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Preview: Chesterfield (A)

31 December 2022

United start the new year with a trip to visit Chesterfield on Sunday (3pm kick-off).

The Iron hit the road following Boxing Day on home soil against Chesterfield, which saw the Spireites run out 2-1 winners despite Caolan Lavery’s opener.


Click here for ticket details ahead of Sunday, January 1st’s (3pm kick-off) clash against Chesterfield.

There will be online sales only on the day for Iron supporters.

The Iron have been handed an initial allocation of 524 tickets for the North Stand.

Away coach travel will be running to Chesterfield, and has sold out, with the coach departing at the following times:

12.00pm - Hornsby bus depot
12.05pm - Ashby Broadway
12.15pm - Museum and Baths Hall
12.30pm - Glanford Park

Please contact or call 01724 747670 to register your interest for any additional places that become available.


Michael Nelson (click here to read | click here to watch on Iron Player).

Fin Shrimpton (click here to read | click here to watch on Iron Player).


Goalkeeper Owen Foster’s shoulder scan following his substitution against Chesterfield on Boxing Day returned clear, however Nelson did say the game on New Year’s Day may “come too soon” for the shot-stopper.

Winger Rob Apter is available to play on New Year’s Day, however a knee scan result may cast doubt on his availability to play his final game before the conclusion of the existing loan deal.

Defender Reagan Ogle (thigh) is to be assessed ahead of the game again following his doubt on Boxing Day too.

Attacker Caolan Lavery is available with a few weeks still remaining on his deal with United.

Liam Feeney & Kgosi Nthle (hamstrings) continue to miss out through their respective injuries.


The Spireites kept up pace in their title challenge with a 2-1 against United on Boxing Day.

The side from Derbyshire currently sit in third position, with Paul Cook’s side registering 14 wins from 22 games so far this season.

Their win on Boxing Day matched both Wrexham and Notts County’s results, with Chesterfield having two games in hand over the latter.

For more information on our visitors, click here.


The referee will be Scott Jackson, assisted by Martin Chester and Jack Forder. The fourth official will be Benjamin Tomlinson.

Jackson has overseen seven National League fixtures this season, none of which featured the Iron, brandishing 23 yellow cards and a singular red.


The Spireites state that car parking at the stadium is for permit holders only and that there is limited street parking available nearby on matchday.

Disabled supporters can buy car parking bays at the Technique Stadium by phoning during the week before the match. Spaces cost £7 each (subject to availability) and can be reserved by phoning Karen Wood on 01246 269300.

Turnstiles are stated to open an hour and a half before kick-off, with a selection of hot and cold snacks including a range of pies supplied by Jacksons, a local bakery. A range of hot and cold drinks are also available including Real Ale supplied by Brampton Brewery. 

All concourses have TVs showing Sky Sports before kick-off and then ‘Soccer Saturday’ after the match, showing results from around the leagues


The Vanarama National League were delighted to announce a two-week trial phase of its new streaming service National League TV earlier in December.

With the platform officially completing the ‘beta’ phase, matchday passes have now increased in price moving forward.

Fans can subscribe here and start streaming National Division matches now, including the Iron’s clash against Chesterfield on New Year’s Day.

Full match replays are also hosted, and can be watched, on National League TV for free.

To help the Iron profit, you need to nominate 'Scunthorpe United' as your club in the sign-up process.

This game is available to stream both domestically and internationally for this fixture.


Our full record against Chesterfield is as follows: 

