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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: IRON v ROCHDALE

14 March 2017

The Iron return to action on Tuesday night, when they take on Rochdale at Glanford Park.

Despite frustration last time out against Gillingham, Graham Alexander was keen to take the positives, and build on those heading into the clash with the men from Spotland.



Scunthorpe boss Alexander revealed the trio of Josh Morris (ankle gash), Sam Mantom (groin) and Conor Townsend (thigh strain) will be missing for the fixture against Keith Hill’s side.

He did though however reveal that none of the absentees will be out of action for the long-term, but ruled them out of Tuesday’s fixture.



The Iron slipped to a 3-2 defeat at Spotland back in December 2016, in what was the last meeting between the two sides.

The hosts took the lead shortly before half-time, with Joe Thompson side-footing home a Joe Bunney cross.

That advantage was then doubled eight minutes after the interval, with Ollie Rathbone finishing, before Calvin Andrew added a third on 75 minutes.

Substitute Tom Hopper pulled one back for Alexander’s men with a close range finish, and Neal Bishop then tucked home a Morris free kick to reduce the deficit to just one goal.

However, despite late Scunthorpe pressure, the hosts held out for all three points.



SEASON/DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2016-17 - Sat 10 Dec
2015-16 - Mon 28 Dec
LG 1
LG 1
Rochdale 3-2 Iron
Iron 1-1 Rochdale
Hopper, Bishop
Mirfin
2015-16 - Sat 19 Sep
LG 1
Rochdale 2-1 Iron
Wallace
2014-15 - Sat 21 Mar
LG 1
Rochdale 3-1 Iron
van Veen
2014-15 - Fri 26 Dec
LG 1
Iron 2-1 Rochdale
O'Neil, Madden
2013-14 - Wed 1 Jan
LG 2
Iron 3-0 Rochdale
Syers, Winnall 2
2013-14 - Tue 26 Nov
LG 2
Rochdale 0-4 Iron
Canavan, Winnall, Spencer, Syers
2011-12 - Tue 14 Feb
LG 1
Iron 1-0 Rochdale
Thompson
2011-12 - Tue 13 Sep
LG 1
Rochdale 1-0 Iron

2008-09 - Tue 4 Nov
FLT R3
Iron 1-0 Rochdale
Mirfin
2004-05 - Sat 19 Mar
LG 2
Rochdale 0-0 Iron

2004-05 - Sat 7 Aug
LG 2
Iron 3-1 Rochdale
Taylor, Hayes, Sparrow
2003-04 - Sat 10 Apr
DIV 3
Iron 2-2 Rochdale
MacLean, Butler
2003-04 - Sat 4 Oct
DIV 3
Rochdale 2-0 Iron

2002-03 - Tue 18 Mar
DIV 3
Iron 3-1 Rochdale
Hayes 2, Kilford
2002-03 - Sat 19 Oct
DIV 3
Rochdale 1-2 Iron
Carruthers 2
2001-02 - Sat 23 Feb
DIV 3
Iron 2-1 Rochdale
Graves 2
2001-02 - Sat 15 Sep
DIV 3
Rochdale 2-2 Iron
Brough, Beagrie
2000-01 - Tue 13 Feb
DIV 3
Iron 0-0 Rochdale

2000-01 - Sat 26 Aug
DIV 3
Rochdale 3-2 Iron
Sheldon, Hodges
1998-99 - Sat 20 Feb
DIV 3
Iron 0-1 Rochdale

1998-99 - Sat 12 Sep
DIV 3
Rochdale 2-2 Iron
Forrester, Stamp
1997-98 - Sat 14 Feb
DIV 3
Iron 2-0 Rochdale
Regis, Eyre
1997-98 - Sat 4 Oct
DIV 3
Rochdale 2-0 Iron

1996-97 - Sat 30 Nov
DIV 3
Rochdale 1-2 Iron
Baker, Eyre
1996-97 - Sat 26 Oct
DIV 3
Iron 2-2 Rochdale
Baker, Eyre
1995-96 - Sat 20 Apr
DIV 3
Rochdale 1-1 Iron
Clarkson
1995-96 - Sat 4 Nov
DIV 3
Iron 1-3 Rochdale
Ford
1994-95 - Sat 8 Apr
DIV 3
Rochdale 1-2 Iron
Turnbull, Kiwomya
1994-95 - Sat 31 Dec
DIV 3
Iron 4-1 Rochdale
Mudd, Bullimore, Eyre, Thompstone
1993-94 - Sat 7 May
DIV 3
Rochdale 2-3 Iron
Thornber, Juryeff, Lancaster (og)
1993-94 - Sat 27 Nov
DIV 3
Iron 2-1 Rochdale
Toman, Thompstone
1992-93 - Sat 10 Apr
DIV 3
Iron 5-1 Rochdale
Helliwell, Goodacre 2, Platnauer, Martin
1992-93 - Tue 2 Feb
FLT R3
Rochdale 1-2 Iron
Daws 2
1992-93 - Sat 26 Dec
DIV 3
Rochdale 2-0 Iron

