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Ipswich Town (1) 3 - 1 (1) Bristol Rovers

Capital One Cup 1st Round 2012-13

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Referee: Fred Graham

Manager: Paul Jewell

Portman Road 19:45

Attendance: 8,645

Manager: Mark McGhee

Match Number: 3461


 Jason Scotland (40)
 Tommy Smith (56)
 Aaron Cresswell (84)
 Michael Smith (26)


Matt GillMatthew Lund (61)
Oliver NorburnSeanus Clucas (63)
Joe AnyinsahOllie Clarke (80)





Sam Walker

Michael Smith

Jim Paterson

Wayne Brown

Adam Virgo

David Clarkson

Matt Gill

Oliver Norburn

Lee Brown

Matt Harrold

Joe Anyinsah



Connor Gough

Ollie Clarke

Seanus Clucas

Matthew Lund

Mitch Harding

Ross Staley

Match Report

Ipswich 3 Bristol Rovers 1

Ipswich survived a scare as they had to come from behind to progress to the second round of the Capital One Cup.

After Lee Martin had an effort cleared off the line and debutant Sam Walker in the Rovers goal had saved from Michael Chopra, Jason Scotland and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, the League Two team went ahead against the run of play in the 26th minute through Michael Smith's superb 30-yard curler.

Ipswich responded well with Walker denying Chopra on two more occasions before Scotland found the bottom left-hand corner with a precise finish from the edge of the box five minutes before half-time.

The npower Championship club went ahead after 56 minutes. Tommy Smith headed home the resulting corner after Chopra's penalty had been pushed wide by Walker, who was signed on loan from Chelsea just hours before kick-off.

Ipswich dominated possession thereafter but it took them until the 84th minute to put the tie beyond Rovers.

A flowing move culminated in Emmanuel-Thomas cutting in from the right and curling a left-foot shot towards the top corner. Walker made a superb save to claw the ball away but could only push it on to the head of Aaron Cresswell who nodded in from six yards.

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