The last time Town hit six on the road

The last time Ipswich Town scored five or more goals away from home was nearly eight years ago in a 6-0 win at Swindon Town on April 3, 1999.Town's thumping victory was achieved thanks to five goals from defenders - two penalties from Mark Venus and strikes from Tony Mowbray, Jamie Clapham and Fabian Wilnis - as well as James Scowcroft's lob.

The last time Ipswich Town scored five or more goals away from home was nearly eight years ago in a 6-0 win at Swindon Town on April 3, 1999.

Town's thumping victory was achieved thanks to five goals from defenders - two penalties from Mark Venus and strikes from Tony Mowbray, Jamie Clapham and Fabian Wilnis - as well as James Scowcroft's lob.

The Town line-up was notable for an early appearance in a Blues shirt for a certain Jim Magilton (whatever happened to him?) and the emergence from the bench of the now long-forgotten Marco Holster (now, what DID happen to him?)

The win kept Town in second place in Nationwide Division One, and apparently on course for automatic promotion.

Sadly, defeats at Bolton and at home to struggling Crewe soon put paid to those hopes, and the Blues were consigned yet again to the play-offs, where they lost to Bolton. But, as we all know now, they were only a year away from glory!

The Town team that day was: Richard Wright, Fabian Wilnis, Adam Tanner, Jamie Clapham, Tony Mowbray, Mark Venus, Mick Stockwell, Matt Holland, David Johnson, James Scowcroft and Jim Magilton. Subs: Marco Holster, Richard Naylor and Jason Cundy.

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