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Preview: AFC Wimbledon (H)

4 August 2017

The Iron will begin their 2017/18 Sky Bet League One season at home to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off).

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Advance saving! Save money by getting your AFC Wimbledon tickets ahead of matchday!

5 August 2017

The match held at Glanford Park will see Graham Alexander’s side hoping to get off to a positive start, but Neal Ardley’s Dons will stand in their way.

Scunthorpe were unable to win promotion last season after they lost in the play-off semi-finals to Millwall, whilst the Wombles finished in 15th position and will be looking to improve on that.

In his pre-match interview, manager Alexander confirmed that Lewis Butroid will not be available for this fixture after missing training all week. He has picked up a knock.

Luke Williams (hamstring) will definitely miss out for the Iron, however the forward has returned to training.

Apart from those two, everyone else is fit and training to be in contention, with Alexander indicating he has already decided his starting line-up.

The Iron were beaten 2-1 at home by AFC Wimbledon last season in February, which only gave them their second home defeat of the season.

It was two second-half goals from Dean Parrett and Dominic Poleon that gave the visitors a healthy 2-0 lead, before a Josh Morris free-kick gave United hope late on.

2016-17 - Tue 28 Feb LG 1 Iron 1-2 AFC Wimbledon Morris
2016-17 - Tue 16 Aug  LG 1  AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Iron  Hopper, Morris 
2013-14 - Sat 18 Jan  LG 2  Iron 0-0 AFC Wimbledon   
2013-14 - Sat 24 Aug  LG 2  AFC Wimbledon 3-2 Iron  Winnall, Iwelumo 
2011-12 - Tue 22 Nov  FAC R1 R  Iron 0-1 AFC Wimbledon   
2011-12 - Sat 12 Nov  FAC R1  AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Iron   

Our full record against AFC Wimbledon is as follows: 

  P W D L F A

Having signed from Gillingham on a free transfer, Cody McDonald is certainly a dangerman for the west London side.

The striker has been a regular goalscorer at this level over the years for Gillingham and now at 31-years-old, he also offers valuable experience to his new side.

McDonald should be a key figure for Wimbledon this season as they will attempt to improve on their league standing of last season.

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Click here for full ticket news ahead of the game. Remember, you can only get a discount from our ticket office if you buy before 5pm on Friday.

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Report: Iron 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

5 August 2017

Scunthorpe drew their opening game of the season 1-1 with AFC Wimbledon at Glanford Park.

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Gallery: AFC Wimbledon (H)

5 August 2017

The home side took the lead just six minutes into the match through Conor Townsend, who drilled his shot into the top corner.

However, a second-half strike from Jimmy Abdou in the 67th minute for Wimbledon made it 1-1.

Manager Graham Alexander gave league debuts to goalkeeper Matt Gilks, Funso Ojo, Cameron Burgess and captain Rory McArdle for this match.

The Iron got off to a flying start inside six minutes with Townsend smashing home a strike right into the top corner after Josh Morris played it into the wing-back. There was absolutely nothing the Don’s goalkeeper George Long could do to prevent Scunthorpe going 1-0 ahead.

Five minutes later, the visitors had their first chance of the game, but former Iron player Andy Barcham’s curled effort was of no threat to Gilks in United’s goal as it went wide of the right post.

Deji Oshilaja then picked out Cody McDonald, who had lots of time to control and turn, however he his connection was poor and his shot was sliced wide.

Moments later, Wimbledon were attacking again. Barcham entered the box, twisting and turning, before his effort was blocked by McArdle and went out for a corner.

In the 19th minute, Iron progressed well up the pitch, initially started by a long ball by Hakeeb Adelakun. Paddy Madden then cut it from the left-hand side, sending a dangerous cross into the box and at the back post, Adelakun’s volley went high and wide.

Wimbledon then had their best chance of the game after Murray Wallace was caught out in possession on the left of the box. Barry Fuller sent in a threatening cross, which found Kwesi Appiah, who was completely unmarked, but his drilled strike went wide.

