed. Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sylvain Ebanks-Blake.

33:59 Booking

Booking Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33:52

Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

33:52

Duane Holmes (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:27

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:27

Foul by Ruben Palazuelos (Yeovil Town).

32:57

Foul by Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town).

32:57

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:54

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

31:54

Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:28

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:28

Foul by Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town).

30:38

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

30:38

Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:04

Attempt missed. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

26:57

Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Joe Edwards with a cross.

25:58

Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

25:58

James Hayter (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:19

Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:19

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

20:26

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

20:26

Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:06

Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

20:06

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:08

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Paul Anderson.

17:51

Offside, Ipswich Town. Aaron Cresswell tries a through ball, but Cole Skuse is caught offside.

14:45

Attempt saved. Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ishmael Miller.

12:45

Foul by Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town).

12:45

Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:04

Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:04

Foul by Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Ipswich Town).

10:21

Offside, Yeovil Town. Luke Ayling tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

9:48

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Stephen Hunt.

9:41

Attempt blocked. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Hayter.

8:59

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

8:59

Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:21

Attempt missed. James Hayter (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

6:09

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

6:09

Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:59

Offside, Ipswich Town. Luke Chambers tries a through ball, but Cole Skuse is caught offside.

1:45

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Ayling following a corner.

1:30

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

0:53

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

0:53

James Hayter (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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