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OTD: August 16

16 August 2018

Remembering past matches played by the Iron on August 16...

The Iron put an opening day defeat to Bristol Rovers behind them in 2003-04 with a Steve Torpey inspired victory against Bury.

Torpey netted his first after 39 minutes after a pull back from strike partner Paul Hayes, with Chris Porter grabbing an equaliser on the stroke of half time with his first senior strike.
 
Torpey restored the advantage shortly after half time, turning in a strike from Matt Sparrow with Peter Beagrie cutting inside to net Scunthorpe's third from outside the area.
 
The frontman could have had his hat-trick two minutes from time, but the linesman ruled his third out for offside.
 
United also registered their first-ever three points against AFC Wimbledon on this day in 2016 as Tom Hopper headed home a Conor Townsend left-winged cross to make it 1-0 at Kingsmeadow.
 
Hopper then latched onto a through ball from Luke Williams to be brought down for a penalty, with Josh Morris stepping up to make it 2-0 shortly after, before the hosts piled on the pressure in the second half and pulled one goal back.
 
Overall playing record for August 16: Played 9, Won 4, Drawn 1, Lost 4, Scored 12, Conceded 16.

The Iron's full record for August 16 is as follows:
YEAR COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2016 LG 1 AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Iron Hopper, Morris
2014  LG 1 Iron 0-4 Preston  
2011 LG 1  Iron 1-2 Oldham Dagnall 
2008 LG 1 Iron 1-2 Walsall Thompson 
2003 LD3 Bury 2-3 Iron  Torpey (2), Beagrie
1997 LD3  Iron 1-0 Leyton Orient Forrester
1994 LGEC R1 Iron 2-1 Huddersfield Henderson, Bullimore
1980 DIV 4  Iron 2-2 Aldershot  Grimes, Cammack
1975  DIV 4 Darlington 2-0 Iron  


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