On this day in Town history: UEFA Cup wins, a five-goal thriller and much more!

PUBLISHED: 15:42 17 September 2018

John Wark scored four as Town beat Greek side Aris Salonika 5-1 on this day in 1980

John Wark scored four as Town beat Greek side Aris Salonika 5-1 on this day in 1980

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In the first of a new series, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town history...

38 years ago today, Town began their route to the UEFA Cup final in their 5-1 win over Greek side Aris Salonika38 years ago today, Town began their route to the UEFA Cup final in their 5-1 win over Greek side Aris Salonika

We start on this day 38 years ago, when Town began their route to the UEFA Cup final, after they beat Greek side Aris Salonika 5-1 in the UEFA Cup First Round, First Leg.

Ipswich Town beat Watford 3-2 at Portman Road on 17th September 1988Ipswich Town beat Watford 3-2 at Portman Road on 17th September 1988

John Wark scored four goals in the action-packed game at Portman Road, with the visitors’ George Firos seeing red in the 36th minute.

Daryl Murphy was among the scorers as Town beat Yeovil Town 2-1 at Portman Road on this day in 2013Daryl Murphy was among the scorers as Town beat Yeovil Town 2-1 at Portman Road on this day in 2013

In 1988, Town beat Watford 3-2 at Portman Road as Simon Milton, Dalian Atkinson and David Lowe scored for the Blues in the Divison Two league clash as Town continued their unbeaten start to the 1988-89 season.

On this day in 1975, Town won 2-1 at FeyenoordOn this day in 1975, Town won 2-1 at Feyenoord

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Town drew 2-2 at Southampton on this day 10 years agoTown drew 2-2 at Southampton on this day 10 years ago

Five years ago today, Town came from behind to beat Yeovil Town 2-1 in the Championship under the lights at Portman Road, thanks to goals from Daryl Murphy and Aaron Cresswell.

Also on this day in 1975, Town won 2-1 at Feyenoord in the UEFA Cup First Round, First Leg, thanks to goals from Trevor Whymark and Dave Johnson, while in 2008 the Blues drew 2-2 at Southampton with Owen Garvan and Alan Quinn scoring for Town.

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