IRON CLINCH Foot­ball League record ended

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Matt Bam­sey

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

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