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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 Derby County 18 35
2 Bournemouth 18 32
3 Middlesbrough 18 32
4 Ipswich Town 18 31
5 Brentford 18 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 18 30
7 Watford 18 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 28
9 Charlton Athletic 18 28
10 Norwich City 18 27
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 27
12 Cardiff City 18 26
13 Sheffield Wednesday 18 22
14 Huddersfield Town 18 21
15 Reading 18 21
16 Leeds United 18 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Birmingham City 18 19
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 18
21 Bolton Wanderers 18 18
22 Rotherham United 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 18 17
24 Blackpool 18 8

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