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Big Match Preview: Swindon Town v the

21 April 2017

Next up for the Iron is a trip to face Swindon Town on Saturday.

Graham Alexander’s side head to the County Ground for their final away game of the regular season, where they’ll face Swindon Town.

The Iron go in the game full of confidence, after picking up their third win in succession, with victory over Chesterfield last time out.

4th placed Scunthorpe have now secured at least a spot in the play-offs, but three more points will be the target once again.



Iron boss Alexander confirmed he will have the same squad available to him as he did over the Easter weekend.

Jordan Clarke will continue to miss out this weekend as he has an injection for a toe injury sustained last week.

Matt Crooks (knee), Luke Daniels (ribs), Charlie Goode (ankle) and Tom Hopper (shin) will miss the rest of the season.



Four first half goals saw the Iron romp to a 4-1 home victory over Saturday’s opponents earlier on in the campaign.

Paddy Madden notched the first and last Scunthorpe goal, first firing home a Conor Townsend drilled cross following a neatly-worked corner to open the scoring, before rounding off Scunthorpe's fortunes in front of goal by firing in after Kevin van Veen saw an effort come back into play off the woodwork.

Duane Holmes got the home side’s second, stealing in after good work from van Veen had played the ball into the area. Holmes effort just about crept in under the body of the visiting shot stopper Lawrence Vigouroux.

It was the Dutchman who got the Iron's third, seizing on a mistake to hook the ball over the Swindon 'keeper before firing into an empty net on the half volley with his left foot.

Robins skipper Nathan Thompson did grab a consolation just after the break, but it was Scunthorpe who would claim a comfortable victory and could have scored more.



SEASON - DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2016-17 - Sat 29 Oct
LG 1
Iron 4-1 Swindon 
Madden 2, Holmes, van Veen 
2015-16 - Mon 28 Mar 
LG 1
Iron 6-0 Swindon 
Townsend, Clarke, Adelakun, Hopper 2, Madden
2014-15 - Sat 14 Feb
LG 1
Iron 3-1 Swindon
Madden, Canavan, van Veen
2012-13 - Sat 27 Apr
LG 1
Iron 3-1 Swindon
Collins, Hawley, Duffy
2012-13 - Sat 20 Oct
LG 1
Swindon 1-1 Iron
Hawley
2008-09 - Sat 21 Feb
LG 1
Swindon 4-2 Iron
Hooper, Lansbury
2008-09 - Sat 1 Nov
LG 1 
Iron 3-3 Swindon
McCann, Woolford, Pearce
2005-06 - Mon 17 Apr
LG 1  
Iron 1-2 Swindon
Sharp
2005-06 - Sat 22 Oct
LG 1
Swindon 1-1 IronSparrow
1985-86 - Sat 12 AprDIV 4 
Swindon 1-1 IronHunter
1985-86 - Sat 9 Nov
DIV4Iron 0-2 Swindon

1984-85 - Fri 29 Mar
DIV 4Iron 6-2 Swindon 
Cammack, Broddle, Brolly, Hill, Graham, Green
1984-85 - Tue 6 Nov
DIV 4Swindon 0-0 Iron

1982-83 - Mon 2 May
DIV 4Iron 2-0 Swindon 
Cammack, Lester
1982-83 - Mon 3 Jan
DIV 4Swindon 2-2 Iron 
Parkinson, Cammack
1969-70 - Friday 30 Jan
FA Cup R5Swindon 3-1 Iron 
Cassidy
1967-68 - Fri 19 Apr
DIV 3 (old)Iron 3-1 Swindon 
Heath, Kerr 2
1967-68 - Sat 25 Nov
DIV 3 (old)Swindon 2-0 Iron

1966-67 - Fri 12 May
DIV 3 (old)Iron 1-2 Swindon 
Colquhoun
1966-67 - Sat 22 Apr
DIV 3 (old)Swindon 2-1 Iron  
Sloan
1965-66 - Sat 7 May
DIV 3 (old)Swindon 0-0 Iron 

1965-66 - Sat 11 Dec
DIV 3 (old)Iron 2-1 Swindon 
Bedford 2
1963-64 - Sat 14 Dec
DIV 2 (old)Iron 3-0 Swindon 
Hodgson, Lawther, Woodruff (og)
1963-64 - Sat 24 Aug
DIV 2 (old)Swindon 3-0 Iron  




The previously mentioned Thompson has been a consistent figure in the Robins’ line-up throughout the campaign.

Swindon captain Thompson has featured on 37 occasions in total, contributing two goals in the process.



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Report: Swindon Town 1-2 Iron

22 April 2017

United won 2-1 away at Swindon Town on Saturday afternoon, making it four league wins in a row.

Murray Wallace and substitute Sam Mantom both netted in either half, before Rohan Ince pulled a goal back for the hosts late on.

