The Iron gained promotion at the weekend despite suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Exeter.Fans have taken to Facebook and Twitter to congratulate their team on making it back to League One at the first time of asking.
Gareth Holden said: “Congratulations to all involved with @sufcofficial, I’ve just about dried out from Exeter. Hopefully we can put on a show on Saturday #titlepush.”
Supporters are not only congratulating Scunthorpe, but are also pushing and encouraging the team to push on for the title. They know as well as the players know that the season is not over yet.
“After a 570 mile round trip we haven’t returned with 3 points but what we did return with was even better #promotionparty” Christine Lonergan tweeted. She, along with many others, were in good voice on Saturday, joining in with the after match celebrations after finding out other results had gone the Iron’s way.
Martin Stothard is expecting supporters to have the same attitude for the final game of the season against York:
“@sufcofficial hoping Glanford Park is full to brim next Saturday cheering on our boys to that League 2 title!”
The messages were of the same nature on Facebook, with Dave Wilson and Paula Newmarch saying: “Well chuffed we’re going up, now enjoy the last game lads. The pressure is off and we could still be champions! We aimed for the stars and we’re at the moon with one game left so not bad at all. UTI!”
Lea McGowan congratulated both the players and staff: “Well done to Russ, all the players and everyone involved with Scunny. What a great season, promotion is what everyone wanted so let’s push on next week. Still a good chance of taking the title. Up the Iron.”
Various fans of other clubs also congratulated the players and fans for remaining professional, sensible and passionate during the celebrations on Saturday.
Pete Martin said: “I would just like to say, as an Exeter City and Chairman of our Supporters’ Club, how good it was to see so many real football fans from your club at yesterday’s match. This is what football is all about: a great group of fans interacting in a friendly and cheerful way with our own. Some great banter and no trouble whatsoever. I think I speak on behalf of all fans when I say congratulations and well done the Iron, we’ll meet again someday!”