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OTD: August 5

5 August 2022

Remembering past matches played by the Iron on August 5...

Former Iron players born on this day: Ray Powell (1924), Bobby McLaren (1929), Ray Clemence MBE (1948), Michael Walsh (1977), Eddie Nolan (1988).

The Iron have played just two games on this day in the past.

In 2006, the Robins' Enoch Showunmi came off the bench to score the winner, beating the offside trap to race onto Phil Jevons' flick before rounding the keeper and rolling the ball into an unguarded net after 69 minutes.

The hosts also hit the crossbar through Steve Brooker and Cole Skuse.

The Iron's Ian Baraclough went close late on and they saw Steve Torpey receive a straight red card for a challenge on Louis Carey on 80 minutes.

Scunthorpe went on to win the League One title that season, with the Robins coming second.

In 2017, Conor Townsend got Scunthorpe's campaign off to a positive start with a well taken finish after just six minutes, before Jimmy Abdou restored parity for the Wombles at Glanford Park.

Overall playing record for August 5: Played 2, Won 0, Drawn 1, Lost 1, Scored 1, Conceded 2.

The Iron's full record for August 5 is as follows:

2017 LG 1 Iron 1-1 AFC Wimbledon Townsend 
2006 LG 1 Bristol City 1-0 Iron  

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