Home   Sport   Article

Ipswich Town fan Russell Claydon says goal was a fitting tribute to Chris

It is the game television audiences would be absolutely lapping up, but an East Anglian Derby in the play-offs would be my idea of football hell.

With a Premier League carrot dangling there is certainly enough at stake, without adding local bragging rights into the mix.

But after Saturday’s results, it is a real possibility that we could be about to lock horns for at least a third time this season.

We certainly owe those Canaries one, but first we have to get over the line ourselves.

Saturday’s 2-1 win over Nottingham Forrest provided its own nervy moments, but it was eventually job done at Portman Road.

Daryl Murphy’s 25th league goal of the season provided a fitting tribute to Chris Reynolds, who died from heart problems aged just 21.

It provided a spine-tingling moment for anyone in the ground to see that goal go in right at the end of a minute’s applause in his memory.

Christophe Berra has been immense this season, so I was so pleased to see his mistake for the own goal equaliser not cost us.

Freddie Sears’ 83rd minute winner may have taken a heavy deflection, but when you are in the kind of form he has been in, those things seem to go for you.

We just need a point at a ninth-placed Blackburn side with nothing to play for on Saturday (12.15pm) to guarantee our first play-off appearance since the 2004/05 season.

But with Brentford, who are three points and three goals behind us, at home to now relegated Wigan Athletic, we cannot afford to be complacent.

It’s been a fantastic season for us Blues, but hopefully it isn’t about to end here.

* Thanks to everyone who helped support my cake stall and raffle at the Ipswich Town Legends game on Sunday, which raised £366.20 for my London to Amsterdam charity cycle ride in June. Anyone wishing to help my sponsorship for Prostate Cancer UK, can do so at my page: www.justgiving.com/Russell-Claydon

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More