Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town nostalgia: Perch own goal and Wright strike secures victory for the Blues in 2009

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 April 2018

David Wright celebrates his goal in the 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest back in 2009. Picture: ARCHANT

David Wright celebrates his goal in the 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest back in 2009. Picture: ARCHANT

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In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we take a look back to February 2009, when a James Perch own goal and a rare strike from David Wright helped the Blues to a 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest at Portman Road.

Town players enjoy David Wright's strike in the 2-1 win over Forest in February 18, 2009. Picture: ARCHANTTown players enjoy David Wright's strike in the 2-1 win over Forest in February 18, 2009. Picture: ARCHANT

Town took the lead in the 14th minute when Forest midfielder James Perch headed Tommy Miller’s free-kick into his own net.

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Alan Quinn , Gareth McAuley and Alex Bruce enjoy the win over Forest. Picture: ARCHANTAlan Quinn , Gareth McAuley and Alex Bruce enjoy the win over Forest. Picture: ARCHANT

The Blues added to their lead on the hour mark when Gareth McAuley spotted David Wright’s run in from the right and played a sublime ball into his path. Wright took it into the area and scored with a low shot to open his account for the season.

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David Wright gave Town a 2-0 lead in their win over Forest at Portman Road. Picture: ARCHANTDavid Wright gave Town a 2-0 lead in their win over Forest at Portman Road. Picture: ARCHANT

Forest pulled a goal back in the 77th minute when Nathan Tyson bundled home at the second time of asking from a Garath McCleary cross, but it wasn’t enough for the visitors as the Blues held on for the three points.

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The result put the Blues within four points of Sheffield United in the race for the final play-off place in the Championship.

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