2011/2012 season Match reports


Norwich 1 Stoke 1 (Premier League)




Peterborough v Ipswich (Championship)





Ipswich Town 0 Hull City 1 (Championship)



Ipswich Town 2 Leeds United 1 (Championship)


JASON Scotland proved a bogey-man for Leeds yet again.

Scotland thundered in a leveller for Ipswich who came from behind to halt a four-game  losing streak.

The 32-year-old striker has netted 10 of his 11 Ipswich goals at Portman Road since signing from Wigan.

And the 25-yard belter was the third goal he has netted against Leeds after banging one in for them when Town beat Leeds last year and a couple for Swansea when they met the Yorkshire side.

“I love celebrating in front of our fans but hopefully I can take it to away games and score away from home as well, said Scotland. “I always seem to score against Leeds and at home so it was good to happen again.”

Ross McCormack put Leeds in front before Keith Andrews made it three goals in three starts since signing on loan for Ipswich from Blackburn with a deflected shot to secure a win for the Tractor Boys after four straight defeats.

Scotland, who is being targeted by Birmingham and Coventry, said: “We had a rubbish week when we conceded seven and five so we are chuffed to bits to get three points.

“These past 10 days have been difficult and everyone was walking round with heads down so this was the game to bounce back. We knew we had to find a performance to give ourselves a lift.”

The old tag of ‘Dirty Leeds’ could be applied once more as Simon Grayson’s side had a third player sent off in five league games when Aidan White was shown a straight red card after tangling with Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

But defender Darren O’Dea who was on loan with Ipswich last season, refused to use the dismissal as an excuse.

“I know how tough it is to play here yet it was as comfortable as it can get.

“We were holding on and we had chances to win the game but mistakes cost us.

“It was a catalogue of errors leading up to that sending off anyway and we can’t keep doing that.”

Leeds had a strong claim for a late penalty when Carlos Edwards brought down Max Gradel but referee Andy D’Urso waved away the claim.

O’Dea said: “Even their player (Carlos Edwards) said it was a penalty you can go on about referees but it was our own downfall.

“We were under pressure last half hour but we had chances to win and in this league a mistake can change the game

“It is not going to be a sob story we will just get on with it.”

Although they lost O’Dea is convinced they can turn things around and added: “If we play like that away from home then we will be there in the mix at the end we just need to put away our chances and cut out the silly errors.

“The quality we have in the squad is probably second to none but we need to get the points to go with the performances.”