The Iron got their first win of the campaign in 1957, two days after the opening day draw, by putting four goals past Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park
Ronnie Waldock scored the division's and the Iron's first hat-trick of the campaign as the side recovered to going 1-0 down early on in the game.
Twenty minutes in, though, and United were beginning to get a foot-hold of the encounter and would soon blow their Merseyside counterparts out of the water with clinical football.
|TRANMERE ROVERS||1-4||SCUNTHORPE UNITED|
|Gaskell 14||Waldock 36, 45, 80|
|TRANMERE XI:||Harris, Bell, Moore, Heydon, Millington, Charlton, McDevitt, Williams, Gaskell, Cressan, Egglington.|
|SCUNTHORPE XI:||Hardwick, Horstead, Brownsword, Marshall, Heward, Bushby, Marriott, Waldock, Fletcher, Haigh, Jones|
|REFEREE:||Mr R P Hartley (Burnley)|
Scan reproduced thanks to permission from the Scunthorpe Telegraph.