Remembering past matches played by the Iron on May 1...
|Former and current Iron players born on this day: Brian Godfrey (1940), Glan Letheren (1956), Rory McArdle (1987), Tommy Rowe (1989), Abdisalam Ibrahim (1991).|
Scunthorpe secured their place in the League One play-offs with a comfortable 2-0 success over fellow promotion hopefuls Plymouth.
Just two points and a single place separated the two teams going into the clash, but goals from Hakeeb Adelakun and Ivan Toney proved the difference in a game the hosts dominated.
Argyle's fight to prolong their season will go to the final day, but they must win at Gillingham, hope Charlton lose at relegation-threatened Rochdale and also overturn a six-goal deficit to climb into the top six.
In an entertaining contest, Adelakun fired the Iron ahead in the 32nd minute with a goal from nowhere, picking up the ball in the middle of the park before striding forward and finding the bottom corner.
Matt Gilks saved well from Graham Carey as Plymouth sought an instant response, before visiting goalkeeper Remi Matthews came to his side's rescue by denying Josh Morris when the hosts broke quickly up field.
Overall playing record for May 1: Played 13, Won 4, Drawn 4, Lost 5, Scored 16, Conceded 14.
The Iron's full record for May 1 is as follows:
|2018||LG 1||Iron 2-0 Plymouth||Adelakun, Toney|
|2004||DIV 3||Cambridge 3-2 Iron||Beagrie, Torpey|
|1999||DIV 3||Cardiff 0-0 Iron|
|1993||DIV 3||Colchester 1-0 Iron|
|1990||DIV 4||Chesterfield 1-1 Iron||Daws|
|1989||DIV 4||Iron 0-0 Rotherham|
|1987||DIV 4||Iron 3-1 Hereford||Johnson, Broddle, Russell|
|1984||DIV 3||Iron 3-1 Orient||Graham (2), Parkinson|
|1982||DIV 4||Aldershot 4-0 Iron|
|1979||DIV 4||Iron 0-1 Wigan|
|1972||DIV 4||Newport 1-0 Iron|
|1971||DIV 4||Iron 4-0 Workington||Jackson, Heath (2), Kirk|
|1958||DIV 3N||Iron 3-1 Carlisle||Davis, Haigh, Brownsword|
|1952||DIV 3N||Iron 0-0 Barrow|