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A Potted Club History - The 1870's

Results and tables for the following seasons can be found in our all-time results section.

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Season 1878-79

Ipswich Association Football Club is born with T.C. Cobbold MP its first President. Home games are played on the club ground at Broom Hill and the first ‘competitive’ fixture there, on Saturday 2 November, 1878, sees a 6-1 victory over local side Stoke Wanderers. The first ever ‘away’ game results in a 2-0 win at Harwich the following weekend.


Season 1879-00

The club begins to emerge as a force in Suffolk football, losing just one game in seventeen, and inflicting on Framlingham College their first home defeat in six years. Sufficient players are now enrolled to field a second XI.



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