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OTD: December 14

14 December 2022


OTD: December 14

14 December 2022

Remembering past matches played by the Iron on December 14...

Former Iron players born on this day: Ian Hamilton (1967), Christian Ribeiro (1989), Sam Winnall (1991), Tom Hopper (1993).

The Iron drew 2-2 at home to Colchester United in 2019.

Strikes from Abo Eisa and Kevin van Veen either side of the break had the Iron well in command, though Luke Norris got the U's back in the game and Luke Prosser completed the comeback.

The home side dominated the opening 45 minutes, with Van Veen, Lee Novak and Alex Gilliead all squandering good openings before Eisa cut inside from the left and found the far corner to give his side the lead.

Scunthorpe began the second period how they finished the first, with Van Veen stealing into the box to head home Gilliead's cross in the 47th minute.

Colchester did not give up and just before the hour mark Norris kept his cool to chest the ball down in the box and smash home.

Sensing the home side's frustration, they then took the game to the Iron and when Harry Pell headed back across goal, skipper Prosser hammered in at the back post.

In an end-to-end finale, either side could have snatched a winner, with Norris scuffing the best of the chances wide after some hesitant Scunthorpe defending.

Overall playing record for December 14: Played 11, Won 3, Drawn 6, Lost 2, Scored 17, Conceded 12. 

The Iron's full record for December 14 is as follows:
2019 LG 2 Iron 2-2 Colchester Eisa, van Veen
2013 LG 2 Wycombe 1-1 Iron Burton
2002 DIV 3 Iron 0-1 Bury  
1996 DIV 3 Iron 4-1 Exeter Calvo-Garcia, Sertori, Clarkson (2)
1994 FAC R2r Iron 1-2 Birmingham Bullimore
1992 FLT R1 Iron 2-2 Lincoln Clarke (og), Alexander
1991 DIV 4 Burnley 1-1 Iron Pender (og)
1985 DIV 4 Chester 1-1 Iron Hawley
1963 DIV 2 Iron 3-0 Swindon Hodgson, Lawther, Woodruff (og)
1957 DIV 3N Chester 1-2 Iron Fletcher 2 

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