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OTD: April 23

23 April 2018

Remembering past matches played by the Iron on April 23...

The Iron were edged out in a nine-goal thriller on this day in 1976. The final day of the season saw just 1,863 people arrive at St. James' Park to show their support one last time, but those who did would experience an exhilarating end-of-season display.
It was the end of a great escape campaign, which had seen United unsure of their league status heading into the New Year, only for the re-instatement of Ron Ashman as manager turning fortunes around. This particular encounter saw both teams shed their inhibitions to produce an attacking match in which Scunthorpe lost out by the odd goal. On the score-sheet for United was Rick Green, John Woodward, who got a brace and Clive Wiggington - but five goals in the opposite direction meant the team would finish the campaign in nineteenth. 

Overall playing record for April 23: Played 15, Won 5, Drawn 6, Lost 4, Scored 24, Conceded 23. 

The Iron's full record for April 23 is as follows:

2016 LG 1 Peterborough 0-2 Iron Santos og, Hopper
2005 LG 2 Grimsby 0-0 Iron  
1996 DIV 3 Iron 2-2 Doncaster Turnbull, Clarkson
1994 DIV 3 Wycombe 2-2 Iron Smith, Bullimore
1991 DIV 4 Peterborough 0-0 Iron  
1988 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Burnley Harle
1983 DIV 4 Iron 4-3 Blackpool Cowling (2), Cammack (2)
1977 DIV 4 Aldershot 1-1 Iron Kilmore
1976 DIV 4 Exeter 5-4 Iron Green, Woodward (2), Wiggington
1973 DIV 3 Notts Co 2-0 Iron  
1966 DIV 3 Bournemouth 1-2 Iron Burrows, Thomas
1963 DIV 2 Iron 0-2 Leeds  
1962 DIV 2 Huddersfield 1-2 Iron Wilson, Gibson
1960 DIV 2 Lincoln 2-1 Iron Donnelly
1955 DIV 3N Iron 3-1 Crewe Gregory, Brown, McGill

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