IRON CLINCH Football League record ended
RECORD-BREAKER Russ Wilcox was left dazed after Scunthorpe’s 28-game unbeaten run came to a juddering halt at Exeter – but the smelling salt of promotion soon woke the Iron’s new favourite son.
Goals from Craig Woodman and Jimmy Keohane secured Exeter’s Football League survival and left Scunny’s players facing an agonising five-minute wait on the St James’ Park pitch to hear their fate.
But as news filtered through that Fleetwood had been held by Southend, mass celebrations broke out as the Iron players and management partied with the 664 visiting supporters.
Scunny can still win the title on the final day but Wilcox was quick to praise the efforts of his players who sealed promotion on the back of breaking a 125-year-old Football League record for the amount of games unbeaten under a new manager.
“We are all delighted,” he beamed. “I don’t want to touch on the game too much because that was really disappointing but the bigger picture is we have got the club back up to League One.
“It is an outstanding achievement from everyone at the football club – it has been a team effort. The main ingredient has been hard work and quality within the group.
“Our 28-match unbeaten run is