On this day in Town history: Counago scores twice in win over nine-man Rotherham

On this day in 2003, the Blues beat 10-man Rotherham 2-1 at Portman Road

On this day in 2003, the Blues beat 10-man Rotherham 2-1 at Portman Road

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history...

Pablo Counago scored twice as the Blues beat Rotherham 2-1 at Portman Road in 2003

Pablo Counago scored twice as the Blues beat Rotherham 2-1 at Portman Road in 2003 - Credit: NEWS

We begin today 15 years ago when Town beat nine-man Rotherham as Pablo Counago scored twice for the Blues in their 2-1 win at Portman Road, while the Blues drew 1-1 with Leeds United at Portman Road in 1980 with John Wark scoring for Town.

Alex Mathie scored as the Blues beat Man City 1-0 at Portman Road in 1997

Alex Mathie scored as the Blues beat Man City 1-0 at Portman Road in 1997 - Credit: Archant

In 1997, Alex Mathie was the only goalscorer as Town beat Man City 1-0 at Portman Road to win their only second home league game at the start of the 1997-98 season

Jason Dozzell made his return in a Ipswich Town shirt on this day in 1997

Jason Dozzell made his return in a Ipswich Town shirt on this day in 1997 - Credit: Archant

In the same game, Jason Dozzell made his second Town debut, after returning to the club from Tottenham, while Mark Lambert scored in Town’s 1-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday at Portman Road in 1969.

And finally former Town midfielder Mark Brennan was born on this day in 1965, he made over 200 appearances and scored 25 goals for the Blues between 1983 to 1988.


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