Ipswich Town v QPR nostalgia: Town win in front of the biggest home crowd of the season

David Johnson, James Scowcroft and Matt Holland scored Town's goals in their 3-1 win against QPR in

David Johnson, James Scowcroft and Matt Holland scored Town's goals in their 3-1 win against QPR in 1999 - Credit: Archant

In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we look back to April 5, 1999, when the Blues beat QPR 3-1 at Portman Road in front of the club’s biggest home crowd of the season, 22,162.

Former Town forward Chris Kimowya put QPR in front

Former Town forward Chris Kimowya put QPR in front - Credit: Archant

The visitors took the lead inside four minutes as the unmarked former Town forward Chris Kiwomya met an early free-kick from Paul Murray with an easy glancing header past Town keeper Richard Wright.

David Johnson scored the Blues' equaliser in the 3-1 win at Portman Road

David Johnson scored the Blues' equaliser in the 3-1 win at Portman Road - Credit: Archant

But Ipswich drew level not long after when David Johnson met a deep cross from Jim Magilton with a towering far-post header after 12 minutes for his 13th goal of the ‘98-99 season.

James Scowcroft put the Blues in front as they beat QPR 3-1 at Portman Road in 1999

James Scowcroft put the Blues in front as they beat QPR 3-1 at Portman Road in 1999 - Credit: Archant

After the interval, the Blues took the lead via James Scowcroft on 65 minutes following the award of a contentious free-kick on the left. Mark Venus took it with his left boot and found Scowcroft to finish.

The big Easter Holiday crowd saw the Blues beat QPR 3-1 at Portman Road in 1999

The big Easter Holiday crowd saw the Blues beat QPR 3-1 at Portman Road in 1999 - Credit: Archant

Ipswich added their third goal when Rangers keeper Ludek Miklosko failed to deal with a corner, Johnson poked the ball wide to Matt Holland on the left and he unleashed a 20-yard drive into the top corner to secure all three points.