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OTD: January 19

19 January 2020

Remembering past matches played by the Iron on January 19...

Former Iron players born on this day: Ken Hodgson (1942), Jake Turner (1993).

Adam Hammill marked his Scunthorpe debut with a stunning late equaliser as United pegged back League One promotion hopefuls Sunderland in 2019.

The winger curled the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box with three minutes to go, cancelling out Josh Maja's 16th goal of the season for the Black Cats just before the hour mark.

Scunthorpe had enjoyed the best two openings of the first half, with George Thomas denied by visiting goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin after being played in by Lee Novak, who then headed the resulting corner over from close range.

Sunderland, having had the majority of possession, looked at their most dangerous on the break and when the hosts failed to close down Reece James on the left, he whipped in an inviting cross which Maja guided inside the near post.

Scunthorpe came close to levelling when a shot from James Perch took a deflection to wrong-foot McLaughlin, who did well to scramble the ball away with his feet.

But in the 87th minute the Iron did find a leveller, Hammill working the ball on to his right foot before finding the top corner just 13 minutes after coming off the bench.

Overall playing record for January 19:
Played 10, Won 1, Drawn 4, Lost 5, Scored 8, Conceded 14. 

The Iron's full record for January 19 is as follows:
YEAR COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2019 LG 1 Iron 1-1 Sunderland Hammill
2008 CHAMP Iron 0-2 Wolves  
2002 DIV 3 Iron 1-0 Kidderminster Torpey
1999 FLT R2 Iron 1-1 Carlisle
(SUFC lost 4-3 on pens)
Walker
1991 DIV 4 Blackpool 3-1 Iron Cowling
1988 FLT R2 Mansfield 1-0 Iron  
1981 DIV 4 Wimbledon 2-2 Iron Green, O'Berg
1974 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Lincoln Keeley
1957 DIV 3N Halifax 1-0 Iron  
1952 DIV 3N Gateshead 2-1 Iron Cumner 

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