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OTD: September 1

1 September 2021

Remembering past matches played by the Iron on September 1...

Former Iron players born on this day: Mark Sertori (1967), Jason Maxwell (1972), Rekeil Pyke (1997).

The Iron have only twice failed to score on this day in 15 attempts on the opening day of September.

One of Scunthorpe's victories on this day came in 2007 when the Blades were the visitors, with the Iron looking to stamp their authority as the newly promoted side in the Championship.
With 8,801 in attendance for the pulsating affair, Scunthorpe went ahead just before half time with Andy Crosby at the near post to power in a volley past Paddy Kenny from close range.
That lead became two in the second half when Martin Paterson was played through by Jonathan Forte to tuck an effort into the net for his fourth game in successive games. That settled the former Stoke City striker after having a previous effort controversially ruled out for offside.
The Blades weren't blunted quite yet though when Danny Webber netted twice in four minutes to restore parity.
The game hit boiling point with a minute to go when Cliff Byrne and Derek Geary both walked for coming together following a challenge.
There was still time on the clock for Matt Sparrow to get the winner as he forced the ball into the net following Forte's knockdown. 
Overall playing record for September 1: Played 15, Won 7, Drawn 4, Lost 4, Scored 31, Conceded 20.

The Iron's full record for September 1 is as follows:

2018 LG 1 Accrington 1-1 Iron Lund
2012  LG 1  Hartlepool 2-0 Iron  
2007 CHAMP Iron 3-2 Sheffield United Crosby, Paterson, Sparrow
2006 LG 1 Gillingham 0-2 Iron Hinds, Sparrow
2001  LD 3 Macclesfield 4-3 Iron Jackson, Carruthers, Sheldon 
1992 LD 3 Iron 2-0 Walsall Elliott, Helliwell
1990 DIV 4 Aldershot 3-2 Iron Flounders (pen), Daws
1979 DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Bournemouth Green, Earl
1978 DIV 4 Doncaster 0-0 Iron  
1973 DIV 4 Iron 3-0 Barnsley  Houghton, Barker, Keeley
1970 DIV 4 Iron 2-3 Oldham  Lindsey, Heath
1962 DIV 2 Bury 0-2 Iron Kaye, Lindsey
1961  DIV 2 Iron 6-1 Charlton  Godfrey (2), Thomas, Marriott, Thorpe, Brownsword (pen)
1956  DIV 3N Iron 1-1 Hull  Brown
1951  DIV 3N Iron 2-2 Oldham    Cumner, Wallace

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