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Flashback: Opening day home record

20 June 2019

The Iron have won 11 of their 27 home league opening day fixtures since their admission into the league in 1950.

The most recent victory came in 2016-17 when United came from behind to take all three points against newly promoted Bristol Rovers.

Kevin van Veen, Josh Morris and Kyle Wootton all netted for the Iron who were 1-0 down at half time.

The most common scoreline is a 1-1 draw, occuring 14 times, while Scunthorpe have won nineteen of their opening games, with a few of those while two points for a win was still in operation.

United's greatest victory came in 1985 when they beat Torquay United 4-0, while they've only once topped four goals by notching five in a 5-2 win over Bristol City in 1964.

No Scunthorpe player has ever scored a home hat-trick on the opening league game of the season, but four have braces - the last coming in 1987.

THE HOME RECORD...

P W D L F A + / - Pts
27 11 9 7 49 33 16  

THE HISTORY...

SEASON/DATE DIV RESULT IRON SCORERS
2017-18 - Sat Aug 5 LG 1 Iron 1-1 AFC Wimbledon Townsend
2016-17 - Sat Aug 6 LG 1 Iron 3-1 Bristol Rovers Van Veen, Morris, Wootton
2013-14 - Sat Aug 3 LG 2 Iron 2-0 Mansfield Town Sparrow, Winnall
2008-09 - Sat Aug 9 LG 1 Iron 1-2 Leeds United Hooper
2004-05 - Sat Aug 7 LG 2 Iron 3-1 Rochdale Taylor, Hayes, Sparrow
2003-04 - Sat Aug 9 DIV 3 Iron 1-2 Bristol Rovers Beagrie
2002-03 - Sat Aug 10 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Wrexham Calvo-Garcia
1995-96 - Sat Aug 12 DIV 3 Iron 1-2 Cambridge United Eyre
1990-91 - Sat Aug 25 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Blackpool Flounders, Hamilton
1988-89 - Sat Aug 27 DIV 4 Iron 3-1 Hereford United Cowling, Daws, Taylor
1987-88 - Sat Aug 15 DIV 4 Iron 3-0 Tranmere Rovers Russell, Flounders (2)
1986-87 - Sat Aug 23 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Northampton Town Cammack, Hunter
1985-86 - Sat Aug 17 DIV 4 Iron 4-0 Torquay United Graham, Broddle, Cammack, Green
1980-81 - Sat Aug 16 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Aldershot Grimes, Cammack
1976-77 - Sat Aug 21 DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Rochdale  
1972-73 - Sat Aug 12 DIV 3 Iron 1-0 Swansea City Davidson
1969-70 - Sat Aug 9 DIV 4 Iron 2-3 Chester City Rusling, Deere
1966-67 - Sat Aug 20 DIV 3 Iron 1-2 Gillingham Thomas
1964-65 - Sat Aug 22 DIV 3 Iron 5-2 Bristol City Lawther (2), Sloan (2), Kirkman
1962-63 - Sat Aug 18 DIV 2 Iron 2-1 Southampton Hodgson, Knapp (og)
1961-62 - Sat Aug 19 DIV 2 Iron 3-3 Brighton & Hove Albion Marriott, Godfrey, Thomas
1959-60 - Sat Aug 22 DIV 2 Iron 1-1 Bristol City Brownsword
1958-59 - Sat Aug 23 DIV 2 Iron 1-1 Ipswich Town Davis
1956-57 - Sat Aug 18 DIV3N Iron 1-2 Darlington Brown
1954-55 - Sat Aug 21 DIV3N Iron 2-2 Halifax Town Haigh (2)
1951-52 - Sat Aug 18 DIV3N Iron 1-0 Bradford City Cumner
1950-51 - Sat Aug 19 DIV3N Iron 0-0 Shrewsbury Town  

THE SCORELINE FREQUENCY...

RESULT FREQUENCY
0-0 1
1-0 2
2-0 2
3-0 1
4-0 1
0-1 1
1-1 4
2-1 1
3-1 3
1-2 5
2-2 3
2-3 1
3-3 1
5-2 1

 


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