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Ipswich Town v Aston Villa nostalgia: Wark, McCall and Gates on target for the Blues in 1982

PUBLISHED: 05:00 18 August 2018

Eric Gates on the charge

Eric Gates on the charge

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In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we look back to 20 March, 1982, when the Blues beat Aston Villa 3-1 at Portman Road.

Eric Gates is brought down during the Blues 3-1 win over Aston Villa at Portman Road in November 1982Eric Gates is brought down during the Blues 3-1 win over Aston Villa at Portman Road in November 1982

John Wark, Steve McCall and Eric Gates scored for the Blues as a crowd of 20,00 plus fans saw Town put three past Aston Villa at Portman Road on March 20, 1982.

Town took the lead when Wark scored his 12th league goal of the 1981-82 season, before McCall doubled Town’s lead in the first half.

Goalscorer John Wark jumps for a header in Town's 3-1 win over Aston Villa in March 1982Goalscorer John Wark jumps for a header in Town's 3-1 win over Aston Villa in March 1982

The Blues were looking to do the double over Villa, after beating them 1-0 at Villa Park earlier in the season, with Russell Osman scoring the only goal of the game.

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John Wark scored his 12th league goal of the seasonJohn Wark scored his 12th league goal of the season

Villa pulled a goal back in the second half as defender Ken McNaught scored for visitors, but the Blues made sure there was no equaliser as forward Gates made it 3-1 with his seventh league goal of the season to earn three points for the home side.

Town XI: Sivell, Burley, McCall, Mills, Osman, Steggles, Wark, Muhren, O’Callaghan, Brazil, Gates.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

Jordan Graham is training with Oxford United after being given permission to move on by Ipswich Town.

Teenager Jack Lankester hopes to be involved with the Ipswich Town first team for the remainder of the season but would be prepared to spend time out on loan if it aides his development.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has been impressing the players with his skills on the training pitch. STUART WATSON looks back on his playing career.

Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

Former Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst is the favourite in the betting as his former club Shrewsbury search for a new manager.

Former Ipswich Town goalkeeper Shane Supple has announced his retirement from football for a second time, due to a persistent hip injury.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features David Johnson signing for Town and Sir Bobby Robson’s testimonial match at Portman Road

Former Ipswich Town loanee Richie Wellens has been appointed Swindon Town manager, naming Noel Hunt as his assistant.

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