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Report: Iron 0-2 Fleetwood Town

4 March 2017

The Iron suffered defeat at Glanford Park, as Fleetwood Town came away with all three points in a 2-0 victory.

United made the early running, with chances for Matt Crooks and Kevin van Veen presenting themselves. However, the visitors edged ahead just before the break through Devante Cole.

They then sealed the win in stoppage time, as Bobby Grant finished following a swift Cod Army break as United committed men forward to find a leveller.

Graham Alexander made two changes to the side which started against AFC Wimbledon, with van Veen and Crooks replacing Craig Davies and Duane Holmes respectively.

Scunthorpe shotstopper Luke Daniels was called on three minutes into proceedings, as he comfortably denied Cian Bolger, who had headed goalwards from a corner.

The Iron soon got a foothold in the match though, and they created two opportunities in quick succession.

The first of which fell to Crooks. Paddy Madden’s looping cross from the left was inch perfect for the Rangers loanee, who powered a header towards goal. Like Bolger before him however, Crooks would be denied by a superb piece of goalkeeping - as Alex Cairns tipped over.

Dutchman van Veen had the second of the chances, as he latched onto a high through ball which evaded the Cod Army backline. The striker’s resulting shot across goal forced Cairns into a smart stop, but the visiting ‘keeper gathered at the second attempt.

Another lofted pass soon saw Madden bearing down on goal and, from much the same position as van Veen previously, the Irishman fired wide on the volley.

However, it would be Uwe Rosler’s men who broke the deadlock, four minutes prior to the interval. A slick team move eventually ended up with Cole tapping home at the far post, following Markus Schwabl’s low cross.

United’s response was almost instant. Josh Morris’ delivery from the right caused confusion in the Fleetwood penalty area, with Crooks and then Murray Wallace both seeing efforts rebuffed, before Cairns palmed the ball over for a corner.

Shortly after, referee Peter Bankes blew his whistle to bring the first half to a close.

The hosts were out the traps and in search of an equaliser after the interval, and they nearly got it through van Veen. The striker showed great individual skill to manufacture some space in the box, ahead of flashing a shot just wide of the far post.

Just minutes on from the hour mark, Alexander’s side thought they’d levelled the game up. Madden’s cushioned header found his fellow countryman Stephen Dawson, who acrobatically finished, but the flag was up for offside.

The hosts had the ball in the net once more on 73 minutes, however it was unfortunately ruled out after David Mirfin went in a little too heavy on Cairns, following van Veen’s dead-ball delivery from the left.

United committed bodies forward in the latter stages and, as a result, the Cod Army managed to double their advantage on the counter attack.

Former Scunthorpe man Grant wrapped up the victory for Rosler’s side, as he raced through and fired under Daniels from close range.

Grant’s finish proved to be last action of the afternoon, as the Cod Army took all three points back to Highbury.

Scunthorpe United: Daniels, Wallace, Mirfin (Wiseman, 82), Dawson (Toney, 82), Madden, van Veen, Morris, Bishop (Holmes, 70), Townsend, Crooks, Clarke.
Substitutes not used: Anyon, Hopper, Goode, Davies.

Fleetwood Town: Cairns, McLaughlin, Eastham, Ball, Grant, Bolger, Dempsey (Brannagan, 74), Davies, Schwabl, Maguire (Nirennold, 67), Cole (Hunter, 74).
Substitutes not used: Neal, Glendon, Sowerby, Ekpolo.

Attendance: 5,541.

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Ticket News


27 February 2017

The Iron are to welcome a wealth of local youngsters by hosting a Grassroots Football Day on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Scunthorpe welcome Fleetwood Town to Glanford Park (3pm kick-off) with the AMS Stand set to be used for hundreds of local junior football players taking advantage of our special offer with all teams entered into a FREE prize draw.

Representatives of the clubs are invited to take advantage of the offer which will see all registered children in the group admitted for FREE, while a special price of £10 will be in operation for adults on a maximum 1:1 ratio with children in the team.


We've had a massive amount of interest since we announced details of the day, with over 60 teams already registering their interest and more confirming numbers after their upcoming training sessions and matches.

Get in touch if you want to get involved and take part!

Attend the game as a team and be in with a chance of Iron manager Graham Alexander taking one of your training sessions, along with other FREE prize draws!

With a lot of grassroots interest at Iron matches this season, with group bookings, along with flag bearing opportunities handed out frequently throughout the campaign, it is anticipated that a number of football teams will take advantage of the offer.

As a result, the visiting supporters from the west coast will be located in the over-spill section of the Clugston Stand.

For more details or to get involved contact or call 01724 747676.

Terms and Conditions
-> To take advantage of the offer, the team must have endorsement from the Club Secretary, Manager or Assistant Manager of the football club.
-> The Club Secretary of the teams may be required to prove their attending players are registered to the football club.
-> Discounted tickets are allocated based on a minimum booking of six (to include at least one adult).
-> There must be a minimum child:adult ratio of 5:1 attending, while a maximum of 1:1 ratio applies to the discounted tickets. Additional adult tickets are available at the normal matchday cost price of £22 thereafter.
-> The offer is extended to our local Youth Football League teams up to the under-18 age categories.

All teams attending the game will be entered into a FREE prize draw to win one of the following:

-> A training session led by Iron manager Graham Alexander on a date to be confirmed.
-> Visit a Scunthorpe United training session on a date to be confirmed.
-> Further group rate tickets to an upcoming game in 2016/17.
-> A chance to be flag bearers on the Iron's final home league game of the season against Coventry City on Sunday, April 30.

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