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OTD: January 1

1 January 2020

Remembering past matches played by the Iron on January 1...

Former Iron players born on this day: Danny Wilson (1960), Kevin Jobling (1968), Alex Calvo Garcia (1972), Jamie McCombe (1983), Shane Duffy (1992).

Scunthorpe received a New Year's Day survival boost as they claimed a 2-0 success that knocked Peterborough out of the League One play-off places in 2019.

Striker Lee Novak did the damage with both goals to move into double-figures for the campaign.

He put Stuart McCall's men ahead after five minutes when seizing on a poor pass from Posh man Joe Ward and firing past goalkeeper Conor O'Malley.

George Thomas had already seen a spectacular effort hit the bar and been denied by a goal-line Rhys Bennett clearance as the Iron made an electric start.

Thomas curled a free-kick against the outside of a post early in the second half before Novak doubled the Scunthorpe lead by punishing another Posh error after 57 minutes.

He drilled in a clinical finish to claim his 10th goal of the season after Louis Reed lost control of the ball in his own box.

And just like their Saturday triumph against Wycombe, the victory came complete with a clean sheet for goalkeeper Jak Alnwick.

The Iron keeper did not make a save as misfiring Posh failed to muster a single shot on target.

Overall playing record for January 1: Played 26, Won 11, Drawn 8, Lost 7, Scored 36, Conceded 33.

The Iron's full record for January 1 is as follows:
YEAR COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2019 LG 1 Peterborough 0-2 Iron Novak
2018 LG 1 Iron 1-0 Bury Goode
2014 LG 2 Iron 3-0 Rochdale Syers, Winnall 2
2013 LG 1 Iron 2-2 Oldham Canavan, Duffy
2011 CHAMP Doncaster 3-0 Iron  
2008 CHAMP Iron 2-2 Barnsley Morris, Youga
2007 LG 1 Port Vale 0-0 Iron  
2005 LG 2 Iron 0-1 Darlington  
2003 DIV 3 York 1-3 Iron Torpey, Carruthers, Graves
2001 DIV 3 Iron 2-2 Macclesfield Ipoua, Stamp
1994 DIV 3 Preston 2-2 Iron Knill, Carmichael
1992 DIV 4 Scarborough 4-1 Iron White
1991 DIV 4 Burnley 1-1 Iron Lillis
1990 DIV 4 Wrexham 0-0 Iron  
1988 DIV 4 Colchester 0-3 Iron Daws, Lister
1987 DIV 4 Iron 1-2 Hartlepool Richardson
1986 DIV 4 Stockport 0-0 Iron  
1985 DIV 4 Tranmere 2-0 Iron  
1983 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Chester Cammack 2
1974 DIV 4 Barnsley 5-0 Iron  
1972 DIV 4 Northampton 0-2 Iron Jackson, Kerr
1966 DIV 3 Iron 3-2 Brentford Sloan, Ash, Thomas
1957 DIV 3N Accrington 0-1 Iron Brown
1955 DIV 3N Iron 1-2 York Brownsword
1954 DIV 3N Accrington 0-1 Iron Gregory
1953 DIV 3N Southport 2-3 Iron Haigh, Mosby, Ottewell

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