2022-23 - Mon 26 Dec NAT LG Iron 1-2 Chesterfield Lavery
2016-17 - Mon 17 Apr LG 1 Iron 3-1 Chesterfield McGinn (og), Toney 2
2016-17 - Sat 22 Oct LG 1 Chesterfield 0-3 Iron Morris, van Veen, Mantom
2015-16 - Sat 19 Mar LG 1 Iron 1-1 Chesterfield Madden
2015-16 - Sat 24 Oct LG 1 Chesterfield 0-3 Iron Madden 2, McSheffrey
2014-15 - Tue 17 Feb LG 1 Iron 2-0 Chesterfield Canavan, Madden
2014-15 - Tue 13 Jan FAC R3 R Chesterfield 2-0 Iron  
2014-15 - Tue 6 Jan FAC R3 Iron 2-2 Chesterfield Davey, Taylor
2014-15 - Sat 13 Sep LG 1 Chesterfield 4-1 Iron Madden
2014-15 - Tue 2 Sep FLT R1 Iron 2-0 Chesterfield McAllister, McSheffrey
2013-14 - Sat 8 Feb LG 2 Iron 1-1 Chesterfield Winnall
2013-14 - Sat 2 Nov LG 2 Chesterfield 1-1 Iron Waterfall
2011-12 - Sat 31 Mar LG 1 Chesterfield 1-4 Iron Robertson 2, Walker, Barcham
2011-12 - Sat 31 Dec LG 1 Iron 2-2 Chesterfield Canavan, Ryan
2009-10 - Tue 11 Aug LG CUP R1 Iron 2-1 Chesterfield Sparrow, Hayes
2006-07 - Tue 26 Dec LG 1 Iron 1-0 Chesterfield Sharp
2006-07 - Wed 27 Sep LG 1 Chesterfield 0-1 Iron Sharp
2005-06 - Sat 18 Mar LG 1 Chesterfield 1-2 Iron Hinds, Crosby
2005-06 - Mon 26 Dec LG 1 Iron 2-2 Chesterfield Baraclough, Johnson
2004-05 - Sat 13 Nov FAC R1 Iron 2-0 Chesterfield Hayes, Baraclough
2000-01 - Sat 13 Jan DIV 3 Chesterfield 1-0 Iron  
2000-01 - Mon 28 Aug DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Chesterfield Torpey
1999-00 - Tue 25 Jan FLT AREA QF Iron 1-2 Chesterfield Stamp
1999-00 - Sat 23 Oct DIV 2 Chesterfield 1-1 Iron Fickling
1999-00 - Sat 25 Sep DIV 2 Iron 0-0 Chesterfield  
1994-95 - Sat 18 Feb DIV 3 Iron 0-1 Chesterfield  
1994-95 - Sat 14 Jan DIV 3 Chesterfield 3-1 Iron Bullimore
1994-95 - Tue 8 Nov FLT R2 Chesterfield 1-1 Iron Bullimore
1993-94 - Mon 4 Apr DIV 3 Chesterfield 1-1 Iron Alexander
1993-94 - Tue 28 Dec DIV 3 Iron 2-2 Chesterfield Carmichael, Mudd
1992-93 - Sat 6 Mar DIV 3 Iron 0-1 Chesterfield  
1992-93 - Sat 3 Oct DIV 3 Chesterfield 1-3 Iron Goodacre, White
1991-92 - Tue 31 Mar DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Chesterfield Helliwell, Hamilton
1991-92 - Sat 14 Sep DIV 4 Chesterfield 0-1 Iron Humphries
1990-91 - Sat 27 Apr DIV 4 Iron 3-0 Chesterfield Daws, Flounders 2
1990-91 - Tue 18 Dec FLT R2 Iron 3-1 Chesterfield Lillis, Taylor
1990-91 - Tue 23 Oct DIV 4 Chesterfield 1-0 Iron  
1989-90 - Tue 1 May DIV 4 Chesterfield 1-1 Iron Daws
1989-90 - Sat 30 Dec DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Chesterfield  
1984-85 - Sat 26 Jan DIV 4 Chesterfield 1-0 Iron  
1984-85 - Sat 15 Sep DIV 4 Iron 2-4 Chesterfield Broddle, Cowling
1972-73 - Sat 14 Apr DIV 3 Chesterfield 2-1 Iron Warnock
1972-73 - Tue 20 Mar DIV 3 Iron 0-1 Chesterfield  
1969-70 - Sat 31 Jan DIV 4 Chesterfield 2-1 Iron Cassidy
1969-70 - Sat 4 Oct DIV 4 Iron 1-2 Chesterfield Cassidy
1968-69 - Tue 15 Apr DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Chesterfield  
1968-69 - Tue 8 Apr DIV 4 Chesterfield 1-2 Iron Heath, Kerr
1957-58 - Sat 21 Dec DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-1 Chesterfield Fletcher
1957-58 - Sat 24 Aug DIV 3 (N) Chesterfield 1-1 Iron Marriott
1956-57 - Sat 16 Feb DIV 3 (N) Iron 5-1 Chesterfield Waldock 3, Fletcher, McGill
1956-57 - Sat 6 Oct DIV 3 (N) Chesterfield 1-0 Iron  
1955-56 - Sat 14 Apr DIV 3 (N) Chesterfield 2-0 Iron  
1955-56 - Sat 3 Dec DIV 3 (N) Iron 2-0 Chesterfield Jones, Brownsword
1954-55 - Sat 16 Apr DIV 3 (N) Chesterfield 2-0 Iron  
1954-55 - Sat 27 Nov DIV 3 (N) Iron 2-1 Chesterfield Brown, Brownsword
1953-54 - Sat 3 Apr DIV 3 (N) Chesterfield 1-0 Iron  
1953-54 - Sat 14 Nov DIV 3 (N) Iron 2-1 Chesterfield Whitfield, Brownsword
1952-53 - Sat 14 Mar DIV 3 (N) Chesterfield 1-1 Iron Whitfield
1952-53 - Sat 25 Oct DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-0 Chesterfield Daley
1951-52 - Sat 1 Mar DIV 3 (N) Chesterfield 3-0 Iron  
1951-52 - Sat 13 Oct DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-1 Chesterfield Powell


