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OTD: November 21

21 November 2022

Remembering past matches played by the Iron on November 21...

Former Iron players born on this day: Willie Ferry (1966), Matthew Lund (1990), Harry Bunn (1992), Ryan Yates (1997).

Scunthorpe leapfrogged Bradford City into third place in League One after coming from behind to beat their top-six rivals in 2017.

It was Bradford's fifth home league defeat of the season and their third in a row at Valley Parade.

Bradford dominated the first half and there were several narrow escapes for the visitors' defence before Paul Taylor gave them a deserved lead in the 44th minute with a superb 25-yard shot, Taylor giving keeper Matt Gilks no chance to save with a fierce shot into the far corner after striker Charlie Wyke had laid the ball into his path.

However, in-form Scunthorpe, who have now won five of their last six league matches, equalised a minute later when Cameron Burgess took advantage of some hesitant Bradford defending to head home the equaliser from Hakeeb Adelakun's free kick on the edge of the penalty area.

Bradford continued to dominate in the second half, but it was Scunthorpe who went ahead after 68 minutes with what proved to be the winner.

Adelakun's 20-yard free kick eluded home keeper, substitute Rouven Sattelmaier, who had replaced the injured Colin Doyle at half-time.

Overall playing record for November 21: Played 10, Won 6, Drawn 2, Lost 2, Scored 19, Conceded 14.

The Iron's full record for November 21 is as follows: 
2020 LG 2 Iron 1-1 Morecambe Onariase
2017 LG 1 Bradford 1-2 Iron Burgess, Adelakun
2015 LG 1 Iron 0-2 Bradford  
2009 CHAMP Watford 3-0 Iron  
2006 FAC R1 Iron 2-0 Cheltenham Baraclough, Sharp
1998 DIV 3 Iron 3-2 Hull Gayle, Forrester, Marshall
1992 DIV 3 Torquay 0-1 Iron Helliwell
1987 DIV 4 Crewe 2-2 Iron Atkins, Flounders
1986 DIV 4 Iron 5-2 Colchester Lister, Broddle, Johnson 2, McLean
1959 DIV 2 Iron 3-1 Sunderland Donnelly 2, Thomas 

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