Post match reaction from Portman Rd

Last updated : 08 October 2012 By Michael Morris

loachspillLoach spilled the ball to allow Heidar Helguson (right) to tap in City's equaliser before failing to command his 6 yard area allowing Helguson to head City's winner.

'Hold my hands up today. Let the the lads and you fans down.' tweeted the Ipswich keeper.

'No excuses, I was to blame today,'

Meanwhile Malky Mackay said

“They probably deserved the lead at half-time – even if it was a horrendous error because the boy had punched it in – because they had dominated the first half.

“But I thought we completely dominated the second half, questioned them, kept them on the back foot.

“In the first half we didn’t make the right decisions, didn’t put the ball in the right areas where we knew we could threaten and, although we had talked about it, it’s about delivering what you’re asked to do. It wasn’t a case that they couldn’t do what I was asking them to do, but they needed to go out there and believe they could do it.

“And we did it in the second half, we had much more confidence, much more energy, won a lot more balls, switched play much quicker.

“We brought an edginess to the stadium because we were keeping the ball and pressing their goal.”

And on two goal hero Heidar Helguson Malky said:

“He ended up running himself dizzy by the end. The amount of energy, work rate and passion he gives is incredible and he is someone for youngsters to look up to.

“The amount of headers he wins is amazing, the best header of the ball I have played against or had the chance to manage – the difference was that we had no-one on the end of them in the first half and we had people running onto them in the second. He’s 35 and he’s still chasing balls into the channels to win a corner in the last minute.”

For Paul Jewel it's another defeat and more pressure on his shoulders.

“There’s not a lot (Scott Loach) can say. You don’t want to single players out, but there’s no hiding from the fact that two goalkeeping errors have cost us the game.

“Mistakes are proving very costly for us at the moment for us. They’re not just little mistakes, they are big errors.

“Let’s have it right, we had a bit of fortune with the goal, but we played really well first half, were the better team and had a good opportunity with JET to make it 2-0.

“I thought we defended well but the goal has just come out of the blue. It’s a complete gift.

“It’s such a devastating blow when someone scores a goal like that. They finished in the ascendancy, but I thought we were still defending alright and they weren’t really looking like scoring a second goal.

“It’s confidence isn’t it? We just can’t get that second goal to give us a cushion. We’re not getting outplayed by anybody – the only time that has happened this season was for 45 minutes at Blackpool.

“I thought the lads gave everything they had and that’s why it’s devastating to concede the two goals we did.”