In front of a twenty thousand plus crowd, the Blues finally seemed to get their mojo back and send the Portman Road faithful home happy. Now we know that from a Leeds United perspective this was not their most important game of the season, and it could be argued that their minds were already on the play-off’s but all things considered, this was an impressive Town performance.
It was great to see both Flynn Downes and Andre Dozzell get on the scoresheet and although captain Luke Chambers had an absolute mare, there were many notable displays from players in the blue shirts.
Stand out performer was Toto Nsiala in my view. His defending was solid throughout and it was in complete contrast to his partner at the back who was shown a straight red when he conceded that penalty to the visitors. Myles Kenlock also did a good job in the wingback role he has become accustomed to, and special praise must be given to Bartosz Bialkowski, who was back in the side and made some important stops.
Next season we will probably miss Collin Quaner up front, who for a big man has wonderfully deft touches and of course, Trevoh Chalobah has also played his last game for the Blues.
But this is not the time for regrets. On the contrary, this win was much needed and means that the players and supporters can look forward and not back as we come to terms with life in a lower league.
F.W. editor of Vital Ipswich