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15 April 2013

Brace apiece from Marriott and Ramadan see youthful Blues brush aside the Robins at Playford Road

A Town U21 Development side ran out 4-1 winners over Bristol City, in a physical encounter at Playford Road.

Jack Marriott gave Blues the lead seven minutes before half time although some sluggish defending allowed Robins striker Charlie Lossaso to level the scores ten minutes before the break.

Marriott notched his second goal with half an hour remaining, before Cemal Ramadan came off the bench to net a brace to seal the win with two late strikes.

Mark Kennedy named a young starting line-up, consisting mainly of U18s and trialist Zachary Fagan, although experienced ‘keeper Jason Brown did make his first appearance in a Blue shirt.

Town’s first effort on goal came after 11 minutes, with Mark Timlin crossing the ball to the back post but Cory Galvin could only head the ball into the side netting.

The visitors had a good chance to take the lead soon after as Tobi Ajala sent Aaron Holloway through into the box, but the striker dragged his shot wide of the goal.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 38th minute with Timlin playing a precise ball through ball to Marriott, who took one touch before firing into the corner.

Brown was called into action just before half time, saving well from Luke Dobie and tipping the effort over the bar.

Blues started the second-half slowly and were punished ten minutes in. Brown produced a smart save to deny Krans but the defence failed to react, and substitute Lossaso put the ball in an empty net from close range.

However Town responded well and against the run of play Marriott notched his second goal of the game.

Substitute Ramadan put his strike partner through on goal and after holding off his marker, he beat Robins stopper Castenhiera to the ball before tapping home to make it 3-1.

Ramadan got himself on the scoresheet after 70 minutes, with Matthew Clarke heading a goal-kick back over the Bristol defence to Ramadan, whose first time lob over Castenhiera nestled in the goal.

The striker then grabbed his second of the game, albeit in fortuitous circumstances. Jonathan Leddy saw his effort saved from close range but the ball rebounded onto Ramadan and into the goal five minutes from time to seal the win.

Ipswich:Brown, Burke, Leddy, Berkane, Fagan, Clarke, Galvin, Bishop (Ramadan 59), Marriott, Lawrence, Timlin (Robinson 78) Unused subs: Sowunmi, Willbye, Crowe.

Bristol:Castenhiera, Mitchell, King, Dobie, Batten, Jones, Ajala, Jordan, Holloway (Horgan 45), Lossaso, Krans Unused subs: Perndieu, Gordon, Cline, Paice.


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