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Flashback: Opening day record

20 June 2019

The Iron have accumulated 75 points from their opening 69 league fixtures since their admission into the league in 1950.

The most recent victory came last season when United overhauled Coventry City 2-1 at the Ricoh Arena, with goals from Stephen Humphrys and Andy Dales.

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 hat-trick on the opening league game of the season, but four have braces - the last coming in 1987.

THE RECORD...

P W D L F A + / - Pts
69 19 23 27 82 97 -15 75

THE HISTORY...

SEASON/DATE DIV RESULT IRON SCORERS
2018-19 - Sat Aug 4 LG 1 Coventry City 1-2 Iron Humphrys, Dales
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
2015-16 - Sat Aug 8 LG 1 Burton Albion 2-1 Iron Goode
2014-15 - Sat Aug 9 LG 1 Swindon Town 3-1 Iron Madden
2013-14 - Sat Aug 3 LG 2 Iron 2-0 Mansfield Town Sparrow, Winnall
2012-13 - Sat Aug 18 LG 1 Crawley Town 3-0 Iron  
2011-12 - Sat Aug 6 LG 1 Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Iron Nelson
2010-11 - Sat Aug 7 CHAMP Reading 1-2 Iron Thompson, Jones
2009-10 - Sat Aug 8 CHAMP Cardiff City 4-0 Iron  
2008-09 - Sat Aug 9 LG 1 Iron 1-2 Leeds United Hooper
2007-08 - Sat Aug 11 CHAMP Charlton Athletic 1-1 Iron Iriekpen
2006-07 - Sat Aug 5 LG 1 Bristol City 1-0 Iron  
2005-06 - Sat Aug 6 LG 1 Brentford 2-0 Iron  
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
2001-02 - Sat Aug 11 DIV 3 Kidderminster Harriers 1-0 Iron  
2000-01 - Sat Aug 12 DIV 3 Macclesfield Town 0-1 Iron Hodges
1999-00 - Sat Aug 17 DIV 2 Wigan Athletic 3-0 Iron  
1998-99 - Sat Aug 8 DIV 3 Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Iron Forrester
1997-98 - Sat Aug 9 DIV 3 Peterborough United 0-1 Iron Forrester
1996-97 - Sat Aug 17 DIV 3 Leyton Orient 0-1 Iron Clarkson
1995-96 - Sat Aug 12 DIV 3 Iron 1-2 Cambridge United Eyre
1994-95 - Sat Aug 13 DIV 3 Barnet 1-2 Iron Henderson, Juryeff
1993-94 - Sat Aug 14 DIV 3 Wigan Athletic 0-2 Iron Mudd, Smith
1992-93 - Sat Aug 22 DIV 3 Halifax Town 0-0 Iron  
1991-92 - Sat Aug 17 DIV 4 Gillingham 4-0 Iron  
1990-91 - Sat Aug 25 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Blackpool Flounders, Hamilton
1989-90 - Sat Aug 19 DIV 4 Lincoln City 1-0 Iron  
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
1984-85 - Sat Aug 25 DIV 4 Chester City 1-1 Iron Whitehead
1983-84 - Sat Aug 27 DIV 3 Port Vale 0-0 Iron  
1982-83 - Sat Aug 28 DIV 4 Hartlepool United 0-0 Iron  
1981-82 - Sat Aug 29 DIV 4 Northampton Town 1-1 Iron Green
1980-81 - Sat Aug 16 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Aldershot Grimes, Cammack
1979-80 - Sat Aug 18 DIV 4 Torquay United 3-0 Iron  
1978-79 - Sat Aug 19 DIV 4 Port Vale 2-2 Iron Wigg, Pilling
1977-78 - Sat Aug 20 DIV 4 Southport 1-1 Iron Lumby
1976-77 - Sat Aug 21 DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Rochdale  
1975-76 - Sat Aug 16 DIV 4 Darlington 2-0 Iron  
1974-75 - Sat Aug 17 DIV 4 Workington 1-1 Iron Davidson
1973-74 - Sat Aug 25 DIV 4 Lincoln City 1-0 Iron  
1972-73 - Sat Aug 12 DIV 3 Iron 1-0 Swansea City Davidson
1971-72 - Sat Aug 14 DIV 4 Grimsby Town 4-1 Iron Fletcher
1970-71 - Sat Aug 15 DIV 4 Exeter City 1-1 Iron Keegan
1969-70 - Sat Aug 9 DIV 4 Iron 2-3 Chester City Rusling, Deere
1968-69 - Sat Aug 10 DIV 4 Rochdale 3-2 Iron Kerr, Deere
1967-68 - Sat Aug 19 DIV 3 Peterborough United 1-1 Iron Barton
1966-67 - Sat Aug 20 DIV 3 Iron 1-2 Gillingham Thomas
1965-66 - Sat Aug 21 DIV 3 Hull City 3-2 Iron Brown, Hutton
1964-65 - Sat Aug 22 DIV 3 Iron 5-2 Bristol City Lawther (2), Sloan (2), Kirkman
1963-64 - Sat Aug 24 DIV 2 Swindon Town 3-0 Iron  
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
1960-61 - Sat Aug 20 DIV 2 Charlton Athletic 1-1 Iron 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
1957-58 - Sat Aug 24 DIV 3 Chesterfield 1-1 Iron Marriott
1956-57 - Sat Aug 18 DIV3N Iron 1-2 Darlington Brown
1955-56 - Sat Aug 20 DIV3N Bradford Park Avenue 2-0 Iron  
1954-55 - Sat Aug 21 DIV3N Iron 2-2 Halifax Town Haigh (2)
1953-54 - Sat Aug 22 DIV3N Grimsby Town 0-1 Iron Gregory
1952-53 - Sat Aug 23 DIV3N Barrow 2-1 Iron Mynard
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 4
1-0 6
2-0 3
3-0 1
4-0 1
0-1 5
0-2 3
0-3 4
0-4 2
1-1 14
2-1 4
3-1 3
1-2 8
1-3 1
1-4 1
2-2 4
2-3 3
3-3 1
5-2 1

 


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