Remembering past matches played by the Iron on May 17...
The Iron's only two outings on this day came within three years of each other in the 1960's.
A slender 1-0 defeat to Yorkshire side Rotherham United would see Scunthorpe end the campaign in ninth in Division Two on 44 points, while the 1-1 draw against Watford in 1966 would be the penultimate home game of the season, with one more away trip to follow as well.
John Colquhoun got United's goal in that score draw with the result one once which would prove costly in the team's attempts to return to Division Two. Scunthorpe United finished the campaign in fourth after two victories to end the season.
Overall playing record for May 17: Played 2, Won 0, Drawn 1, Lost 1, Scored 1, Conceded 2.
The Iron's full record for May 17 is as follows:
|1966||Division Three||Iron 1-1 Watford||Colquhoun|
|1963||Division Two||Rotherham United 1-0 Iron|