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

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 - Credit: Archant

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 Ar

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

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 1988

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

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 2013

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

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 Feyenoord

On this day in 1975, Town won 2-1 at Feyenoord - Credit: Archant

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

Town 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.