Bowen ar­rows in to end poor run

Daily Star Sunday - - RESULT! - By COLIN YOUNG

JAR­ROD BOWEN and Hull City ended their mis­er­able runs to send win­less Ip­swich Town to the foot of the ta­ble.

No Cham­pi­onship player had more shots with­out a goal than striker Bowen un­til yes­ter­day but his 16th ef­fort of the sea­son in the third minute broke his duck and sent Nigel Ad­kins’ side on their way to a valu­able win.

The vic­tory was only Hull’s sec­ond of the sea­son and spared Ad­kins an un­wanted club record of seven home games with­out a win.

The Tigers boss was de­lighted with Bowen, who scored 14 last sea­son, and a back four which kept its first clean sheet of the sea­son.

Ad­kins said: “Jar­rod has shown that de­ter­mi­na­tion we needed.

“He has shown a real de­sire and tenac­ity to score which was typ­i­cal of our per­for­mance. It was dogged.

“At the start of the sea­son we were young and hun­gry but I look around now and I see a strong group of play­ers who want to do well. The to­geth­er­ness is there for ev­ery­one to see and we have to be dogged to grind out re­sults.

“We have been play­ing re­ally good foot­ball with­out win­ning at home but we have that vic­tory now, a clean sheet and three points and it is a good start to a tough week.”

Irvine Jack­son’s last-minute strike set­tled the game but Ip­swich would have been for­tu­nate to get ev­ery­thing af­ter re­ly­ing on half chances at set-pieces and hardly forc­ing a save from David Mar­shall.

Tractor Boys boss Paul Hurst said: “Both their goals were avoid­able and came from our mis­takes and ter­ri­ble de­ci­sions on our part. You can talk about sys­tems but keep­ing the ball out of our net and be­ing ruth­less and hav­ing enough de­sire is far more im­por­tant.

“That was prob­a­bly the poor­est we have been and it is get­ting to the stage where of course ev­ery­one is con­cerned with the run of form and re­sults.”

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