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SkyBet Championship: Yeovil Town v Ipswich
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- Yeovil 0-1 Ipswich.
- Berra scores only goal of the game in the 40th minute.
- Kieffer Moore hits post in injury time.
Full match report to follow.
Christophe Berra's first half strike was enough for Ipswich, but other results mean it's as you were in table (as things stand). Yeovil remain 2 points adrift of safety while Ipswich are still 4 points shy of the play offs.
The whistle goes and Ipswich claim 3 hard fought points.
Then Ipswich almost make it safe! Murphy runs clear on goal and strikes powerfully towards the bottom corner, but Stech saves superbly.
A Shane Duffy knock down finds Kieffer Moore on the edge of the box and his sweetly struck shot beats Gerken all ends up, but rebounds off the inside of the post and away.
4 minutes added. Can Yeovil salvage something?
Great save again by Stech as Skuse dribbles into the Yeovil area and bends a shot towards the far corner, but the big Czech is equal to it.
Cresswell has a pop from 25 yards that flies wide of Stech's post.
Plenty of crosses being swung in by the home side, but the visiting centre back are comfortably dealing with most of it.
Final change for Ipswich as Paul Green replace Paul Anderson.
At the other end a driven cross from Ruben Palazuelos finds Sam Hoskins at the back post but he can't direct his header on target.
A long ball by Ipswich finds target man Murphy, who then lays off for Paul Anderson, but his shot is high and wide.
Yeovil overplay and concede possession in their own box but Ipswich can't take advantage, and McAllister manages to clear.
Final change for Yeovil as Adam Morgan replaces on loan Huddersfield man Duane Holmes.
What a save this is. Daryl Murphy is found by a Tyrone Mings free kick no more than 5 yards out, but can't beat Stech with either of his attempts.
Joe Edwards gets booked for some rather blatant simulation.
Kieffer Moore is played in by Ayling but is stopped in his attempts to go round 'keeper Gerken. From the resulting corner a Shane Duffy diving header is cleared off the line by a combination of Ipswich defenders.
Second change for Ipwich as Sylvan Ebanks-Blaks jogs off to be replace by Tyrone Mings.
He then rapidly becomes the first Ipswich substitute as he is replaced by the Crystal Palace loan player, Jonny Williams.
Hunt goes in late on Webster and leaves him in a heap off the pitch. Yellow.
Ebanks-Blake is almost in down the left for Ipswich, but he scuffs his shot and it's comfortable for Stech.
The ball not quite sticking up front for Yeovil with the new pair up front, and the Glovers yet to really create a chance to test Gerken.
Let off for Stech as he fumbles a rather routine cross, fortunately Byron Webster was on hand to block the shot from Skuse.
Yeovil again starting the half brightly, as Lawrence shoots well wide of the target.
Second half underway with Yeovil now shooting towards the home terrace.
The players are out, and it looks like 2 changes for the home side with Kieffer Moore and Sam Hoskins replacing fellow forwards James Hayter and Ishmael Miller.
Watch out for bottom side Charlton as well, as the London club, who disposed of manger Chris Powell today, will have 4 games in hand on Yeovil after tonight.
Both Barnsley and Millwall are currently a goal down, but Doncaster are a goal and a man up against Watford.
Of course Ipwsich won from 1-0 down at half time when the sides met in September, Yeovil will be hoping they can repeat that feat in the second half this evening.
Half time and an two even teams separated by a scrappy goal. However, the way Yeovil started that half will leave them optimistic they can get back into this. 1-0 Ipswich lead.
The away side look a different team after that goal, suddenly very calm and composed in possession.
Ipswich force a succession of corners after Yeovil fail to clear, and it pays off as a Hunt delivery is flicked on by Tommy Smith and Christophe Berra pounces at the far post. 1-0 Ipswich.
Danger for Yeovil as two former Wolves men combine, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake knocks down to Stephen Hunt, who flashes a shot wide.
It's been coming for a while, and Luke Hyam picks up the first card of the game for a foul on Duane Holmes.
Yeovil try and play their way out of trouble and almost play Ipwich in, but Skuse's long range effort is well wide.
Joe Edwards finds Miller with a cross, but his header lacks both direction and power and is well off target.
