On this day in Town history: Seven goal thriller with Sunderland and debut goal!

Gary Croft celebrates his goal with David Johnson and Matt Holland on this day in 1999

Gary Croft celebrates his goal with David Johnson and Matt Holland on this day in 1999 - Credit: Archant

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

Martyn Waghorn celebrates against his former side Sunderland in the Blues 5-2 win at Portman Road in

Martyn Waghorn celebrates against his former side Sunderland in the Blues 5-2 win at Portman Road in 2017 - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

We begin today’s on this day from last year, with Martyn Waghorn being among the goal scorers as the Blues beat Sunderland 5-2 at Portman Road, while in 1987 Town beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park with Ian Cranson and David Lowe scoring for Town.

Bersant Celina was also among the scorers as Town put five past Sunderland at Portman Road last year

Bersant Celina was also among the scorers as Town put five past Sunderland at Portman Road last year - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

In 1993, Town were live on TV as they drew 2-2 with Spurs at Portman Road in the Premier League with Ian Marshall and Simon Milton scoring Town, while the vistiors saw red and Jason Dozzell made his return to Portman Road scoring for Spurs.

Jason Dozzell was making his return to Portman Road with Spurs

Jason Dozzell was making his return to Portman Road with Spurs - Credit: Archant

Debut delight for Gary Croft as he scored on his Ipswich Town debut on this day in 1999 as Town beat Manchester City 2-1 live on TV at Portman Road, while in 2000 Town beat Millwall 5-0 at Portman Road in the League Cup with the visitors going down to nine-men.

Lady Elsie Robson and her sons Mark, left, and Paul as they cut the ribbon of the new Sir Bobby Robs

Lady Elsie Robson and her sons Mark, left, and Paul as they cut the ribbon of the new Sir Bobby Robson stand

Also on this day in 2009, Ipswich Town’s North Stand was renamed the Sir Bobby Robson Stand with former players attending and Lady Elsie Robson cutting the ribbon.


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