Flag Day a great success


On Saturday evening, over 180 Iron fans packed into Flag Day’s new home, Café Indiependent for the annual supporter run event.

Questions had been asked as to whether it would have the same atmosphere as previous events at the Honest Lawyer, but it didn’t take long for those questions to be answered.

Flags lined the ground floor of the quirky venue, who were also holding their first real ale festival in conjunction with the event. Organised by Anthony Dent, the Iron Trust and Café Indie’s David Plumtree, the sell out crowd were treated to excellent ale, great food and terrific live music in the Café’s basement.

Early on,’s Matt Blanchard presented Neal Bishop with his player of the season award before Slim Joe Jackson played a stripped back acoustic set upstairs to warm up the crowd whilst fans took advantage of the good selection of real ales and craft beers.


A share of the ticket’s sold and the raffle helped to raise over £400 for The Lincolnshire House Wheelchair football team with prizes donated by Scunthorpe United’s commercial department on offer. The star prize, perhaps, was a signed Ray Clemence art piece designed by Iron fan Rob Barraclough.

Award winning pie and peas, courtesy of Pocklington’s Bakery were enjoyed by fans and served with a smile by the Café’s fantastic staff, who worked tirelessly to make it a really great event.

The highlight of the evening was the music provided by folk group Ramble Gamble, who rocked the basement with their set.


It may have been the first flag day at Café Indie, but the many that attended said they hoped it wouldn’t be the last. would like to thank Anthony Dent, John Needham and the Iron Trust, David Plumtree and his excellent staff, Michelle Harness and Rob Barraclough for the raffle prizes and everyone who turned up to make it such a great event.




More photos from the Flag Day event can be found on the Scunthorpe Telegraph site here

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.


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