Remembering past matches played by the Iron on May 12...
The Iron rounded off the 1968/69 campaign with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Southend United. Scunthorpe finished the season in a lowly 16th position but seven points out of a possible eight (two points for a win; 3 wins and 1 draw) had allowed the team to jump from near to the bottom of the league.
United were playing catch-up following early-season postponements, with this fixture the last of five consecutive home games.
Nigel Cassidy and Graham Rusling got a brace each in the game yet the remainder of the game was in doubt with the score at 4-1, when the floodlights failed at the Old Show Ground.
Normally, the match would have been abandoned, but with the result having no baring on events elsewhere, the Shrimpers agreed to finish the game in half light.
Overall playing record for May 12: Played 3, Won 1, Drawn 1, Lost 1, Scored 6, Conceded 4.
The Iron's full record for May 12 is as follows:
||Gillingham 1-1 Iron
||Iron 4-1 Southend
||Cassidy 2, Rusling 2
||Iron 1-2 Swindon