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.
|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.