On this day in Town history: Freddie Sears ends his goalless run and Blues win in Europe

PUBLISHED: 12:00 18 October 2018

Fans enjoyed Town's 1-0 win over Innsbruck on this day in 1978

Fans enjoyed Town's 1-0 win over Innsbruck on this day in 1978

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In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history...and today’s games include a win in Europe and a clash with Manchester United.

John Wark scored on this day in 1978 as the Blues beat InnsburckJohn Wark scored on this day in 1978 as the Blues beat Innsburck

We start today 40 years ago when Town beat Austrian side SW Innsbruck 1-0 at Portman Road in the Cup Winners Cup second round, while in 2001 the Blues were held to a goalless draw at home with Swedish side Helsingborgs IF in the UEFA Cup.

Two years ago today, Freddie Sears ended his 38-game without a goal runTwo years ago today, Freddie Sears ended his 38-game without a goal run

In 2016, Town beat Burton Albion 2-0 at Portman Road with Freddie Sears being among the scorers to end his 38 games without a goal, while in 1986, Nigel Gleghorn scored a hat-trick as the Blues won 4-3 at Bradford City.

It was on this day in 2011, Keith Andrews scored in Town's win over PompeyIt was on this day in 2011, Keith Andrews scored in Town's win over Pompey

Keith Andrews was the only scorer as the Blues beat Portsmouth 1-0 at Portman Road in 2011 to make it six games unbeaten in the 2011-12 season, while in 2008 Pablo Counago scored twice as the Blues drew 2-2 with Swansea City at home.

Paul Mariner scored on this day in 1980 in Town's 1-1 draw with Man UnitedPaul Mariner scored on this day in 1980 in Town's 1-1 draw with Man United

It was on this day in 1980, Paul Marnier scored as the Blues drew 1-1 with Man United at Portman Road to remain unbeaten at home in the 1980-81 season, while David McGoldrick scored in Town’s 1-1 drew 1-1 Blackburn who scored a 90th minute eqauliser.

Fifthteen years ago today, the Blues beat Stoke City 1-0 at Portman RoadFifthteen years ago today, the Blues beat Stoke City 1-0 at Portman Road

And finally on this day 15 years ago, Matt Richards scored as the Blues beat Stoke City 1-0 at Portman Road on TV for their seventh league win in eight outings in the 2002-03 season, while in 2005 the Blues drew 2-2 with Coventry City at Portman Road.

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