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Injury time heartbreak for Town

PUBLISHED: 09:19 21 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:48 06 July 2010

IPSWICH Town's hearts were broken yet again, and in the same last-gasp drama, this time against Watford.

So much for lucky 13!

Town were preparing to celebrate what would have been a richly-deserved first league win of the season, when Hornets substitute Nathan Ellington stunned Portman Road with an equaliser in the fourth minute of injury-time.

IPSWICH Town's hearts were broken yet again, and in the same last-gasp drama, this time against Watford.

So much for lucky 13!

Town were preparing to celebrate what would have been a richly-deserved first league win of the season, when Hornets substitute Nathan Ellington stunned Portman Road with an equaliser in the fourth minute of injury-time.

Ellington's shock goal was greeted by gasps of disbelief around the four corners of the ground. The striker stabbed home a cross from Danny Graham, with keeper Asmir Begovic unable to prevent the ball from nestling into the bottom of the net.

It was a cruel, cruel way to deny Town a first victory from 13 league starts.

Gareth McAuley had headed home an opening goal after just five minutes to put Town in the driving seat, and they never really looked like relinquishing this advantage until Ellington's late intervention.

Liam Rosenior launched a free-kick into the penalty area, and Jon Walters stooped forwards to head along the six-yard box for McAuley to direct a powerful header into the top corner of the net.

It was his second goal of the season, and his second goal for the club.

Roy Keane's men squandered countless chances to add further goals, and in the end these misses were to prove crucial.

Injury-time goals had hurt them so badly in recent games at Doncaster, Sheffield United and Barnsley, and now history has repeated itself again.

So the search for that elusive victory goes on.


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