Mick McCarthy pleased with a point

McCarthy pleased with a point
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Mick McCarthy hints that Ipswich Town were fortunate to take a point from last night's clash with Barnsley despite taking a first-half lead at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has said that his team paid the price for a poor second-half performance in last night's 1-1 draw with Barnsley.

Daryl Murphy's 41st-minute goal had the hosts on course for victory at Portman Road until substitute Jim O'Brien equalised with 20 minutes remaining.

McCarthy said that he was happy to come away with a point as they could easily have lost the game.

"We messed it up in the second-half, didn't we," McCarthy told the club's official website.

"You have to give them credit though, they did to us what we did to them in the first-half and in the end it was a good point because we could have lost it.

"We didn't play well but we stuck at it and got something from a game that perhaps last season, we would have lost."

The Tractor Boys are 10th in the Championship.

Mick McCarthy of Ipswich Town looks on during the pre season friendly match between Barnet and Ipswich Town at The Hive on July 20, 2013
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