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OTD: April 26

26 April 2023

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

Former Iron players born on this day: Maurice Conroy (1919), Jamie Paterson (1976), Cliff Byrne (1982).  

We may have lost 2-0 but promotion from League Two was clinched at Exeter City On This Day in 2014. 

The Iron had been undefeated in then-manager Russ Wilcox's previous 28 games at the helm.

Craig Woodman fired into the top corner from 25 yards for his first ever Exeter goal to give City the lead.

Jimmy Keohane doubled the advantage after the break as keeper Sam Slocombe fumbled his low effort from the edge of the box and it crept over the line.

But, despite the loss, the Iron still gained automatic promotion after fourth-placed Fleetwood drew at home to Southend United.

Overall playing record for April 26:
Played 12, Won 7, Drawn 2, Lost 3, Scored 16, Conceded 12

The Iron's full record for April 26 is as follows:

2014 LG 1 Exeter 2-0 Iron  
2008 CHAMP Watford 0-1 Iron Hayes
2003 DIV 3 Iron 2-0 Oxford Hayes, Dalglish
1997 DIV 3 Iron 1-0 Swansea Forrester
1986 DIV 4 Burnley 1-2 Iron Houchen, Overson (og)
1983 DIV 4 Iron 3-0 Peterborough Lester, Cammack, Pointon
1975 DIV 4 Iron 0-0 Stockport  
1966 DIV 3 Watford 2-1 Iron Barton
1963 DIV 2 Iron 3-1 Norwich Kaye (2), Wilson
1958 DIV 3N Iron 2-1 Chester Haigh, Davis
1956 DIV 3N Iron 1-5 Stockport Gregory
1952 DIV 3N Workington 0-0 Iron  

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