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Flashback: Tranmere Rovers

26 August 2021

The Iron have the edge from past encounters against this Saturday's opposition Tranmere Rovers, with 26 wins to our name compared to their 21. United's last win over them came ten years ago though. Here's a look at some of the standout matches.

THE LAST VICTORY
Iron 4-2 Tranmere Rovers
Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Scunthorpe twice came from behind to see off 10-man Tranmere 4-2 at home.

Former Iron trialist Mustafa Tiryaki put the visitors in front after a mistake by Iron keeper Sam Slocombe before Shane Duffy headed the hosts level.

Tiryaki netted his second with a fine strike from distance only for Bobby Grant to level with a powerful effort.

Chris Dagnall slotted the hosts in front before Jose Baxter saw red for Rovers for a bad challenge and Grant hit a penalty to round off the scoring.

Baxter was sent off for a foul on Iron skipper Sam Togwell.

The hosts' penalty, which Grant netted for his eighth goal of the season, was awarded after Michael O'Connor was brought down in the area by Ian Goodison.



LEAGUE ONE TITLE ALL BUT SEALED
Tranmere Rovers 0-2 Iron
Saturday, April 21st, 2007

Tranmere's outside play-off hopes disappeared as they sunk to a home defeat against leaders Scunthorpe, for whom this win all but sealed the League One title a week after clinching promotion to the Championship.

Andy Butler set United on their way in the 55th minute with a header from a corner by Kevan Hurst, which was carried over by keeper Gavin Ward.

The Iron secured the win on 70 minutes when Billy Sharp registered his 29th goal of the season after good work from Jermaine Beckford and Cleveland Taylor.

Tranmere went closest through Steve Davies and Paul McLaren.

Click here to see the highlights from that game.

THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK
Iron 2-1 Tranmere Rovers
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

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Scunthorpe booked their place in the northern area final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy with a last-gasp victory over Tranmere.

The game was three minutes into stoppage time when Rovers defender John Johnson slightly deflected a free-kick from Paul Hayes, wearing a mask following a cheekbone injury two-and-a-half weeks earlier, into his own net.

Striker Ben May gave the hosts the lead with a superb header on 26 minutes.

But Tranmere equalised on 54 minutes through Ian Moore, while Antony Kay should have won it for the visitors.

Click here to see highlights from the game.

LATE BYRNE HEROICS SEAL PLAY-OFF PLACE
Iron 1-1 Tranmere Rovers
Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Scunthorpe sealed the final 2008-09 League One play-off place at the expense of Tranmere after captain Cliff Byrne snatched a dramatic late goal.

Tranmere had seemed set for a play-off place when Craig Curran headed home Ian Moore's cross at the far post.

But Rovers were reduced to 10 men when defender Gareth Edds was sent off for a second bookable offence

And Scunthorpe finally struck with just two minutes to go as Byrne headed home a free-kick from Grant McCann to rapturous scenes in front of a packed Doncaster Road terrace.



