A top six clash ended with Phil Parkinson taking all three points, after a Charlie Wyke finish and cool Grant Leadbitter penalty.
Lee Burge (5/10): In a match where Ipswich barely threatened our goal, Burge still stuck out like a sore thumb. He was beaten too easily for Ipswich’s goal, and had a very hairy moment with his feet where he inexplicably got in a mess under no pressure.
Luke O’Nien (6/10): Put the usual effort in and pushed forward throughout the game. However, O’Nien was often sloppy in possession, which was a theme for the lads today.
Conor McLaughlin (6/10): A real mixed bag from Conor today. In fairness, he did make a few good tackles to stop their attacks. However, most of these were from him lazily giving the ball away.
Bailey Wright (7/10): Read the game well to stop any danger, dealing with Kayden Jackson’s pace pretty easily and then Ollie Hawkins’ physicality.
Tom Flanagan (5/10): Got caught ball watching for Ipswich’s opener, and struggled on the ball too often, almost costing us another goal.
Denver Hume (7/10): Showed good quality of crosses, beating his man on the left time and time again. Again, one of our most ambitious attackers at times.
Grant Leadbitter (7/10): Showed great composure to score a well-taken penalty in such a high pressure game. Strolled around the pitch and didn’t seem to get out of first gear. A cut above today.
Josh Scowen (6/10): Provided a lot of energy and pressed hard, before being strangely substituted at half time.
Lynden Gooch (6/10): Had a few bright moments, but clearly isn’t a central midfielder. The current formation makes it very hard for Gooch to thrive unfortunately in a deeper role.
Chris Maguire (7/10): Had a really energetic start where he pressed well and threw himself at balls, before slowing down in the second half and ultimately being subbed off at probably the right time.
Charlie Wyke (6/10): Had a really good first half, pressing well and running himself into the ground. However, didn’t look the same player after taking a painful blow to the back.
Max Power (5/10): Barely saw the ball, and despite his energy was largely anonymous after coming on at half time.
Danny Graham (6/10): Hit the post when we won the penalty and showed some good hold up play once we took the lead. He’s clearly a useful tool in this league, even if he’s not a goalscorer.
Dion Sanderson (N/A): Came on the see out the result.