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Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest nostalgia: Naylor, Johnson and Scowcroft give Blues a win in 1999

PUBLISHED: 11:00 02 December 2017

Ipswich Town's Richard Naylor celebrates his goal with Matt Holland against Nottingham Forest in the 3-1 win at Portman Road in August 1999

Ipswich Town's Richard Naylor celebrates his goal with Matt Holland against Nottingham Forest in the 3-1 win at Portman Road in August 1999

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In this week’s nostalgia, we remember when goals from Richard Naylor, David Johnson and James Scowcroft saw off Nottingham Forest on the opening day of the 1999-2000 season in August 1999.

Ipswich Town's David Johnson celebrates his goal with James Scowcroft against Nottingham Forest in the 3-1 win at Portman Road in August 1999 Ipswich Town's David Johnson celebrates his goal with James Scowcroft against Nottingham Forest in the 3-1 win at Portman Road in August 1999

Goals by Richard Naylor, David Johnson and James Scowcroft saw the Blues begin their 1999-2000 campaign with a 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest at Portman Road in August 1999.

Ipswich Town's David Johnson celebrates his goal against Nottingham Forest in the 3-1 win at Portman Road in August 1999 Ipswich Town's David Johnson celebrates his goal against Nottingham Forest in the 3-1 win at Portman Road in August 1999

Ipswich made it 1-0 in the 18th minute when Naylor headed home from a Mark Venus free-kick to give Town the lead.

Ipswich Town's James Scowcroft celebrates his goal against Nottingham Forest in the 3-1 win at Portman Road in August 1999 Ipswich Town's James Scowcroft celebrates his goal against Nottingham Forest in the 3-1 win at Portman Road in August 1999

Two minutes later Naylor turned provider, as his cushioned header allowed Johnson to unleash a left-foot thunderbolt to give Town a 2-0 goal lead with just 20 minutes on the clock.

Ipswich Town's James Scowcroft celebrates after putting Ipswich 3-0 in front against Nottingham Forest in the 3-1 win at Portman Road in August 1999 Ipswich Town's James Scowcroft celebrates after putting Ipswich 3-0 in front against Nottingham Forest in the 3-1 win at Portman Road in August 1999

The third goal came in the 71st minute after a one-touch interchange between Scowcroft and Johnson ended with the former finishing decisively to ensure a flying start to the year.

Ipswich Town's Manuel Thetis conceded a pentaly during Nottingham Forest 3-1 win at Portman Road in August 1999 Ipswich Town's Manuel Thetis conceded a pentaly during Nottingham Forest 3-1 win at Portman Road in August 1999

Forest got on the scoresheet when Manuel Thetis brought down Marlon Harewood and Chris Bart-Williams converted the penalty, but it was scant consolation and did nothing to dent Ipswich’s statement of intent.

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