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
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.
|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|