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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: IRON v MORECAMBE

6 December 2016

United entertain Morecambe at Glanford Park, as they look to progress to the next phase of the Checkatrade Trophy.

Graham Alexander’s men qualified emphatically from their group, taking nine points out of a possible nine.

Tuesday’s visitors will provide tough opposition however, with them also reaching this stage of the competition in impressive fashion.



Alexander says he’ll give opportunities to a number of players against the Shrimps, as he looks to rotate his squad.

On the injury front, the Iron manager doesn’t expect David Mirfin and captain Stephen Dawson to be back in action anytime soon, but did reveal both are progressing well.

Dawson is the closer of the two to being fit again, however Alexander was reluctant to put a timeframe on his return.



The Iron were cruelly denied all three points back in 2014, with Jack Sampson’s 96th minute header earning a share of the points at the Globe Arena.

Sam Winnall opened the scoring in the first half, as he headed home Paddy Madden’s cross.

Jim Bentley’s men improved after the break, and forced United ‘keeper Sam Slocombe into producing a string of superb saves to keep them at bay.

However, the home side kept plugging away and, after Kevin Ellison’s strike was chalked off for offside, Sampson levelled things up in the dying embers of the game.



SEASON/DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2013-14 - Fri 18 Apr
LG 2
Morecambe 1-1 Iron
Winnall
2013-14 - Sat 21 Dec
LG 2
Iron 2-0 Morecambe
Burton 2

Our full record against Morecambe is as follows:


PW
D
L
F
A
Home
1
1
0
0
2
0
Away
1
0
1
0
1
1
TOTAL
2
1
1
0
3
1



Striker Cole Stockton spent time at the Globe Arena towards the back end of the 2015-16 campaign on loan from Tranmere Rovers.

The forward has returned for another initial six month period this season also, and has picked up where he left off by scoring five goals already, making him the club’s top scorer.



Doncaster Rovers Vs Blackpool (7:00pm kick-off)
Norwich City Vs Swansea City (7:00pm kick-off)
Rochdale Vs Chesterfield (7:30pm kick-off)
AFC Wimbledon Vs Brighton & Hove Albion (7:45pm kick-off)
Carlisle United Vs Mansfield Town (7:45pm kick-off)
Southend United Vs Oxford United (7:45pm kick-off)
Swindon Town Vs Luton Town (7:45pm kick-off)
Yeovil Town Vs Milton Keynes Dons (7:45pm kick-off)



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Report: Iron 1-1 Morecambe (5-3 on pens)

6 December 2016

The Iron progressed to the next phase of the Checkatrade Trophy, defeating Morecambe 5-3 after a penalty shootout at Glanford Park.

An early Sam Mantom thunderbolt was cancelled out by a second-half Ryan Edwards header but Luke Williams’ decisive spot kick sent Scunthorpe through.

United made six changes to the team that drew with Oxford United 10 days previously as Joe Anyon, Williams, Paddy Madden, Hakeeb Adelakun, Mantom and Jordan Clarke were all handed a place in the line-up.

It was a lively start to proceedings as Madden charged down the right flank before almost finding Williams with a ball into the centre and then Aaron Wildig’s shot from twelve yards was blocked for the away side.

Scunthorpe didn’t have to wait long for an opener however as Mantom fired high into the roof of the net with just a few minutes on the watch, following a brief spell of pressure.

One almost became two soon after when Adelakun completed a neat control and spin in the area, only to see his fierce drive superbly tipped onto the crossbar and trickle out for a throw-in.

Mantom and Duane Holmes both forced visiting goalkeeper Danijel Nizic into action as the Iron put their opponents under the cosh, which was amplified when Madden stabbed just wide following a swift break forward.

Shrimps ‘keeper Nizic then made another save when Williams played a one-two with Richie Smallwood and struck for goal as United really began to turn up the heat.

There was still time for Graham Alexander’s men to go close once more as the half drew to a close after Adelakun won the ball, beat a series of defenders and saw his eventual cross cleared only as far as Mantom, who headed inches past the post.

The 1-0 lead was certainly no more than Scunthorpe deserved and Morecambe had Nizic to thank for keeping them in it at the midway point.

Veteran winger Kevin Ellison helped spark the visitors into life moments after half-time when first, he dragged wide from 20 yards out before narrowly missing the target with a rebound attempt after Anyon had made a brilliant one-handed stop.

In truth, the Shrimps came out with real vigour ahead of the second forty five and levelled when Edwards rose highest to score after a succession of corners had tested the Iron backline.

United did respond well and threatened to regain the advantage instantly when Williams looped a half-volley wide and substitute Neal Bishop saw a nodded effort cleared off the line.

An attack down the left then resulted in Madden finding Adelakun, who smashed across goal and watched as his shot went just the wrong side of the upright.

Morecambe’s Australian glove man Nizic then pulled off a further save to deny Williams, getting a finger on his powerful hit from distance, and Madden later fired over when well placed in the box.

Clarke and Williams again tried their luck as Scunthorpe continued to pepper the opposition goal before Anyon did well to keep out a low, drilled effort at the other end. 

The cup clash finished all square at the end of normal time and so penalties were required to find a winner. United went first and here’s the story of the shootout…

Morris SCORED
Murphy SAVED
Madden SCORED
Rose SCORED
van Veen SCORED
Molyneux SCORED
Mantom SCORED
Mullin SCORED
Williams SCORED

The Iron progressed 5-3 on penalties.


TEAM LINE-UPS
Scunthorpe United:
Anyon, Wallace, Williams, Madden, Adelakun, Mantom, Smallwood (van Veen, 82), Holmes (Bishop, 50), Goode, Townsend (Morris, 90), Clarke.
Substitutes not used: Daniels, Wiseman, Hopper, Butroid.

Morecambe: Nizic, McGowan, Edwards, Winnard, Murphy, Ellison (Turner, 72), Conlan (Molyneux, 85), Wildig (Mullin, 79), Whitmore, Stockton, Rose.
Substitutes not used: Roche, Wakefield, Kenyon, Massanka.

Attendance: 987.

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MORECAMBE CHECKATRADE TROPHY TICKETS ON SALE

30 November 2016

Tickets are on sale now for the the Iron's Checkatrade Trophy second round home clash with Morecambe.

The Iron will host the Shrimps on Tuesday, December 6th (kick-off 7.45pm).

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

12th Man holders will have their seats reserved until 8.30am on Monday, December 5th.

Ticket prices for the game are as follows:

SEATINGPRICE
Adults
£10
Over 65/Under 21
£5
Under-18
£2
STANDING

Adults
£8
Over 65/Under 21£4
Under-18
£2
EXECUTIVE

Adults
£15
Over 65/Under 21
£10
Under-18
£7

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