Scunthorpe defeated Millwall in a thrilling league play-off, with performances on both sides as good as anything you’ll see in a Premiership match.
It was a cracker, and I felt sorry for Millwall’s Alexander who played his heart out. I also felt sorry for Scunthorpe’s Joe Murphy who had a great day in goal but let in a silly one to go behind. It was an end-to-end contest and Scunthorpe only managed to get through in the end with a last-minute goal
If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I’m on Scunthorpe’s side. I’ve even travelled there a few times and I have the T-shirt. Obviously, most of the sport commentary here has to do with rugby, and you’ll never see a report of a Man United game or anything like that, but Scunthorpe are something special. I like them. I like their grit, and their determination. I like their attitude. I like their manager, Nigel Adkins, the former physio, who took over from the useless Brian Laws, and immediately brought them up to the Championship.
I just like them.
Scunthorpe is a basic kind of town, but it has an honesty that I like, and I intend to go back there in the coming season to support them.