Pre-season encounters were sometimes in-house in this era as we look back 60 years on this day as the Probables took on the Possibles at the Old Show Ground.
Seven days prior on Saturday, August 10, 1957, it was Blues v Whites as Ronnie Waldock netted in the 15th minute to give the blue side the victory.
On the final Saturday before the campaign commenced, the Probables would excel to a 7-1 win over the Possibles, which would fill fans with confidence, particularly given that the Probables side was an indication of the starting eleven that might feature on the opening day of the season against Chesterfield.
|Davies (2)||Walker (trialist)|
The second half of the game saw manager Ron Suart trial inside forward Jack Haigh at left half.
Haigh was operating at inside-left in the first half before being switched to the new role in the second 45 minutes. One other fact learnt from the game was that new-signings Jack Marriott and Frank Marshall both looked destined to be regular first team players and looked poised to make their league debuts with the Iron at Chesterfield.
In fairness to the Possibles, the side was significantly weakened in the second half and therefore, there was no surprise when the superiority of the Probables showed - with Walker of Leeds United scoring on his trial.
Scans reproduced thanks to permission from the Scunthorpe Telegraph.
Keep an eye our for the continuation of this feature next week as we look at the fixtures and results from our history-making campaign, before we bring you each game from the season - on the day they happened.