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Match Reports

Report: Chesterfield 4-1 Iron

1 January 2023

United were beaten 4-1 by Chesterfield on New Years Day.

The Iron travelled to the Technique Stadium for their first game of the new year, and for what was their second league game against the Spireites in under a week. 

Michael Nelson made three changes from the side that faced Chesterfield on Boxing Day. Marcus Dewhurst replaced the injured Owen Foster, Jai Rowe returned to the side and Cameron Wilson also started.

Jacob Butterfield got the game underway and the Iron were immediately on the front foot. Alfie Beestin picked up the ball between the lines and he managed to slot a ball through to the onrushing Wilson. Wilson drove at the Chesterfield defence and he managed to get a cross into the area. However, there was no support for him and it was an easy claim for Ross Fitzsimons.

United looked to get control of the ball early on in the game and they managed this. The Iron were dominating possession and looking to create many chances. Chesterfield were trying to play on the counter attack early on in this encounter.

In the ninth minute of the game, Chesterfield had their first real opportunity of the game. They received a free kick in a wide area after a foul from Finley Shrimpton. Jeff King whipped the ball into the Iron area and it was dangerous. However, no Chesterfield player got on the end of it and the ball rolled out for a goal kick.

The home side created another opportunity minutes later. King was involved once more. Armando Dobra drove at the Iron defence and he spotted King out on the right-hand flank and he played a ball through to him. King then nearly put the hosts in front with a mis-hit cross. His cross looked to be heading into the far corner but Marcus Dewhurst was alert and he got a strong right hand to the ball to turn it behind for a corner.

The hosts created another big opportunity after a good bit of work on the right-hand flank by Akwasi Asante. He beat his man and drilled a low cross into the Iron area. Liam Manderville met this cross and he was unmarked. Around eight yards from goal, he came onto the ball and he hit his shot into the ground and this took the power out of it. All the power had gone and this made it an easy save for Dewhurst.

In the 20th minute, United took the lead. Beestin found himself with space and time on the edge of the Chesterfield area. He decided to take on a shot and his shot had real power and this troubled Fitzsimons. All he could do was parry the shot and the ball looped up into the air. Wilson was the first player to react and he skilfully volleyed the ball into the back of an empty net from just inside the box. This put the Iron in the driving seat.

Chesterfield levelled six minutes later through a goal from Dobra. A ball was lofted into the United penalty area by King and Dobra tried to meet the cross with his head. An Iron defender met the ball at exactly the same time as Dobra and this made the ball break. Dobra reacted quickly and he met the ball on the half-volley. He simply struck the ball goalward and the power beat Dewhurst. There was nothing the Scunthorpe keeper could do as Dobra’s shot was taken close to his goal and he had no time to react.

