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Preview: Plymouth Argyle (A)

25 August 2017

The Iron return to League One action when they make the long journey to Home Park to face Plymouth Argyle on Saturday (kick-off 3.00pm).

Ticket News

Plymouth away tickets go on sale

23 August 2017

Having won their first league game last weekend in a 1-0 success against Oxford, Scunthorpe will be looking to remain unbeaten in the division, after exiting the Carabao Cup at the hands of Middlesbrough on Tuesday night.

Plymouth, meanwhile, were not in cup action during the week, but they drew their last league game 1-1 away at Southend United.

TEAM NEWS…
Both Kevin van Veen and Jordan Clarke are back in training, however Saturday’s game might be too soon for them to make their match return.

The Iron will also be without trio Luke Williams, Jonny Margetts and Kyle Wootton again, and they are still a few weeks away from being back in the team.

There are no other injury concerns following Tuesday’s defeat.

PAST MEETINGS…
These two last met in League Two in 2014 with the Iron recording a 2-0 away victory.

Two late goals helped them earn the three points, one from Dave Syers and the other being an own goal by goalkeeper Jake Cole after Hakeeb Adelakun's stinging shot.

ONE TO WATCH…
Graham Carey helped the Pilgrims win promotion from League Two last season with his 14 goals and 16 assists from midfield.

Although he is yet to score in this campaign, Carey will be a threat and has one assist to his name from the opening three games.

The 28-year-old has also played 127 games in the Scottish Premier League, scoring on 11 occasions in spells for St Mirren and Ross County.

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE…
Saturday:
AFC Wimbledon vs Doncaster Rovers (3.00pm)
Blackburn Rovers vs Milton Keynes Dons (3.00pm)
Blackpool vs Oldham Athletic (3.00pm)
Bristol Rovers vs Fleetwood Town (3.00pm)
Gillingham vs Southend United (3.00pm)
Northampton Town vs Peterborough United (3.00pm)
Oxford United vs Shrewsbury Town (3.00pm)
Rochdale vs Bury (3.00pm)
Rotherham United vs Charlton Athletic (3.00pm)
Walsall vs Bradford City (3.00pm)
Wigan Athletic vs Portsmouth (3.00pm)

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Match Reports

Report: Plymouth Argyle 0-4 Iron

26 August 2017

The Iron won 4-0 away at Plymouth Argyle to record their second league win a row.

Club News

Gallery: Plymouth Argyle (A)

26 August 2017

Paddy Madden’s two strikes and a goal each for Tom Hopper and Josh Morris won the game for United, taking all three points back to Glanford Park.

Madden’s two goals put him in the top ten scorers of all-time for the club. His first attempt came off the bottom of the crossbar, but the ball fell back to him, as he bundled home the rebound to open the scoring during the first 45 minutes.

And then after great work from Duane Holmes, Madden put away his second of the afternoon with a diving header.

The Iron had their third goal 14 minutes from the full-time whistle with Madden’s strike partner getting on the scoresheet. Hopper flicked home from a Morris cross.

In additional time, Morris completed the game with a fourth, slotting it low into the goal.

Graham Alexander made two changes from the Middlesbrough game during the week, with Hopper and Funso Ojo starting. Sam Mantom and Holmes moved to the bench.

It was the hosts who had the first shot of the game. Jake Jervis laid it off to David Fox, and from range the Argyle player lofted it harmlessly over Matt Gilks’ crossbar.

In the 13th minute, Argyle were on the attack again. A threaded pass found its way to Graham Carey on the left, who drilled a low cross in the six-yard box, but Rory McArdle got in a strong block to send it out for a corner and preventing a home goal.

Shortly after, Gilks pulled off a great close range save down low to his left, after a Gary Sawyer cross was met by the head of Nadir Ciftci.

Twenty-one minutes into the game and the Iron had their first attempt. Madden ran onto a long ball and half-volleyed from outside of the box, but it caused no trouble to Plymouth, with the ball going wide of the goal.

A Plymouth corner was then headed away by Hopper, falling to Sonny Bradley, yet his shot was quickly charged down by the Iron defence.

However, it was Scunthorpe who broke the deadlock, despite Plymouth’s pressure. Hakeeb Adelakun played Josh Morris through on the left, who charged down the wing to cross along the ground to Madden, whose first effort hit the crossbar, but the rebound fell straight back at the striker, bundling past Luke McCormick to make it 1-0 in the 28th minute.

Argyle looked for an equaliser in the 33rd minute. Levi Sutton failed to win a tackle allowing Sawyer in to cross for Ciftci, who flicked the ball goalwards, but Gilks was positioned well to make an easy save.

Conor Townsend then got forward for the Iron in acres of space. Morris played a simple pass wide, and the full-back pulled the trigger from outside of the box, sending his effort over the bar.

Plymouth were so close to getting their leveller in the 38th minute. Bradley knocked it down for Jamie Ness and from 18 yards, the former Iron sent a shot whiskers wide of the left post, with a slight deflection from Ojo helping it on the way.