FULL RECORD

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2020-21 - Sat Apr 10 LG 2 Iron 0-0 Tranmere  
2020-21 - Sat Oct 3 LG 2 Tranmere 2-0 Iron  
2012-13 - Sat Dec 29 LG 1 Tranmere 1-0 Iron  
2012-13 - Tue Oct 2 LG 1 Iron 1-3 Tranmere Hawley
2011-12 - Sat May 5 LG 1 Tranmere 1-1 Iron Thompson
2011-12 - Sat Oct 29 LG 1 Iron 4-2 Tranmere Duffy, Grant 2, Dagnall
2008-09 - Sat May 2 LG 1 Iron 1-1 Tranmere Byrne
2008-09 - Tue Dec 16 FLT Area QF Iron 2-1 Tranmere May, Hayes
2008-09 - Tue Nov 25 LG 1 Tranmere 2-0 Iron  
2006-07 - Sat Apr 21 LG 1 Tranmere 0-2 Iron Ward og, Sharp
2006-07 - Tue Dec 5 LG 1 Iron 1-1 Tranmere Keogh
2005-06 - Sat Nov 19 LG 1 Iron 1-2 Tranmere Sharp
2005-06 - Fri Oct 7 LG 1 Tranmere 0-2 Iron Keogh, Sharp
2005-06 - Tue Aug 23 FLC R1 Iron 2-1 Tranmere Ryan, Hinds
1990-91 - Sat Dec 8 FAC R2 Iron 3-2 Tranmere Ward, Lillis, Flounders
1988-89 - Fri Apr 7 DIV 4 Tranmere 2-1 Iron Daws
1988-89 - Sat Dec 31 DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Tranmere  
1987-88 - Sat Feb 20 DIV 4 Tranmere 1-3 Iron Flounders 2, Lister
1987-88 - Sat Aug 15 DIV 4 Iron 3-0 Tranmere Russell, Flounders 2
1986-87 - Sat Jan 31 DIV 4 Iron 6-0 Tranmere Hunter, Lister, De Mange, Johnson, Broddle 2
1986-87 - Tue Oct 21 DIV 4 Tranmere 1-0 Iron  
1985-86 - Fri Jan 31 DIV 4 Tranmere 2-1 Iron Hawley
1985-86 - Fri Sep 6 DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Tranmere  
1984-85 - Tue Apr 9 DIV 4 Iron 5-2 Tranmere Brolly 2, Cammack 2, Broddle
1984-85 - Tue Jan 1 DIV 4 Tranmere 2-0 Iron  
1982-83 - Sat Mar 5 DIV 4 Tranmere 0-4 Iron Leman, Cammack 2, Parkinson
1982-83 - Sat Oct 23 DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Tranmere Baines, Cowling
1981-82 - Sat Jan 30 DIV 4 Tranmere 0-1 Iron Green
1981-82 - Sat Sep 19 DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Tranmere Cowling, Moss
1980-81 - Fri Apr 24 DIV 4 Tranmere 1-2 Iron Pilling, Stewart
1980-81 - Sat Dec 20 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Tranmere Lambert, Stewart
1979-80 - Sat Mar 8 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Tranmere Pilling, Cammack
1979-80 - Fri Oct 26 DIV 4 Tranmere 1-2 Iron Green, Pilling
1975-76 - Tue Feb 24 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Tranmere Wiggington, O'Connor
1975-76 - Mon Sep 22 DIV 4 Tranmere 2-1 Iron Money
1972-73 - Sat Dec 30 DIV 4 Iron 1-5 Tranmere Fletcher
1972-73 - Fri Aug 18 DIV 4 Tranmere 2-1 Iron Kirk
1970-71 - Mon Nov 30 FAC R1 Rep 2 Tranmere 0-1 Iron Rusling
1970-71 - Tue Nov 24 FAC R1 Rep 1 Iron 0-0 Tranmere  
1970-71 - Sat Nov 21 FAC R1 Tranmere 1-1 Iron Woolmer
1967-68 - Fri Mar 22 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Tranmere Colquhoun
1967-68 - Fri Oct 27 DIV 4 Tranmere 2-0 Iron  
1957-58 - Thu Sep 5 DIV 3N Iron 1-0 Tranmere Fletcher
1957-58 - Mon Aug 26 DIV 3N Tranmere 1-4 Iron Waldock 3, Fletcher
1956-57 - Sat Apr 6 DIV 3N Tranmere 4-2 Iron Waldock, Haigh
1956-57 - Sat Nov 24 DIV 3N Iron 1-4 Tranmere Gregory
1955-56 - Sat Apr 7 DIV 3N Iron 2-1 Tranmere Brown, Gregory
1955-56 - Sat Nov 26 DIV 3N Tranmere 2-1 Iron Brown
1954-55 - Sat Mar 12 DIV 3N Iron 1-2 Tranmere Gregory
1954-55 - Sat Oct 23 DIV 3N Tranmere 1-2 Iron Brown, Haigh
1953-54 - Tue Apr 27 DIV 3N Tranmere 1-1 Iron Jones
1953-54 - Sat Apr 10 DIV 3N Iron 3-1 Tranmere Gregory 3
1952-53 - Sat Mar 7 DIV 3N Iron 2-0 Tranmere Haigh, Daley
1952-53 - Sat Oct 18 DIV 3N Tranmere 0-1 Iron Mynard
1951-52 - Mon Apr 14 DIV 3N Iron 2-0 Tranmere Ottewell, Wallace
1951-52 - Fri Apr 11 DIV 3N Tranmere 3-1 Iron Ottewell
1950-51 - Sat May 5 DIV 3N Tranmere 1-0 Iron  
1950-51 - Sat Feb 10 DIV 3N Iron 1-1 Tranmere Payne
1935-36 - Sat Dec 14 FAC R2 Tranmere 6-2 Iron Lewis, Allen
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS TRANMERE WINS
LEAGUE 22 9 20
CUP 1 0 0
LEAGUE CUP 1 0 0
FA CUP 2 2 1
TOTAL 26 11 21

 


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