Football - No excuses from Powell

Chris Powell was unable to put a finger on why his Charlton side were so poor in their 2-1 home defeat to Ipswich.

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Goals from DJ Campbell and Daryl Murphy put the Tractor Boys ahead before Danny Haynes reduced the deficit, but it was not enough.

Powell said: "No excuses. We were beaten by a better team, especially in the first half.

"We were very loose and sluggish in our marking.

"Ipswich didn't have chance in the second period but the damage was already done

"We were huffing and puffing and put players on, but you need a platform to perform and we were very up and down."

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