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OTD: October 26

26 October 2022


OTD: October 26

26 October 2022

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

Former Iron players born on this day: Dick Scott (1941), Tony Arins (1958), Craig Shakespeare (1963), Ian Knight (1966), Jason Talbot (1968).

The Iron defeated Torquay United 5-1 in Division Three in 2002.

Scunthorpe goalkeeper Tommy Evans prevented the visitors breaking the deadlock with a fine one-handed save to deny David Graham.

But it was no surprise when Graham grabbed his ninth goal of the season from twelve yards soon after.

However, Scunthorpe were back in control by the interval, thanks to two glaring defensive errors.

Martin Carruthers grabbed the equaliser when he capitalised on Reuben Hazell's mistake and goalkeeper Jamie Attwell dropped Peter Beagrie's cross for Steve Torpey to pounce minutes later.

Scunthorpe dominated the second half and Jamie McCombe added a stunning third shortly after the restart.

Torpey then went on to complete his hat-trick with two goals in the final eight minutes.

Overall playing record for October 26: Played 10, Won 4, Drawn 1, Lost 4, Scored 18, Conceded 19.

The Iron's full record for October 26 is as follows:
2019 LG 2 Salford 1-1 Iron van Veen
2013 LG 2 Iron 1-0 Hartlepool Winnall
2002 DIV 3 Iron 5-1 Torquay Carruthers, Torpey 3, McCombe
1996 DIV 3 Iron 2-2 Rochdale Baker, Eyre
1991 DIV 4 Iron 1-4 Mansfield Daws
1979 DIV 4 Tranmere 1-2 Iron Green, Pilling
1974 DIV 4 Iron 0-3 Rotherham  
1968 DIV 4 Aldershot 3-2 Iron Heath, Rafferty (og)
1963 DIV 2 Preston 1-0 Iron  
1957 DIV 3N Carlisle 3-4 Iron Gleadall 2, Fletcher, Marriott 

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