On this day in Town history: Wark scores hat-trick as Town win in Europe

John Wark scored a hat-trick as Town won 5-0 in Europe in 1980

John Wark scored a hat-trick as Town won 5-0 in Europe in 1980 - Credit: Archant

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today includes a John Wark hat-trick in a UEFA Cup win....

On this day in 1980, John Wark scored a hat-trick as Town beat Polish side Widzew Lodz 5-0 at Portma

On this day in 1980, John Wark scored a hat-trick as Town beat Polish side Widzew Lodz 5-0 at Portman Road in the UEFA Cup - Credit: Archant

We begin today in 1980 as John Wark scored a hat-trick as Town beat Polish side Widzew Lodz 5-0 at Portman Road in the third round of the UEFA Cup, while he also scored in Town’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Portman Road in 1983.

Luke Varney congratulates Tom Lawrence after he had given Town a 3-0 lead on this day in 2016

Luke Varney congratulates Tom Lawrence after he had given Town a 3-0 lead on this day in 2016 - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Two years ago today, Tom Lawrence was among the scorers as Town beat QPR 3-0 at Portman Road, while Claus Thomsen scored as Town drew 1-1 with Newcastle at St James Park in 1994.

Richard Naylor scored as Town beat Gillingham in 1996

Richard Naylor scored as Town beat Gillingham in 1996 - Credit: Archant

And it was on this day in 1985 that Terry Butcher and Michael Cole both scored braces as the Blues beat Swindon Town 6-1 at Portman Road in the league cup fourth round, but were knocked out in the next round by Liverpool,

On this day in 1985, Town beat Swindon 6-1 at Portman Road

On this day in 1985, Town beat Swindon 6-1 at Portman Road - Credit: Archant

While on this day in 1996, Richard Naylor scored as Town beat Gillingham 1-0 at Portman Road in the League Cup fourth round, but were knocked out in the next round by Leicester City.


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