It's taken 14 attempts but the victory was United's first ever away at the County Ground.

The Iron went into the game unchanged from Monday’s 3-1 victory over Chesterfield at Glanford Park.

Graham Alexander’s men began quickly, and their enterprising start was rewarded on five minutes. A combination of unlikely sorts linked up for the goal, as David Mirfin turned smartly on the left flank, before picking out defensive partner Murray Wallace, who’d made a dart towards the near post. The Scot made no mistake either, as he powered home past Lawrence Vigouroux.

Aiming to capitalise on their early dominance, United pushed for a second. Vigouroux wasn’t to be beaten on this occasion however, with the Chilean getting down well to turn away a close range Josh Morris free-kick.

Morris was involved again soon after, this time racing through on goal following a throughball from captain Stephen Dawson. The winger then took one touch out of his feet, before lashing over with his right foot. 

The hosts created their first opening midway the half, as Ben Gladwin latched onto a cross-field pass. He couldn’t direct his subsequent header on target though, as Joe Anyon watched the effort sail over.

Scunthorpe were soon back on the front foot though, with the in-form Ivan Toney drawing a save out of Vigouroux, as the ball dropped in the penalty area after a corner from the right.

Opportunities continued to present themselves, and more specifically to Morris, who went even closer just prior to the interval. This time he did manage to beat Vigouroux, but he couldn’t beat the woodwork, as the ball crashed back into play.

A free-kick from Toney minutes later drew yet another save out of the Swindon ‘keeper, as the Iron went in ahead at the break.

After the restart, United flew out of the traps, with Paddy Madden steering a Morris cross from the left straight at Vigouroux.

It was then the turn of Anyon to make a save of his own, and a fine one to deny Jonathan Obika, whose long range effort took a deflection on route. 

More goalkeeping heroics from Vigouroux kept United’s lead to just one, as he somehow clawed away a shot from Toney 55 minutes in. The Newcastle loanee’s effort looked destined for the far right corner once he’d opened up his body, but a diving Robins ‘keeper thwarted him.

That second for the visitors did eventually arrive with 20 minutes left on the clock. Substitute Sam Mantom was the man who got it, as he latched onto a Morris pass before firing past Vigouroux from close range to put the Iron in a commanding position.

Not content with just a two goal lead, Scunthorpe pressed for more. They almost got a third through Madden, but he again met an inspired Swindon ‘keeper, with his 20-yard attempt being palmed to safety.

With just five minutes remaining however, the home side halved the deficit, as midfielder Rohan Ince crashed an unstoppable strike into the top corner from distance.

Joe Anyon was drawn into a late save, tipping over a header from Luke Norris following a corner for the hosts, but United held on for the 2-1 win.

TEAM LINE-UPS
Swindon Town: Vigouroux, Thomas, Gladwin, Obika, Ajose, Colkett, Dabo, Ince, Conroy, Barry, Rossi-Branco (Brophy 61).
Substitutes not used: Henry, Ormonde-Ottewill, Rodgers, Goddard, Starkey, Norris.

Scunthorpe United: Anyon, Wiseman, Wallace, Mirfin, Dawson, Madden, Morris, Bishop, Townsend, Toney, Ness.
Substitutes not used: Watson, van Veen, Toffolo, Mantom, Holmes, Davies, Sutton.

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SWINDON AWAY TICKETS NOW ON SALE

29 March 2017

The Iron travel to County Ground on Saturday, April 22, 2017 (3pm kick-off) and have been handed 504 tickets for the game.

The club have been allocated tickets in the Arkells Stand of the stadium.

Please note, United receive 5% of all ticket sales purchased in advance, but receive nothing if they're bought on the day at Swindon.

Tickets will be available on the day subject to availability and they will be available from the away ticket office which is situated 50 yards from the away turnstiles. The away ticket office will be open from 12.30pm on the day of the match, with cash and card payments accepted.

You can purchase tickets in person at the Glanford Park ticket office, by calling 01724 747670 or through visiting ticketing.scunthorpe-united.co.uk.

Prices for the game are as follows:

ARKELLS STAND
ADULT£25
OVER-65's / STUDENTS£19
UNDER-21's£12
UNDER-18's£8
UNDER-11's£2

The Iron have been asked to make supporters aware that proof of age may be required on entry for concessionary tickets, while valid student ID will be required.

Disabled supporters will be charged as per their appropriate age category. For those supporters who require a Personal Assistant, a free ticket can be issued, however the onus is on the disabled supporter to provide proof that a PA is required if challenged. The club have been handed four wheelchair tickets for the game.

There are two official car parks. The ground has limited space, costing £10 per car, while St. Joseph’s School is also used as a secondary car park. This is a short five-minute walk to the ground, with spaces chargeable at £5 per car.

Tickets remain on sale for the fixture until 2pm on Friday, April 21, 2017. 

Click here for away coach travel details.

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