12 May 2014
In - Football

It’s been a fantastic season for Prostate Cancer UK. Our partnership with the Football League raised more than £250,000 to help tackle a disease that affects one in eight men in the UK (and one in four black men). But how was it for the fans? In the final part of our Football League review, Ross Gibson, from the Scunthorpe United blog Any Old Iron, gives us his lowdown on the 2013-14 League Two campaign…

Marks out of 10 for your team

Despite promotion I'd only put us at 7. Far too many times this season we have been lacklustre but have still ground out results. It would be higher but we have drawn too many games and thrown away too many leads!

Highlight and lowlight of the season

Highlight has to be promotion day at Exeter (see main picture, with United's Paddy Madden in possession). We were absolutely woeful on the day and lost our record-breaking 28-game unbeaten run. But when we found out Fleetwood had only drawn and we were up, we partied massively! Lowlight was losing to local rivals and non-league side Grimsby in the FA Cup.

Best and worst teams you’ve played

Best team I've seen has to be Exeter, they've played us off the park twice yet were in a relegation scrap, it just doesn't make sense! Worst team has to be Wycombe, they play such anti-football.

Best and worst players you’ve seen

Best player I've seen has to be John-Joe O'Toole of Bristol Rovers, absolutely class at this level. Worst is a hard one but I'd go with Morecambe's Kevin Ellison.

Best and worst away days

Best away day was probably Mansfield where we took around 1,200 fans and sang for the whole game, it was a great atmosphere on a freezing cold January day! Worst away day was Hartlepool as the game was a drab 0-0 and the weather wasn't fantastic either.

Best and worst fans

Best fans by a mile are the Pompey ones, I'm glad they picked up some form towards the end of the season. Worst fans have to be Grimsby's – they are just terrible ;)

Best goal you’ve seen


Paul Hayes vs Mansfield – I was stunned. It was his first start for the club (although he had been here twice previously) and he'd done this within minutes... 

Tips for next season: which teams and players will shine?

In League 2 I am expecting Pompey to be up there challenging for the title next season after a disappointing first one in the basement division. In League 1 I believe we could push for the play-offs, but I'd expect one or two of the relegated teams from the Championship to gain an automatic spot.

Thanks to everyone who has helped us raise more than £250,000 this season. If you want to help tackle prostate cancer you can donate to Prostate Cancer UK here

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