On this day in Town history: Ipswich Town Football Club is 140 years old today

Town have won three major honours in their history - the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and Division One title

Town have won three major honours in their history - the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and Division One title - Credit: Archant

In our daily feature, we take a look back at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history... and today’s an important day!

Ipswich Town's best-ever squad? These were the players who came so close to pulling off a remarkable

Ipswich Town's best-ever squad? These were the players who came so close to pulling off a remarkable treble in the 1980-81 season, winning the UEFA Cup, finishing runners-up in the league, and losng in the semi-final of the FA Cup - Credit: Archant

We start today’s back in 1878, as today marks the 140th anniversary of the formation of Ipswich Town Football Club.

Matt Richards scored a 90th minute equaliser on this day in 2004

Matt Richards scored a 90th minute equaliser on this day in 2004

It was formed at a meeting of mainly former pupils of Ipswich School at the Town Hall, and the Blues were originally known as Ipswich Association Football Club, so as to have a different name from the existing rugby-playing Ipswich Football Club.

Alan Brazil scored in Town's 1-1 draw with Luton

Alan Brazil scored in Town's 1-1 draw with Luton - Credit: Archant

In 1982, Alan Brazil scored as the Blues drew 1-1 with Luton Town at Kenilworth Road, while in 1971 the Blues drew 1-1 with Everton at Goodison Park.

Clive Woods was at the double on this day in 1976

Clive Woods was at the double on this day in 1976 - Credit: Archant

It was on this day in 2004, Matt Richard scored an 90th minute equaliser as Town drew 1-1 with Burnley at Portman Road to preserve Ipswich’s unbeaten home record in the 2004-05 season.


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And finally, on this day in 1976, Clive Woods scored twice as the Blues beat West Ham 2-0 at the Boleyn Ground to make it three wins in a row during the 1976-77 season.

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