We deserved late point - Magilton

14 April 2009 07:35
An injury-time penalty from Giovani dos Santos earned Ipswich a point and Magilton managed to put a positive spin on a scrappy encounter.[LNB]"I thought we were up for it from the start and fully deserved our point," he said.[LNB]"After a couple of defeats it was important we came away with something. Our problems have been at home this season and it was another good away performance.[LNB]"Giovani showed great coolness with the penalty and certainly made a difference for us when he came on.[LNB]"We played some good football and created a number of chances so overall I'm very happy."[LNB]City had taken a 48th-minute lead when midfielder Marvin Elliott ran onto a Michael McIndoe flick and slid the ball past Richard Wright with the outside of his right foot.[LNB]But the home side were never convincing and when Ipswich applied pressure in the closing stages substitute Ivan Campo was fouled in the box.[LNB]City boss Gary Johnson said: "I thought in the first half things were flat on and off the pitch," he said.[LNB]"At half-time I said the sort of things you would expect and we were more effective. If we had won 1-0 it would have been a good result.[LNB]"But conceding so late on is always disappointing. I'm not sure who conceded the penalty and it may even have been that the Ipswich player tripped himself.[LNB]"One positive for us was the performance of goalkeeper Stephen Henderson. We had to send him on very early as a substitute and he turned in a very good display.[LNB]"There will be a new contract on the table for him at the end of the season."[LNB]Irishman Henderson found himself in the action for only the second time as a City player after just nine minutes when Adriano Basso hobbled off with an ankle injury.[LNB]He proved his side's man of the match with fine saves from David Norris, Dos Santos and Campo in a brave and agile performance.[LNB]City defender Jamie McCombe looked lucky to escape with a yellow card five minutes from time when judged to have impeded Kevin Lisbie as the Ipswich striker threatened to break clear.[LNB]Campo's free-kick brought Henderson's best save, but there was nothing even he could do to keep out Dos Santos' penalty, which sent him the wrong way.[LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk