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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 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23

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