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The Iron Record at Home Park

3 October 2019

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STATSO is back in action and has turned his focus on Scunthorpe United and their record at Home Park ahead of the weekend visit in Sky Bet League Two.

Overall summary: P 16 W 12 D 0 L 4 F 39 A 19

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First time: Jack Rowley’s newly promoted Greens beat the Iron 4-0 at Home Park in a Second Division fixture on Monday, August 24, 1959, our first home game back in the second tier for over three years. Wilf Carter (2), George Baker and Harry Penk scored our goals.

Last time: Kevin Nancekivell was in temporary charge as Argyle brought down the curtain on the 2018-19 season with a 3-2 League One win on Saturday, May 4, 2019. On-loan Luton Town defender Lloyd Jones, Freddie Ladapo and Graham Carey were our scorers.

Biggest win: Kevin Hodges’s men beat United 5-0 in Division Three on Tuesday, March 30, 1999. Dwight Marshall, Mark Sale and a Steve Guinan hat-trick ensured the Argyle win. Sale, on loan from Colchester United, and Guinan, on loan from Nottingham Forest, were making their home debuts.

Heaviest defeat: Antoni Sarcevic saw red as Scunthorpe beat us 4-0 on Saturday, August 26, 2017 in a League One fixture.

Most goals in a single game: The highest aggregate score in this fixture is five, which has been achieved three times. As well as our 5-0 victory in 1999 and our 3-2 win in May, there was also a 2-3 defeat in a Second Division fixture on Saturday, February 23, 1963. Jimmy McAnearney and Wilf Carter were our scorers.

Further interesting facts: Across the 89 clubs that we have played more than six times at home in the EFL, our record against Scunthorpe stands out for the following reasons:

  • The highest average number of goals scored per game, 2.44;
  • The only opponents that we have never drawn against;
  • A win percentage of 75%, bettered only against Mansfield Town (77.8%).

In our sixteen home games against United, we have scored three or more goals on nine occasions (56.3%). We have scored exactly three on six occasions (37.5%), twice as often as anything else.

It took the Iron fourteen attempts before they kept a clean sheet at Home Park: in a 2-0 victory on Saturday, March 15, 2014. They then repeated the feat on their next visit, the 4-0 win on August 26, 2017, detailed above.


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