1991-92 - Tue 10 Mar
DIV 4
Rochdale 2-0 Iron

1991-92 - Tue 5 Nov
DIV 4
Iron 6-2 Rochdale
Hamilton, A Brown (og), Lister, Helliwell, Alexander, Hill
1990-91 - Sat 23 Feb
DIV 4
Rochdale 2-1 Iron
Daws
1990-91 - Tue 20 Nov
FAC R1 R
Iron 2-1 Rochdale
Flounders, Lillis
1990-91 - Sat 17 Nov
FAC R1
Rochdale 1-1 Iron
Hicks
1990-91 - Sat 10 Nov
DIV 4
Iron 2-1 Rochdale
Flounders, Cotton
1989-90 - Sat 13 Jan
DIV 4
Rochdale 3-0 Iron

1989-90 - Sat 26 Aug
DIV 4
Iron 0-1 Rochdale

1988-89 - Sat 4 Mar
DIV 4
Iron 4-0 Rochdale
Daws, A Brown, Hodkinson
1988-89 - Sat 22 Oct
DIV 4
Rochdale 1-0 Iron

1987-88 - Sat 6 Feb
DIV 4
Rochdale 2-1 Iron
Flounders
1987-88 - Sat 5 Sep
DIV 4
Iron 1-0 Rochdale
Dixon
1986-87 - Sat 9 May
DIV 4
Iron 2-0 Rochdale
Lister, Flounders
1986-87 - Sat 13 Dec
DIV 4
Rochdale 1-1 Iron
Lister
1985-86 - Fri 18 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 3-1 Rochdale
Broddle, Houchen, Lister
1985-86 - Sat 23 Nov
DIV 4
Rochdale 1-0 Iron

1984-85 - Mon 6 May
DIV 4
Rochdale 3-3 Iron
Cammack 2, Stobart
1984-85 - Tue 26 Feb
DIV 4
Iron 4-2 Rochdale
Cammack 2, Brolly 2
1982-83 - Mon 4 Apr
DIV 4
Rochdale 0-1 Iron
Graham
1982-83 - Mon 27 Dec
DIV 4
Iron 1-1 Rochdale
Cammack
1981-82 - Tue 20 Apr
DIV 4
Rochdale 1-1 Iron
Telfer
1981-82 - Sat 10 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 1-0 Rochdale
Keeley
1980-81 - Tue 11 Nov
DIV 4
Iron 1-1 Rochdale
Stewart
1980-81 - Tue 19 Aug
DIV 4
Rochdale 4-0 Iron

1979-80 - Fri 18 Apr
DIV 4
Rochdale 0-1 Iron
Partridge
1979-80 - Fri 30 Nov
DIV 4
Iron 2-0 Rochdale
Oates 2
1978-79 - Sat 21 Apr
DIV 4
Rochdale 1-0 Iron

1978-79 - Sat 30 Dec
DIV 4
Iron 0-4 Rochdale

1977-78 - Sat 15 Apr
DIV 4
Rochdale 1-1 Iron
Oates
1977-78 - Sat 19 Nov
DIV 4
Iron 1-0 Rochdale
Kilmore
1976-77 - Sat 22 Jan
DIV 4
Rochdale 5-0 Iron

1976-77 - Sat 21 Aug
DIV 4
Iron 0-1 Rochdale

1975-76 - Fri 12 Mar
DIV 4
Rochdale 1-1 Iron
Green
1975-76 - Sat 11 Oct
DIV 4
Iron 1-3 Rochdale
Green
1974-75 - Sat 22 Feb
DIV 4
Rochdale 4-2 Iron
Collier, Roberts
1974-75 - Sat 16 Nov
DIV 4
Iron 2-2 Rochdale
Pilling 2
1972-73 - Sat 11 Nov
DIV 3
Rochdale 0-2 Iron
Heath, Kirk
1972-73 - Tue 19 Sep
DIV 3
Iron 1-2 Rochdale
McDonald
1968-69 - Sat 1 Mar
DIV 4
Iron 0-0 Rochdale

1968-69 - Sat 10 Aug
DIV 4
Rochdale 3-2 Iron
Kerr, Deere
1957-58 - Thu 3 Oct
DIV 3 (N)
Iron 2-0 Rochdale
Haigh, Stokes
1957-58 - Wed 25 Sep
DIV 3 (N)
Rochdale 1-4 Iron
Haigh, Waldock, Marriott, Fletcher
1956-57 - Sat 2 Feb
DIV 3 (N)
Iron 1-0 Rochdale
Haigh
1956-57 - Sat 22 Sep
DIV 3 (N)
Rochdale 3-0 Iron

