The Iron completed a domestic early-season double over Tranmere Rovers with a strike which came barely seconds from the full time whistle.
Doug Fletcher converted a Jack Marriott cross in arguably the best move of the entire game, handing United both the points in a deserved win.
It brought the side to a total of seven points from a possible eight, with four of those won against Tranmere. Scunthorpe were less convincing that their 4-1 victory at Prenton Park barely two weeks earlier, but nonetheless ground out the result to maintain their very strong start to the campaign.
|SCUNTHORPE UNITED||1-0||TRANMERE ROVERS|
|SCUNTHORPE XI:||Hardwick, Horstead, Brownsword, Marshall, Heward, Bushby, Marriott, Waldock, Fletcher, Haigh, Jones|
|TRANMERE XI:||Harris, Bell, Moore, Heydon, Millington, Charlton, McDevitt, Williams, Dodd, Crossan, Eglington.|
|REFEREE:||Mr A Holland (Barnsley)|
ONLY 30 SECONDS TO GO, UNITED SNATCH WINNER BUT HOME CROWD WAS DISAPPOINTED
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