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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: IRON v PETERBOROUGH UNITED

1 January 2017

The Iron kick off 2017 on home turf, as they take on Peterborough United at Glanford Park.

Graham Alexander’s side will be seeking a response to their New Year’s Eve loss to Bolton Wanderers.

Monday’s visitors will also want to get back to winning ways, after sharing the spoils with Coventry City on Saturday.



Midfielder Sam Mantom sustained a gash to the nose after a clash with Bolton defender Mark Beevers on Saturday, and he’ll be assessed ahead of the game.

Otherwise, Alexander will have a similar squad to select from.



United were 2-0 victors in the reverse fixture at the ABAX Stadium earlier on in the campaign.

Kevin van Veen put the away side ahead in the opening period with a superbly taken header, after an equally terrific cross from skipper Stephen Dawson.

Dawson would later have to be withdrawn due to injury, but the Iron’s fighting spirit was excellent, and they sealed the game through Neal Bishop, who bundled the ball over the line in the later moments of the second half.



SEASON/DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2016-17 - Tue 22 Nov
LG 1
Posh 0-2 Iron
van Veen, Bishop
2015-16 - Sat 23 Apr
LG 1
Posh 0-2 Iron
Almeida Santos (og), Hopper
2015-16 - Sat 28 Nov
LG 1
Iron 0-4 Posh

2014-15 - Fri 3 Apr
LG 1
Iron 2-0 Posh
Madden, Robinson
2014-15 - Sat 1 Nov
LG 1
Posh 1-2 Iron
Williams, Osbourne
2009-10 - Tue 23 Mar
CHAMP
Iron 4-0 Posh
Hayes, Thompson (2), Togwell
2009-10 - Sat 24 Oct
CHAMP
Posh 3-0 Iron

2008-09 - Tue 10 Mar
LG 1
Posh 2-1 Iron
Lansbury
2008-09 - Sat 23 Aug
LG 1
Iron 1-0 Posh
Hayes
1998-99 - Tue 13 Apr
DIV 3
Iron 1-1 Posh
Forrester
1998-99 - Sat 28 Nov
DIV 3
Posh 2-1 Iron
Calvo-Garcia
1997-98 - Sat 10 Jan
DIV 3
Iron 1-3 Posh
Forrester
1997-98 - Sat 9 Aug
DIV 3
Posh 0-1 Iron
Forrester
1990-91 - Tue 23 Apr
DIV 4
Posh 0-0 Iron

1990-91 - Sat 8 Sep
DIV 4
Iron 1-1 Posh
Flounders
1989-90 - Sat 10 Feb
DIV 4
Iron 0-0 Posh

1989-90 - Sat 16 Sep
DIV 4
Posh 1-1 Iron
Taylor
1988-89 - Tue 14 Mar
DIV 4
Iron 3-0 Posh
Flounders (3)
1988-89 - Sat 29 Oct
DIV 4
Posh 1-2 Iron
Hodkinson, Harle
1987-88 - Sat 27 Feb
DIV 4
Iron 5-0 Posh
Shearer, Flounders (3), Gunn (og)
1987-88 - Sat 3 Oct
DIV 4
Posh 1-1 Iron
Dixon
1986-87 - Mon 20 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 2-0 Posh
Hill, Gage (og)
1986-87 - Fri 26 Dec
DIV 4
Posh 1-1 Iron
Russell
1985-86 - Sat 11 Jan
DIV 4
Iron 2-0 Posh
Broddle, Whitehead
1985-86 - Sat 31 Aug
DIV 4
Posh 1-0 Iron

1984-85 - Tue 12 Feb
DIV 4
Iron 2-1 Posh
Broddle, Brolly
1984-85 - Wed 3 Oct
DIV 4
Posh 3-1 Iron
Brolly
1982-83 - Tue 26 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 3-0 Posh
Lester, Cammack, Pointon
1982-83 - Sat 9 Oct
DIV 4
Posh 0-1 Iron
Angus
1981-82 - Sat 20 Mar
DIV 4
Posh 2-1 Iron
Stewart
1981-82 - Sat 31 Oct
DIV 4
Iron 0-1 Posh

1980-81 - Sat 10 Jan
DIV 4
Iron 1-1 Posh
Green
1980-81 - Wed 22 Oct
DIV 4
Posh 0-2 Iron
Lambert, Partridge
1979-80 - Sat 12 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 1-0 Posh
Stewart
1979-80 - Sat 5 Jan
DIV 4
Posh 3-1 Iron
Davy
1973-74 - Sat 29 Dec
DIV 4
Iron 2-1 Posh
Collier, Keeley
1973-74 - Sat 8 Sep
DIV 4
Posh 1-0 Iron

