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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 21 39
2 Middlesbrough 21 39
3 Derby County 21 38
4 Ipswich Town 21 38
5 Brentford 21 37
6 Watford 21 35
7 Norwich City 21 33
8 Blackburn Rovers 21 31
9 Nottingham Forest 21 30
10 Charlton Athletic 21 30
11 Cardiff City 21 30
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 30
13 Sheffield Wednesday 21 28
14 Fulham 21 25
15 Birmingham City 21 25
16 Reading 21 25
17 Huddersfield Town 21 24
18 Bolton Wanderers 21 23
19 Leeds United 21 23
20 Millwall 21 23
21 Rotherham United 21 21
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 21 18
23 Wigan Athletic 21 17
24 Blackpool 21 13

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