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Ipswich Town v Blackburn nostalgia: Bontcho sparks brilliant Blues recovery

PUBLISHED: 09:00 04 August 2018

Ipswich Town forward Chris Kiwomya celebrates his goal in Town's 2-1 win over Blackburn in December 1992 Picture: OWEN HINES

Ipswich Town forward Chris Kiwomya celebrates his goal in Town's 2-1 win over Blackburn in December 1992 Picture: OWEN HINES

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In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we look back to December 1992, when Town came from behind to beat Blackburn 2-1 at Portman Road, thanks to goals from Bontcho Guentchev and Chris Kiwomya.

Ipswich Town forward Chris Kiwomya in action during Town's 2-1 win over Blackburn in December 1992 Picture: OWEN HINESIpswich Town forward Chris Kiwomya in action during Town's 2-1 win over Blackburn in December 1992 Picture: OWEN HINES

Bontcho Guentchev and Chris Kimoya sparked a Town comeback as the Blues came from behind to beat Blackburn 2-1 at Portman Road on Monday, December 28, 1992.

Chris Kiwomya scored his seventh league goal of the season in the 2-1 win over Blackburn at Portman Road in December 1992 Picture: OWEN HINESChris Kiwomya scored his seventh league goal of the season in the 2-1 win over Blackburn at Portman Road in December 1992 Picture: OWEN HINES

The Blues had the better of a goalless first-half and produced some great moves that went unrewarded, but at one point Town looked in real danger of losing their proud unbeaten home record that season.

Ipswich Town forward Bontcho Guentchev in action during Town's 2-1 win over Blackburn in December 1992 Picture: OWEN HINESIpswich Town forward Bontcho Guentchev in action during Town's 2-1 win over Blackburn in December 1992 Picture: OWEN HINES

The visitors took the lead in the 73rd minute when Tim Sherwood laid the ball off for Roy Wegerle, who fired right footed low into the net from the edge of the penalty area.

Bontcho Guentchev score Town's equaliser as they beat Blackburn 2-1 at Portman Road in December 1992 Picture: OWEN HINESBontcho Guentchev score Town's equaliser as they beat Blackburn 2-1 at Portman Road in December 1992 Picture: OWEN HINES

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Ipswich Town goalscorer Chris Kiwomya during Town's 2-1 win over Blackburn in December 1992 Picture: OWEN HINESIpswich Town goalscorer Chris Kiwomya during Town's 2-1 win over Blackburn in December 1992 Picture: OWEN HINES

But the Blues equalised six minutes later when Gavin Johnson crossed for Bulgarian international Guentchev to score with

Ipswich Town forward Chris Kiwomya in action during Town's 2-1 win over Blackburn in December 1992 Picture: OWEN HINESIpswich Town forward Chris Kiwomya in action during Town's 2-1 win over Blackburn in December 1992 Picture: OWEN HINES

an overhead kick.

Ipswich Town midfielder Jason Dozzell in action during Town's 2-1 win over Blackburn in December 1992 Picture: OWEN HINESIpswich Town midfielder Jason Dozzell in action during Town's 2-1 win over Blackburn in December 1992 Picture: OWEN HINES

Just over a minute later, Kiwomya won the game for Town as Rovers’ keeper Bobby Mimms punched clear, Jason Dozzell lobbed the ball forward and Kiwomya saw his chance to lob the keeper and score his seventh league goal of the season.

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