Remembering past matches played by the Iron on August 7...
|Former Iron players born on this day: Graeme Crawford (1947), John Green (1958), Martin Carruthers (1972), Miguel Llera (1978), Neal Bishop (1981).|
The Iron came back from behind to earn a hard-fought 3-1 win over Rochdale on this day in 2004, as United opened their campaign with three points.
The visitors took the lead from a Leo Bertos penalty, with debutant Andy Crosby penalised, before Cleveland Taylor atoned for an earlier miss by smashing home a volley after half time.
Paul Hayes side-footed in a second for Scunthorpe after an inswinging corner by Ian Baraclough to put the hosts ahead, before substitute Matt Sparrow controlled in the area and slotted under the defender and goalkeeper following a breakaway and cross from Leeds United loanee Andy Keogh.
The also registered an opening day three points at the Madejski Stadium in 2010 with Garry Thompson netting for United before Rob Jones bulleted home the winner.
Overall playing record for August 7: Played 3, Won 2, Drawn 0, Lost 1, Scored 5, Conceded 5.
The Iron's full record for August 7 is as follows:
|2010||CHMP||Reading 1-2 Iron||Thompson, Jones|
|2004||LG 2||Iron 3-1 Rochdale||Taylor, Hayes, Sparrow|
|1999||DIV 2||Wigan 3-0 Iron|