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On this day in Town history: Counago scores twice in win over nine-man Rotherham

PUBLISHED: 10:33 04 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:33 04 October 2018

On this day in 2003, the Blues beat 10-man Rotherham 2-1 at Portman Road

On this day in 2003, the Blues beat 10-man Rotherham 2-1 at Portman Road

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

Pablo Counago scored twice as the Blues beat Rotherham 2-1 at Portman Road in 2003Pablo Counago scored twice as the Blues beat Rotherham 2-1 at Portman Road in 2003

We begin today 15 years ago when Town beat nine-man Rotherham as Pablo Counago scored twice for the Blues in their 2-1 win at Portman Road, while the Blues drew 1-1 with Leeds United at Portman Road in 1980 with John Wark scoring for Town.

Alex Mathie scored as the Blues beat Man City 1-0 at Portman Road in 1997 Alex Mathie scored as the Blues beat Man City 1-0 at Portman Road in 1997

In 1997, Alex Mathie was the only goalscorer as Town beat Man City 1-0 at Portman Road to win their only second home league game at the start of the 1997-98 season

Jason Dozzell made his return in a Ipswich Town shirt on this day in 1997Jason Dozzell made his return in a Ipswich Town shirt on this day in 1997

In the same game, Jason Dozzell made his second Town debut, after returning to the club from Tottenham, while Mark Lambert scored in Town’s 1-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday at Portman Road in 1969.

And finally former Town midfielder Mark Brennan was born on this day in 1965, he made over 200 appearances and scored 25 goals for the Blues between 1983 to 1988.

Two knife wielding robbers threatened staff at an Ipswich convenience shop before fleeing on foot with cash and cigarettes.

Members of the public crowded round to help after a man’s foot was struck by a car in Ipswich town centre.

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A pub landlord who smashed a pint glass over a customer was put behind bars this week. Take a look at the others here.

Uninsured drivers in Ipswich town centre were the latest targets of a week-long crackdown led by Suffolk Constabulary.

A learner motorcyclist had their bike seized after police found they had allegedly been riding with no rear brake pads.

A busy road near Ipswich is to be closed in an emergency for the best part of a day so that a lamppost can be replaced.

The mother of a disabled woman has hailed a new disability-friendly initiative launched at The Sailmakers.

A main road into Ipswich has been ranked in the top 10 ‘riskiest roads’ in the east of England by a road safety charity.

A motorist was stopped in Ipswich after vehicle checks found the car not to have a valid MOT.

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