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The ball is swung over by Lee Martin, Michael Nelson makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Dagnall on Damien Delaney. Damien Delaney restarts play with the free kick.
(Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Colin Healy coming on for Grant Leadbitter. Damien Delaney challenges Joe Garner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Michael Nelson, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Michael O'Connor from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the box by Michael Nelson misses to the right of the target.
The ball is delivered by Andy Drury, blocked by Eddie Nolan.
Volleyed left-footed shot by Michael O'Connor. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.
Chris Dagnall is brought on as a substitute for Lee Miller. Corner taken by Michael O'Connor from the left by-line, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Michael O'Connor.
Andy Hughes sends in a cross.
Andy Drury produces a cross, save made by Josh Lillis.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Bullard by Joe Garner. Mark Kennedy takes the direct free kick.
Lee Martin is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
Lee Martin fouled by Michael Nelson, the ref awards a free kick. Jimmy Bullard takes the direct free kick.
Lee Martin sends in a cross. Andy Drury is ruled offside. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.
Andy Drury fouled by Michael O'Connor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jimmy Bullard, clearance by David Mirfin.
David Mirfin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Martin. Free kick taken by Damien Delaney.
Gareth McAuley shown a yellow card. Joe Garner fouled by Gareth McAuley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
Jimmy Bullard produces a cross, clearance by Michael Nelson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Miller on Gareth McAuley. Damien Delaney takes the free kick.
Andy Drury is brought on as a substitute for Josh Carson. David Mirfin concedes a free kick for a foul on David Norris. Jimmy Bullard crosses the ball in from the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Joe Garner, blocked by Damien Delaney. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Collins.
The official flags Lee Martin offside. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Lee Martin, clearance by Joe Garner.
Michael Nelson concedes a free kick for a foul on Connor Wickham. Jimmy Bullard takes the free kick.
Michael Collins on for Mark Duffy. Shot on goal by David Norris from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Effort on goal by Michael O'Connor from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Damien Delaney concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Miller. Direct free kick taken by Andy Hughes.
Jimmy Bullard has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bobby Grant on Jimmy Bullard. Free kick taken by Jimmy Bullard.
Connor Wickham sends in a cross, Josh Lillis makes a save.
Connor Wickham challenges Josh Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
Ben Gordon leaves the field to be replaced by Bobby Grant.
Ben Gordon sends in a cross, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Lee Martin, clearance by Michael Nelson.
Michael O'Connor shown a yellow card. Jimmy Bullard fires in a goal from a long way out to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ipswich 2-0 Scunthorpe.Centre by Jimmy Bullard, Michael Nelson makes a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Norris by Michael O'Connor.
Lee Martin is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
Ben Gordon produces a cross.
Handball decision goes against Lee Martin. Eddie Nolan takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Andy Hughes, Shot by Mark Duffy. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
Shot from just outside the area by Joe Garner goes over the bar.
Lee Martin produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
Josh Carson delivers the ball, Josh Lillis makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Mark Duffy, Damien Delaney gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Lee Miller, Arran Lee-Barrett makes a save.
The ball is swung over by Carlos Edwards, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Josh Carson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
The offside flag is raised against Connor Wickham. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
A cross is delivered by Lee Martin, blocked by Eddie Nolan. Corner taken short by Jimmy Bullard, Carlos Edwards takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Joe Garner gets a block in.
Jimmy Bullard crosses the ball, clearance by David Mirfin. Outswinging corner taken by Jimmy Bullard from the right by-line, Gareth McAuley produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Bullard by Michael O'Connor. Free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.
A goal is scored by Carlos Edwards. Ipswich 1-0 Scunthorpe.
Michael O'Connor challenges Grant Leadbitter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jimmy Bullard takes the free kick.
Lee Miller is adjudged to have handled the ball. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Gordon by Lee Martin. Michael O'Connor produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by David Mirfin misses to the left of the target.
Jimmy Bullard produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael O'Connor by Jimmy Bullard. Strike on goal comes in from Michael O'Connor from the free kick, save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.
Ben Gordon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlos Edwards. Direct free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard from the left by-line, Josh Lillis makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Lee Martin. Handball by David Mirfin. Jimmy Bullard delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Connor Wickham misses to the left of the goal.
Caution for Grant Leadbitter. Grant Leadbitter challenges Lee Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Eddie Nolan.
Effort from deep inside the area by Ben Gordon misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is sent over by Josh Carson, save made by Josh Lillis.
Jimmy Bullard takes a shot from 18 yards. David Mirfin gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Jimmy Bullard from the left by-line.
