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6 August 2022

"It's good for the players to have those experiences so early on in the season"

Kieran McKenna thought Town saw the game out well to claim a first win of the season against Forest Green this afternoon.

First-half strikes from Marcus Harness and Sam Morsy had the Blues in control at the break, with Josh March pulling one back for the hosts midway through the second 45 minutes.

Christian Walton made a terrific double save to keep the score at 2-1, with Town then going close on a few occasions late on, although there were to be no more goals.

"There were lots of good things about the performance," Kieran told iFollow Ipswich.

"Overall we thoroughly deserved the three points and the margin should have been wider, so that's something we will look at.

"Both goals were very good. The first was a good team goal with Leif [Davis] progressing down the left and Marcus is great at getting his shots off with both feet, so we're delighted for him.

"The second was a brilliant strike from Sam. He could have had a couple, with a header saved early on, but that one was a lovely finish. He keeps getting into those areas and causing problems for the opposition which is great.

"The last 15 or 20 minutes were good from our point of view, after they had got one back. Today must be a lesson for us because we had complete control of a game, but two nil is a dangerous scoreline and games can flip in a moment. We went from being very comfortable to it almost being level, but we saw the game out very well.

"It's good for the players to have those experiences so early on in the season, and ultimately win the game."

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