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Youth: Ipswich 4 Albion 2

5 February 2013

Simon Rusk admitted he was disappointed with his side’s defending after their 4-2 defeat to Ipswich Town but and felt his side could have come away from the game with something.

After the defeat Rusk said, “With the goals we let in, we forgot one or two of our main principals We and in all honesty we should be leading at half time. We created enough chances throughout the game, we should of scored four or five but we didn’t defend well enough. In football if you don’t take your chances and fail to defend you will get beat so to I can have no complaints about result.”

The Tractor Boys opened the scoring with a swift counter attack before doubling their advantage with a long range strike just two minutes later.

Albion created numerous chances throughout the contest, with Jimmy Muit, Eliot Levy, Robin Deen and Charlie Harris all coming close, but just after five minutes of the second half, Town killed the contest with a third goal after a fortunate ricochet.

Ryan Cooper ended a well worked set-piece by finding the net for Rusk’s side but another counter attack made it 4-1 to effectively end any hopes of a comeback for Albion. Cooper did grab his second goal of the game to lessen the deficit but the Seagulls still suffered a third consecutive defeat.

Albion: (4-3-3) Colquhoun (GK); Barry, Rea, Benham, Hunt (Lall 45); Peake, Emile (Cooper 45), Harris; Levy, Deen, Muitt (Cousins 84). Subs not used: Wray (GK), Wiltshire.


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