Port Vale 2-3 Ipswich Town: The Valiants unable to stop the Tractor Boys

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Ipswich Town defeated Port Vale 3-2 on Tuesday at Vale Park. Both Port Vale and Ipswich Town arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Port Vale were keen to hang onto their position at the top of the table and extend their winning run, following a 1-0 victory against Cambridge Utd. Ipswich Town, meanwhile, were coming off the back of a 1-0 win against Derby County. Port Vale are now in 15th place on the table and have 19 points while Ipswich Town sit in 2nd with 36 points after 16 matches.

Ipswich Town dominated the first half, when Freddie Ladapo gave them the lead, at 34 minutes. The momentum was again with Ipswich Town, who then scored again courtesy of a goal from Cameron Humphreys, 38 minutes in to establish a 2-0 result. However, The Valiants refused to lie down and managed to pull back a goal from Gavin Massey on the 45 minute mark. However they weren’t finished yet and Nathan Smith made it 2-2 just before half-time, which saw the first half end 2-2.

Ipswich Town started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, when Freddie Ladapo found the net once more in the 51st minute, seing the match finish 3-2.

Substitutions for Port Vale included Malvind Benning, Dennis Politic, Ademipo Odubeko, Daniel Butterworth and Samson Robinson for Connor Hall, Gavin Massey, James Wilson, Nathan Smith and David Worrall, respectively. Ipswich Town brought on Marcus Harness, Tyreece John-Jules, Richard Keogh, Kayden Jackson and Cameron Burgess, to replace Conor Chaplin, Freddie Ladapo, George Edmundson, Kyle Edwards and Wes Burns.

Port Vale will play their next fixture at home against Lincoln City, while Ipswich Town will face Charlton Athletic away.

Technical card:
Port Vale:Gavin Massey (Dennis Politic, min.68), Nathan Smith (Daniel Butterworth, min.84), Connor Hall (Malvind Benning, min.68), James Wilson (Ademipo Odubeko, min.68) and David Worrall (Samson Robinson, min.84)
Ipswich Town:Freddie Ladapo (Tyreece John-Jules, min.65), Cameron Humphreys, Conor Chaplin (Marcus Harness, min.65), George Edmundson (Richard Keogh, min.75), Kyle Edwards (Kayden Jackson, min.76) and Wes Burns (Cameron Burgess, min.90)
Stadium:Vale Park
Goals:Freddie Ladapo (0-1, min. 34), Cameron Humphreys (0-2, min. 38), Gavin Massey (1-2, min. 45), Nathan Smith (2-2, min. 47) and Freddie Ladapo (2-3, min. 51)