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Head-to-head: Gillingham

18 January 2018

Saturday sees the Iron take on Gillingham for the 42nd time in their history. Here’s a lowdown of our past meetings.

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20 January 2018

FIVE-STAR IRON PERFORMANCE...
Scunthorpe United 5-0 Gillingham
Saturday, 20th August, 2016
League One

Scunthorpe continued their storming start to the League One season with a comprehensive 5-0 thrashing of previously unbeaten Gillingham.

Most of the damage was done in the first half as they swept into a 3-0 lead.

Gillingham never recovered from a fifth-minute blooper by goalkeeper Stuart Nelson which gifted the home side the lead. A speculative 25-yard shot from Kevin van Veen slipped through his grasp and into the net.

In-form Scunthorpe made it 2-0 from the penalty spot in the 20th minute when Josh Morris converted confidently after he himself had been brought down just inside the box.

There was no stopping the Iron and on the stroke of half-time they made it 3-0 when full-back Jordan Clarke popped up at the far post to head home an inswinging right-wing corner from Morris.

Gillingham's misery continued in the second half when another mistake by Nelson on 59 minutes allowed a long-range shot from Morris to squeeze past him to make it 4-0.

The visitors were denied even a consolation goal late on when an angled drive from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas was turned away at full stretch by Luke Daniels.

Instead, it was Scunthorpe, now second in the table, who made it 5-0 in the 83rd minute when striker Tom Hopper converted a low cross into the box from Hakeeb Adelakun.

It should have been 6-0 but substitute Scott Laird's tame stoppage-time penalty was saved by Nelson after Conor Townsend had been brought down in the box.


PHOTO: The Iron celebrate Neal Bishop's goal in the 2014 win at Gillingham.

MANAGERLESS IRON BOUNCE BACK...
Gillingham 0-3 Scunthorpe United
Saturday, 11th October, 2014
League One

Scunthorpe won away in the league for the first time that season with a 3-0 victory at 10-man Gillingham.

Gills captain Doug Loft was sent off for a two-footed challenge on Luke O'Neill before half-time.

Managerless Scunthorpe, who were watched by prospective boss Mark Robins, went ahead through Paddy Madden's composed finish.

Further goals from Neal Bishop and Gary McSheffrey sealed the Iron's first away win since April that year.


PHOTO: United celebrate during the 2007 home win over the Gills.

FIVE IN A ROW FOR LEAGUE LEADING IRON...
Scunthorpe United 3-1 Gillingham
Saturday, 24th February, 2007
League One

Scunthorpe moved seven points clear at the top of League One with a fifth successive victory.

They opened the scoring in the 24th minute when Richard Hinds headed home a left-wing cross from Lee Ridley.

Matt Jarvis levelled the scores in the 54th minute with a simple tap-in but Gillingham had Ben Chorley sent off for pulling back striker Jermaine Beckford.

Dave Mulligan scored the free-kick and substitute Ian Morris wrapped up the scoring from just inside the box.

THE FULL RECORD...


PHOTO: United celebrate Richard Hinds' late leveller in August 2005.

SEASON / DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2017-18 - Tue Sep 26 LG 1 Gills 0-0 Iron  
2016-17 - Sat Mar 11 LG 1 Gills 3-2 Iron Madden, Toffolo
2016-17 - Sat Aug 20 LG 1 Iron 5-0 Gills van Veen, Morris 2, Clarke, Hopper
2015-16 - Sat Mar 5  LG 1  Iron 0-0 Gills  
2015-16 - Tue 20 Oct  LG 1  Gills 2-1 Iron  Laird 
2014-15 - Sat 25 Apr  LG 1  Iron 2-1 Gills  Adelakun, McSheffrey 
2014-15 - Sat 11 Oct  LG 1  Gills 0-3 Iron  Madden, Bishop, McSheffrey 
2012-13 - Sat 3 Nov  FAC R1  Gills 4-0 Iron   
2006-07 - Sat 24 Feb  LG 1  Iron 3-1 Gills  Hinds, Mulligan, Morris 
2006-07 - Fri 1 Sep  LG 1  Gills 0-2 Iron  Hinds, Sparrow 
2005-06 - Sat 25 Feb  LG 1  Gills 1-3 Iron  Sparrow, Hinds, Keogh 
2005-06 - Sat 13 Aug  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Gills  Hinds 
1999-00 - Sat 18 Mar  DIV 2  Gills 3-1 Iron  Harsley 
1999-00 - Tue 23 Nov  DIV 2  Iron 1-4 Gills  Ipoua 
1995-96 - Tue 27 Feb  DIV 3  Gills 0-0 Iron   
1995-96 - Sat 9 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Gills  Hope 
1994-95 - Sat 18 Mar  DIV 3  Gills 2-2 Iron  Young, Turnbull 
1994-95 - Tue 30 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 3-0 Gills  Thornber, Henderson, Smith 
1993-94 - Sat 19 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Gills  Juryeff 
1993-94 - Sat 25 Sep  DIV 3  Gills 1-0 Iron   
1992-93 - Mon 12 Apr  DIV 3  Gills 1-1 Iron  Thompstone 
1992-93 - Mon 28 Dec  DIV 3  Iron 2-2 Gills  Daws 2 
1991-92 - Thu 26 Dec  DIV 4  Iron 2-0 Gills  White, Martin 
1991-92 - Sat 17 Aug  DIV 4  Gills 4-0 Iron   
1990-91 - Tue 19 Mar  DIV 4  Gills 1-1 Iron  Flounders 
1990-91 - Sat 13 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Gills  Hall 
1989-90 - Tue 13 Feb  DIV 4  Iron 0-0 Gills   
1989-90 - Sat 2 Sep  DIV 4  Gills 0-3 Iron  Taylor, Flounders 2 
1983-84 - Sat 12 May  DIV 3  Gills 1-1 Iron  Cowling 
1983-84 - Sat 17 Dec  DIV 3  Iron 2-0 Gills  Cammack, Cowling 
1973-74 - Tue 23 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 1-1 Gills  Simpkin 
1973-74 - Wed 12 Sep  DIV 4  Gills 7-2 Iron  Houghton, Welbourne 
1971-72 - Sat 22 Apr  DIV 4  Iron 3-3 Gills  Kirk, Kerr, McDonald 
1971-72 - Sat 4 Dec  DIV 4  Gills 0-1 Iron  Fletcher 
1967-68 - Mon 15 Apr  DIV 3  Gills 3-1 Iron  Kerr 
1967-68 - Fri 26 Jan  DIV 3  Iron 2-1 Gills  Blyth 2 
1966-67 - Sat 17 Dec  DIV 3  Gills 0-1 Iron  Ash 
1966-67 - Sat 20 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 1-2 Gills  Thomas 
1965-66 - Sat 19 Mar  DIV 3  Gills 0-1 Iron  Sloan 
1965-66 - Sat 25 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 0-1 Gills   
1964-65 - Tue 3 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 2-3 Gills  Scott, Lawther 
1964-65 - Wed 26 Aug  DIV 3  Gills 0-0 Iron   

Our full record against Gillingham is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 19  8 33 22 
Away 22  7 26  33 
TOTAL 41  15  14  12  59  55 

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