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PAST TIMES: YEOVIL v IRON

22 August 2014

The Iron travel to Yeovil Town on Saturday, a fixture which has been exclusively played this century.

The two clubs have met on 14 occasions in total since the first clash in December 2003, with United winning eight, the Glovers winning five and one draw.

Yeovil claimed a 3-0 victory at Huish Park in the last match between the sides with Byron Webster, James Hayter and current Scunthorpe striker Paddy Madden on target for the hosts.

SEVEN GOAL THRILLER
22/02/05 – Yeovil Town 4-3 Scunthorpe United

The teams were involved in a highly entertaining match during the 2004-05 season in a game that saw two of sides that would eventually be automatically promoted from League Two pits their wits against each other.

Bartosz Tarachulski gave Yeovil an early lead but strikes from Paul Hayes and Andy Butler ensured the Iron went into half-time 2-1 up.

Lee Johnson equalised immediately after the break with a low free kick before Phil Jevons nodded the home side in front and victory was secured when Aaron Davies found the net with a terrific 30-yard effort.

Hayes did pull a goal back in injury time but it didn’t prevent United from losing the top-of-the-table clash.

SEVEN GOAL THRILLER – AGAIN!
01/10/05 – Scunthorpe United 3-4 Yeovil Town

Scunthorpe and Yeovil played their part in another entertaining encounter the following campaign as United were again on the wrong end of a high scoring defeat.

The Iron made a blistering start to the game and went two goals ahead in the first 20 minutes after strikes from Andy Keogh and Billy Sharp. Yeovil ensured the teams went into half-time level however as Darren Way and Phil Jevons restored parity.

A double from young striker Matt Harrold then put the away side firmly in control and despite a second effort from Sharp, United again lost out to Yeovil by the odd goal in seven.

ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP
06/04/07 – Scunthorpe United 1-0 Yeovil Town

Scunthorpe moved seven points clear at the top of League One after stretching their unbeaten run to 19 games by beating Yeovil.

The visitors started brightly but struggled to create many clear-cut goal scoring opportunities against a formidable Iron defence.

The only goal of the game came in the 39th minute as Glovers full-back Nathan Jones headed past his own ‘keeper to hand United another three points in a season that would see the club finish top of the divisional table.

THREE VALUABLE POINTS
13/01/09 – Yeovil Town 1-2 Scunthorpe United

The Iron picked up a precious victory down in Somerset in early 2009 as the club attempted to bounce back to the second tier at the first time of asking.

Scunthorpe were looking the more polished and comfortable side and took the lead in the 25th minute as midfielder Sam Togwell found the net from close range.

Yeovil then went down to 10 men as Terry Skiverton was given his marching orders and United soon went 2-0 up as Gary Hooper chased down a long ball and fired a shot beyond the home ‘keeper.

Substitute Andre Mcollin headed a consolation goal for the Glovers in stoppage time from a corner but Scunthorpe held on for three points in a season that eventually saw the club promoted via the League One Play-Offs.

MEMORABLE SCORES…
06/03/04 – Scunthorpe United 3-0 Yeovil Town
25/11/06 – Yeovil Town 0-2 Scunthorpe United
27/09/08 – Scunthorpe United 2-0 Yeovil Town
24/09/11 – Scunhorpe United 2-1 Yeovil Town

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