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Preview: Oxford United (H)

17 August 2017

The Iron are back at Glanford Park this Saturday when league leaders Oxford United are the visitors (kick-off 3.00pm).

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Advance saving! Save money by getting your Oxford United tickets ahead of matchday!

18 August 2017

Last time out, United drew 1-1 away at Rochdale after going behind during the second-half.

Substitute Duane Holmes came off the bench to earn an equaliser for his side, but they were unable to grab all three points.

Meanwhile, the U’s have won both of their opening league games, including a 3-0 victory versus Portsmouth last Saturday.

TEAM NEWS…
In his pre-match interview, Graham Alexander confirmed right-back Jordan Clarke (thigh) will once again miss out, despite returning to training.

Kyle Wootton will also not be involved for the game against Oxford. He picked a hamstring injury on Tuesday.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS…
It was a stoppage-time winner from Phil Edwards of Oxford to win the game late on for them in March at the Kassam Stadium.

Scunthorpe took the lead through Paddy Madden in the first 45 minutes, before the U’s hit back with two second-half strikes to turn it around and take a 2-1 lead.

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2016-17 - Sat 18 Mar LG 1 Oxford 2-1 Iron Madden
2016-17 - Tue 10 Jan EFLT R3  Oxford 4-1 Iron  Williams 
2016-17 - Sat 26 Nov  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Oxford  Holmes 
2013-14 - Mon 21 Apr  LG 2  Iron 1-0 Oxford  Sparrow 
2013-14 - Sun 29 Dec  LG 2  Oxford 0-2 Iron  Burton, Syers 
2004-05 - Fri 25 Mar  LG 2  Iron 1-1 Oxford  Baraclough 
2004-05 - Sat 14 Aug  LG 2  Oxford 1-1 Iron  Hayes 
2003-04 - Wed 11 Feb  DIV 3  Oxford 3-2 Iron  Torpey 2 
2003-04 - Sat 23 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Oxford  Beagrie 
2002-03 - Sat 26 Apr  DIV 3  Iron 2-0 Oxford  Hayes, Dalglish 
2002-03 - Sat 5 Oct  DIV 3  Oxford 0-1 Iron  Beagrie 
2001-02 - Sat 9 Feb  DIV 3  Iron 1-0 Oxford  Hodges 
2001-02 - Sat 20 Oct  DIV 3  Oxford 0-1 Iron  Torpey 
1999-00 - Sat 29 Apr  DIV 2  Oxford 2-0 Iron   
1999-00 - Tue 19 Oct  DIV 2  Iron 1-0 Oxford  Ipoua 
1983-84 - Sat 31 Mar  DIV 3  Oxford 1-0 Iron   
1983-84 - Wed 7 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 0-0 Oxford   
1967-68 - Sat 30 Dec  DIV 3  Oxford 2-3 Iron  Deere 2, Sloan 
1967-68 - Tue 26 Dec  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Oxford  Sloan 
1966-67 - Fri 10 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 2-2 Oxford  Barton, Sloan 
1966-67 - Sat 18 Feb  DIV 3  Oxford 2-1 Iron  Burkinshaw 
1965-66 - Sat 28 May  DIV 3  Oxford 0-3 Iron  Thomas, Bedford, Mahy 
1965-66 - Sat 30 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 1-2 Oxford  Smith 

Our full record against Oxford United is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 11  12 
Away 12   7   16  17 
TOTAL 23  8 28  25

ONE TO WATCH… 
Having already tallied up three assists in the league, Jack Payne is a player the Iron defence need to be cautious of.

The attacking midfielder won promotion to the Premier League with Huddersfield Town last year, but decided to come to League One on loan.

Payne came through the Southend United youth system and was their top scorer in this division with nine goals during the 2015/16 season, before earning himself a move to the Terriers.

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

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Match Reports

Report: Iron 1-0 Oxford United

19 August 2017

The Iron got their first league win of the season, beating Oxford United 1-0 on Saturday.

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Gallery: Oxford United (H)

19 August 2017

Josh Morris scored the decisive goal, in the home side’s fourth game unbeaten so far in all competitions.

The 83rd minute was the moment where the Iron’s attacking paid off. Morris ran onto the ball on the right wing, cut inside just outside the box and then shot with his left foot. The ‘keeper had no chance as he buried it into the bottom left corner.

Hakeeb Adelakun provided an instant warning to Oxford ‘keeper Simon Eastwood. He received the ball from Kevin van Veen on the right-hand side of the box and curled a strike to the ‘keeper’s right. Eastwood made the save but the Iron showed that they meant business from early on.

However, eight minutes into the game, Jack Payne reminded the home side of Oxford’s intentions. A cross curling away from goal was put into the box and the U’s midfielder leapt at full stretch to get a shot on target. Gilks was forced into a fingertip save to send it over the crossbar but looked confident all of the way.

Rob Hall proved to be a threat on goal in the first half, particularly during the 14th minute. He ran at the defence and at the edge of the box got a shot off at goal. The U’s man could only send it wide though.

In the 20th minute, van Veen was forced off the pitch after he pulled up following an Iron attack. Tom Hopper replaced the Dutchman.

There was a threatening chance from Josh Morris on the 25th minute as Madden continued to link up with his fellow forwards on the edge of the box. The Irish striker put a cross into the back-post and Morris very nearly buried it in the back of the net with a driven header.

