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The Den (ATT 8,277) 27th August 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Halsey

Millwall Millwall vs Ipswich Town Ipswich

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Currie too hot for the Lions

By Ben Blackmore.   Last Updated: 27/08/05 2:48pm

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Darren Currie stole the show as Ipswich survived a real scare to seal a 2-1 victory against Millwall.

Currie scored the first and set up the winner as Joe Royle's men took all three points, and condemned The Lions to further misery at the bottom of The Coca Cola Championship.

Colin Lee will be getting increasingly nervous about his side's plight this season, after being outplayed for the majority of the contest.

Ipswich dominated the opening period and Currie broke the offside trap after 13 minutes to lift the ball over the advancing Andy Marshall.

The game followed the same pattern for most of the afternoon, prompting Lions boss Lee to take off new signing Carl Asaba early in the second half.

The game changed on a moment of brilliance by Ben May after 68 minutes, who took a pass on his chest before expertly swivelling on a sixpence to deliver a blockbuster 25-yard shot into the back of the net.

The strike knocked Town back on their haunches and Richard Naylor was soon dismissed for a professional foul.

However, The Tractor Boys refused to drop their heads and it was Currie who inspired the winner, finding space on the left to produce the perfect cross for Sam Parkin to convert with 10 minutes left.

Matches

Table

Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 45 54
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
21 Rotherham United 46 46
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 45 25

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