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OTD: May 5

5 May 2023


OTD: May 5

5 May 2023

Remembering past matches played by the Iron on May 5...

Former Iron players born on this day: Richard Brindley (1993), Aiden Marsh (2003).

League One Champions Scunthorpe signed off a memorable season with a comfortable win at home to Carlisle On This Day in 2007. 

Cleveland Taylor fired them in front. Matt Sparrow added a second after being set up by target man Steve Torpey, playing his final game for the club.

Jermaine Beckford squeezed a shot home to secure a third, while Kevin Gall was twice denied by excellent saves from goalkeeper Joe Murphy.

Scunthorpe skipper Andy Crosby received the trophy at the end of the game - the first time in 49 years the club had been crowned divisional champions.

Overall playing record for May 5: Played 9, Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 4, Scored 11, Conceded 11.

The Iron's full record for May 5 is as follows:

2018 LG 1 Iron 1-1 Bradford Townsend
2012 LG 1 Tranmere 1-1 Iron Thompson
2007 LG 1 Iron 3-0 Carlisle Taylor, Sparrow, Beckford
2001 DIV 3 Mansfield 1-0 Iron  
1990 DIV 4 Iron 4-1 Doncaster Flounders 3, Daws
1984 DIV 3 Brentford 3-0 Iron  
1979 DIV 4 Crewe 0-2 Iron Couch 2
1967 DIV 3 Doncaster 3-0 Iron  
1955 DIV 3N Iron 1-1 Bradford PA Gregory
1951 DIV 3N Tranmere 1-0 Iron  

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