A cross is delivered by Lee Martin, blocked by David Mirfin.
Foul by Carlos Edwards on Joe Garner, free kick awarded. Eddie Nolan takes the free kick.
Carlos Edwards sends in a cross, blocked by Ben Gordon.
David Norris takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.
Unfair challenge on Damien Delaney by Michael O'Connor results in a free kick. Grant Leadbitter takes the free kick.
Connor Wickham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
Centre by Connor Wickham, clearance made by Michael Nelson.
Town set to be without Norris
Ipswich captain David Norris is set to miss out again for the visit of managerless Scunthorpe.
Midfielder Norris has missed the last two games through suspension after picking up 10 yellow cards but is now struggling with an ankle injury as Paul Jewell's side look to recover from their midweek trouncing by Watford.
Norris has not trained all week so on-loan West Ham man Kieron Dyer is set to start against the strugglers, while Colin Healy could come back after five weeks out with a stomach injury.
Mark Kennedy - who can play in midfield or at left-back - will be out for several weeks with a hamstring injury so Darren O`Dea will continue at full-back.
Goalkeeper Brian Murphy has stepped up his comeback from a broken ankle after coming out of plaster but Marton Fulop will continue.
Defender Tommy Smith has joined League One side Colchester on loan until the end of the season.
Scunthorpe caretaker boss Tony Daws has been handed a boost after Andy Hughes, Sam Togwell and Ben Gordon were passed fit.
Utility-man Hughes sustained a facial injury during Tuesday`s 3-0 home defeat to Preston and was replaced during the first half, but he is available to face the Tractor Boys.
Midfielder Togwell has missed the last two matches with a hamstring strain and left-back Gordon is suffering from the same injury.
He was replaced at half-time against Leicester last weekend and missed out altogether in midweek.
Goalkeeper Joe Murphy (ankle), midfielder Garry Thompson (groin) and right-back Cliff Byrne (back) all remain sidelined as the Iron seek to breathe new life into their fight against the drop.
Debut defeat for Daws
Scunthorpe`s fight for npower Championship survival was dealt another blow as fine goals from Carlos Edwards and Jimmy Bullard gave Ipswich a routine 2-0 home win.
Paul Jewell`s side were on top throughout and deserved the three points which leaves Scunthorpe staring at a return to League One.
Caretaker boss Tony Daws took charge of the visitors for the first time after Ian Baraclough was sacked in the aftermath of the 3-0 home defeat to Preston in midweek but saw his charges fail to threaten as they were passed off the Portman Road pitch.
Edwards whistled in a 30-yard drive before the break and the victory was assured by a trademark Bullard free-kick early in the second half.
Scunthorpe are now four points adrift of safety and have just eight games left to preserve their Championship status.
Ipswich captain David Norris was in the side after a surprise recovery from an ankle injury and should have scored in the third minute when he charged into the area but his low shot was kicked clear by goalkeeper Josh Lillis.
Bullard then connected beautifully with a volley on the edge of the box but Iron defender David Mirfin stood strong to make a painful block before Connor Wickham wasted a glorious chance to open the scoring.
Bullard swung in a dangerous free-kick and Wickham was left unmarked at the far post but fluffed his connection and saw his volley spin wide from five yards out.
The visitors were struggling to hang on but had a rare chance of their own when Michael O`Connor saw his free-kick well saved by the recalled Arran Lee-Barrett in the Ipswich net.
Jewell`s side were well on top however and there was no surprise when Edwards struck in the 26th minute - although there was plenty of surprise about the manner of the goal.
A miscued defensive clearance from Mirfin was seized on by Edwards charging forwards from right-back and the former Sunderland man thumped a first-time shot from fully 30 yards which flew into the top corner.
It was a stunning strike and captain Gareth McAuley should have doubled the advantage moments later when he fired over from a set-piece.
Lee Martin was the latest to be found guilty of missing a chance as the half ended when he ran onto a sumptuous Bullard pass but dragged his shot wide.
Martin was then booked seconds into the second half for diving as he went down inside the penalty area before Bullard made it 2-0 in the 53rd minute.
Norris was fouled 25 yards from goal and the on-loan Hull man stepped up to bend a fabulous strike over the wall and past Lillis into the corner.
Bullard was running the show and came close to another from even further out moments later but saw his 35-yard drive fly just wide of the left post.
Wickham is in the running for the young player of the year at Sunday`s Football League awards and should have celebrated with a goal but the teenager delayed his shot and allowed Eddie Nolan to make a fine tackle.
Town saw out the rest of the game to record a comfortable victory.
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