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OTD: November 23

23 November 2020

Remembering past matches played by the Iron on November 23...

Former players born on this day: Norman Malan (1923), Arthur Hall (1925), Ian Harper (1944), Rick Green (1952), David Lucas (1977), Dominic Vose (1993).

The Iron were 2-1 home victors against Port Vale in 2019.

Goals from Kevin van Veen and Kgosi Ntlhe earned the Iron their victory, after Jake Taylor had put the Valiants ahead with half an hour gone.

Abo Eisa hit the post and Matthew Lund was inches away from capitalising on a mistake by Cristian Montano as Scunthorpe started brightly, but Taylor stroked the ball home from David Worrall's low centre to give the visitors the lead.

The home side's equaliser came eight minutes later when centre-back Harrison McGahey charged forward and squared for Van Veen to finish from close range.

Within six minutes of the restart, Ntlhe bundled the ball in at the far post after Vale keeper Scott Brown was unable to push clear an inswinging corner.

Having dominated play after their equaliser, the margin of the Iron's victory could have been more emphatic had it not been for some good work by Brown.

Twice he denied Eisa, including a brilliant one-handed stop following a shot through a crowded penalty area, and he also reacted well to keep out a flicked header from Lee Novak.

Victory for Scunthorpe though was marred by a red card for Lund and Port Vale's Worrall following an altercation after the final whistle, as the players left the field.

Overall playing record for November 23: Played 10, Won 6, Drawn 0, Lost 4, Scored 15, Conceded 15.

The Iron's full record for November 23 is as follows: 
YEAR COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2019 LG 2 Iron 2-1 Port Vale van Veen, Ntlhe
2013 LG 2 Portsmouth 1-2 Iron Syers 2
2002 DIV 3 Iron 2-0 Swansea Carruthers, Sparrow
1999 DIV 2 Iron 1-4 Gillingham Ipoua
1996 DIV 3 Iron 3-2 Darlington Clarkson, Baker 2
1991 DIV 4 Lincoln 4-2 Iron Martin, Alexander
1985 DIV 4 Rochdale 1-0 Iron  
1968 DIV 4 Darlington 0-1 Iron Heath
1963 DIV 2 Charlton 0-1 Iron Hodgson
1957 DIV 3N Oldham 2-1 Iron Davis 

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