Where did it all go so right?
Wanderers make it three wins in a row defeating last season’s league champions at home.
Spring has sprung apparently; it was a lovely warm drive in the awoken Suffolk countryside to get to Hadleigh. Probably one of the better grounds at this level, not only is it a nice pitch with a modern clubhouse but the back drop of rolling hills at one end and market town at the other gives the place a lovely homely setting.
Wanderers took the bit between their teeth from the off and were matching the home side all over the pitch. In the first 15 there were chances at both ends Jack Spurling in the Wanderers goal looked comfortable however Ben Nower in the Hadleigh goal looked to be a little unhappy with the lads in front of him.
Gaps started to appear throughout the Hadleigh back line, in to which the quick running Matt Mackenzie and Craig “The Bearded Wonder” Jennings kept appearing. On 17 minutes Matt pressured the home full back into a back pass which rolled towards the goal. The keeper seemingly had an age to pick the thing up but he dithered and then found himself too far away to prevent a goal as it rolled over the line at a pedestrian pace.
Wanderers slowly began to take control over Hadleigh as the game wore on but couldn’t find another in the first half despite some good corners and the odd set piece.
Ipswich switched to attack the river end in the second half and continued pretty much as they left off in the first half applying pressure on the Hadleigh goal.
On 50 minutes the lead was doubled, a ball crossed into the box possibly from a corner was smashed into the net by Darcy De’ath, 2-0
Glenn Read made his first substitution on 58 minutes replacing Billy Holland with Darius Laws, this was shortly followed by a tactical masterstroke as Jack Severy replaced the lively Ross Beech.
When chasing a long ball CJ was fouled badly from behind with 2 feet, the home player was very lucky to stay on the pitch as the challenge was clearly one of frustration and in the straight red department. Jack Severy stepped up to take the free kick from somewhere near the corner flag, his cross ball came in around waist height evading everyone, the keeper had to drop to save it but could only push it into the net, 3-0.
3 goals were clearly not enough and Wanderers had the taste of blood. On 81 minutes a hopeful ball forward sat up nicely on the edge of the box for Jack Severy who calmly lofted over the outrushing home keeper to make it 4-0.
So after a funny period of win, lose. Draw and repeat, Wanderers have recorded 3 wins on the bounce a great effort.
Glenn Read’s barmy army!