My Top Three Town Goals: Matt Holland

To finish the first series of My Top Three Goals, we caught up with former Ipswich midfielder and captain Matt Holland, who selected his favourite three goals in a Town shirt.

Goal Three: Sheffield United (A)

We love a good headed goal, just something quite satisfying about a whipped cross into the box and being headed home. Holland picked out his header away at Sheffield United in March 1998 as his third favourite in a Town top.

The ball was expertly delivered by Bobby Petta and there was Holland arriving on the spot with a terrific header to give Town the three points at Bramall Lane.

Goal Two: Bolton (H)

Holland’s second favourite Town goal was an important one. Town were up against Bolton Wanderers in the play-off semi-final second leg in 1999, the Blues trailing 1-0 from the game at the Reebok stadium heading into the game at Portman Road.

The midfielder gave Town the prefect start, James Scowcroft picked out Holland who was making a great forward run, the Irishman cushioned the ball with his left foot before guiding his finish past the Bolton keeper with his right. Town would go on to lose to the Trotters on away goals after beating them 4-3 on the night, but revenge would be sweet the following season.

Goal One: Charlton (H)

The Town legend picked out his first Premier League goal against Charlton Athletic as his favourite in a Town shirt.

After a flowing Town move, Charlton partially cleared their lines to Herman Hreidarsson who found his captain on the edge of the box. Holland then brilliantly cut inside Mark Kinsella before unleashing a thumping effort past Dean Kiely in the Charlton goal. 

You can see the highlights from all the goals which have featured in our Top Three Town Goals, head over to our YouTube channel here.

We would like to again say a huge thank you to all the former Town players who have taken part in the first series of My Top Three Town Goals. Also, a massive thanks to Richard Woodward who has supplied most of the goals for this feature.

Previous players to name their top three Town goals:

Ian Marshall

Bobby Petta

Neil Gregory

Billy Clarke

Adam Tanner

David Johnson