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19 September 2014

Scunthorpe United’s home clash with Leyton Orient on Saturday will be refereed by Eddie Ilderton.

After Tuesday evening’s 2-1 win over Coventry City, Russ Wilcox’s side will be looking to make it three home wins in the League this season, and a second in the space of a week.

Ilderton, who is a Tyne-Wear official was last in charge of the Iron on the opening day of the promotion winning campaign last season when Matt Sparrow and Sam Winnall scored the goals in a 2-0 win over, then champions of the Conference, Mansfield Town.

In that game Ilderton awarded Mansfield a penalty and sent off Eddie Nolan as a result of the awarding of the penalty, but the penalty was subsequently missed and the Iron picked up their first three points on their way to promotion to League One.

This season he is yet to show a red card in the five matches he has officiated. He has shown 13 yellow cards and will be refereeing his second consecutive League One match when he steps on to the Glanford Park turf on Saturday afternoon.

He was in charge of the goalless draw between Doncaster Rovers and Crawley Town on Tuesday night and that was his first League One appointment of the season.

The Iron’s opponents this weekend, Leyton Orient, have won one of their seven League games this season and sit 19th in the table.

The last time Eddie Ilderton officiated Russell Slade’s side was in April 2013 when he oversaw their trip to the Ricoh Arena against Coventry City. Dean Cox scored the winner for Leyton Orient in a game which saw six yellow cards, with Orient picking up two of those cautions.

Saturday afternoon will see Ilderton lead Scunthorpe United and Leyton Orient out at Glanford Park in a game which could see the Iron move out of the relegation zone with a second straight home triumph.

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