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Flashback: Bristol Rovers

24 January 2022

As we get ready to host Bristol Rovers on Tuesday, we take a look at three memorable games and the full record versus the Pirates.

THE LAST WIN OVER THE PIRATES
Bristol Rovers 1-2 Iron
Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Matthew Lund netted a 78th-minute winner to give Scunthorpe victory at fellow League One strugglers Bristol Rovers.

The former Rovers loanee burst into the box to net with the aid of a deflection that sent his shot looping over the head of goalkeeper Jack Bonham.

Two minutes earlier Scunthorpe goalkeeper Jak Alnwick capped a superb display by diving to his right to keep out a Chris Lines penalty following a foul on Stefan Payne.

The visitors took a 15th-minute lead when Rovers switched off claiming offside as a chip was played into their box and Lee Novak shot home from close range.

The equaliser came during four minutes of first-half stoppage time, added for an injury to Scunthorpe's Ryan Colclough. Liam Sercombe drilled a right-footed shot past Alnwick from 15 yards following Tom Nichols' cross from the right.

Rovers hit the crossbar in the first half through a Kyle Bennett shot. Nichols and Bennett failed to beat Alnwick one-on-one and the Scunthorpe keeper made an outstanding diving save to deny Sercombe.



IRON START 2016-17 SEASON IN STYLE
Iron 3-1 Bristol Rovers
Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Brilliant second-half goals from Kevin van Veen and Josh Morris helped Scunthorpe come from behind to beat newly-promoted Bristol Rovers 3-1 on the opening day of the League One campaign.


Matty Taylor had given Rovers a first-half lead but Dutch striker Van Veen equalised in the 66th minute with a flashing drive from a tight angle that flew past goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall after the visitors had failed to clear a corner.

And nine minutes from time summer signing Morris popped up with the winner, cracking a blistering shot on the run from just outside the box past a stunned Mildenhall.

It was a real kick in the teeth for hard-working Rovers who had looked comfortable and composed for the opening hour.

They took the lead in the 31st minute from their first chance of the game through last season's 28-goal leading marksman Taylor, who controlled a ball into the box from Chris Lines to sweep an effort past keeper Luke Daniels from 10 yards.

But the visitors could not add to their advantage before cracking under increasing pressure in the second half as Scunthorpe hit back in style.

Substitute Kyle Wootton added the gloss in stoppage time when he broke clear to steer a shot past Mildenhall from the edge of the box.



BIG WIN IN FINAL HOME GAME OF 2004-05 PROMOTION SEASON
Iron 4-0 Bristol Rovers
Saturday, April 30th, 2005

Scunthorpe boosted their promotion hopes with a superb win against Bristol Rovers On This Day in 2005. 

Steve Torpey's glancing header after eight minutes broke the deadlock and he scored another similarly soon after.

Paul Hayes lobbed over Ryan Clarke for his 20th of the season before Disley received his second booking.

Towards the end of the match, Cleveland Taylor took advantage of Rovers' failure to clear when he looped a header into the top corner.

Promotion from League Two was secured at Shrewsbury a week later.



FULL RECORD

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2018-19 - Sat 9 Mar LG 1 Iron 0-1 Bristol R  
2018-19 - Sat 17 Nov LG 1 Bristol R 1-2 Iron Novak, Lund
2017-18 - Sat 24 Feb LG 1 Bristol R 1-1 Iron Holmes
2017-18 - Sat 11 Nov LG 1 Iron 1-0 Bristol R Bishop
2016-17 - Sat 25 Feb LG 1 Bristol R 1-1 Iron Lockyer (og)
2016-17 - Sat 6 Aug  LG 1  Iron 3-1 Bristol R  van Veen, Morris, Wootton 
2013-14 - Tue 25 Feb  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Bristol R  Winnall 
2013-14 - Sat 10 Aug  LG 1  Bristol R 0-0 Iron   
2008-09 - Sat 14 Feb  LG 1  Iron 0-2 Bristol R   
2008-09 - Fri 14 Nov  LG 1  Bristol R 1-2 Iron  McCann, Iriekpen 
2004-05 - Sat 30 Apr  LG 2  Iron 4-0 Bristol R  Torpey 2, Hayes, Taylor 
2004-05 - Sat 20 Nov  LG 2  Bristol R 0-3 Iron  Hayes 2, Torpey 
2003-04 - Sat 10 Jan  DIV 3  Bristol R 1-0 Iron   
2003-04 - Sat 9 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 1-2 Bristol R  Beagrie 
2002-03 - Sat 18 Jan  DIV 3  Bristol R 2-1 Iron  Carruthers 
2002-03 - Sat 31 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 2-2 Bristol R  Dawson, Carruthers 
2001-02 - Sat 12 Jan  DIV 3  Bristol R 1-1 Iron  Calvo-Garcia 
2001-02 - Sat 18 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 1-2 Bristol R  Quailey 
1999-00 - Sat 12 Feb  DIV 2  Bristol R 1-1 Iron  Hope 
1999-00 - Sat 4 Sep  DIV 2  Iron 0-2 Bristol R   
1983-84 - Sat 25 Feb  DIV 3  Iron 2-2 Bristol R  Cammack, O'Berg 
1983-84 - Sat 22 Oct  DIV 3  Bristol R 4-1 Iron  Pointon 
1972-73 - Sat 7 Apr  DIV 3  Iron 0-2 Bristol R   
1972-73 - Sat 2 Dec  DIV 3  Bristol R 5-1 Iron  Fletcher 
1967-68 - Sat 10 Feb  DIV 3  Bristol R 4-0 Iron   
1967-68 - Sat 30 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Bristol R  Sloan 
1966-67 - Mon 24 Apr  DIV 3  Iron 3-1 Bristol R  Barton 2, Coatsworth 
1966-67 - Mon 24 Oct  DIV 3  Bristol R 1-1 Iron  Thomas 
1965-66 - Tue 29 Mar  DIV 3  Bristol R 2-0 Iron   
1965-66 - Sat 16 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 3-0 Bristol R  Goodwin, Barton, Bedford 
1964-65 - Sat 20 Mar  DIV 3  Bristol R 2-0 Iron   
1964-65 - Sat 7 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Bristol R  Lindsey 
1961-62 - Mon 18 Sep  DIV 2  Bristol R 2-1 Iron  Thomas 
1961-62 - Tue 5 Sep  DIV 2  Iron 2-1 Bristol R  Godfrey, Thomas 
1960-61 - Sat 21 Jan  DIV 2  Bristol R 3-3 Iron  Thomas 2, Marriott 
1960-61 - Sat 10 Sep  DIV 2  Iron 2-1 Bristol R  Thomas 2 
1959-60 - Sat 5 Mar  DIV 2  Iron 3-4 Bristol R  Thomas 2, Donnelly 
1959-60 - Sat 17 Oct  DIV 2  Bristol R 1-1 Iron  Donnelly 
1958-59 - Sat 3 Jan  DIV 2  Iron 0-0 Bristol R   
1958-59 - Sat 30 Aug  DIV 2  Bristol R 4-0 Iron   

Our full record against Bristol Rovers is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 20  7 30  26 
Away 20 20  37 
TOTAL 40  10  14  16  50 63

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