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- Sports · Ipswich Town F.C. · Ipswich · Portsmouth F.C. · Alan Judge · Crewe Alexandra F.C. · Portsmouth

Ip­swich 1 Crewe

PAUL LAM­BERT lauded match-win­ner Oli Hawkins af­ter Ip­swich made it back-to-back home wins.

Hawkins, who joined from Portsmouth in the sum­mer, headed home Alan Judge’s teas­ing cross af­ter 62 min­utes.

Lam­bert (be­low) said: “It was a great goal, we took the cor­ner re­ally quick and it was a great ball from Judgey cross­ing it to Oli’s head.

“I’ve said it be­fore, he’s a re­ally good guy and he’s a lot bet­ter than peo­ple give him credit for. I’m de­lighted for every­body, be­cause it’s a re­ally tough sit­u­a­tion. You’re ask­ing th­ese guys to play Satur­day, Tues­day, Satur­day,

Tues­day. That is ex­tremely tough.”

Crewe found Ip­swich goal­keeper To­mas Holy in in­spired form, with the Czech stop­per mak­ing an out­stand­ing save to deny Tom Lowery.

Man­ager David Artell said: “The best team lost. We’ve got to take heart in the per­for­mance but not the re­sult. I think any­one who has seen that game would say the same thing.

“We cre­ated op­por­tu­ni­ties but if you don’t put the ball in the net then you leave your­self open to get what you de­serve and that’s what’s hap­pened.”

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