It has been a difficult season to date for Scunthorpe, that has seen them struggle to find consistency. At present they are only sitting a few places outside the relegation zone, so pressure continues to mount on the side in league two. However, as we move to the final matches of 2019, the side have started to find some form and are now unbeaten in six matches in the league following the away victory over Forest Green. They were also well supported for the match by punters using the Jackpotjoy promo code, following their impressive unbeaten run going into the game.
This run started with a 3-1 home victory at Glanford Park against Exeter City. The latter are sitting amongst the top sides in the league and battling it out for the title, so this was an impressive victory. Both James Perch and Jamie Ward netted in the first half, before Alex Gilliead guaranteed the victory with a late goal for the side.
Scunthorpe then followed this up with a 1-1 draw away at Salford City. Kevin van Veen had put Scunthorpe ahead in the 34th minute, before the home side drew level on the stroke of half-time. This was the final goal of the game, in what was a very close affair and a draw being a fair result.
Another draw followed as Scunthorpe played out a stalemate with Stevenage in Glanford Park. It was another game that was even from the start, with limited clear cut chances created for either side. The result meant another important point for Scunthorpe as they continue to climb back up the table.
Following two cup games and mixed results that included a 3-0 home victory against Sunderland in the group stage of the football league trophy, they then travelled to take on Leyton Orient. The latter are another side sitting near the bottom of the table, so this represented a great opportunity for Scunthorpe. Alex Gilliead scored after just four minutes to put Scunthorpe ahead, before Lee Novak added a late second in the 2-0 victory. This meant the side continued their impressive run of form.
Scunthorpe then welcomed top half of the table side Port Vale to Glanford Park. Scunthorpe produced a very dominant performance to win 2-1 and it could have been more, as they created many chances. Goals from Kevin van Veen and Kgosi Ntlhe were the difference, as both sides had a player sent off in the final seconds of the match.
The side will now be looking to continue this impressive run of form with the remaining games of the season. This includes a difficult away trip to face Crewe on the 29th of December, to draw a close to 2019.