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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: BRADFORD CITY v IRON

23 December 2016

First travel to fourth in Sky Bet League One when the Iron take on Bradford City at the Northern Commercials Stadium on Boxing Day.

Graham Alexander’s men go into the festive fixture in good spirits after comprehensively beating Millwall 3-0 at Glanford Park last time out.

The Bantams themselves though will be aiming for three points to boost their own promotion push.



Alexander has revealed full-back Conor Townsend will be out of action for at least a month with a groin injury.

Townsend missed last week's game against Millwall with the problem and, following a visit to a specialist, it's been revealed he will be out of action until at least the end of January.

As for David Mirfin, the United boss expects the defender to be back around mid-January, as he steps up his recovery from a foot injury.



Scunthorpe were edged out 1-0 by Saturday’s opponents the last time they met, back in April of this year.

The away side had chances in the opening period, with both Paddy Madden and Hakeeb Adelakun going close.

However, substitute Steven Davies sealed the victory for Bradford, as he finished from close range after being on the field for a matter of moments.



SEASON/DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2015-16 - Sat 2 Apr
LG 1
Bradford 1-0 Iron

2015-16 - Sat 21 Nov
LG 1
Iron 0-2 Bradford

2014-15 - Tue 21 Apr
LG 1
Iron 1-1 Bradford
McSheffrey
2014-15 - Sat 20 Dec
LG 1
Bradford 1-1 Iron
Adelakun
2006-07 - Sat 31 Mar
LG 1
Iron 2-0 Bradford
Sharp, Beckford
2006-07 - Sat 21 Oct
LG 1
Bradford 0-1 Iron
Sharp
2006-07 - Tue 17 Oct
FLT R1
Bradford 1-2 Iron
Foy, Goodwin
2005-06 - Sat 1 Apr
LG 1
Bradford 4-2 Iron
Beagrie, Hinds
2005-06 - Sat 31 Dec
LG 1
Iron 0-0 Bradford

1994-95 - Tue 22 Nov
FAC R1 R
Iron 3-2 Bradford
Carmichael, Alexander, Thompstone
1994-95 - Sat 12 Nov
FAC R1
Bradford 1-1 Iron
Hope
1988-89 - Tue 22 Nov
LG CUP R3 R
Iron 0-1 Bradford

1988-89 - Wed 2 Nov
LG CUP R3
Bradford 1-1 Iron
Daws
1983-84 - Sat 17 Mar
DIV 3
Iron 2-1 Bradford
Cammack, Matthews
1983-84 - Sat 8 Oct
DIV 3
Bradford 2-2 Iron
Leman, Lester
1981-82 - Sun 14 Feb
DIV 4
Bradford 0-0 Iron

1981-82 - Sat 3 Oct
DIV 4
Iron 1-3 Bradford
Grimes
1980-81 - Sat 31 Jan
DIV 4
Iron 1-0 Bradford
Cammack
1980-81 - Sat 23 Aug
DIV 4
Bradford 0-0 Iron

1979-80 - Sat 9 Feb
DIV 4
Iron 3-3 Bradford
Pilling, Partridge 2
1979-80 - Sat 22 Sep
DIV 4
Bradford 2-0 Iron

1978-79 - Sat 3 Mar
DIV 4
Bradford 1-1 Iron
Pilling
1978-79 - Sat 21 Oct
DIV 4
Iron 3-2 Bradford
Couch, Kilmore 2
1976-77 - Wed 4 May
DIV 4
Bradford 4-0 Iron

1976-77 - Sat 8 Jan
DIV 4
Iron 2-1 Bradford
Wiggington, Keeley
1975-76 - Sat 17 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 2-0 Bradford
Green, O'Connor
1975-76 - Fri 26 Dec
DIV 4
Bradford 0-0 Iron

1974-75 - Sat 1 Mar
DIV 4
Iron 1-2 Bradford
Charnley
1974-75 - Sat 31 Aug
DIV 4
Bradford 3-0 Iron

