On this day in Town history: Fred Barber and his Freddie Kruger mask!

Fred Barber played just once for Town on loan from Luton. He used to run out onto the pitch wearing

Fred Barber played just once for Town on loan from Luton. He used to run out onto the pitch wearing a Freddie Kruger mask from the film Nightmare on Elm Street - Credit: Archant

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features wins over Blackburn and Aston Villa......plus a masked man!

Tony Mowbray scored a late equaliser as the Blues drew 2-2 with Wolves on this day in 1995

Tony Mowbray scored a late equaliser as the Blues drew 2-2 with Wolves on this day in 1995 - Credit: Archant

We begin today five years ago when Frank Nouble was among the scorers as Town beat Blackburn 3-1 at Portman Road to claim their first home win since the end of September.

Town beat Blackburn 3-1 at home on this day in 2013

Town beat Blackburn 3-1 at home on this day in 2013 - Credit: Archant

In 2003, the Blues were held to a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, thanks to a goal from Darren Bent, while the Blues were held to a 1-1 draw with Sunderland at Roker Park in 1983.

Darren Bent scored as Town drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest in 2013

Darren Bent scored as Town drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest in 2013 - Credit: Jason Cairnduff

Town beat Aston Villa 2-0 at Portman Road on this day in 1977, thanks to goals from Eric Gates and Trevor Whymark, while 10 years ago today the Blues were held to a 2-2 draw with Plymouth at Portman Road.

Matt Richards scored from the spot as Town drew 1-1 with Wolves in 2005

Matt Richards scored from the spot as Town drew 1-1 with Wolves in 2005

It was on this day in 1995 that Tony Mowbray scored a late equaliser as Town drew 2-2 with Wolves at the Molineux live on TV – a match notable for Town keeper Fred Barber running onto the pitch wearing a Freddie Kruger mask before the game – while the Blues were also held to a 1-1 draw with Wolves at Portman Road in 2005.


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And finally on this day in 1966, Ray Crawford was among the scorers as Town beat Bury 2-0 at Portman Road.

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