Opening Day Memories - Scunthorpe United win at Reading

The opening game of the 2010 Championship season for Scunthorpre United was a trip to Berkshire to play Reading at the Madejski Stadium on the 7th August.

Having performed wonders the previous season to retain Championship status, we knew at Scunthorpe United it was going to be another gigantic team effort required to do it again. We had learnt many lessons and were constantly striving to improve. The culture was good at Scunthorpe, with everyone grabbing an oar and rowing in the same direction.

'Defence wins Championships and Goals win Games'

The defending and scoring goals at set plays, whether that be - Corners, Free Kicks or Throw-ins are crucial if you hope to have a positive season.

Below big centre-half Rob Jones scores our winning goal in the 2-1 victory with a towering header from a 60th minute corner, much to the delight of the travelling Scunthorpe United supporters and the man who captured it on video, well done Andy Ford !