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Portman Road (ATT 16,427) 24th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Halsey

Ipswich Ipswich Town vs Peterborough United Peterboro

Ipswich 1

D Campbell (pen 60)

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Peterboro 1

L Tomlin (8)

Ipswich and Peterborough in Championship's bottom two after 1-1 draw

Last Updated: 26/11/12 2:42pm

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Lee Tomlin: Gave Posh the lead

Lee Tomlin: Gave Posh the lead

Ipswich and Peterborough are the bottom two in the Championship table after playing out a 1-1 draw at Portman Road.

The travelling 500 or so Posh fans will have been happy at half-time on Saturday after watching Lee Tomlin's sixth goal of the season hand them an eighth-minute lead.

But it was not enough to claim all three points as Tomlin turned villain on the hour as he brought down Lee Martin in the penalty area, leaving on-loan QPR striker DJ Campbell to equalise from the spot with what was Town's first shot of the match.

The visitors, having lost their last four, were the better side on the overall balance of play and will be much happier with the point, although the two sides now prop up the second tier after Bristol City's surprise win at Middlesbrough.

Tyrone Barnett was ineligible for Ipswich following his loan move from Peterborough in midweek, with Town boss McCarthy opting to make just two changes after last weekend's 6-0 mauling at Leicester with Tommy Smith and Michael Chopra coming in.

Posh were also heavily beaten last time out, losing 4-1 at home to Blackburn, and Darren Ferguson tinkered as fit-again Mark Little and loan signing George Thorne came in.

A dreadful first half was punctuated only by Posh's eighth-minute opener, deserved reward for their better showing. Tomlin received the ball from Joe Newell on the left and, amid terrible defending from Danny Higginbotham and Aaron Cresswell, finished calmly right-footed into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

Saido Berahino enjoyed only the second shot of the first half in the 43rd minute but his effort was easily collected by Stephen Henderson.

Ipswich were handed the chance to draw level on the hour mark as Martin was brought down in the area by Tomlin, and Campbell stepped up to draw level with a well-taken spot-kick.

Tomlin was presented with a chance to redeem himself soon after but Henderson saved well, while Campbell came within inches of putting Ipswich ahead at the other end.

Little fired narrowly over for Posh in the 68th minute before substitute Dwight Gayle, making his debut after arriving on loan from Dagenham and Redbridge, enjoyed two good chances after Martin had tested Bobby Olejnik.

Olejnik made a smart save to keep out Higginbotham's late header before Henderson denied Grant McCann.

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2 Derby County 12 23
3 Middlesbrough 12 23
4 Norwich City 12 21
5 Nottingham Forest 12 21
6 Ipswich Town 12 20
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 20
8 Charlton Athletic 12 19
9 Bournemouth 12 18
10 Brentford 12 18
11 Sheffield Wednesday 12 17
12 Cardiff City 12 16
13 Blackburn Rovers 12 16
14 Leeds United 12 15
15 Rotherham United 12 15
16 Reading 12 15
17 Huddersfield Town 12 15
18 Millwall 12 13
19 Wigan Athletic 12 11
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 12 11
21 Birmingham City 12 11
22 Fulham 12 10
23 Bolton Wanderers 12 8
24 Blackpool 12 6