Ipswich’s miserable run of form continued as they were beaten 2-1 this afternoon at Bloomfield Road.
Blackpool are without a permanent manager, but former Blackburn midfielder David Dunn is filling in admirably. He saw his side all-but banish any small fears of a relegation battle, whilst his opposite number’s woes continue.
Paul Lambert had been expected to have Ipswich in the top six at least this season, but they lost further ground on those above them thanks to a last-gasp winner that the hosts had to work hard for.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall put the Seasiders in front in the first half, only for Freddie Sears to grab an equaliser after half time in an engrossing encounter.
The Tractor Boys then looked likely to win the game, Alan Judge and Will Keane forcing good saves from Chris Maxwell in the sticks. Their wastefulness in front of goal came back to haunt them in the final minutes when another former Blackburn man turned the tie on its head.
The hosts broke away on a quick counter-attack and Joe Nuttall glanced home a header after a cross from the excellent Liam Feeney.
The result leaves Ipswich in ninth, five points outside the top six with a mountain to climb. It is fair to say their supporters are not impressed, having expected a title challenge, not midtable obscurity.
A point wasn’t going to be good enough. A loss is a massive kick in the d**k. I don’t know how we keep turning up in the numbers we do, home and away, but I have to say I cannot see it happening next year in league one with the current management team. #ITFC
— IPSWICH TOWN Bible (@ITFC_bible) February 29, 2020
Come on Paul, do the honorable thing and resign mate, this is embarrassing for everyone
— Robert Robertdink (@ImASillyMan1) February 29, 2020
— Martin Coad (@MartinCoad86) February 29, 2020
Just get Lambert out. If this was any other club he would have been sacked long ago. What a joke.
— Steve Thomson (@Steve65462) February 29, 2020
Please just walk lambert, give us some sort of hope that we can still go up. You have failed, worse than hurst. Time to go. Evans wake up, if you are a businessman you will act now, unless you want 9k fans in the ground next season
— Ryan Martin (@rjmartinITFC) February 29, 2020
Before all the doomsday merchants come out! I listened to the 2nd half sounded like we played well & were unlucky, lambert even made early subs,sometimes you just have to suck it up & get on with it.
— Budgiekiller (@Budgiekiller) February 29, 2020
Our season over! Shame so promising at the start, everyone from top to bottom of this club should be ashamed
— Tom (@ThomasC1987) February 29, 2020
Disgusting shocking and other words I can’t say on here 😖, another season in league 1 😖
— Nick King (@King66Nick) February 29, 2020
If it wasn’t already, season is definitely over now
— James Simpson (@Simpsonitfc) February 29, 2020