The hosts tried to press on and grab a second goal but the away side coped well and cleared their lines every time.

From 20-yards-out Dobra tried his luck once more. He cut inside on his right foot and unleashed a strike. It went low and had power but Dewhurst got down to his right and made the save.

In the 36th minute, Andrew Boyce created a big chance for United to get level. He chipped the ball into the Chesterfield penalty area and it made its way to Rowe. He was unmarked but he had his back to goal. He had to improvise and he tried an overhead kick. He didn’t get it right and he didn’t connect with the ball, and the chance had gone.

Wilson was inches away from grabbing a second. He beat his man on the left channel and cut inside on his favoured right foot. The Iron winger wrapped his foot around the ball and he directed it towards the far bottom corner. His effort struck the upright and deflected away from any danger.

In the second minute of first half stoppage time, the hosts took the lead. Asante turned his man inside the Iron penalty area and this allowed him some space. He had time to glance at the goal and pick a spot to place his shot. He chose the bottom-left corner and he powered his shot into the net.

Chesterfield opened the second half and they nearly put themselves two goals to the good. An excellent team move saw the hosts get into the final third and Manderville got himself on the end of a cross which came into the area. It came perfectly to his feet and all he had to do was tap the ball home from six-yards-out. However, he saw his effort fly over the crossbar and it never troubled Dewhurst.

Butterfield attempted to get United level minutes later. Beestin laid the ball off to him on the edge of the box and the former chose to take the shot on first time. He didn’t catch the ball right and the shot blazed over the bar.

Wilson continued to press on to try and get his second goal of the game. He found himself just inside the hosts 18-yard-area once again. He stuck another effort goal ward and it was heading into the far corner. Fitzsimons read the danger and made a smart save down to his left.

In the 59th minute, Boyce had to make a goal saving block to deny Chesterfield taking a two goal lead. Asante found space in the area once again and drilled a shot goal ward. Boyce charged down the shot and threw himself at the ball to divert it over the bar. This crucial block kept the Iron in contention for a positive result.

United continued to try and find an equaliser. As the minutes ticked away more and more pressure was put on the home side.

The Iron kept getting themselves in good positions but they couldn’t capitalise on them. Several crosses were overhit or simply went out of play.

In the 81st minute of the game, the hosts grabbed a third goal and gave themselves some breathing space. King stepped up to take a free kick from around 25-yards-out and he lifted the ball over the Scunthorpe wall and into the top right corner. The precision is what beat Dewhurst. It was a textbook free kick.

Substitute Kabby Tshimanga grabbed a fourth goal for the home side. He drove at the Iron defence and he had to beat his man before unleashing a shot. He turned his man with ease and he cut inside on his left foot and drove a shot into the bottom corner. 

CHESTERFIELD: Fitzsimons, Grimes, Mandeville (81’ Uchegbulam), Dobra, Asante (72’ Akinola), King, Palmer, Oldaker, Quigley (76’ Tshimanga), Clements, Jones.


IRON: Dewhurst, Boyce, Beestin, Rowe, Lavery, Taft, Butterfield (60’ Carver), Wilson (81’ Poulter), Shrimpton, Daniel, Pugh.

IRON SUBS NOT USED: O’Malley, Young, Gallimore.

ATTENDANCE: 7,751 (664 Iron fans).

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Ticket News

Tickets on sale ONLINE ONLY until 2pm on Sunday for Chesterfield away

1 January 2023

Tickets are on sale for the Iron's trip to the Technique Stadium to face Chesterfield away on New Year's Day (3pm kick-off).

The Iron have been handed an initial allocation of 524 tickets for the North Stand, with tickets available to buy ONLINE ONLY from Chesterfield until an hour before kick-off on matchday by clicking here.

Adult £18
65 and over £14
17-21 £11
16 and under £7


The coach is scheduled to depart Glanford Park at 12.30pm, leaving all the usual stops prior to the stadium.

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