The Iron will take on Huddersfield Town in their second home pre-season friendly of the season this coming Saturday.The two teams will meet for the first time since 2012, where Huddersfield claimed a 1-0 victory at the Galpharm Stadium, thanks to a late winner from Lee Novak.
The two sides have played each other 41 times, with the Iron recording 10 wins in those clashes. Huddersfield have beaten the Iron 21 times and there have been 10 draws between the two sides.
THE LAST HOME ENCOUNTER…
25/10/11 – Scunthorpe United 2-2 Huddersfield Town
The last time the two sides played each other at Glanford Park ended in an entertaining 2-2 draw, with the Iron being denied from the penalty spot twice due to the heroics of Huddersfield keeper Ian Bennett.
The Iron took the lead through a fine strike from Oliver Norwood before Tommy Miller levelled for the Terriers. Bennett saved a penalty just before half time from Chris Dagnall and was also equal to Michael O’Connor’s penalty attempt just after the break.
Jordan Rhodes looked to have won the game for Huddersfield with a volley in the 86th minute but Dagnall made sure the Iron got a point when he poked the ball home with two minutes to go.
A CONVINCING WIN…
01/11/03 – Scunthorpe 6-2 Huddersfield
The Iron recorded a convincing 6-2 victory over the ten men Terriers back in 2003, with Lee Fowler being sent off for Huddersfield.
A free kick from Peter Beagrie and a Matt Sparrow header gave the Iron a two goal lead, only for Andy Booth to get one back for Huddersfield.
Terry Barwick’s first senior goal gave the Iron a two goal lead for the second time in the match and they wouldn’t give it away this time, with McClean scoring two to make it 5-1 and then following Booth getting another one back, securing his hat-trick late on.
04/04/07 – Scunthorpe United 2-0 Huddersfield Town
The two clubs contested one of the most important games in the club’s recent memory, when promotion to the second tier of English football for the first time in 44 years was confirmed for the Iron with a 2-0 victory.
It was a nervy first half for the Iron but the nerves were settled when Billy Sharp scored just after the hour.
The victory was secured in the final minutes of the game when Joe Skarz handled in the area and Sharp was on hand to score his second of the game in front of a crowd of 7, 518.
TOP OF THE LEAGUE…
02/10/05 - Huddersfield Town 1-4 Scunthorpe United
The Iron completed a convincing 4-1 victory away at Huddersfield to overtake them at the top of League One at the beginning of the 2005/2006 season.
Peter Beagrie put the Iron ahead from the spot after Billy Sharp was fouled in the box early on, before Andy Keogh doubled the lead before the break.
A penalty was awarded once again, this time for Huddersfield as Pawel Abbott made sure the Terriers stayed in the game but a Matt Sparrow header and Keogh’s second of the game made it a memorable away day for Iron fans.
OTHER MEMORABLE SCORES…
25/04/64 - Huddersfield Town 3-2 Scunthorpe United
25/08/78 - Scunthorpe United 3-1 Huddersfield Town
30/08/88 - Scunthorpe United 3-2 Huddersfield Town
04/12/01 – Huddersfield Town 4-1 Scunthorpe United
10/01/06 - Scunthorpe United 2-2 Huddersfield Town