Ipswich 1-1 Birmingham: Brett Pitman penalty earns a point for the Tractor Boys

first_img Brett Pitman 1 A Brett Pitman penalty was enough to earn a draw for Ipswich Town at home to Birmingham in the Championship on Friday night.David Cotterill opened the scoring midway through the first half after both sides traded early chances, but his goal was cancelled out by Pitman’s spot-kick.The result leaves Mick McCarthy’s men in the play-off places while Birmingham move up to sixth ahead of the weekend’s fixtures.Cotterill had the best few chances in the opening 15 minutes taking on both a right footed and left footed drive from around the box but to no result.Birmingham broke the deadlock after 21 minutes when a lightening break ended up at the feet of Cotterill who, third time lucky, hammered the ball into the roof of the net for his second goal of the season.It was all level 10 minutes later when Jonathan Spector brought down Ainsley Maitland-Niles and a penalty was awarded to Ipswich.Pitman stepped up and buried it in the bottom right-hand corner to bring the Tractor Boys back into the match.Into the second half and Freddie Sears came inches away from taking the lead for the hosts but his shot was hacked off the line by Paul Caddis after some good initial footwork from Pitman.Luke Chambers had another chance to take the lead for Ipswich but the skipper could not adjust his feet in time and screwed his effort well wide of the goal.With less than 20 minutes left on the clock Ipswich continued to press for the winner, this time Maitland-Niles lashing over the bar from only eight yards out.While both teams pushed hard for the elusive goal, neither could manage it after some resolute defending and the points were, perhaps fairly, shared.last_img read more


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