1955-56 - Thu 22 Mar
DIV 3 (N)Iron 1-2 Rochdale
Gregory
1955-56 - Sat 15 Oct
DIV 3 (N)Rochdale 3-2 Iron
Brown, Gregory
1954-55 - Sat 5 Mar
DIV 3 (N)Rochdale 2-0 Iron

1954-55 - Sat 16 Oct
DIV 3 (N)Iron 2-2 Rochdale
Brown 2
1953-54 - Sat 27 Feb
DIV 3 (N)Iron 1-1 Rochdale
Brown
1953-54 - Sat 10 Oct
DIV 3 (N)Rochdale 1-1 Iron
Brown
1952-53 - Sat 24 Jan
DIV 3 (N)Rochdale 2-2 Iron
Ottewell, Brownsword
1952-53 - Sat 13 Sep
DIV 3 (N)Iron 5-1 Rochdale
McGill, Mynard, Whitfield, Mosby, Haigh
1951-52 - Sat 29 Mar
DIV 3 (N)Rochdale 1-2 Iron
Ottewell, Wallace
1951-52 - Sat 10 Nov
DIV 3 (N)Iron 3-1 Rochdale
Powell, Cumner, Taylor
1950-51 - Sat 21 Apr
DIV 3 (N)Iron 3-0 Rochdale
Cumner 2, Comley
1950-51 - Sat 2 Dec
DIV 3 (N)Rochdale 2-0 Iron


Our full record against Rochdale is as follows:


PW
D
L
F
A
Home
45
27
10
8
86
45
Away
46
11
12
23
55
80
TOTAL
91
38
22
31
141
125



With three strikes in his last six outings, Dale frontman Steven Davies has taken his tally for the current campaign to 13.

The former Derby County striker opened the scoring in his side’s last two fixtures - netting against Sheffield United and MK Dons respectively.



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Report: Iron 2-1 Rochdale

14 March 2017

The Iron came from behind to defeat Rochdale 2-1 at Glanford Park on Tuesday night.

Paddy Madden and Matt Crooks were the heroes on Tuesday night, as both helped the Iron overturn Rochdale’s first-half lead courtesy of Ian Henderson, to secure a first win in nine League One games. 

Graham Alexander decided against any changes to the side that fell to a 3-2 defeat to Gillingham on Saturday.

It was Rochdale who should have been ahead early on, but for the heroics of Luke Daniels. Dale had countered down the left before Calvin Andrew flicked a header into the path of Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, who hit it first time, but Daniels parried it away before Andrew blazed over.

United then had opportunities to put the ball into a dangerous area from set-pieces but, despite their best efforts, Rochdale's defence were equal to it.

After 18 minutes, the visitors carved out another chance for the opener, but this time Oliver Rathbone’s low effort hit the post and bounced away for a corner, which the Iron dealt with well.

Hakeeb Adelakun made way for the injured Kevin van Veen 15 minutes before the break and, within a minute, was close to putting his side ahead. Matt Crooks had darted down the left before laying off for Paddy Madden, but his effort was blocked before Adelakun mis-cued the rebound.

Rochdale took the lead four minutes before the break when a deep cross was headed home by Ian Henderson.

The Iron found their leveller on 55 minutes thanks to Madden. The ball had found its way out to Jordan Clarke on the right, and his cross was met superbly by the Irishman.

The goalscorer for United then nearly turned into the creator, but his intelligent cut-back after he got the better of the Dale defence was somehow cleared before Ivan Toney could prod home.

Rochdale had thought they’d scored with 10 to go, but thankfully for the Iron the linesman had his flag up for offside.

Just as the game looked to be heading for a point apiece, up stepped Crooks to become the hero of the night, and to cap off a tremendous performance too.

The ball had been lofted forward, and Toney got the knock down before Crooks hammered it home first time.

The away side had one last chance to propel the ball into Iron territory, but the home side held and secured a much-needed win. 

TEAM LINE-UPS 
Scunthorpe United: Daniels, Wallace, Mirfin, Dawson, Madden (Goode, 90), van Veen (Adelakun, 30), Hopper (Toney, 62), Toffolo, Ness, Crooks, Clarke.
Substitutes not used: Anyon, Holmes, Wiseman, Davies.

Rochdale: Wilson, Rafferty (Vincenti, 73), McNulty, Canavan, McGahey, Andrew, Camps, Mendez-Laing, Rathbone (Cannon, 62), Allen, Henderson (C).
Substitutes not used: Logan, Owusu, Morley, Kitching, Gillam.

Attendance: 3,225.

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