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OTD: December 29

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Remembering past matches played by the Iron on December 29...

Former Iron players born on this day: Geoff Sidebottom (1938), Bobby Bennett (1951), Joe Anyon (1986), Richard Smallwood (1990).

The Iron continued their impressive run under manager Russ Wilcox with a 2-0 victory at the Kassam Stadium against fellow promotion hopefuls Oxford United in 2013.

Deon Burton powered home a header inside ten minutes before missing a first half penalty, with David Syers seizing on a mistake to double United's advantage in the second half.
Sam Slocombe conceded, but then saved a spot kick with less than ten minutes remaining to preserve Scunthorpe's clean sheet.

Overall playing record for December 29: Played 12, Won 6, Drawn 1, Lost 5, Scored 15, Conceded 18.

The Iron's full record for December 29 is as follows:
2019 LG 2 Crewe 3-1 Iron Novak
2018 LG 1 Iron 1-0 Wycombe Wootton
2013 LG 2 Oxford United 0-2 Iron Burton, Syers
2012 LG 1 Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Iron   
2007 CHAMP  West Brom 5-0 Iron  
2002 DIV 3 Southend 1-2 Iron Carruthers, Torpey 
2001 DIV 3 Lincoln City 3-2 Iron Calvo-Garcia, Beagrie 
1990 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Carlisle United Flounders (pen), Lillis
1979 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Hereford United Green 
1973 DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Peterborough United Collier, Keeley 
1956 DIV 3N Hull City 2-2 Iron Fletcher (2)  
1951 DIV 3N Oldham Athletic 2-0 Iron   

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