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OTD: May 7

7 May 2022

Remembering past matches played by the Iron on May 7...

Former players born on this day: Derek Charnley (1954), Junior Brown (1989).

The Iron secured promotion to League One with a 0-0 draw at Shrewsbury On This Day in 2005. 

A tense stalemate was played out, with Joe Hart in the Shrews goal thwarting United's attempts.

2,000 Iron fans made the trip to Shropshire, and saw their side finish the stronger as 39-year-old winger Peter Beagrie saw his free-kick clip the top of the crossbar with seven minutes to go.

There was still time for Steve Torpey overhead kick to be saved by Hart too.

Nevertheless, the Iron secured a second place League Two finish and automatic promotion and celebrated in style at full-time.

Overall playing record for May 7: Played 12, Won 5, Drawn 5, Lost 2, Scored 20, Conceded 14.

The Iron's full record for May 7 is as follows:

2017 LG 1 PO SF L2 Iron 2-3 Millwall Toney, Dawson
2011 CHAMP Iron 1-1 Portsmouth Nunez
2005 LG 2 Shrewsbury 0-0 Iron  
1994 DIV 3 Rochdale 2-3 Iron Thornber, Juryeff, Lancaster (og)
1991 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Wrexham Daws, Lillis
1988 DIV 4 Torquay 1-2 Iron Flounders, Richardson
1984 DIV 3 Iron 4-0 Burnley Cammack 2, Cowling, Green
1983 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Darlington Cammack 2
1977 DIV 4 Brentford 4-2 Iron Kilmore, Lumby
1966 DIV 3 Swindon 0-0 Iron  
1963 DIV 2 Iron 2-0 Charlton Crawford, Tocknell (og)
1955 DIV 3N Southport 1-1 Iron Mosby

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