what did you miss: don't worry about ipswich's pre-season results - lambert

06:30    09 Jul 2019

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert
Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says he was happy with the level of performance in the team's opening game of pre-season.

The Blues fell to a 3-2 defeat against SC Paderborn 07 in Germany on Saturday.

However, they pushed the German Bundesliga side to the final whistle and were on top for large parts of the contest.

Ipswich will be looking to secure promotion back to the EFL Championship next season.

"I'm pleased with what I saw," Lambert told the club website.

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"You never pay too much attention to results in pre-season but I thought we did really well against a side that will be playing in the top tier next season.

"We've been back two weeks as well so to get players through 45 minutes of football unscathed is the most important thing," he added.

"We're a long way from where we want to get to but on that performance, I think we're off to a good start."

Ipswich were relegated to the EFL League One at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.

Steve Allen wins first Windsurfing World Championships

Australian sailor Steve Allen has expressed his delight after winning the first Rehasport Formula Windsurfing Foil World Championships in Poland.

Every race counted at the Championships and the results changed frequently as the professional windsurfers from PWA World Tour competed against Formula Windsurfing champions and Olympic medalists.

It was Polish sailor Maciej Rutkowski and Allen who battled it out until the final race, with the latter claiming the title on Monday.

"This is the first time we ever had as many as 21 races for a single discipline at an event. It is amazing how many chances we have. You cannot do everything right in all these races, but mistakes are the key," Allen said.

"Sometimes you let yourself mentally slip and I was happy to come back when it counted. I took the lead then I lost it, I took the lead then I lost it.

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"What matters is being on top at the end. We have a lot of discards, so I wasn't really caring about my races where I was sixth, but as the event went on," he added.

"I made some stupid mistakes and thought that I should have been caring about each race and pushing all the way to the end. At the end it turned out well and I'm very happy.

"I've been so close to world titles since 2009 and I didn't have anything until 2018, when I won at the Formula Windsurfing Worlds and now with the foil.

"To win the first official title gives me power to continue my career a little longer."

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