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Masterful display from Ipswich

Published: Thursday 29 August 2002, 23.40CET
Ipswich Town FC 8-1 FC Avenir Beggen (Agg: 9-1) English side prove too strong.

Match statistics

IpswichAvenir

Goals scored6
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 29 August 2002, 23.40CET

Masterful display from Ipswich

Ipswich Town FC 8-1 FC Avenir Beggen (Agg: 9-1) English side prove too strong.

Ipswich Town FC 8-1 FC Avenir Beggen (Ipswich win 9-1 on aggregate)
English first division club Ipswich Town FC found goalscoring form to ensure their place in the UEFA Cup first round, having gained entry to the competition via the Fair Play draw.

Counago treble
Spanish striker Pablo Counago scored a twice in the absence of Ipswich's goalscorer a fortnight ago in Luxembourg, Marcus Stewart, who was holding talks with Sunderland AFC about a possible transfer to the Premiership side.

Miller's first for club
FC Avenir Beggen had done well to hold Ipswich to 1-0 in the previous leg of the qualifying round tie, but found themselves two down on 18 minutes, Tommy Miller opening the scoring, and Counago, who made the first, helped double the advantage after forcing an own goal from Mike Ney.

Two-goal burst
Miller then reached his double, backheeling in a cross from Counago. Then the ex-RC Celta de Vigo forward made it four, after Miller returned the compliment, putting the ball across to Counago from the left. Three minutes from the break, Wayne Brown made it five from Jim Magilton's corner.

Beggen secure consolation
The visitors made a good start to the second half and, eleven minutes in, Greg Molitor, having just hit the side netting, headed in a consolation which was applauded by the home fans. However, Ipswich soon resumed their own scoring, John McGreal shooting in from ten metres on the hour mark, and a quarter-of-an-hour later, Counago added his second. Darren Ambrose claimed the eighth in the 79th minute, volleying in Finidi George's cross.

Last updated: 30/08/02 0.20CET

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Lineups

ipswich

Ipswich

avenir

Avenir

1
MarshallAndy Marshall
1
HartertKevin Hartert
3
ClaphamJamie Clapham
3
MiedicoTino Miedico
2
WilnisFabian Wilnis
5
Da SilvaLionel Da Silva
4
McGrealJohn McGreal
Goal62
8
CalvarusoChristophe Calvaruso
Substitution77
7
MagiltonJim Magilton
Substitution73
10
PaceCarlo Pace
Substitution62
8
HollandMatt Holland (C)
14
MolitorGregory Molitor
Goal56
10
BentMarcus Bent
15
GomesPatrick Gomes
17
BrownWayne Brown
Goal42
18
Da LuzClaudio Da Luz
9
CouñagoPablo Couñago
19
LaricciaFrederic Lariccia (C)
21
MillerTommy Miller
Goal3
Goal19
Substitution62
22
NeyMike Ney
Yellow Card15
Goal21
Substitution75
30
ReuserMartijn Reuser
Substitution52
23
MartinKevin Martin

Substitutes

26
PullenJames Pullen
25
GilbertzNico Gilbertz
22
AmbroseDarren Ambrose
Substitution62
Goal80
4
PicardYves Picard
Substitution77
18
BentDarren Bent
7
Dos Santos LopesGabriel Dos Santos Lopes
Substitution62
19
GeorgeFinidi George
Substitution73
11
HamdaouiAissam Hamdaoui
23
GaardsøeThomas Gaardsøe
13
SchaackTom Schaack
32
RichardsMatthew Richards
Substitution52
6
DialloBoubacar Diallo
Substitution75
12
NaylorRichard Naylor
16
SchmitAlain Schmit

Coach

George Burley (SCO) Gilbert Dresch (LUX)

Referee

Tommy Skjerven (NOR)

Assistant referees

Erik Ræstad (NOR), Magne Tosse (NOR)

Fourth official

Jon Skjervold (NOR)

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