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Ipswich Town 1-2 Bristol Rovers

Goals from Tyler Smith and Tom Nichols sent Ipswich to a third defeat of the season as 10-man Bristol Rovers left Suffolk with a 2-1 victory.

James Norwood replied for the home side eight minutes from the end of the first half but they could not find an equaliser as the Pirates played the last 12 minutes with 10 men.

The visitors took the lead when a throw-in was flicked on by Nichols and was shielded in the penalty area by Ollie Clarke for Smith to fire high into the net.

And they extended their lead following a cross from the right by Alex Rodman which was headed home by Nichols.

Town pressure eventually paid off following a fine move which ended with Norwood heading home a pinpoint cross by Kayden Jackson.

Town almost drew level when Norwood's stabbed shot hit the bar and Rovers keeper Anssi Jaakkola brought off a save in the 75th minute to deny the Ipswich striker.

Three minutes later the visitors were reduced to 10 men when Clarke got his second yellow card for coming back on the field without the referee's permission.

Leaders Wycombe Wanderers' 2-0 win over Burton Albion means second-placed Ipswich are now seven points off the summit of League One.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 1Holy
  • 8Skuse
  • 28WoolfendenBooked at 51mins
  • 5Wilson
  • 29Garbutt
  • 23DozzellSubstituted forJudgeat 65'minutes
  • 21DownesBooked at 45mins
  • 11NolanSubstituted forGeorgiouat 88'minutes
  • 10Norwood
  • 48Keane
  • 9Jackson

Substitutes

  • 12Norris
  • 18Judge
  • 22Nsiala
  • 30Kenlock
  • 36Dobra
  • 38Georgiou
  • 44Huws

Bristol Rovers

  • 32JaakkolaBooked at 49mins
  • 24Menayese
  • 5Craig
  • 15Kilgour
  • 33Rodman
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 77mins
  • 6UpsonBooked at 14mins
  • 7Sercombe
  • 11Leahy
  • 10NicholsSubstituted forTomlinsonat 75'minutes
  • 17SmithSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 18Kelly
  • 28Tomlinson
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 35Hoole
  • 36Hargreaves
  • 41Phillips
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
18,806

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home22
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home13
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Bristol Rovers 2.

Full Time

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

Attempt blocked. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Norwood.

Attempt blocked. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Georgiou.

Attempt missed. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Anthony Georgiou.

Foul by Will Keane (Ipswich Town).

Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Anthony Georgiou replaces Jon Nolan.

Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jon Nolan.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kayden Jackson with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Garbutt.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Rollin Menayese.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Rollin Menayese.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Victor Adeboyejo.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Jon Nolan tries a through ball, but Will Keane is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) for a bad foul.

Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Lucas Tomlinson replaces Tom Nichols.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Anssi Jaakkola.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jon Nolan.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Victor Adeboyejo (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Liam Sercombe following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ollie Clarke.

Attempt missed. Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kayden Jackson with a headed pass.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Tomas Holy tries a through ball, but Kayden Jackson is caught offside.

Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a cross following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Tyler Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Alan Judge replaces Andre Dozzell.

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

Foul by Luke Leahy (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Liam Sercombe.

Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Kayden Jackson.

Booking

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

Foul by Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe20127130141643
2Ipswich19106329151436
3Peterborough20105543251835
4Bristol Rovers1910452925434
5Blackpool208933023733
6Rotherham2094732211131
7Coventry2071032523231
8Oxford Utd1986537201730
9Fleetwood189363124730
10Portsmouth197752924528
11Shrewsbury197751820-228
12Sunderland197662521427
13Gillingham206772322125
14Doncaster176652620624
15Lincoln City197392122-124
16Burton196672122-124
17Accrington205782930-122
18Rochdale2064102233-1122
19Wimbledon2055102531-620
20Tranmere1945102234-1217
21MK Dons2052131730-1317
22Southend2114162259-377
23Bolton173591139-282
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