A red card for Dan Jones cost Chesterfield dearly the last time they took on Saturday’s hosts Scunthorpe.
The Iron were 3-0 victors at the Proact back in October, after Jones was sent off for his collision with Gary McSheffrey.
Jay O’Shea came closest for the Spireites, hitting the bar with a free-kick.
Last season the two sides played a remarkable five times.
The first outing, at Glanford Park, saw Scunthorpe progress in the Football League Trophy with a 2-0 win.
Eleven days later they met again, this time at the Proact, where Chesterfield ran out 4-1 winners.
The clubs were drawn together in the FA Cup in January 2015, and the score in the third round tie was 2-2 at Glanford Park.
The replay went the way of the Spireites, who triumped 2-0 at home to sent the Iron out of the competition.
And finally, the second League One encounter was won by Scunthorpe, by a 2-0 scoreline at Glanford Park.