A young 8 man Ipswich team travelled to Colchester on Tuesday night for a Senior friendly as a warm up for the winter league season.
Ipswich started the game well and opened the match scoring 3 goals without conceding in a dominant first quarter display.
The second quarter began as the first finished, with Ipswich scoring first after a man up. Colchester were able to find their feet though and responded in created more chances meaning the score at half time was 7-3 Ipswich.
The third quarter was closely contested but Ipswich managed to keep a clean sheet with a fantastic organised pressing defence and were able to score a further 2 goals making it 9-3 going into the last quarter.
Colchester began the final period with nothing to lose and immediately started attacking, allowing them to close the gap to within 4 goals with 4 minutes remaining. Ipswich were able to control the final stages of the match though, using the 30 seconds of possession well and pressing the opposition so they couldn’t create opportunities. A couple of late Ipswich goals secured the win. Final score 13-8 Ipswich.
A great performance from everyone in a very young senior team, showing great composure and solidity throughout. A promising start to the winter season with further additions to be made to the squad!