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Ipswich 1-2 Preston

Preston came from behind to secure a brilliant opening day win at Ipswich, who had a fine home record last season.

The Tractor Boys took the lead with two minutes on the clock when striker Kevin Lisbie nodded in a Danny Haynes cross.

But Preston hit back when captain Paul McKenna smashed a 25-yard piledriver into the top corner and then Simon Whaley tapped in Billy Jones' centre.

Ipswich's Owen Garvan forced Andy Lonergan to save well while Pim Balkestein drilled a shot wide in vain.


Ipswich boss Jim Magilton:
"We obviously got off to such a flying start - it was a fantastic goal, great for Kevin Lisbie.

"Because we had such a fantastic home record last year, some of our lads thought it was automatically going to happen.

"We got punished for a sloppy 15 minutes. We didn't have a sense of urgency. As a result of that, we start the season with a defeat. Maybe that's a good thing. Maybe it's a wake-up call."

Preston boss Alan Irvine:
"We've been doing quite a lot of shooting in the last week or so and doing it specifically to players' positions.

"Paul has been striking the ball well. It was a very good strike.

"Ipswich is a hard place to come and they are a really good team. It was a magnificent result."


Ipswich: Richard Wright, Smith, Balkestein, David Wright, McAuley, Garvan, Haynes (Rhodes 74), Quinn (Miller 46), Shumulikoski, Counago (Lee 63), Lisbie.
Subs Not Used: Supple, Bruce.

Goals: Lisbie 2.

Preston: Lonergan, St. Ledger, Mawene, Davidson, Chaplow, Sedgwick, Nicholson, Whaley, McKenna, Jones, Mellor (Hawley 80).
Subs Not Used: Chris Neal, Hart, Carter, Wallace.

Booked: Mellor.

Goals: McKenna 21, Whaley 34.

Att: 22,307.

Ref: Paul Taylor (Hertfordshire).




see also
Campo agrees transfer to Ipswich
07 Aug 08 |  Ipswich
Quakers sign Hulbert and Clarke
08 Aug 08 |  Darlington


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