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The Complete Record Of Scunthorpe United's Visits To The Moss Rose

22 August 2019

Scunthorpe United have visited the Moss Rose on seven previous occasions and we take a look back at each of these ahead of their eighth visit on Saturday.

The visit time we entertained The Iron was back in November 1969, as the two sides were paired together in the FA Cup First Round.

Buoyed by the memorable cup exploits of the previous campaign, Frank Beaumont's side set their sights on causing another upset.

They side gallantly fought against their illustrious opponents and secured a replay at Glanford Park courtesy of a one-all draw, with Dave Lyon on the scoresheet for The Silkmen.

The North Lincolnshire outfit would not visit the Moss Rose again until 20th January 1998, as they face Sammy McIlroy's heroes in our inaugural season in the Football League.

Macc would secure another three points on our way to back-to-back promotions that day, as Leroy Chambers scored a brace in a 2 - 0 victory.

The Iron claimed their first win at the Moss Rose in August 2000, courtesy of a solitary strike which proved to be enough to defeat McIlroy's men on the opening day of the new season.

Scunthorpe's fourth visit to the Moss Rose proved to be a memorable affair, as the two side served up a seven-goal thriller.

The visitors would break the deadlock in the sixth minute, yet Silkmen striker Richard Tracey restored parity eight minutes later with a clinical execution.

Future Silkman Martin Caruthers restored Scunthorpe's lead on the half-hour mark, yet Macc were to equalise once again right on the stroke of half-time courtesy of a Lee Glover penalty.

The Iron took the lead for a third time six minutes into the second period, yet Glover was to cancel this out on 68 minutes to set up a grandstand finish.

With both sides pushing for the winner, Tracey sent the Moss Rose into delirium four minutes from time as he bagged his second goal which proved to be enough for Gil Prescott's side to claim all three points.

Scunthorpe would claim revenge just over twelve months later however, as they emerged victorious in another epic encounter.

Two goals in the last ten minutes from Danny Whitaker and Kyle Lightbourne could not prevent David Moss' side from slipping to a 3 - 2 defeat.

We entertained The Iron for a sixth time back in November 2003, as John Askey's side secured a credible draw against the North Lincolnshire outfit.

Peter Beagrie's deflected free-kick put the visitors into the lead on 14 minutes, yet Danny Whitaker restored parity seven minutes before the interval with a close range effort.

Steve McClean fired Scunthorpe back into the lead on 55 minutes, yet Matthew Tipton was to complete the scoring with just four minutes on the clock - as he nonchalantly lobbed the ball over the advancing 'keeper to claim a share of the spoils.

The last time that Scunthorpe United visited the Moss Rose was back on 28th August 2004, when Brian Horton's men came from behind twice to claim a two-all draw.

Matt Sparrow had put the visitors ahead early in the first half, yet Paul Harsley fired Macc back on level terms after some tenacious play from Danny Whitaker.

Paul Hayes' venomous strike allowed Scunthorpe to regain the lead on 53 minutes, yet Matthew Tipton was to cancel it out with a 71st minute penalty.

All this means that our complete home record against Scunthorpe is as follows -

Played 7. Won 2. Drawn 3. Lost 2.


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