1973-74 - Wed 3 Oct
DIV 4
Bradford 2-1 Iron
Podd (og)
1973-74 - Tue 18 Sep
DIV 4
Iron 2-1 Bradford
Pilling, Fletcher
1968-69 - Sat 29 Mar
DIV 4
Bradford 3-0 Iron

1968-69 - Fri 6 Sep
DIV 4
Iron 1-0 Bradford
Deere
1957-58 - Thu 24 Apr
DIV 3 (N)
Bradford 2-3 Iron
Minton 2, Davis
1957-58 - Sat 28 Sep
DIV 3 (N)Iron 0-2 Bradford

1956-57 - Sat 9 Mar
DIV 3 (N)Bradford 3-1 Iron
Waldock
1956-57 - Sat 27 Oct
DIV 3 (N)Iron 1-1 Bradford
Brown
1955-56 - Tue 27 Dec
DIV 3 (N)
Iron 2-0 Bradford
Haigh, McGill
1955-56 - Mon 26 Dec
DIV 3 (N)Bradford 4-3 Iron
Gregory 2, Brown
1954-55 - Mon 27 Dec
DIV 3 (N)Iron 1-0 Bradford
Brown
1954-55 - Sat 25 Dec
DIV 3 (N)Bradford 2-4 Iron
Brown 2, Gregory, Mosby
1953-54 - Sat 27 Mar
DIV 3 (N)Iron 2-1 Bradford
Haigh, Mosby
1953-54 - Sat 7 Nov
DIV 3 (N)Bradford 1-3 Iron
Jones, Whitfield, Brownsword
1952-53 - Sat 17 Jan
DIV 3 (N)Iron 4-0 Bradford
Haigh 2, Whitfield, Daley
1952-53 - Sat 6 Sep
DIV 3 (N)Bradford 0-0 Iron

1951-52 - Wed 26 Mar
DIV 3 (N)Bradford 1-0 Iron

1951-52 - Sat 18 Aug
DIV 3 (N)Iron 1-0 Bradford
Cumner
1950-51 - Wed 18 Apr
DIV 3 (N)Iron 0-0 Bradford

1950-51 - Sat 14 Apr
DIV 3 (N)Bradford 2-0 Iron


Our full record against Bradford City is as follows:


PW
D
L
F
A
Home
24
14
5
5
35
23
Away
25
5
9
11
26
41
TOTAL
49
19
14
16
61
64



Billy Clarke is the club’s top scorer this season with six goals, all in Sky Bet League One.

The Irishman found the net in his most recent outing, as he struck in a comfortable 4-0 victory over Rochdale.

Besides last weekend’s goal, Clarke has also scored in matches against MK Dons, Oldham Athletic, Fleetwood Town, Chesterfield and Sheffield United.



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Oxford United v Northampton Town (15:00)
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Match Reports

Match Report : 26/12/2016

26 December 2016

The Iron had to settle for a point, as they played out a 0-0 draw with Bradford City at the Northern Commercials Stadium.

The hosts had the better of an opening period which saw Luke Daniels pull off an array of excellent stops. From then on though, it was Scunthorpe who created the better opportunities, but they couldn’t quite find the crucial breakthrough which would have secured maximum points.

United went into the game unchanged, as Graham Alexander stuck with the same side which was victorious against Millwall last time out.

Both teams were out of the blocks quickly, but it was the visitors who posed the first question, with Josh Morris sending a dipping drive towards Colin Doyle’s bottom left hand corner. The Irishman was alive to it though, and held onto the winger’s effort.

It was then the turn of Daniels to produce a smart stop of his own, denying Nathaniel Knight-Percival from close range. Comfortable work all in all for the Iron stopper though, as he grabbed hold of the defender’s glancing header.

Bradford’s second effort in quick succession soon followed. This time it was Nicky Law with the attempt. However, once again Daniels reacted well, and clutched the stabbed attempt.

