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OTD: January 18

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Remembering past matches played by the Iron on January 18...

Former Iron players born on this day: Darrell Duffy (1971), Brendan Moloney (1989).

Scunthorpe fought-back with two goals to earn a 2-2 comeback draw at Bradford in League Two in 2020.

Quick-fire first-half goals from Hope Akpan and James Vaughan put the Bantams firmly in charge but former Bradford loanee Alex Gilliead reduced the deficit and John McAtee equalised with 16 minutes left.

Goalkeeper Luke McGee, making his Bradford debut on loan from Portsmouth, pulled off a crucial early save to deny George Miller.

Vaughan hit a post for the home side from Matt Palmer's cross before they struck twice in the space of three minutes.

Eoin Doyle's pass picked out Akpan to steer the first past Rory Watson in the 17th minute. Then Connor Wood's cross was turned home by Vaughan as Scunthorpe were temporarily down to 10 men with defender Jordan Clarke getting treatment.

Watson denied Vaughan another from a close-range header before Scunthorpe pulled one back as Gilliead beat McGee from 25 yards.

Scunthorpe came close to equalising before half-time but McGee saved his new club again by keeping out Miller's header from a Gilliead cross.

The visitors dominated the second half and were rewarded with a second goal after 74 minutes as McAtee turned Paudie O'Connor before firing home from the edge of the box.

Overall playing record for January 18:
Played 8, Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 3, Scored 17, Conceded 11. 

The Iron's full record for January 18 is as follows:
2020 LG 2 Bradford 2-2 Iron Gilliead, McAtee
2014 LG 2 Iron 0-0 AFC Wimbledon  
2003 DIV 3 Bristol R 2-1 Iron Carruthers
1997 DIV 3 Iron 5-1 Hereford Housham, Clarkson, Eyre, Baker (2)
1992 DIV 4 Halifax 1-4 Iron White (3), Hamilton
1986 DIV 4 Torquay 1-0 Iron  
1975 DIV 4 Swansea 1-0 Iron  
1958 DIV 3N Mansfield 3-5 Iron Davis (2), Waldock, Haigh, Marriott


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