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OTD: November 11

11 November 2019

Remembering past matches played by the Iron on November 11...

Former Iron players born on this day: Kevin Kilmore (1959), Perry Cotton (1965), Mark Samways (1968), David Farrell (1971), Graeme Atkinson (1971).

Neal Bishop headed home a stoppage-time winner as Scunthorpe secured victory over Bristol Rovers in 2017.

The midfielder stole into the penalty area to meet a ball in from the right and end the resistance of a stubborn Rovers rearguard.

The Iron undoubtedly showed more attacking intent in a largely uninspiring affair, but for much of the match lacked the necessary quality in the final third to penetrate a well-organised back four.

Having started brightly, with Rory Gaffney firing into the side netting and Chris Lines unable to keep the ball down with a shot from range, the Pirates looked capable of taking the game to their hosts.

But as time wore on, and Scunthorpe began to get on top, the visitors defended deep and in numbers.

Rovers had a let off when a header from centre-back Tom Broadbent - after he had beaten his own keeper to the ball - fizzed wide of the post and soon after Lee Brown slid in to deny Lee Novak's angled shot after the Iron man had rounded Adam Smith.

When Scunthorpe substitute Paddy Madden skied a shot into the stand as the game entered injury time, it looked like the hosts' opportunity for a winner had gone with it.

But up popped Bishop right at the end to secure his side all three points.

Overall playing record for November 11:
Played 10, Won 5, Drawn 3, Lost 2, Scored 17, Conceded 8.

The Iron's full record for November 11 is as follows:
YEAR COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2017 LG 1 Iron 1-0 Bristol R Bishop
2000 DIV 3 Exeter 2-1 Iron Torpey
1997 DIV 3 Cardiff 0-0 Iron  
1995 FAC R1 Northwich 1-3 Iron Ford, McFarlane 2
1989 DIV 4 Iron 3-0 Burnley Marshall, Ward, Hamilton
1980 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Rochdale Stewart
1978 DIV 4 Iron 0-0 Doncaster  
1972 DIV 3 Rochdale 0-2 Iron Heath, Kirk
1967 DIV 3 Brighton 3-1 Iron Deere
1961 DIV 2 Iron 5-1 Plymouth Thomas 4, Thorpe 

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