On 20 minutes, Morris looked to have prized the Bantams’ backline wide open as he broke with the ball from a corner. After driving over the half-way line and almost into the opposing penalty area though, he was stopped in his tracks by some clever defensive work.

Scunthorpe had an inspired Daniels to thank once more though, ten minutes prior to the interval. Not for the first time in the match, the ‘keeper showed superb reflexes to, this time, turn away a goal-bound effort from Filipe Morais.

Daniels’ heroics kept the home side at bay, as the two sides walked off level at the break.

Stuart McCall’s men flew out of the traps at the beginning of the second half, and applied the pressure straight away. United’s back four stood up to it well however, with Goode making, what could only be described as a last ditch block, minutes after the restart.

Morris then went close to finding the all important opener. His left-footed free kick from the left was curled exquisitely, and only a sprawling Doyle in the Bantams goal could deny him, as he clawed the ball back off the goal-line.

Another chance came the way of Alexander’s side mid-way through the second period, and it fell to Morris. Paddy Madden’s throughball was initially left by an offside Tom Hopper, leaving Morris to run clean through on goal. The winger just couldn't keep his shot down though, and he fired over the crossbar from around 18 yards out.

United visibly grew in confidence as the half wore on, and they began to create more and more telling moments. Good link-up play from Morris and Harry Toffolo on the left then gave Madden the chance to take aim, but the striker could only flash his effort wide of the post.

The workload for Daniels had tapered off somewhat in the second half, but he had to be alert when Bantams forward James Hanson planted a header into his arms on 77 minutes.

A matter of moments later, a decent opening came the way of the away side, and for Hopper. Madden’s work down the left flank was excellent, and his cross was inches away from being turned home by United’s number 14, who just couldn’t quite steer the ball home.

The frontman had a half-chance in the dying minutes of the game, but his sliced shot proved to be the last action, in an entertaining goalless draw in Yorkshire.

TEAM LINE-UPS
Bradford City:
Doyle, Meredith, Law, Vincelot, Marshall, Dieng, Hanson, Cullen, Morais (McNulty, 73), Knight-Percival, McMahon.
Substitutes not used: Sattelmaier, Darby, Hiwula, McArdle, Devine, Kilgallon.

Scunthorpe United: Daniels, Wallace, Dawson, Madden (Smallwood, 89), Morris (Mantom, 85), Bishop, Hopper, Toffolo, Adelakun (Holmes, 90+1), Goode, Clarke.
Substitutes not used: Anyon, Wiseman, van Veen, Margetts.

Attendance: 21,874 (1,591 away).

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Ticket News

BRADFORD CITY AWAY TICKETS NOW ON SALE

29 November 2016

The Iron travel to Valley Parade on Boxing Day, Monday, December 26, 2016 (3pm kick-off) and have been handed 832 seated tickets for the game, located in the TL Dallas stand.

The Iron travel to Valley Parade on Monday, December 26, 2016 (3pm kick-off) and have been handed 832 seated tickets for the game, located in the TL Dallas Stand.

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

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:

Adults£20
Over-60's / Students£15
Under-16's£10
Under-11's£5

NOTE: Adult tickets will increase to £25 on matchday, so save £5 on each adult ticket by buying with us in advance. Other categories do not increase on the matchday.

Please also note an under-11 ticket must be purchased at the same time as at least one full paying adult ticket. 

The club have been handed six pairs of wheelchair and carer tickets, which are located downstairs in the same stand.

Ambulant disabled supporters are charged as per their age category and must be in receipt of DLA or PIP at the higher level, or middle rate for mobility.

Tickets remain on sale for the fixture until 12noon on Saturday, December 24, 2016

Click here for away coach travel news ahead of the game, which includes a special BOGOF offer when you purchase both coach travel for this fixture and for our New Year’s Eve trip to Bolton Wanderers. 

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