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The Iron Vault: Most Goals in One Match

23 April 2020

It's a well-known Iron fact that the current record league win is 8-1 and has been set twice, against Luton Town and Torquay United, respectively.

These two results also go down as the only two games where the Iron have notched eight goals - the most goals they've scored in a single league match. But that's not what this article is about, despite fulfilling the heading brief. There was another piece of Iron history within the game too.

SEASON DATE OPPOSITION H/A SCORELINE SCORERS
1964-65 Apr 24, 1965 Luton Town H W8-1 Bramley, Mahy, Wilson, Thomas (5)

8-1 v Luton Town - Division Three - April 24, 1965

LINE-UP: Sidebottom, Horstead, Hemstead, Smith, Neale, Lindsey, Bramley (1), Scott, Thomas (5), Mahy (1), Wilson (1).

Barrie Thomas would be the standout in the history books with a quintet of the goals in this game, becoming the first and so far only Iron player ever to notch five goals for the club in a league game, while Stuart Bramley, Barry Mahy and Andy Wilson added the three others to complete the rout.

Luton went into the fixture at the end of the 1964-65 season needing to win by a huge margin and hope that Oldham Athletic lost to avoid relegation.
 
Ten minutes was all it took for Scunthorpe to seemingly compound the visitors to another defeat and thus relegation, with Wilson scoring the opener. Barry Mahy and Stuart Bramley made it two and three-nill respectively before the interval.
 
The second half then saw Barrie Thomas take centre stage as he would net the remaining five goals of United's rout, netting in the 50th, 68th, 70th, 71st and 90th minutes to register the record victory.
 
He also sealed a personal record, netting five goals in a Division Three game - a record that since has only been equalled.

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