ShrewsTRUST Blog – Following Town in about 500 words (Part 4 – Xmas Special – Scunthorpe United (A)

My nephew lives in Scunny with his Mum and Stepdad. My Mum has remained close to his Mum, and so the opportunity to visit was just too good.

With my brother (Nephews Dad) living 80 miles away, a chance for ‘Uncle Ade’, My Bro and Son to watch Salop was hatched.

Normally travelling to North Lincolnshire sees grey skies. Today the sun was out, and with ‘Classical Music’ on the stereo for Mum, the journey flew by.

Scunthorpe is an industrial town, built on heavy industry of steel making. It was also the fpalce where Town made their Football League debut back in 1950. The Irons, (as they are nicknamed) were struggling at the foot of League One. If Town could win here the gap would be 10 points.

Glanddford Park was the first of the new ‘modern stadium’. Town’s own Greenhous Meadow can trace it’s heritage back to Scunthorpe’s home. It is now 25 years old, and to be honest compared to the New Meadow, it shows.

Town looked nervy during the game. It wasn’t until 80 minutes that they had shot on goal. Then they had another, and another, and another. Tom Bradshaw, backed by new loan signing McGinn, took the game to ‘The Nuts’. But couldn’t get the ball into the net. A mistake almost let in Morgan. Then, right at the death Taylor cut inside and hit an unstoppable shot into the top corner. Only for keeper ‘Mrs’ Slocombe to some how get to it, and push it over.

Then Weale somehow saved to prevent Scunny winning. The last frantci minutes were worth the £21 admission fee alone.

So another clean sheet. Town up to 17th. New signing in waiting Dave McAllister in the stands watching. It was a happy journey home to Shropshire. Things maybe just be looking up for 2013.

Adrian Plimmer

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