We continue to take a look back at the hat-tricks that have been scored for the Iron since their admission to the league in 1950.
At the time of writing, there have been 41 trebles netted by United players in league games and we're going to delve into the Iron Vault to remember them and, if applicable, following the subsequent career of the player who scored it.
|1953-54||Apr 10, 1954||Tranmere Rovers||H||W3-1||Gregory (3)|
For this issue though, we rewind back to hat-trick number two which came almost four years after the first, with Jack Gregory notching a trio of strikes at the Old Show Ground to seal a home win over Tranmere Rovers.
UNITED REACH RECORD POINTS TALLY...
With five games still to be played, Scunthorpe United reached their highest-ever points total in Northern Section football - a tribute to the steady progress the club has made since getting into the league in 1950.
They reached their objective with a 3-1 win over Tranmere Rovers at the Old Show Ground on Saturday - a convincing win, despite one spell in which they looked like losing an early-won grip on the game.
JACK GREGORY WITH THE PLAUDITS...
Jack Gregory, United's quick-thinking inside left, scored all three of the goals to register the first league hat-trick by a Scunthorpe player this season. The only other player to score three in a match in this campaign is Jack Haigh, who got three in the first round FA Cup rout of Boston United way back in November of last year.