IPSWICH Town have a golden chance to kickstart their season when Bristol City visit Portman Road tomorrow (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Robins fly east with problems of their own, following four straight defeats.

Lee Johnson’s men have lost to Leeds United, Preston North End, Reading and Stoke City.

And they failed to score in three of those fixtures.

Ipswich have their own issues, of course, and are still bottom of the Championship after Friday’s 2-1 defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion.

They have only won once all season, are yet to taste victory at Portman Road and are still to take maximum points under Paul Lambert.

In terms of recent matches between the sides, City have the upper hand.

They won both games last season and have emerged victorious in four of the last five meetings between the sides.

However, this week’s nostalgia piece puts the spotlight on a very memorable victory for Ipswich – to the tune of 6-0 – back in November 2007.

Jim Magilton’s men were rampant that afternoon and scored twice in double-quick time thanks to Jon Walters – back at Portman Road on Friday, working for Sky TV – and former Colchester United man David Wright.

The first was a deflected effort from the right and the second a header.

Tommy Miller’s penalty soon after half-time stretched the lead, after Bradley Orr saw red for hauling down Danny Haynes, before Walters slotted home and Pablo Counago’s solo effort made it 5-0.

Hero Walters then completed his hat-trick, sealing the rout with a similar effort - much to the delight of most among the 22,000 crowd.

"We knew we had to start brightly and not allow them to settle into a pattern or routine,” said Magilton afterwards.

“We passed the ball well and fluently and it was a good day at the office.”

Despite making a strong challenge for promotion that season, Town missed out on the play-offs on the final day, pipped to a top-six spot by Crystal Palace and Watford.

On the subject of Ipswich nostalgia, this week – Sunday, to be precise - marked the 18th anniversary of a special victory against current Premier League superpower Manchester City.

Marcus Stewart scored twice and Hermann Hreidarsson was also on target as the Blues sunk Joe Royle’s City 3-2 at Maine Road.

Incredibly, given both sides' current league positions, it was a result that hoisted Town up to third in the Premier League and was their fifth win from six away games, following successful jaunts to Leeds United, Everton, Bradford City and Coventry City.