Jackett bemoans Wood's disallowed goal in Ipswich defeat

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MILLWALL boss Kenny Jackett believed Chris Wood had a goal wrongly disallowed in his side's 3-0 loss at Ipswich Town on Saturday.

DJ Campbell scored a brace to inspire the Tractor Boys to a convincing victory and inflict a first defeat in 14 games on the Lions.

But Jackett was left to bemoan the decision to rule out Wood's fourth-minute effort – with replays showing the West Brom loanee was at least a yard onside.

"We should have been a goal ahead," said Jackett. "Wood's goal from Shane Lowry's pass in the first-half is clearly onside, having seen it again.

"But we've gone in at the break 1-0 down; their keeper has made three very good saves and we've had a goal disallowed. That happens.

"But the start of the second-half was poor. We gave away two poor goals and that took the game away from us. We've been defending very well but I thought Darly Murphy and Campbell were a handful.

"Obviously one scored two goals and the other has got one – they're key contributions. They played very well – Murphy in particular ran the channels and they put the ball over the top for him. He's big and strong."

Despite the defeat, Jackett was pleased with the persistence of his players in the latter stages of the game and felt substitue Dany N'Guessan was wrongly penalised as he went to shoot in the dying stages.

He said: "We kept going and kept battling. We couldn't quite find the breakthrough – even at the end when N'Guessan was in.

"Was it a push or not? It was a little bit of a soft decision but the keeper saved it anyway. We couldn't find a strike to get us back into the game.

"It was 3-0 but games can go one way very easily. We've been winning this type of game – we've had the detail at the back, the dominant centre-halves and the strikers that have caused problems.

"In the end, Ipswich found an intensity with 18,000 fans behind them."



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