Ipswich conceding plenty of free kicks at the moment, and Aaron Cresswell shows his displeasure at one decision by attempting to clear the stand. Lucky to avoid a booking.
A reminder of the threat Ipwich pose those, as Ayling loses possession in midfield, allowing Cole Skuse to find Daryl Murphy, but he slices his shot well wide.
The trend of this game so far though has been going in the other direction, and more Yeovil pressure results in Ishmael Miller teeing up Luke Ayling on the edge of the box, but his shot is deflected straight into the arms of Dean Gerken.
First attack of note from the away side, but Stephen Hunt's low cross is easily claimed by Marek Stech.
Lawrence, on loan from Manchester United, could be a key figure tonight, and he's started brightly. This time playing in James Hayter over the top of the defence, but the striker can only direct his volley over the bar.
Promising start from Yeovil as they win a corner early on. The corner is returned to Tom Lawrence, who shoots narrowly wide from the corner of the area.
And he blows his whistle to get us underway. Yeovil shooting towards the away end this first half.
Tonight's referee is Simon Hooper.
A good showing from the Ipswich fans this evening, who've had a long way to travel the past few days.
A few other results to keep an eye on tonight as 23rd placed Barnsley host runaway leaders Leicester, 20th placed Doncaster are at home to Watford and there's a huge game at Bloomfield Road as 21st placed Millwall travel to hopelessly out of form Blackpool, whose slide down the table now sees them just 6 points ahead of Yeovil, in 19th place.
And with Yeovil 'keeper Marek Stech having kept 3 consecutive home clean sheets, the Glovers fans will be feeling optimistic ahead of kick off this evening.
However, Mick McCarthy's men are without their talismanic striker David McGoldrick through injury, and have found goals hard to come by since then.
And left-back Cresswell will be one to watch out for tonight, with the former Tranmere man considered one of the best full backs in the division, and consistently being linked with a move to the Premier League.
When these sides met at Portman Road in September it finished 2-1 to Ipswich, with goals from Daryl Murphy and Aaron Cresswell sealing 3 points for the Tractor Boys after Joel Grant's opener.
Ipswich meanwhile make 4 changes after their fruitless trip to Middlesbrough. Paul Green, Jay Tabb, Frank Nouble and Paul Taylor make way for Paul Anderson, Stephen Hunt, Luke Hyam and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.
With confirmation of Ishmael Miller's fitness, it's perhaps unsurprising that Yeovil boss Gary Johnson names an unchanged starting 11. Kieffer Moore and Sam Hoskins return from suspension and injury respectively to fill the bench places vacated by John Lundstram's return to Everton, Joel Grant's slight injury.
Ipswich team: Gerken, Cresswell, Chambers (c), Smith, Berra, Skuse, Murphy, Anderson, Hunt, Hyam, Ebanks-Blake.
Subs: Loach, Mings, Green, Tabb, Richardson, Williams, Taylor.
Yeovil team: Stech, Ayling, McAllister (c), Edwards, Webster, Palazuelos, Hayter, Lawrence, Duffy, Holmes, Miller.
Subs: Dawson, Moore, Hoskins, Lanzoni, Dunn, Twumasi, Morgan.
This evening's visitors, Ipswich, are in 9th, and are only 4 points off the play off places. However, their recent form on their travels has been poor, with Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough leaving them without an away win since Boxing Day.
Yes a 2-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, lifted the Glovers to 22nd place, but they remain 2 points from safety after wins for relegation rivals, Millwall, Doncaster and Barnsley.
(Ishmael Miller is congratulated after scoring against Sheffield Wednesday, a win which saw Yeovil climb off the foot of the table)
YEOVIL Town will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to six games when they take on Ipswich at Huish Park tonight (March 11).
The Glovers have won two and drawn three of their last five fixtures since losing 2-1 at home to Leeds on February 8.
Gary Johnson's men have found form at a crucial time in the season and a win over the Tractor Boys could lift them out of the bottom three.
Striker Kieffer Moore is available after suspension but Joe Ralls will miss the second of his three-game ban.
In-form Ishmael Miller, who scored two in the victory over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, should recover from a tight hamstring to feature.
Kick off is at 7.45pm and we'll have live text commentary for you here.
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