Lambert: A fair result

Paul Lambert felt Town deserved a point after Luke Chambers maintained Blues’ unbeaten start to the league season with an equaliser in added on time. 

The skipper headed in from a corner after James Norwood’s early goal had been trumped by strikes either side of the break from Ivan Toney and Mo Eisa.

Christy Pym saved Norwood’s penalty which looked the crucial moment until Chambers’ late intervention.

“I think it was a fair result in the end,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.

“We started the game really well. We got the goal and then I think we took our foot of the gas. 

“It was a bad goal for us to concede, their first one. Tomas [Holy] has made a big save early in the second-half and then we got caught out again. 

“James has had the chance from the penalty. The ‘keeper made a good save but Norwood will score goals for us, don’t worry about that.

“I think if we had scored then we would have gone on but to the credit of the lads, they kept going until the end. 

“Tomas gave them a problem when he went up for the corner in the last minute and it’s a great header from Chambers. 

“The important thing is that we stay unbeaten. I don’t think we deserved to win but we didn’t deserve to lose either.”

Skipper Luke Chambers, who was at fault for dropped points last week, rescued a point for Town. Something Lambert is not surprised about.

“I always think big players always produce in certain moments,”

“It’s a great header. Idris had come on and done well. I think big Tomas (Holy) going up caused some confusion and unsettled them a little bit.

“But you’ve got to remember that Luke is 34. There’s 46 games, plus cup games and it’s impossible for him to play every time.

“Without trying to sound disrespectful, he’s in the twilight of his career at that age. He’ll need breaks at times.

“He’s been fabulous since I’ve come to the club and it’s a brilliant header. We’ll take the point. We stay undefeated.”

When pressed if a draw was a fair result: “I think so. We had some good moments, some not so good moments. We battled back and showed a lot of grit and determination.

“The football club, because of the size of it, is going to have a massive target on its back. The atmosphere here was unbelievable – what a support we had. It was like a home game for us. You see the happiness on peoples’ faces when we scored.

“Peterborough probably raised their game against us because of what they see behind the goal and around the side.

“The penalty was a big swinging moment for us. I think if we score that we go on and win it. But James will score goals for us. I’m glad he got the millstone off his neck by tucking that first one away today.

“We started really, really well. For the first 15/20 minutes we were really at, then we lose a goal through a bit of inexperience from (Luke) Woolfenden (giving away a foul) and I thought Janoi (Donacien) should have been touch tight. Then it’s just a simple header.

“This was a tough game. Peterborough are a tough side who were up there last year. It’s hard when you’ve got a target on your back, but you’d rather have that than not.

“League One is every bit as tough as I thought it was going to be. This is a decent start. We look a good side. If we keep doing that consistently throughout the season we’re not going to be far away.”

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