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Preview: Ipswich Town v Barrow

3 December 2021

We turn our attentions to the Emirates FA Cup with a full and in-depth preview of Saturday's visit to Portman Road.

Ipswich Town v Barrow
Saturday 4th December 2021, 3pm
Portman Road
Emirates FA Cup Round Two

In Opposition
Ipswich Town will be attempting to make it third time lucky this season as they attempt to return to the Championship following their relegation at the end of 2018/19.

The Tractor Boys have been on the edge of the play-off places in each of the last two campaigns, but the appointment of the experienced Paul Cook in March brought new optimism to supporters.

However, Town suffered a frustrating start to the new season as they went six League One games without a win before kickstarting their form with 1-0 win at Lincoln City in mid-September.

That boosted confidence significantly and Cook’s men have tasted league defeat just four times since then as they drove themselves from the bottom four back into the top half and within seven points of the play-off zone.

They made hard work of FA Cup progress in Round One as League Two Oldham Athletic held them to a draw in the original tie at Portman Road before Town were forced to come from behind to claim victory in the Boundary Park replay.

One To Watch
Macauley Bonne has been in brilliant form for Ipswich Town after joining the club during the summer on a season-long loan deal from Queens Park Rangers.

The 26-year-old has struck an impressive 11 League One goals already this term, a return only bettered by Morecambe’s Cole Stockton and Rotherham United’s Michael Smith.

Bonne came through the ranks at Colchester United before making a name for himself in Leyton Orient’s National League winning side in 2018/19 to earn a move to Charlton Athletic and then on to QPR.

Head To Head
This weekend’s encounter will be the first time the two clubs have ever met in competitive action.

Sam Purkiss will be on duty for his first Barrow game of the season when he’s the man in the middle for Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Ipswich Town.

The official is now into his third season on the EFL’s list of referees and last oversaw The Bluebirds when Josh Kay’s last gasp goal secured a 1-0 National League win at Sutton United in February 2019.

Ironically, Purkiss’ most recent appointment was also at Gander Green Lane as he presided over Sutton’s goalless draw with Stevenage in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday night.

Tickets for this fixture are no longer available to Barrow supporters either in advance or on the day.

Live Streaming
Unfortunately, we are unable to live stream FA Cup ties on iFollow.

Live Commentary
We will be providing live online audio commentary from every game this season as we continue our broadcast partnership with BBC Radio Cumbria and this includes FA Cup ties.

Fans will be able to listen to expert Bluebirds commentator Adam Johnson, who will be on-air to describe all the action as it unfolds from Portman Road this weekend.

You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.

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Ipswich Town have been installed as 4/9 favourites for victory on Saturday, while The Bluebirds are rated 21/4 to pull off an upset and 16/5 to force the tie to a replay.

Click here now to take a look at a full list of markets ahead of Saturday’s game.

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Match Reports

Report: Ipswich Town 0 Barrow 0

4 December 2021

A photograph of Josh Kay in action at Ipswich Town Ivan Yordanov (MI News & Sport)
Josh Kay lets fly with a shot during the game at Ipswich Town

Barrow will host Ipswich Town in an FA Cup Second Round replay after the two sides played out a goalless draw at the first attempt at Portman Road on Saturday.

The Bluebirds were well worth the result too, having given a good account of themselves during the hard-fought encounter in which neither side were able to find a decisive moment.

There was a lively start to the game with both sides looking to get on the ball and move it quickly and Barrow showed no signs of being intimidated by their higher division opponents.

Indeed, it was The Bluebirds who began to carve out the early chances. Josh Kay timed his run well to latch on to Paul Farman’s long clearance before cutting inside dangerously from the right only to drag his shot wide of the near post.

Kay again almost opened up the Town defence as he brilliantly dummied a ball forward to outwit home defender Toto Nsiala and charge towards goal, but the Ipswich man recovered just in time to block Kay’s shot.

Barrow kept on applying pressure though and Joe Grayson forced keeper Christian Walton into a full-length fingertip save down to his left after the Bluebirds defender whipped a 25-yard free kick over the wall. Josh Gordon crashed a header against the post from the resultant corner, although the flag was up against the front man.

There was a sense of frustration growing on the terrace, but the Town fans were almost on their feet when Scott Fraser heeded their pleas to shoot from 25-yards and his powerful drive was excellently helped over the bar by Farman.

That moment provoked a period of Town pressure when they slung a few balls into the Barrow box, but Mark Cooper’s men looked in determined mood and kept on repelling their hosts’ attacks.

