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OTD: December 17

17 December 2022


OTD: December 17

17 December 2022

Remembering past matches played by the Iron on December 17...

Former Iron players born on this day: Bobby Barnes (1962), Phil Whitehead (1969).

Scunthorpe secured a decisive 3-0 victory against Millwall On This Day in 2016, thanks to a brace from Paddy Madden and a goal from Hakeeb Adelakun.

In an evenly balanced opening 45 minutes, it was Millwall who twice almost snatched the lead.

Shaun Williams tested goalkeeper Luke Daniels with a dipping long-range effort and the United stopper had to be at his best again to turn away a shot from Lee Gregory after he had wriggled free in the box.

But it was the Iron who finished the half with a flourish to take command with two goals in nine minutes.

Madden steered them in front in the 36th minute with a measured header from a free-kick on the right curled in by Josh Morris.

Then, just before the break, they made it 2-0 when Adelakun celebrated his return to the starting line-up by forcing his shot past keeper Jordan Archer at the second attempt after a low ball into the box from Jordan Clarke.

The visitors made a double substitution at half-time, sending on striker Steve Morison and midfield man David Worrall.

They pressed forward strongly to try to get back into the game but could make little headway against a solid home defence.

It was the hosts who struck again to make it 3-0 in the 68th minute when Tom Hopper drove forward into the box and unselfishly squared a pass into the path of an unmarked Madden. The striker crashed a first-time shot low into the bottom corner for his second goal of the game - and eighth of the season.

Only a great reaction save prevented full-back Harry Toffolo adding a fourth as Scunthorpe ran out comfortable winners.

Overall playing record for December 17: Played 10, Won 5, Drawn 3, Lost 2, Scored 16, Conceded 9. 

The Iron's full record for December 17 is as follows: 
2016 LG 1 Iron 3-0 Millwall Madden 2, Adelakun
2011 LG 1 Exeter 0-0 Iron  
2003 FAC R2 r Sheff Wed 0-0 Iron 
(SUFC win 3-1 on pens)
1997 FAC R2 r Ilkeston 1-2 Iron Wilcox, Forrester
1996 FAC R2 r Iron 2-3 Wrexham Baker, Clarkson
1988 DIV 4 Doncaster 2-2 Iron Hodkinson, Flounders
1983 DIV 3 Iron 2-0 Gillingham Cammack, Cowling
1976 DIV 4 Stockport 1-0 Iron  
1966 DIV 3 Gillingham 0-1 Iron Ash
1955 DIV 3N Iron 4-2 Bradford PA Brown 3, Gregory 

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