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Ipswich Town (0) 1 - 1 (0) Doncaster Rovers

Coca-Cola Championship 2009-10

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Referee: Andy Penn

Manager: Roy Keane

Portman Road 15:00

Attendance: 19,943

Manager: Sean ODriscoll

Match Number: 3356

Goals

Home
 Connor Wickham (72)
Away
 Dean Shiels (83)

Substitutions

Away
Jordan MutchDean Shiels (64)
Mark WilsonSam Hird (88)
Paul HeffernanWalde Fairhurst (89)

Cards

Home
 Connor Wickham (84)
Away
 

Teams

Away

Neil Sullivan

James OConnor

Gareth Roberts

James Chambers

Shelton Martis

Jordan Mutch

Mark Wilson

John Oster

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas

James Hayter

Paul Heffernan

Substitutes

Away

Ben Smith

Adam Lockwood

Sean McDaid

Sam Hird

Mustapha Dumbuya

Dean Shiels

Walde Fairhurst

Match Report

Ipswich 1-1 Doncaster

Ipswich and Doncaster took a share of the spoils in a low-key ­Championship encounter at Portman Road.

It was a drab affair that seemed destined to ­remain goalless until Connor Wickham capitalised on some poor Doncaster defending to put Ipswich ahead.

But the home side’s lead lasted only 11 minutes, as Doncaster’s Dean Shiels sent goalkeeper Brian Murphy the wrong way with a spot-kick awarded after he was pushed over by Shane O’Conner.

It was The Tractor Boys’ 11th home draw of the season, but they have been defeated just once in their last 17 games.

Doncaster looked the more threatening early on, with Arsenal loanee Jay Emmanuel-Thomas looking dangerous and the home side offering very little as an attacking force.

Eventually, though, Ipswich began to play with purpose and Wickham’s goal was a real opportunist’s effort.

As the Doncaster defence dawdled on the ball, wasting the chance to clear, Wickham sneaked in to finish coolly past Neil Sullivan.

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