Remembering past matches played by the Iron on April 14 in the past...
|Former Iron players born on this day: John Watson (1974), Grant McCann (1980).|
Ivan Toney struck the only goal of the game as Scunthorpe moved into the League One play-off zone at the expense of opponents Charlton at The Valley.
The 1-0 win lifted the Iron up to fifth spot in the table, two points ahead of the lacklustre Addicks.
The game sprung into life in the 20th minute with a save at either end, Ben Amos first denying Hakeeb Adelakun and then Iron goalkeeper Matt Gilks thwarting Nicky Ajose moments later.
Scunthorpe made the breakthrough in the 31st minute when Adelakun beat the offside trap and burst clear on the right, squaring a low ball into the danger zone for Toney to tap home from six yards.
Josh Morris blazed a stoppage time free-kick over the crossbar from just outside the box as Scunthorpe finished the first half strongly.
Toney produced a super save from Amos five minutes after the restart when meeting Rory McArdle's free-kick and unleashing a powerful volley which the Charlton keeper did well to tip over.
Jake Forster-Caskey glanced a header wide and Ajose saw a curling effort fly just over as Charlton finally began to ask some questions.
Adelakun was only denied by a crucial block from Patrick Bauer and once more in the 71st minute when Amos had to save his goalbound attempt.
There were late penalty appeals from the hosts as Ajose and Bauer both claimed to have been pulled back in the box within the space of 60 seconds.
Meanwhile, On This Day in 2007, Billy Sharp scored twice as United secured promotion from League One with a victory over Huddersfield Town.
The striker had an early half volley tipped over by Town keeper Matt Glennon in a nervy opening 45 minutes.
But Sharp prodded in his 27th league goal of the season when Glennon parried Kevan Hurst's shot into his path.
Iron fans were spared a nail-biting climax to the game when Joe Skarz handled in the box and Sharp converted.
Overall playing record for April 14: Played 18, Won 10, Drawn 3, Lost 5, Scored 22, Conceded 16
The Iron's full record for April 14 is as follows:
|2018||LG 1||Charlton 0-1 Iron||Toney|
|2017||LG 1||MK Dons 0-1 Iron||Toney|
|2015||LG 1||Iron 1-1 Port Vale||Wootton|
|2012||LG 1||Iron 0-3 MK Dons|
|2007||LG 1||Iron 2-0 Huddersfield||Sharp (2)|
|2006||LG 1||Yeovil 0-1 Iron||Sharp|
|2001||DIV 3||Shrewsbury 0-2 Iron||Torpey, Wilcox|
|1992||DIV 4||Iron 3-0 Northampton||Hill, Buckley, Daws|
|1990||DIV 4||Iron 3-1 Wrexham||Flounders (2), Taylor|
|1984||DIV 3||Bournemouth 1-1 Iron||Cammack|
|1979||DIV 4||Grimsby 1-1 Iron||Kavanagh|
|1973||DIV 3||Chesterfield 2-1 Iron||Warnock|
|1970||DIV 4||Iron 1-3 Wrexham||Davidson|
|1967||DIV 3||Iron 1-0 Watford||Colquhoun|
|1962||DIV 2||Leyton Orient 0-1 Iron||Kaye|
|1956||DIV 3N||Chesterfield 2-0 Iron|
|1952||DIV 3N||Iron 2-0 Tranmere||Ottewell, Wallace|
|1951||DIV 3N||Bradford 2-0 Iron|