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Flashback: Opening day home record

5 August 2021

The Iron have won 11 of their 29 home league opening day fixtures since their admission into the league in 1950.

The most recent victory came in 2016-17 when United came from behind to take all three points against newly promoted Bristol Rovers.

Kevin van Veen, Josh Morris and Kyle Wootton all netted for the Iron who were 1-0 down at half time.

The most common scoreline is a 1-1 draw, occuring five times, while Scunthorpe have won 11 of their opening home games, with a few of those while two points for a win was still in operation.

United's greatest victory came in 1985 when they beat Torquay United 4-0, while they've only once topped four goals by notching five in a 5-2 win over Bristol City in 1964.

No Scunthorpe player has ever scored a home hat-trick on the opening league game of the season, but four have braces - the last coming in 1987.

THE HOME RECORD...

P W D L F A + / -
27 11 9 7 49 33 16

THE HISTORY...

SEASON/DATE DIV RESULT IRON SCORERS
2020-21 - Sat Sep 12 LG 2 Iron 1-1 Newport County Loft
2019-20 - Sat Aug 3 LG 2 Iron 0-2 Swindon Town  
2017-18 - Sat Aug 5 LG 1 Iron 1-1 AFC Wimbledon Townsend
2016-17 - Sat Aug 6 LG 1 Iron 3-1 Bristol Rovers Van Veen, Morris, Wootton
2013-14 - Sat Aug 3 LG 2 Iron 2-0 Mansfield Town Sparrow, Winnall
2008-09 - Sat Aug 9 LG 1 Iron 1-2 Leeds United Hooper
2004-05 - Sat Aug 7 LG 2 Iron 3-1 Rochdale Taylor, Hayes, Sparrow
2003-04 - Sat Aug 9 DIV 3 Iron 1-2 Bristol Rovers Beagrie
2002-03 - Sat Aug 10 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Wrexham Calvo-Garcia
1995-96 - Sat Aug 12 DIV 3 Iron 1-2 Cambridge United Eyre
1990-91 - Sat Aug 25 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Blackpool Flounders, Hamilton
1988-89 - Sat Aug 27 DIV 4 Iron 3-1 Hereford United Cowling, Daws, Taylor
1987-88 - Sat Aug 15 DIV 4 Iron 3-0 Tranmere Rovers Russell, Flounders (2)
1986-87 - Sat Aug 23 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Northampton Town Cammack, Hunter
1985-86 - Sat Aug 17 DIV 4 Iron 4-0 Torquay United Graham, Broddle, Cammack, Green
1980-81 - Sat Aug 16 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Aldershot Grimes, Cammack
1976-77 - Sat Aug 21 DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Rochdale  
1972-73 - Sat Aug 12 DIV 3 Iron 1-0 Swansea City Davidson
1969-70 - Sat Aug 9 DIV 4 Iron 2-3 Chester City Rusling, Deere
1966-67 - Sat Aug 20 DIV 3 Iron 1-2 Gillingham Thomas
1964-65 - Sat Aug 22 DIV 3 Iron 5-2 Bristol City Lawther (2), Sloan (2), Kirkman
1962-63 - Sat Aug 18 DIV 2 Iron 2-1 Southampton Hodgson, Knapp (og)
1961-62 - Sat Aug 19 DIV 2 Iron 3-3 Brighton & Hove Albion Marriott, Godfrey, Thomas
1959-60 - Sat Aug 22 DIV 2 Iron 1-1 Bristol City Brownsword
1958-59 - Sat Aug 23 DIV 2 Iron 1-1 Ipswich Town Davis
1956-57 - Sat Aug 18 DIV3N Iron 1-2 Darlington Brown
1954-55 - Sat Aug 21 DIV3N Iron 2-2 Halifax Town Haigh (2)
1951-52 - Sat Aug 18 DIV3N Iron 1-0 Bradford City Cumner
1950-51 - Sat Aug 19 DIV3N Iron 0-0 Shrewsbury Town  

THE SCORELINE FREQUENCY...

RESULT FREQUENCY
0-0 1
1-0 2
2-0 2
3-0 1
4-0 1
0-1 1
0-2 1
1-1 5
2-1 1
3-1 3
1-2 5
2-2 3
2-3 1
3-3 1
5-2 1

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