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OTD: March 26

26 March 2018

Remembering past matches played by the Iron on March 26...

Matt Crooks headed a late winner as Scunthorpe edged a pulsating contest with Bradford in 2017.

The midfielder stole into the box to nod in from a right-wing corner in the 83rd minute to complete an impressive turnaround for the Iron, who had trailed 2-1 at the break.

Scunthorpe opened the scoring in the third minute, when the Bantams allowed Ivan Toney the time and space to smash the ball home at the far post.

The visitors, though, turned the game on its head in the space of two minutes, with Kevin Toner heading in from a free-kick with 14 minutes gone and Alex Jones finding the bottom corner moments later.

Toney produced a clever bicycle kick from the corner of the six-yard box to lob the home side on to level terms three minutes after the restart, before Crooks gave his side the lead.

A see-saw contest almost took a final twist in stoppage time but City hit the bar from a corner, ensuring the Iron claimed the points.

Overall playing record for March 26: Played 17, Won 8, Drawn 5, Lost 4, Scored 27, Conceded 15.

The Iron's full record for March 26 is as follows: 
YEAR COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2017 LG 1 Iron 3-2 Bradford Toney 2, Crooks
1996 DIV 3 Iron 4-0 Exeter Eyre 2, Ford, McFarlane
1994 DIV 3 Scarborough 0-1 Iron Smith
1988 DIV 4 Cardiff 0-1 Iron Shearer
1982 DIV 4 York 3-1 Iron Arins
1977 DIV 4 Iron 0-2 Cambridge  
1976 DIV 4 Southport 1-1 Iron Collier
1974 DIV 4 Bury 0-0 Iron  
1966 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Oldham Bedford
1965 DIV 3 Iron 2-0 Brentford Ratcliffe, Scott
1964 DIV 2 Iron 0-0 Bury  
1963 DIV 2 Iron 4-1 Preston McGuigan 2, Wilson, Hodgson
1960 DIV 2 Stoke 1-3 Iron Marriott, Pashley, Bakes
1955 DIV 3N Iron 5-1 Hartlepool Hubbard 4, Gregory
1953 DIV 3N Iron 1-2 Bradford PA Haigh
1952 DIV 3N Bradford 1-0 Iron  
1951 DIV 3N Iron 0-0 Southport  

 


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