1971-72 - Sat 25 Mar
DIV 4
Iron 0-0 Posh

1971-72 - Sat 11 Sep
DIV 4
Posh 0-1 Iron
Heath
1970-71 - Sat 16 Jan
DIV 4
Posh 1-2 Iron
Davidson, Kirk
1970-71 - Tue 20 Oct
DIV 4
Iron 5-2 Posh
Keegan, Heath (2), Cassidy, Barker
1969-70 - Fri 26 Dec
DIV 4
Posh 2-2 Iron
Barker, Kerr
1969-70 - Sat 23 Aug
DIV 4
Iron 2-1 Posh
Heath, Deere
1968-69 - Mon 7 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 1-2 Posh
Punton
1968-69 - Mon 16 Sep
DIV 4
Posh 3-2 Iron
Foley, Heath
1967-68 - Fri 15 Dec
DIV 3
Iron 2-1 Posh
Deere, Barton
1967-68 - Sat 19 Aug
DIV 3
Posh 1-1 Iron
Barton
1966-67 - Sat 4 Mar
DIV 3
Posh 1-0 Iron

1966-67 - Fri 14 Oct
DIV 3
Iron 1-0 Posh
Smith
1965-66 - Sat 26 Feb
DIV 3
Posh 3-1 Iron
Sloan
1965-66 - Sat 11 Sep
DIV 3
Iron 1-1 Posh
Bedford
1964-65 - Mon 8 Mar
DIV 3
Posh 2-2 Iron
Brown (2)
1964-65 - Sat 10 Oct
DIV 3
Iron 2-3 Posh
Scott, Sloan

Our full record against Peterborough is as follows:


PW
D
L
F
A
Home
26
15
6
5
45
23
Away
27
9
7
11
31
35
TOTAL
53
24
13
16
76
58



After scoring six goals so far this season Marcus Maddison, has become an attacking outlet for Grant McCann’s side.

The midfielder has not only weighed in with goals, but assists also (his ten make him the league’s top assist maker).



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Report: Iron 1-1 Peterborough United

2 January 2017

The Iron were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Peterborough United on Bank Holiday Monday.

Josh Morris curled his side ahead with a superb free-kick but the visitors levelled late on as a cross cannoned off Charlie Goode and into the Scunthorpe net.

Graham Alexander made two changes to the Iron side that suffered a late loss to Bolton Wanderers on New Year’s Eve, as Kevin van Veen and Duane Holmes came into the starting line-up, in place of Stephen Dawson and Harry Toffolo.

The Iron started brightly and attacked down the left wing, as Josh Morris crossed dangerously, but it was just over the head of van Veen.

Soon after, Charlie Goode found himself in unfamiliar territory, but his curled effort from the edge of the box went narrowly wide. Nevertheless, it was a superb effort.

A minute later, van Veen squirmed his way past a Posh defender before being pulled back. The resultant free-kick was hit well by Morris, but that too went just wide.

The visitors created their next opportunity with 20 minutes on the clock but, after the ball bounced kindly for Michael Smith, the Posh man hit wide on the half volley.

Visiting goalkeeper Luke McGee was the hero after 27 minutes, as he pulled off one of the saves of the season. Adelakun had found room to shoot in the box, forcing McGee to parry, but he rose from the floor to stick a leg in front of van Veen’s follow up, when the Dutchman had an open goal.

The rest of the half became a scrappy affair in the middle of the pitch, with neither side finding much opportunity to shoot. Then, just as the fourth official held up the board announcing one minute of additional time, a free-kick was awarded to the Iron on the edge of the Posh box, and Morris stepped up to curl it in to send the home side into the break with a deserved lead.

Peterborough started quickly as they looked to find a way back into the game, but they couldn’t take advantage of a corner which was won by Lee Angol, who entered the fray at half time.

Paddy Madden almost doubled the lead ten minutes into the second half, but his half volley from a tight angle fizzed wide.

Junior Morais found room in the 62nd minute to fire in an effort, but off balance he fell over and the shot went wide.

Peterborough continued to pile on the pressure in their search for an equaliser, but the Iron broke well after 73 minutes as substitute Stephen Dawson laid the ball to Mantom, but his effort flew over.

Neal Bishop had a great opportunity to all but seal the win, but he headed over from a Morris corner whilst unmarked.

The Posh levelled shortly after as Smith’s ball was pinpoint, and the unfortunate Goode couldn’t get his body out of the way to score an own goal.

The Iron almost took the lead again a minute later as Jordan Clarke controlled with his chest before trying to get the ball under McGee, but the keeper pulled off his second superb save of the game.

Both teams threw bodies forwards in the final stages to find a winner, but neither could do so, with the scores ending at 1-1.

TEAM LINE-UPS
Scunthorpe United:
Daniels, Wallace, Madden, van Veen (Margetts, 89), Morris, Bishop, Adelakun (Williams, 55), Mantom, Holmes (Dawson, 68), Goode, Clarke.
Substitutes not used: Anyon, Wiseman, Hopper, Smallwood.

Peterborough United: McGee, Smith, Hughes, Bostwick, Tafazolli, Edwards (Da Silva Lopes, 46), Forrester, Taylor (Angol, 46), Maddison, Samuelson, Morais.
Substitutes not used: Tyler, White, Nichols, Chettle, Binnom-Williams.

Attendance: 4,855.

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