A poor headed clearance from the Wombles fell to Madden 25-yards out and on the volley, his shot was comfortable for Long to scoop it up.

Thirty-five minutes in, Scunthorpe played neat football down the left and Morris crossed the ball, but Jordan Clarke was unable to get a good connection with head at the back post as it floated over the crossbar.

Wimbledon’s George Francomb sent in a free-kick which was headed away to Callum Kennedy who unleashed a strike heading towards the top left-hand corner, but Gilks managed to claw it away for a corner.

A minute later, and the Iron then had the next opportunity with Adelakun running and passing it to Madden, who was central and just outside of the box, yet his strike was too near to Long to be of any concern to the Dons.

Adelakun was then involved in another attack. He went on a mazy run and went to shoot towards goal, but he was charged down and his effort was blocked.

Moments before the break, Scunthorpe had another shot this time through Morris’ free-kick. He curled it around the wall and Long dived to his right to save the ball.

The first chance of the second-half fell to the away side on the 58th minute. Wimbledon managed to cross the ball in, before Abdou lashed his shot high over the bar.

Adelakun then broke forward once more and he found Morris on the left side, but the winger’s shot went wide of Long’s right post and Iron were unable to double their advantage.

On the 66th minute, Wimbledon found an equaliser through debutant Abdou. The ball fell kindly for the midfielder on the edge of the area and his left-footed volley went straight into the bottom right-corner to make it 1-1.

Soon after, Lyle Taylor received a pass from McDonald and he attempted to fire it into the near post, but his effort hit the side netting with Scunthorpe avoiding to fall behind.

They came close again when a corner was taken and Paul Robinson met it with his head, but Gilks managed to superbly stop it from going into the back of the net.

Scunthorpe then beautifully attacked with Adelakun and Kevin van Veen on the 82nd minute. As the Dons managed to get bodies behind the ball, Ojo fired his long-range shot over the bar.

In the 86th minute, Sam Mantom crossed from the left, but Clarke’s header was was collected by Long.

The away side had a great chance seconds before the end of the match. McDonald teed it up for Taylor, but his dragged shot went wide of the right post. That proved to be the game’s last action with it ending 1-1.

Scunthorpe United: Gilks, Clarke, Townsend, Wallace, Ojo, Madden (van Veen, 74), Morris (Holmes, 74), Bishop (Mantom, 50), Adelakun, Burgess, McArdle.
Substitutes not used: Watson, Hopper, Redmond, Goode.

AFC Wimbledon: Long, Fuller, Oshilaja, Robinson, Francomb, Abdou, Appiah (Taylor, 65), McDonald, Trotter (Parrett, 89), Barcham, Kennedy (Nightingale, 83).
Substitutes not used: McDonnell, Sibbick, Kaja, Hartigan.

Attendance: 4,398.

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Iron v AFC Wimbledon tickets

5 August 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the season opening home clash against AFC Wimbledon.

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Enjoy a three-course meal before season opener

31 July 2017

Scunthorpe United host AFC Wimbledon at Glanford Park as the 46-game league campaign gets underway on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 (3pm kick-off)

Our ticket office Early Bird discount period has now passed, but fans are still able to buy from our ticket office at matchday rates.

Fans are able to pay on the turnstile for the Britcon Stand, while they also can for turnstiles 5A and 5B of the Clugston Stand. Please note, these are also at matchday rates.

United's encounter against the Wombles is a Category B fixture.

Category B Matchday
Adult £25
U18 £8
U12* Free
Category B Matchday
Adult £25
U18 £8
U12* Free
Category B Matchday
Adult £21
U18 £8
U12* Free
Category B Matchday
Adult £23
U18** £6
U12* Free
Category B Matchday
Adult £33
65 £25
U21 £20
U18 £15

* Maximum of two under 12’s free per paying adult/concession. Subsequent juniors must be paid for at the U18 rate. 

** Must be accompanied by paying adult/concession.



Call 01724 747670

The Glanford Park ticket office is open at the following times:

> Saturday 5th August - 9.00am to kick-off at 3.00pm (and for a short period of time after the game)

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