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19 October 2013

Tommy believes Town deserved a share of the spoils after Burnley left Portman Road with all three points thanks to late winner

Tommy Smith felt Town deserved at least a share of the spoils, after going down 1-0 to League leaders Burnley at Portman Road.

Scott Arfield headed home the winner for the Clarets with just 11 minutes remaining, to ensure a first win in Suffolk for the visitors since 1970.

“We felt that we matched them in all parts of the game and deserved something today,” the New Zealand international told the Club website.

“It was a game that looked to be a 0-0 all day long. Both teams were trying to play football but I suppose cancelling each other out but unfortunately for us they’ve managed to stick the ball in the back of the net.

“I don’t think either Gerks [Dean Gerken] or Loachy [Scott Loach] have had too many saves to make and I thought we created the better chances overall, but it wasn’t to be today.

“We go again against Bolton now and we will be looking to get back to winning ways. I think we’re long overdue an away win.”

The defender also told the Club website that he felt fine getting through the 90 minutes today, despite featuring for New Zealand in the week and making a colossal journey back to Ipswich from the other side of the world.

“I felt fine. My flight was delayed so I was too late for training on Thursday but I trained Friday and I’ve done this journey enough times now, so I’m used to it and it was no problem getting through the 90 minutes this afternoon.”

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