On this day - March 3: Ipswich Town beat Bristol City, John Wark scores his last Ipswich goal and a Wilf Grant treble beats Millwall

John Wark scored his final Ipswich Town goal, on this day in 1996

John Wark scored his final Ipswich Town goal, on this day in 1996

A look at what made the news at Ipswich Town on this day throughout the years.

Ipswich Town v Bristol City
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Celebrations after Andy Drury scores the third goa

Ipswich Town v Bristol City NPower Championship Celebrations after Andy Drury scores the third goal for Ipswich. EADT 5.3.12

Ipswich Town 3 Bristol City 0 - on this day in 2012

Michael Chopra gave the Blues the lead after 25 minutes as he scored his sixth goal in six matches against City, as he converted Lee Martin’s cross from close range to set the Blues on their way to three points which took them up to 14th.

Tommy Smith beat David James to Andy Drury’s corner after the break, before Drury finished things off from 25 yards.

“From start to finish we played at a good tempo and created numerous opportunities,” manager Paul Jewell said.


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“My only concern at half-time was that they were still in the game and we should have put it to bed.

“But the whole team, from back to front, was really good.”

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John Wark’s final Ipswich Town goal - on this day in 1996

Legendary midfielder, and eventually centre-back, John Wark made 678 appearances for Ipswich across three spells.

He found the net 181 times during those spells, with the last coming in a 4-2 victory over Leicester on this day on 1996. Simon Milton and Ian Marshall also netted for Ipswich that day, with Iwan Roberts scoring twice for the Foxes, while Wark also saw a penalty saved by Kevin Poole.

Turning on the lights - on this day in 1964

The Blues played Lowestoft in a friendly on this day in 1964, with Jackie Milburn’s side in town on the night where Lowestoft officially turned on their new floodlights for the first time. Ipswich lost the game 3-2.

Wilf’s treble beats Millwall - on this day in 1956

Wilf Grant scored three times as Ipswich beat Millwall in Division Three (South) at The Den.

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