Remembering past matches played by the Iron on January 12...Scunthorpe were 2-1 winners away at Colchester On This Day in 2013.
Dominic Samuel and Gavin Massey both went close for the U's early on, while home keeper Mark Cousins denied Akpo Sodje, Jimmy Ryan and Andy Barcham.
Ryan's 25-yard shot put Scunthorpe ahead and Karl Hawley's close-range strike made it 2-0 after the interval.
Home substitute Freddie Sears fired the ball in from close range to make it 2-1.
Overall playing record for January 12: Played 7, Won 3, Drawn 1, Lost 3, Scored 11, Conceded 8 .
The Iron's full record for January 12 is as follows:
||Colchester 1-2 Iron
||Southampton 1-0 Iron
||Bristol R 1-1 Iron
||Iron 6-2 Aldershot
||Cowling, Flounders 3, Hamilton, Lillis
||Blackpool 1-0 Iron
||Crewe 1-0 Iron
||Iron 2-1 Workington
||Brown, R Brown (og)
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