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Flashback: Swindon Town

4 August 2021

As the Iron get ready to host Swindon Town in our first league game of the season this Saturday, we look back at some memorable past encounters against the Robins.

SIX OF THE BEST
Iron 6-0 Swindon Town
Monday, March 28th, 2016

Manager Graham Alexander celebrated his first home game in style by guiding Scunthorpe to a thumping victory over Swindon - their biggest win since 2003.

Conor Townsend's strike and a deflected shot by fellow full-back Jordan Clarke put the Iron in control at the break.

A low strike by Hakeeb Adelakun and Tom Hopper's left-foot effort made it 4-0.

And Paddy Madden's 21st goal of the season was followed by a Hopper header to seal a win which takes the hosts to within six points of the play-offs.



FOUR-MIDABLE IRON
Iron 4-1 Swindon Town
Saturday, October 29th, 2016

League One leaders Scunthorpe were in rampant mood as they put four past strugglers Swindon Town.

Iron striker Paddy Madden opened the scoring with a close-range finish after meeting a cross from left-back Conor Townsend

Duane Holmes made it 2-0 soon after, sweeping his shot under the body of goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux after a flowing move down the right had opened up the Swindon defence.

Any hopes the visitors might have had of getting themselves back into the game disappeared as Scunthorpe struck twice more just before the interval.

In the 43rd minute striker Kevin Van Veen capitalised on a poor back pass by lifting the ball over the advancing Vigouroux before crashing a confident left-foot shot into the net for his eighth goal of the season.

And on the stroke of half-time Madden struck again with his second of the game, netting the rebound after a great run into the box by Van Veen produced an angled shot that crashed back off the woodwork.

Swindon reduced the arrears in the 52nd minute when skipper Nathan Thompson headed home from a left-wing corner from Sean Murray - their first threat of the match.



POINTS SHARED IN SIX GOAL THRILLER
Iron 3-3 Swindon Town
Saturday, November 1st, 2008

A Simon Cox hat-trick restricted League One leaders Scunthorpe to a share of the points 13 years ago.

Cox's angled drive opened the scoring before Grant McCann's free-kick put the home side level.

Goalkeeper Phil Smith kept Swindon in the game with a string of saves before Martyn Woolford fired Scunthorpe ahead.

Cox broke the offside trap for 2-2 but Krystian Pearce's header made it 3-2, only for a Cox penalty to seal a point.



PAST MEETINGS

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2019-20 - Tue 3 Mar LG 2 Swindon 2-0 Iron  
2019-20 - Sat 3 Aug LG 2 Iron 0-2 Swindon  
2016-17 - Sat 22 Apr LG 1 Swindon 1-2 Iron Wallace, Mantom
2016-17 - Sat 29 Oct LG 1 Iron 4-1 Swindon  Madden 2, Holmes, van Veen 
2015-16 - Mon 28 Mar  LG 1 Iron 6-0 Swindon  Townsend, Clarke, Adelakun, Hopper 2, Madden
2014-15 - Sat 14 Feb LG 1 Iron 3-1 Swindon Madden, Canavan, van Veen
2012-13 - Sat 27 Apr LG 1 Iron 3-1 Swindon Collins, Hawley, Duffy
2012-13 - Sat 20 Oct LG 1 Swindon 1-1 Iron Hawley
2008-09 - Sat 21 Feb LG 1 Swindon 4-2 Iron Hooper, Lansbury
2008-09 - Sat 1 Nov LG 1  Iron 3-3 Swindon McCann, Woolford, Pearce
2005-06 - Mon 17 Apr LG 1   Iron 1-2 Swindon Sharp
2005-06 - Sat 22 Oct LG 1 Swindon 1-1 Iron Sparrow
1985-86 - Sat 12 Apr DIV 4  Swindon 1-1 Iron Hunter
1985-86 - Sat 9 Nov DIV4 Iron 0-2 Swindon  
1984-85 - Fri 29 Mar DIV 4 Iron 6-2 Swindon  Cammack, Broddle, Brolly, Hill, Graham, Green
1984-85 - Tue 6 Nov DIV 4 Swindon 0-0 Iron  
1982-83 - Mon 2 May DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Swindon  Cammack, Lester
1982-83 - Mon 3 Jan DIV 4 Swindon 2-2 Iron  Parkinson, Cammack
1969-70 - Friday 30 Jan FA Cup R5 Swindon 3-1 Iron  Cassidy
1967-68 - Fri 19 Apr DIV 3 (old) Iron 3-1 Swindon  Heath, Kerr 2
1967-68 - Sat 25 Nov DIV 3 (old) Swindon 2-0 Iron  
1966-67 - Fri 12 May DIV 3 (old) Iron 1-2 Swindon  Colquhoun
1966-67 - Sat 22 Apr DIV 3 (old) Swindon 2-1 Iron   Sloan
1965-66 - Sat 7 May DIV 3 (old) Swindon 0-0 Iron   
1965-66 - Sat 11 Dec DIV 3 (old) Iron 2-1 Swindon  Bedford 2
1963-64 - Sat 14 Dec DIV 2 (old) Iron 3-0 Swindon  Hodgson, Lawther, Woodruff (og)
1963-64 - Sat 24 Aug DIV 2 (old) Swindon 3-0 Iron    

 


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