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Ipswich salute Stewart late show

Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 23.42CET
FC Avenir Beggen 0-1 Ipswich Town FC Marcus Stewart scores in added time for Ipswich.

Match statistics

AvenirIpswich

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 23.42CET

Ipswich salute Stewart late show

FC Avenir Beggen 0-1 Ipswich Town FC Marcus Stewart scores in added time for Ipswich.

FC Avenir Beggen 0-1 Ipswich Town FC
A stoppage-time goal for Ipswich gave them a slender advantage after their UEFA Cup qualifying round first-leg tie against Beggen tonight.

Battling part-timers
Marcus Stewart's last-gasp strike spared the English first division side's blushes after they were made to struggle against the battling part-timers of Beggen. Ipswich, relegated from the FA Premiership last season, will certainly not take the team from Luxemburg for granted in the return leg at Portman Road in two weeks' time.

Gritty display
Ipswich dominated possession for long periods but simply could find no way past Beggen's well-drilled defensive unit. The visitors' best chance of a rather unproductive first half came in the 29th minute but Thomas Gaardsøe's effort was saved by the excellent Kevin Hartert in the Beggen goal.

Stewart winner
Although George Burley introduced regular first-team midfield players Matt Holland and Jim Magilton at the interval, Ipswich could find no way past the courageous amateurs until Stewart popped up in the last minute to break the deadlock when he volleyed home from Magilton's throughball. There was still time left for the visitors to create another scoring chance, but Stewart's header from close range was saved by Hartert.

'Two minutes too long'
"Nobody involved in this club could ever believe we could achieve this sort of result," said Beggen coach Gilbert Dresch. "The match was simply two minutes too long for us in the end. We really dug deep and showed a moral resolve as a team that almost got us a draw. We showed that we are a combative outfit against a professional side who were made to suffer for their victory."

Last updated: 16/08/02 10.27CET

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Lineups

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Avenir

ipswich

Ipswich

1
HartertKevin Hartert
1
MarshallAndy Marshall
3
MiedicoTino Miedico
Yellow Card90
2
WilnisFabian Wilnis
4
PicardYves Picard
Substitution68
3
ClaphamJamie Clapham (C)
Substitution68
8
CalvarusoChristophe Calvaruso
Yellow Card63
6
VenusMark Venus
11
HamdaouiAissam Hamdaoui
Substitution86
10
ArmstrongAlun Armstrong
Substitution46
14
MolitorGregory Molitor
Yellow Card44
11
StewartMarcus Stewart
Goal90
16
SchmitAlain Schmit
Substitution46
14
WrightJermaine Wright
Substitution46
18
Da LuzClaudio Da Luz
18
BentDarren Bent
19
LaricciaFrederic Lariccia (C)
21
MillerTommy Miller
22
NeyMike Ney
23
GaardsøeThomas Gaardsøe
23
MartinKevin Martin
32
RichardsMatthew Richards

Substitutes

25
GilbertzNico Gilbertz
26
PullenJames Pullen
5
Da SilvaLionel Da Silva
5
HreidarssonHermann Hreidarsson
7
Dos Santos LopesGabriel Dos Santos Lopes
Substitution86
7
MagiltonJim Magilton
Substitution46
10
PaceCarlo Pace
Substitution46
8
HollandMatt Holland
Substitution46
13
SchaackTom Schaack
9
CouñagoPablo Couñago
15
GomesPatrick Gomes
Substitution68
25
Le PenUlrich Le Pen
Substitution68
21
KohlClaude Kohl
29
MillerJustin Miller

Coach

Gilbert Dresch (LUX) George Burley (SCO)

Referee

Kamen Alexiev (BUL)

Assistant referees

Petar Petrov (BUL), Krum Stoilov (BUL)

Fourth official

Yordan Ivanov (BUL)

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