Bees Get Stung By Tractor Boys

Ipswich Town keep their 100% winning record start to the season by beating bottom of the table Brentford.

Mick McCarthy’s side have impressed in the opening few games to the season. Scoring goals and having a strong defence, they could be seen as a surprise package.

Goals from new signings, Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner gave the Suffolk side the win. Waghorn has now scored four goals in three games for the tractor boys. Garner has also started well scoring his third of the season so far.

Brentford had much of the ball but couldn’t find a way through the solid Ipswich defence. The bees while domination possession, flattered to deceive in the final third and they’ll have to improve on that if they are to escape the bottom three.

Waghorn opened the scoring in the 35th minute with a close range finish, which was expertly put away.

The home side put the game to bed six minutes into the second-half when Garner headed Grant Ward’s brilliant cross into the goal, however it wasn’t until the use of goal line technology was the goal given.

On his side’s performance Ipswich manger Mick McCarthy said: “It was a thoroughly professional performance against a very good side. It was a solid performance against a good team. Everyone put in a shift and I could praise everybody for their performance. Bart (Bialkowski) made the saves when needed and it was just a whole team performance.

“Last season we didn’t look like scoring at all and we do this year. It’s lovely for the lads, for me and the supporters to see goals go in. They are a threat and it’s great to see.”

Meanwhile Brentford boss Dean Smith commented: “We made one mistake in the first half and they score. We should have been out of sight in the first half, we were excellent. We created a number of chances and didn’t take them. I believe if we score when we’re on top then we win the game comfortably.


“We have to keep believing in what we’re doing. I’m optimistic, but I’m cautious that we’re losing games which we shouldn’t lose. It’s another game where we’ve had 22 chances, they’ve had six and scored two. We have to make sure we’re converting those chances.”


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