Mark Ellis then had a decent chance to test Walton when he got free inside the area to meet Connor Brown’s right-wing cross, but the centre-back didn’t make a clean connection with the header and his effort dropped harmlessly into the arms of the keeper.

Grayson then had to show his defensive prowess when he stretched to divert a dangerous low cross away from goal with Town marksman Macauley Bonne stood ready to pounce right behind him.

Ipswich boss Paul Cook made a change at half time, introducing Joe Pigott from the bench, and the front man could have made an almost immediate impact when Barrow failed to deal with a long ball forward and Pigott cracked a low shot off the post.

Barrow then had a chance to open the scoring just before the hour mark when Robbie Gotts’ teasing free kick from the left evaded keeper Walton and dropped kindly for Kay, but he could only prod a shot over the bar.

Cooper’s men grew into the second half and Kay almost put them in front when he let fly from long-range but his shot picked up a deflection and flashed wide of Walton’s post.

Kay was again close moments later when Patrick Brough’s dangerous cross from the left was only partially cleared and Kay again unloaded only to see another deflection send his effort wide.

Offrande Zanzala was introduced and his driving run in the final minute of normal time had Town’s defence backing off only for the ball to break kindly for Sone Aluko to storm clear on the counterattack before sending a low drive on goal which was easily held by Farman down to his left.

Town skipper Sam Morsy then had a chance to win it deep into stoppage time after good work on the right from Aluko but he lashed a wild effort over the bar.

Then there was drama in the final seconds when Cameron Humphreys’ header struck the bar as The Bluebirds hung on to set up a replay back at The Dunes Hotel Stadium.

Full Time: Ipswich Town 0 Barrow 0

Ipswich Town: Walton, Fraser, El Mizouni (Pigott 46), Bonne, Jackson (Aluko 74), Chaplin (Humphreys 84), Nsiala, Burgess, Clements, Donacien, Morsy.
Subs not used: Hladky, Harper, Evans, Vincent-Young, Carroll, Alexander.

Booked: Chaplin, Morsy.

Barrow: Farman, Brown, J Jones, Ellis, Grayson, Brough, Banks (Taylor 92), White (Zanzala 62), Gotts, Kay (Stevens 86), Gordon.
Subs not used: Lillis, Hutton, Arthur, Beadling, M Jones, James.

Booked: Brown.

Referee: Sam Purkiss

Attendance: 6,425 (205 Barrow)

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Ticket News

Ticket Information: Ipswich Town (A)

1 December 2021

Here are all the ticket details you need if you want to support The Bluebirds in the FA Cup at Portman Road.

We have received an initial allocation of 500 allocated seating tickets for our FA Cup Second Round tie against Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Saturday 4th December (3pm kick-off).

Tickets are now on general sale to supporters in-person at The Dunes Hotel Stadium or over the telephone on 01229 666 010. We can no longer post tickets so all purchases must be collected from the Club in advance.

Tickets will remain available from The Dunes Hotel Stadium until 2pm on Thursday 2nd December.

This fixture is ALL-TICKET and there will be no availability on the day of the game so fans will all need to buy in advance.

As of 12noon on Wednesday, Bluebirds fans had snapped up just short of 200 tickets for the weekend cup tie.

Adults - £10
Seniors (65 and over) - £5
Under 23s - £5
Under 19s - £5

We have four pairs of tickets for wheelchair users. These are in the East of England Co-op Stand and not with the Barrow supporters. This is a mixed home/away area.

Ambulant disabled supporters will be located in the Lower Tier of the Cobbold Stand, which is in a separate area to other visiting fans. Ambulant disabled fans wishing to sit in the Upper Tier can do so but please note that there is no lift access or accessible toilet facilities in this area.

Lateral Flow Test/Vaccination History
For all supporters aged 11 and over visiting Portman Road this season, Town are asking for proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test result taken or proof of a double vaccination. If no proof of either is produced, then no admission will be granted.

16/17-year-olds, unless considered vulnerable, only require one vaccine to be classed as fully vaccinated, meaning there is no need for a negative Lateral Flow Test result for these ages.

Negative Lateral Flow Test:
A test must have been reported and can be demonstrated via text message or email via the NHS Test and Trace. The test needs to be taken within 48 hours of the time of stadium gates opening (1.30pm). The club will not accept Lateral Flow Test sticks as proof.

Vaccination History:
Fans must provide proof of both doses received at least 14 days prior to the match. This can be documented by the NHS app or via the Scottish or Welsh vaccination record services. Town will accept the NHS Vaccine Card issue at the point of the first vaccination.

Please note that all supporters aged 13 and over will need to have photo ID (passport/driving licence) available to verify their COVID-19 status on arrival at the turnstiles.

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