Successful season for supporters side

Last updated : 27 April 2002 By James Newcombe
Scunthorpe United's official internet supporter's team, have now almost reached the end of their first season under the democratically elected management of Mark Bodie. Bodie's presence saw a number of new faces at the club, although many of them have since left the club.

John Bailey, Dan McGowan, and Andrew Leckey were the three expected do
well this season, however McGowan found himself with a Saturday job, and Leckey seemingly lost interest at some point. Bailey did turn out to be a major success story, scoring a large number of goals, in not such a large number of games.

After some early season promise, the Filings suffered defeats at the hands of Luton, Notts County, and Hibernian. The previous record win of 8-1, was beaten with a 9-1 demolition of Grimsby, then an 11-0 win over York City. The Filings also earned an 11-1 win over Hull City.

John Bailey and Neil Hodge topped the scoring charts. Darren Hughes and Jonni Hodge clocked up the most number of games. Hodge junior finally broke his scoring duck in the 11-1 win over Hull.

Jonny Pearson, one of the major success stories of last season, returned to the side late on in the season after spending most of the season in Scotland.

In conclusion I feel that the Filings have progressed much further than they could have under the previous my control, and that this season has been a major success. The Iron Filings still have someway to go before they are challenging the likes Luton and Hibernian for the internet football league championship. is pleased to support the Iron Filings, an wish them all the best in May when they defend the Glenn Humphries trophy. Check out their official site at