Ipswich Town 1-1 Plymouth Argyle

Bali Mumba scores for Plymouth
Bali Mumba’s goal was his fifth of the season for Plymouth

Bali Mumba rescued a point for top-of-the table Plymouth in the third minute of time added on and kept them seven points clear of third-placed Ipswich.

Wes Burns struck with an angled volley for the home side and both teams hit the woodwork in a pulsating encounter in front of a sold-out 29,069 crowd.

A low shot by Niall Ennis was kept out by Blues goalkeeper Christian Walton and Burns blocked the follow up effort by Danny Mayor.

Freddie Ladapo spurned a good opportunity when he failed to find an unmarked Burns, instead opting for a tame shot at goal, while Conor Chaplin’s cross clattered into James Wilson inside the box prompting appeals for a penalty which were turned away by referee Andy Woolmer.

Sam Morsy’s shot was then turned away by Michael Cooper as Ipswich continued to press forward.

Marcus Harness struck the angle of the bar and post for Kieran McKenna’s men and Ryan Hardie hit the crossbar for the Pilgrims with a gilt-edged chance, as the game continued to entertain.

But Burns broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute and lifted the roof off the Portman Road stadium when his shot flew past Cooper, before the Plymouth goalkeeper tipped a shot round the post from Morsy.

Mumba fired Argyle level with a fine shot and sent their 2,144 fans home happy with the point.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Ipswich

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Walton
  • 44Donacien
  • 6Woolfenden
  • 15Burgess
  • 7burnsBooked at 11minsSubstituted forVincent Youngat 84′minutes
  • 5MorsySubstituted forEdwardsat 90+6′minutes
  • 8evans
  • 3Davis
  • 10Chaplin
  • 11harnessSubstituted forHumphreysat 67′minutes
  • 9LadapoSubstituted forHirstat 67′minutesBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 2Keogh
  • 19Jackson
  • 24Vincent Young
  • 27Hirst
  • 29Edwards
  • 30Humphreys
  • 31Hladky

Plymouth

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Cooper
  • 5WilsonBooked at 38minsSubstituted forAzazat 79′minutes
  • 6Scarr
  • 21Lonwijk
  • 17Mumba
  • 20Randell
  • 28MateteSubstituted forHoughtonat 66′minutes
  • 3Gillesphey
  • 10MayorSubstituted forWrightat 59′minutes
  • 11EnnisSubstituted forCosgroveat 79′minutes
  • 9HardieSubstituted forWaineat 66′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Houghton
  • 16Cosgrove
  • 18Azaz
  • 23Waine
  • 24Earley
  • 25Burton
  • 29Wright

Referees:
Andy Woolmer

Attendance:
29.069

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