Freddie Ladapo scored twice (Rhianna Chadwick/PA)
24 January 2023

Freddie Ladapo and Conor Chaplin at the double for Ipswich

24 January 2023

Freddie Ladapo and Conor Chaplin both scored twice in the first half as Ipswich eased to a 4-0 victory over struggling Morecambe – their first win in five games.

Town got off to a perfect start when Ladapo stabbed the ball home following a corner by Leif Davis in the first minute.

Morecambe goalkeeper Connor Ripley prevented Nathan Broadhead from adding a second, while Lee Evans’ 35-yard strike struck the foot of a post.

Town extended their lead in the 16th minute when Broadhead’s defence-splitting pass released Ladapo and his shot found the back of the net via both posts.

The third goal came in the 38th minute when Wes Burns’ cross found an unmarked Chaplin, whose crisp strike found the bottom corner.

Chaplin was on hand again just before half-time when he steered the ball home via a deflection from Morecambe defender Jacob Bedeau following another cross from Burns.

A fine save from Ripley prevented Broadhead from adding a fifth from 25 yards, while Morecambe earned their first corner of the match in the 71st minute but failed to have any shots on target.

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