Ipswich 2-0 Shrewsbury: George Hirst and Massimo Luongo fire the Tractor Boys to victory
Ipswich extended their winning streak to six matches and continued to press for the top two places in League One with a 2–0 victory over play-off chasing Shrewsbury.
The goals came from a header by George Hirst and a volley from Massimo Luongo, which put them two points behind second-placed Plymouth.
Luke Leahy had outstretched Ipswich goalkeeper Christian Walton’s header over the crossbar while at the other end Nathan Broadhead’s free-kick hit the Shrewsbury wall.
Ipswich took the lead through Hurst in the 15th minute. He connected with a Wes Burns cross and his effort went just beyond Marco Marosi’s grasp.
Walton had to go down low to block a shot from Jordan Shipley as the visitors pressed for an equaliser.
Conor Chaplin scored after 50 minutes, but his attempt was disallowed, but his reckless dash into the penalty area two minutes later saw the ball fall to Longo who put the hosts ahead.
Hurst’s shot then hit the foot of the post, Harry Clarke’s long-range volley volleyed over the crossbar and Che Dunkley’s header rebounded off the Ipswich crossbar as Tractor Boys grabbed three more points.