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Portman Road (ATT 23,145) 1st October 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Penton

Ipswich Ipswich Town vs Crewe Alexandra Crewe

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Forster condemns Crewe

By Mark Kendall.   Last Updated: 01/10/05 2:48pm

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Ipswich fought back from a goal down to beat Crewe in a lively encounter at Portman Road.

The hosts were trailing at the interval to a David Vaughan goal, but emerged victorious thanks to strikes from Darren Currie and substitute Nicky Forster.

There were chances aplenty early on as Eddie Johnson shot wide and Jim Magilton saw a rasping long-ranger tipped over.

Steve Jones wasted another presentable opportunity for the visitors whilst Richard Naylor was equally profligate with a header at the other end.

Crewe eventually broke the deadlock on 26 minutes, although there was more than a touch of fortune about the goal.

Vaughan whipped over a free-kick which eluded everybody, including home goalkeeper Lewis Price, and nestled into the bottom corner.

Owen Garvan and Jason de Vos were both denied before the break as the visitors went in ahead at the interval.

However, it did not take Ipswich long to restore parity in the second period as Currie curled home a superb free-kick after a foul on Forster.

The home side then grabbed the initiative and moved ahead midway through the half when Forster broke through and confidently stroked the ball past Ben Williams.

The former Reading striker had the chance to make the points safe on 79 minutes but was denied by a fine stop from Williams.

In the end it mattered not as Joe Royle's side held on for a much-needed win following the 3-0 midweek reverse at Burnley.

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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 46 55
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 46 26

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