In Tuesday night’s game at Winterton Rangers, a largely youthful United side claimed a late 1-0 victory over their hosts as pre-season draws towards a close.Iron manager Russ Wilcox did, however, send his young guns to West Street accompanied by two full-time professions – Andrew Boyce and Luke Waterfall.
The latter, who also wore the captain’s armband on the night, then arose in the dying moments of the game to head Scunthorpe to a 1-0 victory.
The centre-back, who signed for Scunthorpe from Gainsborough a year ago, was mainly concerned with the fitness which he and his teammates gained during the match, however.
“It was ninety minutes under our belts,” he told The Iron Player.
“It was good to keep a clean-sheet, and nice to get a goal there at the end.
“But the main thing is that it’s pre-season, and it was good to get a bit more match fitness.”
Despite focusing on the fact that the match aimed to promote fitness, the defender did concede that he was happy to have scored the goal which ultimately separated the two teams come full-time.
He also acknowledged that it was a positive for the Iron to have kept a clean-sheet against an adventurous Winterton side.
He stated: “It’s always nice to get a goal, obviously, but it is more about the fitness out of it.”
“You always do want to win, even if it is a friendly.
“And it’s nice to get the 1-0 win, and to keep a clean-sheet.”
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