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Ipswich Town 2-1 Doncaster Rovers

Alan Judge's wonderful free-kick and a poacher's goal from James Norwood helped Ipswich secure a narrow victory over stuttering Doncaster.

Rovers substitute Jon Taylor reduced the arrears for the visitors who pressed hard for an equaliser but to no avail.

The result lifts Town to eighth spot, two points off the top six with games in hand, while Rovers remain sixth despite suffering a fourth defeat in five games.

Ipswich took the lead midway through the first half when Judge's 25-yard free-kick found the back of the Doncaster net after Teddy Bishop was fouled by Taylor Richards.

There was a series of blocked efforts in the Ipswich penalty from Tomas Holy and Toto Nsiala following efforts from Richards and Josh Sims as Doncaster pushed for an equaliser.

Rovers defender Tom Anderson headed the ball clear from under his crossbar but Town scored a second when Norwood was on hand to divert the ball home in the 54th minute.

Doncaster tried to get back into the game and Omar Bogle saw a shot deflected wide off James Wilson before Richards' shot hit the post.

They finally managed to get one back with 17 minutes left when Taylor converted from inside the box.

However, despite concerted pressure from Doncaster in the closing stages, the visitors could not find a second goal as Ipswich held on to their slim lead.

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Line-ups

Ipswich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Holy
  • 4Chambers
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Wilson
  • 30KenlockBooked at 47mins
  • 15Bishop
  • 23DozzellSubstituted forDownesat 68'minutes
  • 17BennettsSubstituted forHarropat 75'minutes
  • 40ParrottSubstituted forSearsat 80'minutes
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forEdwardsat 68'minutes
  • 10NorwoodSubstituted forDrinanat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ward
  • 7Edwards
  • 20Sears
  • 21Downes
  • 25Drinan
  • 28Cornell
  • 33Harrop

Doncaster

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Balcombe
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Wright
  • 4Anderson
  • 3James
  • 14SmithSubstituted forRobertsonat 58'minutes
  • 15Bostock
  • 9OkenabirhieSubstituted forLokiloat 84'minutes
  • 17RichardsSubstituted forCoppingerat 84'minutes
  • 20SimsSubstituted forTaylorat 57'minutes
  • 7Bogle

Substitutes

  • 6Gomes
  • 8Robertson
  • 10Lokilo
  • 11Taylor
  • 13Jones
  • 24John
  • 26Coppinger
Referee:
Martin Coy

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home26%
Away74%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Reece James (Doncaster Rovers).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Omar Bogle.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Robertson (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Coppinger with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Omar Bogle (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger replaces Taylor Richards.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Jason Lokilo replaces Fejiri Okenabirhie.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Taylor Richards (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Brad Halliday.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Freddie Sears replaces Troy Parrott.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Aaron Drinan replaces James Norwood.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Josh Harrop replaces Keanan Bennetts.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Doncaster Rovers 1. Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Taylor Richards (Doncaster Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Brad Halliday.

  18. Post update

    Foul by James Norwood (Ipswich Town).

  19. Post update

    Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

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3Hull321751052282456
4Portsmouth30157847281952
5Sunderland301312546262051
6Doncaster28154947361149
7Accrington2913884031947
8Ipswich29145103328547
9Oxford Utd29136104436845
10Plymouth31129104349-645
11Crewe31128114139244
12Charlton31128114544144
13Blackpool27134103326743
14MK Dons31119114541442
15Gillingham31125143942-341
16Fleetwood31910123429537
17Shrewsbury2891093233-137
18Swindon3194183857-1931
19Bristol Rovers3086163049-1930
20Rochdale31610154157-1628
21Burton2977153655-1928
22Wimbledon2977153053-2328
23Wigan3176183259-2727
24Northampton3168172449-2526
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