It was a second draw in succession against EFL opposition, as the Iron battled to a hard-fought 1-1 stalemate against Championship side Hull City at Glanford Park.
The Iron came into the game making eight changes from the weekends draw against Doncaster Rovers, looking to have another good performance against a side in a higher division.
The visitors got the game underway and kept possession well for the first five minutes. Their first chance of the game would come from a ball into the box, however Reagan Ogle got his head to it first, the pressure would continue from the Tigers but the Iron remained resolute at the back as the chance is well defended by Andrew Boyce who came across, sliding in. Hull’s next chance would come after nine minutes from a corner, however it was well dealt with by the Iron.
United’s first chance of the game would come with 10 minutes on the clock, breaking the deadlock, when a cross delivered by Jason Law was headed away but only as far as Fin Shrimpton on the edge of the box who curled one into the top left hand corner.
With 16 minutes played, the visitors would get their first clear-cut chance. The Hull winger was nicely slotted in down the right hand side and he fizzed one across the six-yard box, but the Hull striker was unable to get a clean connection on his shot, seeing it come off his shin and wide of Chapman’s post.
Another Hull chance would come only minutes later after Kouogun was robbed of the ball down the right side. After a couple of passes the Hull striker managed to get his shot off, it ended up straight at the Iron ‘keeper though.
The Iron managed to form a quick counter-attack with 19 minutes played, and created a shooting opportunity however the shot is just wide of the post, not troubling the Hull City goalkeeper.
After a cagey five minutes, Ogle gives a free kick away mid-way inside the Iron half. The free kick was floated in but well cleared by Kouogun.
With 27 minutes on the clock, the away side form an opening through Will Jarvis, who’s shot from just inside the area is deflected off Kouogun but Chapman recovers well to get his hands to the ball and hold onto it.
The Iron made their first change of the game with 31 minutes played after an injury to to Callum Roberts - Cameron Wilson was the man to replace him.
With 33 minutes gone Danny Elliott gets in behind the Hull defence, however a last ditch tackle from the defender stopped him in his tracks, the ball wasn’t cleared properly by Hull and the Iron picked the ball up 25 yards out from goal and managed to draw a foul. Alfie Beestin stood over the free-kick and put it marginally over the bar.
After 41 minutes, the Iron drew another free kick, this time left centre of the goal. Jacob Butterfield delivered; but the ‘keeper does well to get across and catch his effort.
44 minutes played, Hull had one more opportunity before the interval via a free-kick, with the ball whipped in and easily claimed by Chapman in the Iron goal.
The Iron got the second half underway and were soon on the attack with a looping ball down the left hand side is headed inside to Elliott who spins and hits his shot on the volley from 25 yards out, the ball whistling past the post.
The visitors found the equaliser on 52 minutes after Ozan Tufan’s shot was deflected off Kouogun and over the head of Chapman, who manages to get a hand to it but couldn’t keep it out of the net.
On 54 minutes, the visitors split the Scunthorpe midfield and tried their luck from the edge of the box, Ryan Longman hits it but drags his shot wide of the post
The Iron got the next chance of the half with 56 minutes played when Elliott won a free-kick on the edge of the box. Butterfield hit it again and the 'keeper got across well to stop his effort.
The Tigers found themselves back on the front-foot, winning a free-kick 30 yards out from goal. This time it struck the Iron wall.
United made a couple of changes on the hour with Shrimpton and Butterfield being replaced by Kian Scales and Michael Clunan.
The visitors' next chance coming after 63 minutes when a good ball is put straight across the face of goal but Ryan Longman can’t reach it for Hull.
United made another couple of changes with 70 minutes played, Boyce and Denton were replaced by Will Evans and Michael Kelly.
An Iron corner on 73 minutes, delivered by Michael Clunan, is eventually cleared to safety after a mix up between the goalkeeper and defender.
Another substitution for the Iron with 15 minutes left to play, Beestin is replaced by Dean Rance.
81 minutes played and Scunthorpe created a further chance. Jason Law won the ball in the Tigers’ half and drove forward taking his shot and it hitting the outside of the post and going wide, this being Law’s last action in the game as he was replaced by Harrison Poulter.
88 minutes played and Chapman kept the Iron on level terms when the ball is whipped in by the Hull player and headed towards goal. The United shotstopper threw his arm up at it and somehow managed to tip it over the bar.
That was the last action of the game as both teams settled for the draw.
IRON: Chapman, Ogle, Denton (Kelly, 69), Kouogun, Boyce (Evans, 69), Beestin (Rance, 76), Law (Poulter, 82), Shrimpton (Clunan, 59), Elliott, Butterfield (Scales, 59), Roberts (Wilson, 31).
IRON SUBS NOT USED: Fitzsimons, Barrows, Pugh.
ATTENDANCE: 2,414 (757 away)