How the Ipswich players fared in their 2-0 win at Stanley

Published:
5:51 PM September 3, 2022



Updated:
8:39 PM September 3, 2022

Ipswich Town won 2-0 at Accrington Stanley this afternoon. Andy Warren hands out his player notes.

Christian Walton

The Town goalkeeper took care of everything that came his way during the afternoon, with most of the saves he had to make for routine saves. With Walton, however, you have supreme confidence that he’ll do the basics well. seven

Janoi Donacien

Another solid performance from the former Accrington man, whose transfer fee has helped Stanley renovate his ground. He won balls in the air, was calm and composed in possession and moved forward when he could. Solid. seven




Conor Chaplin propels Ipswich into the lead at Accrington Stanley.
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Luke Woolfenden

The Ipswich Town backline never really seemed to concede in this game and Woolfenden was a big part of that. Like his teammates, he won balls in the air and dealt with Accrington runners on the ground. A good display. 8

Cameron Burgess

Showed why he was chosen for this game with headers and blocks throughout the 90 minutes. He was busy but handled everything well and was the pick of a backline who never really seemed to concede following his display. 9

Leif Davis

Another fine performance from Town’s left-back, who notably saw a lot of the ball in the first half and was at the heart of several attacking moves. Had a header saved from a corner, while defending well throughout, showing good positional sense and strength. Was substituted for the final 10 minutes after receiving a knock early in the second half. 8

Sam Morssy

A solid performance from the skipper in this match, who will have savored this victory following the events of last season. Was strong throughout, stepping forward when he could and putting his foot down when he needed to. Had a shot saved and put in another with his left foot, another afternoon where the Ipswich skipper showed what he can do but could probably still find other speeds if he needed to . seven


Lee Evans fights with Sean McConville at Accrington Stanley.

Lee Evans fights with Sean McConville at Accrington Stanley.
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Lee Evans

Saw plenty of the ball from deep positions as he cleared the ball from the back four but the Ipswich midfielder struggled to get his side moving at times. Evans and Morsy began to influence things more and more as the contest went on and got the upper hand in their battles, showing his physical strength when he needed it. The Welshman’s corner kick led to the second goal, as he had his own diving header saved. He’s playing well right now. seven

Wes Burns

One of the few Town players who was slow to get into the game but, once he did, he helped bring the team with him. I got on the ball more in the first half, putting balls into the box and having a dissipated effort after lifting Tyreece John-Jules crossing the ball over the goalkeeper. Ipswich’s second goal was given to Burns as it appeared to bounce off his shin as it headed for the net. He didn’t celebrate it, however, with Conor Chaplin taking center stage. seven

Marcus Harness

Seemed the most likely of the starting forwards to shake things up for the full 90 minutes, with his hard work, smart touches and drive a big part of Ipswich’s performance. He did free Kayden Jackson to shoot in a shot that should have hit the net. He was overshadowed by Chaplin at the end, but it was a very good display from the Ipswich striker. 8


Mrcus Harness cannot pass a defender during the first half at Accrington Stanley.

Mrcus Harness cannot pass a defender during the first half at Accrington Stanley.
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Tyreece John-Jules

It took a while to get into this game but, when Ipswich were able to get on the ball, were able to produce some nice touches and turns, highlighted by a superb through pass for Burns. He became frustrated after failing to win a handful of free-kicks that he felt should have happened to him, which impacted his game prior to his retirement. 6

Kayden Jackson

Given the start, he worked hard during his time on the pitch, chasing balls and challenging Accrington defenders unable to gain control and threatening Accrington’s goal on too many occasions in the first half. Her big chance came in the second, when she was thrown by Harness, but her shot was too close to the keeper. He should have scored and was substituted shortly after. 6

Freddie Ladapo (for Jackson, 61)

Brought something different to this team almost as soon as he stepped onto the pitch, taking touches with his back to goal and controlling things a bit better. He was instrumental in Town finally finding a way to win this game and also has a claim on the goal, insisting it was behind his back. seven

Conor Chaplin (for Jean-Jules, 61)

The forward changed that game after coming on. Even before scoring he managed to grab the ball and threaten, but once he fired Evans’ corner into the net Ipswich were on course to win this game. His shot was at the heart of Town’s second goal and, although it eventually fell as Burns’ goal, Chaplin did. That’s what you expect from a substitute – you always feel like he has a purpose in him. 9

Greg Leigh (Davis, 81)

Leigh could have hoped to start this game, having done so under similar circumstances to Burton, but had to settle for the final 10 minutes. n / A

Dominic Ball (for Burns, 89)

To help see the game come to an end, as Town moved to a back five to end the game. n / A

Gassan Ahadme (for Harness, 89)

On course for his Ipswich debut but hope for further action soon. n / A

How the Ipswich players fared in their 2-0 win at Stanley

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