Moments before the end of the half, McArdle was so close to getting an acrobatic touch on the ball, after a Morris corner was poorly dealt with by the host’s defenders. Instead, the ball went out for a goal kick. 

It was Argyle who had the last chance of the half, though. Gilks again got down well to hold onto a Jervis shot from inside of the box.

However, the last action before the break was the sending off of midfielder Antoni Sarcevic for an incident with Madden inside the Iron’s box as the home side waited to take a free kick. Sarcevic was handed a straight red card, while Madden was given a yellow card.

Madden was then involved in the first opportunity of the second half in a quick start for the visitors. He raced through on goal forcing a low save from McCormick.

On the 50th minute, McArdle was in the way of another shot, with a fantastic block to stop Jervis’ shot. Jervis found space inside the box, and the Iron defender flew in to stop the strike.

Adelakun then cut in on his right foot to strike at the goalkeeper, before the Iron showed more heroic defending with a series of blocks to deny Plymouth from getting their first of the game.

Hopper was next to put in an impressive block for Scunthorpe. Carey drilled a low free-kick at goal, but the striker put his foot in the way to stop Argyle from getting a goal.

The Iron were very close to getting a second goal through Ojo. He took a touch and readied himself to strike with his left foot, before unleashing a rocket inches over the bar, with McCormick rooted to the ground.

The Iron did make it 2-0 in the 68th minute, doubling their lead through the head of Madden once more. Substitute Holmes raced down the right wing and the Irishman sent the ball into the far corner with a diving header.

Morris then had a great chance in front of goal, but McCormick rushed out and closed the winger down, pulling off a brilliant stop to deny conceding another goal.

In the 76th minute, Morris turned provider with a teasing cross for Hopper to flick home the third for Scunthorpe.

The last chances went to the Iron and they were extremely close to making it 4-0. First Morris played a reverse pass, but Hopper could only hit the side netting from a tight angle. Holmes then had a close shot brilliantly stopped by the goalkeeper.

However in additional time, Scunthorpe did have their fourth courtesy of Morris’ low effort into the goal to complete a marvellous away win.

TEAM LINE-UPS:
Plymouth Argyle: McCormick (c), Miller, Sawyer, Edwards, Ness, Sarcevic, Ciftci (Lameiras, 89'), Carey, Jervis (Blissett, 68'), Bradley, Fox (Ainsworth, 76).  
Substitutes not used: Songo’o, Grant, Taylor-Sinclair, Cooper.

Scunthorpe United: Gilks, Townsend, Wallace, Ojo, Madden, Morris, Bishop (Mantom, 79'), Hopper (Redmond, 90+3'), Adelakun (Holmes, 63'), Sutton, McArdle (c).
Substitutes not used: Clarke, van Veen, Burgess, Watson.

Attendance: 9,605 (281 away).

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Ticket News

Plymouth away tickets on sale

23 August 2017

The Iron have been handed an initial allocation of around 350 tickets for the away trip to take on Plymouth Argyle on Saturday, August 26th (3pm kick-off).

Ticket News

Doncaster and Gillingham away travel on sale

31 August 2017

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

You can purchase tickets in person at the Glanford Park ticket office, by calling 01724 747670 or through visiting www.sufctickets.com.

Our fans will be seated in the Barn Park Stand, with the advance pricing structure for the game as follows:

CATEGORY PRICE
Adults £21
65+/Students £16
Under-18s £8
Wheelchair Adult £16
Wheelchair 65+/18-21 £13
Wheelchair Under-18 £7

* Family ticket: £27 (Adult: £21 and Under-18 £6)
** Please note, prices increase by £2 on matchday

Argyle operate a turnstile entry system using tickets with barcodes, so fans are advised that the barcodes should not be marked or tampered with in any way as this may affect entry on the day.

Tickets remain on sale for the fixture until 2pm on Friday, August 25th, 2017.

Click here for away coach travel details.

HOW TO BUY ONLINE
www.sufctickets.com

TELEPHONE
Call 01724 747670

IN PERSON
The Glanford Park ticket office is open at the following times:
> Monday 7th August - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Tuesday 8th August - 8.30am to kick-off at 7.45pm (and for a short period of time after the Notts County game)
> Wednesday 9th August - 8.30am to 6.00pm
> Thursday 10th August - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Friday 11th August - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Saturday 12th August – Closed
> Sunday 13th August – Closed
> Monday 14th August - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Tuesday 15th August - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Wednesday 16th August - 8.30am to 6.00pm
> Thursday 17th August - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Friday 18th August - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Saturday 19th August – 8.30am to kick-off at 3.00pm (and for a short period of time after the Oxford United game)
> Sunday 20th August – Closed
> Monday 21st August - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Tuesday 22nd August - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Wednesday 23rd August - 8.30am to 6.00pm
> Thursday 24th August - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Friday 25th August - 8.30am to 5.00pm

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