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OTD: April 29

29 April 2022

Remembering past matches played by the Iron on April 29...

Former Iron players born on this day: Doug O’Connor (1954).

Billy Sharp snatched a last-gasp winner against Blackpool to secure Scunthorpe a well-deserved win at home On This Day in 2006. 

Sharp touched home substitute Steve Torpey's cross after a dominant second-half performance from the hosts.

Visiting goalkeeper Lee Jones pulled off two brilliant saves to deny Cliff Byrne and Andy Keogh while Sharp should have done better with an early header.

Tommy Evans was never troubled with Blackpool's only efforts coming from Rory Prendergast and Keigan Parker.

Overall playing record for April 29:
Played 8, Won 2, Drawn 2, Lost 4, Scored 7, Conceded 9.

The Iron's full record for April 29 is as follows:

2006 LG 1 Iron 1-0 Blackpool Sharp
2000 DIV 2 Oxford 2-0 Iron  
1995 DIV 3 Walsall 2-1 Iron Gregory
1986 DIV 4 Wrexham 1-0 Iron  
1978 DIV 4 Darlington 1-1 Iron Wigg
1972 DIV 4 Cambridge 2-0 Iron  
1969 DIV 4 Iron 4-1 Aldershot Rusling, Cassidy, Keegan, Heath
1961 DIV 2 Luton 0-0 Iron  

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