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PAST TIMES: IRON v YEOVIL

27 February 2015

In 15 meetings with Yeovil Town, Scunthorpe United have come out on top on more occasions, winning eight of those.

Yeovil are winning the recent head to head battles with the club, having won two and drawn two of the last four meetings.

United’s team has changed a lot since the last meeting back in August, where Paddy Madden’s strike eight minutes from time rescued a draw following Kieffer Moore’s opener.

Here is a look at a select few of some of the other previous clashes:

25 Aug, 2012: Scunthorpe 0-4 Yeovil
This was our last meeting at Glanford Park with the Glovers, so we will be hoping to get some revenge by reversing a scoreline on Saturday.

It was the start of a disappointing season which saw United relegated to the fourth tier of English football and they also won the reverse - fixture 3-0.

In this clash, Keanu Marsh-Brown put the visitors into a first-half lead before Reuben Reid doubled their tally.

Gozie Ugwu’s quickfire double in the game’s final moments subject United to a 4-0 drubbing and then-boss Alan Knill told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Obviously disappointed and I have to say that the goals against were just not acceptable. We're ok in possession, out of possession though we haven't got what it takes to stop the opposition from playing.

"(Yeovil boss) Gary Johnson has just said to me that we've probably had the same number of chances as them but we haven't made them count.”

24 Sept, 2011: Scunthorpe 2-1 Yeovil
United’s last win over Yeovil came in the 2011/12 campaign, at Glanford Park, in League One.

It was our first win of the season on home turf and Damien Mozika grabbed a double.

His first was a neat finish from close-range and his second was an 18-yard drive early in the second half.

13 Jan, 2009: Yeovil 1-2 Scunthorpe
The last clash before that 2011 meeting was back in 2009, when United battled to a 2-1 win over ten-man Yeovil.

Sam Togwell and Gary Hooper netted in the first half, where the Glovers’ Terry Skiverton (now their temporary manager) got sent off after the half-hour mark.

Andre McCollin pulled one back in the final minute, but it was too little too late for the home side.

6 April, 2007: Scunthorpe United 1-0 Yeovil Town
The Iron extended their unbeaten run to 19 games, moving seven points clear at the top of League One, as they beat Yeovil 1-0 in a close clash.

The visitors rarely mustered up any chances to challenge a reliable Iron defence that consisted of Cliff Byrne, Steve Foster, Andy Crosby and Marcus Williams.

The game’s solitary goal came five minutes before the interval, as Yeovil’s Nathan Jones headed into his own net, which proved vital in United’s title-winning campaign.

1 Oct, 2005: Scunthorpe 3-4 Yeovil (followed 4-3 defeat previous meeting in last season)
Yeovil made it back-to-back 4-3 wins over United when they left Glanford Park as winners in 2005.

Andy Keogh and Billy Sharp scored early in the first period for the home side before Darren Way and Phil Jeavons were on the score sheet as Yeovil came from behind.

Matt Harold grabbed a quick double in the second half before Sharp pulled back a consolation 13 minutes from time, but we failed to find a fourth equalising goal.
 
20 Dec, 2003: Yeovil 2-1 Scunthorpe
The first ever meeting between these clubs ended with a 2-1 Yeovil win at Huish Park.

It was a Division Three (fourth tier) match in Yeovil’s first season in the Football League and Scunthorpe were leading at the break, with thanks to a strike from Peter Beagrie.

Kirk Jackson drew Yeovil level in the second half and, eight minutes from time, Andy Lindegaard scored a winner as Yeovil claimed all three points.

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