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OTD: January 26

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Remembering past matches played by the Iron on January 26...

Former Iron players born on this day: Morten Hyldgaard (1978), Gary Hooper (1988).

An own goal sank Fleetwood as Scunthorpe's unbeaten run was extended to six games with a gritty 1-0 win at Highbury.

Ash Eastham's 74th-minute own goal saw the Iron take all three points from Town's home base in a game battered by the elements.

Fleetwood keeper Alex Cairns showed his class with a fine fingertip save to save James Husband's blushes.

The Town left-back had inadvertently sent a Cameron Borthwick-Jackson cross sailing towards goal.

But Cairns was up to the task and tipped the ball away.

It would have been cruel on Town had the Iron taken a first-half lead, with Jason Holt guilty of wasting a golden opportunity to open the scoring.

The Rangers loan man latched on to Ross Wallace's chip over the top but fired straight at Jak Alnwick.

The Scunthorpe keeper just batted away a fierce Wallace strike from distance.

He had to be at his best in the second half too as he just managed to tip away Paddy Madden's header.

Fleetwood had dominated but failed to trouble the scoresheet and they were punished by the Iron.

Substitute Levi Sutton's teasing cross from the right was accidentally diverted home by Town defender Eastham in the 74th minute.

Fleetwood had failed to win a point after conceding first this term and that record rolled on as they failed to find a leveller.

Overall playing record for January 26: Played 12, Won 6, Drawn 3, Lost 3, Scored 17, Conceded 10. 

The Iron's full record for January 26 is as follows:
2021 LG 2 Iron 2-0 Port Vale Loft (2)
2019 LG 1 Fleetwood 0-1 Iron Eastham (og)
2013 LG 1 Carlisle 1-1 Iron Hawley
2008 CHAMP Burnley 2-0 Iron  
2002 DIV 3 Iron 4-0 Halifax Thom, Torpey 2, Calvo-Garcia
1993 DIV 3 Shrewsbury 2-1 Iron Helliwell
1991 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Maidstone Ward, Daws
1985 DIV 4 Chesterfield 1-0 Iron  
1980 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Portsmouth Partridge
1968 DIV 3 Iron 2-1 Gillingham Blyth 2
1963 FAC R3 Portsmouth 1-1 Iron Godfrey
1952 DIV 3N Iron 2-0 Crewe Cumner, Powell 

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