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Adkins hails famous win

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Scunthorpe manager Nigel Adkins was understandably delighted to see his side record one of the most famous wins in their history by beating Newcastle 2-1.

Martyn Woolford scored twice either side of Kevin Nolan's equaliser to give the Iron all three points in front of a record crowd of 8,921 at Glanford Park

"It's quite simple, we haven't hidden away from the fact that we have the smallest fan base and the smallest budget in the division," Adkins said.

"But it's what you do on the field of play. We've got a fantastic team spirit. This is a great victory. When we got promoted, this was the first game everybody was looking for; Newcastle United at home.

"We packed Glanford Park out, played against a top side and we have gone and got a victory. We've got an honest, hardworking bunch of players. If you ask most people that come and watch us, we try to play football. We tried to make this game like a cup tie.

"We knew that we would have to defend well, we knew that Newcastle would have passages of play with the ball and you have to ride your luck a little bit at times."

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