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OTD: April 24

24 April 2021

Remembering past matches played by the Iron on April 24...

Former Iron players born on this day: Chris Simpkin (1944), Lionel Perez (1967).
A record 8-1 victory over Luton Town in 1965 is arguably the highlight on this day - a record that has only been equalled since. Luton went into the fixture at the end of the 1964/65 season needing to win by a huge margin and hope that Oldham Athletic lost to avoid relegation
Ten minutes was all it took for Scunthorpe to seemingly compound the visitors to another defeat and thus relegation, with Andy Wilson scoring the opener. Barry Mahy and Stuart Bramley made it two and three-nill respectively before the interval. The second half then saw Barrie Thomas take centre stage as he would net the remaining five goals of United's rout, netting in the 50th, 68th, 70th, 71st and 90th minutes to register the record victory. He also sealed a personal record, netting five goals in a Division Three game - a record that since has only been equalled.
The Iron would next win 8-1 in an away victory over Torquay United on October 28, 1995, but both records still stand as the biggest victories in the league for United.

Overall playing record for April 24:
Played 19, Won 10, Drawn 4, Lost 5, Scored 36, Conceded 24. 

The Iron's full record for April 24 is as follows:

2010 CHAMP Doncaster 4-3 Iron Hooper (2), Hayes
2009 LG 1 Leicester 2-2 Iron Hayes, McCann
2004 DIV 3 Iron 1-0 Macclesfield Torpey
2000 DIV 2 Iron 0-2 Stoke  
1999 DIV 3 Iron 3-1 Barnet Calvo-Garcia, Eyre, Forrester
1993 DIV 3 Iron 2-0 Barnet Goodacre, Helliwell
1985 DIV 4 Mansfield 0-1 Iron Cammack
1984 DIV 3 Preston 1-0 Iron  
1982 DIV 4 Iron 0-0 Halifax  
1981 DIV 4 Tranmere 1-2 Iron Pilling, Stewart
1979 DIV 4 Iron 3-1 Hartlepool Oates, Earl (2)
1973 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Blackburn Garbett (og)
1971 DIV 4 York 2-0 Iron  
1967 DIV 3 Iron 3-1 Bristol R Barton (2), Coatsworth
1965 DIV 3 Iron 8-1 Luton Thomas (5), Wilson, Mahy, Bramley
1962 DIV 2 Iron 1-3 Huddersfield Hodgson
1958 DIV 3N Bradford 2-3 Iron Minton (2), Davis
1954 DIV 3N Iron 2-1 Carlisle Hubbard, Gregory
1952 DIV 3N Iron 1-1 Carlisle Ottewell

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