The opening half saw a confident display from the defence. The two centre-halves weren’t letting many chances through their backline and the two full-backs were causing the U’s problems at the back and top of the pitch.

Scunthorpe came closed again on 35 minutes, providing great play in and around the box to confuse the Oxford defence. Adelakun turned on the edge of the box and sneaked a shot around the defender. However, the ‘keeper managed to parry it away.

There was a late scare in the 44th minute as the ball leaked through the back four. However, Matt Gilks, came forward and collected it.

In the last kick of the opening half, Neal Bishop almost scored what would have been a contender for goal of the season. The midfielder overhead kicked a ball falling into the box and attempted to chip Eastwood. However, the ‘keeper just reached it.

Morris opened up the chances in the second half much like Adelakun did in the first. His shot wasn’t the most powerful but the ‘keeper struggled to keep hold of it.

Wes Thomas had a headed effort at the back post cleared off the line by Wallace. However, Thomas handballed the ball in the area and so the ball went back to the Iron’s defence for a free kick.

Adelakun put a dangerous ball into the centre of the box from a corner. The ball ended up falling to Madden who did well to make a connection with it but ended up sending it just over the goal.

The Iron created a fantastic chance on the break with just over half an hour to go. Conor Townsend played Madden onto the left wing. The striker put a ball straight across goal that met with Hopper’s head. The substitute made a clean connection and was unlucky to send it whiskers wide of the post.

Until the 61st minute, the U’s hadn’t looked much of a threat. However, after picking the ball up in the centre of midfield Ricardinho was given it on the right wing. The full-back passed it onto Ledson who sent a shot close to the crossbar.

After that, the Iron defence shut up shop. Oxford were coming forward with a real threat with Jack Payne looking particularly tricky. However, the home side were putting their bodies in front of any potential danger.

Oxford were forced to rely on the break as Scunthorpe dominated play in the second half. Van Kessel found himself on his own on the left-wing in the 69th minute. However, his shot was saved by Gilks.

Bishop then produced another beautiful chance. The midfielder was on his own on the back-post when the ball fell to him. He kicked it in mid-air and the ball looked destined for the top right corner. However, it collided with the crossbar instead.

In the 75th minute, Hopper managed to flick the ball onto Madden. The striker showed great control to get into the box. He drove the ball at goal but it only just went wide of the post.

On 77th minutes, the U’s broke away and outnumbered the retreating Iron defence. Van Kessel got a shot one-on-one against Gilks but the new signing covered the goal and parried it away from danger.

The 83rd minute was the moment where the Iron’s constant attack paid off and Morris took advantage of their possession and opened his account for the 2017/18 season.

The winger almost added another to his account as Duane Holmes found him in the centre of the box. Holmes sent a low pass at Morris and he got his shot on target and forced an instinctive save from Eastwood. Not long after that he narrowly missed with a free-kick.

The chances were starting to come thick and fast for the Iron.

Oxford pressed Scunthorpe towards the final minutes of extra time but it was too little too late as the defence stood tall and saw out the threat until full-time.

Even a last minute headed chance that came from an Eastwood bicycle kick couldn’t grab them a point at Glanford Park.

TEAM LINE-UPS
Scunthorpe United: Gilks, Townsend, Wallace, Ojo, Madden (Burgess, 90+1), Van Veen (Hopper, 20), Morris, Bishop, Adelakun (Holmes, 67), Sutton, McArdle.
Substitutes not used: Watson, Mantom, Redmond, Goode.

Oxford United: Eastwood, Ribeiro, Williamson, Nelson, Hall, Ledson, Thomas (Obika, 53), Payne (van Kessel, 66), Ruffels, Henry (Rothwell, 81), Ricardinho.
Substitutes not used: Martin, Shearer, Hemmings, Carroll.

Attendance: 4,205.

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Ticket News

Further enhancement to Iron's ticketing operation

18 August 2017

From Saturday’s game against Oxford United onwards, we are pleased to be able to offer a further enhancement to the ticketing operation at Glanford Park.

As part of ongoing improvements to the supporter experience and following the implementation of a new ticketing system this summer, turnstile operators on the cash turnstiles will now be using tablets, which will enable them to take any category of concession type.

This means adults, seniors, students, 18-21 year olds and Under-18s can all enter through the same cash turnstile (even if they already have a match ticket – please see below). This makes it an easier and more enjoyable experience to enter the stadium together, rather than having to go through separate turnstiles which has been the case previously.

The cash turnstiles also have the ticket scanning facilities. This means that, if a season ticket holder or someone who has pre-bought their match ticket is bringing along family members or friends that are not season ticket holders, it is now possible for them all to enter the same turnstile, providing they are going through one of the cash turnstiles.

The cash turnstiles in operation for Saturday’s game against Oxford are as follows:

> Britcon Stand – Turnstiles 2A & 2B
> Clugston Stand – Turnstile 5A
> AMS Stand (Away fans) – Turnstiles 7A & 7B 

Don’t forget the new pricing structure in operation this season means that prices increase on a matchday, full details of which can be found here.

As the club’s summer survey showed, there are still a percentage of supporters that prefer to pay cash on the day, which the club are happy to facilitate on this basis.

*Please note: Under-12 tickets will still need to be purchased in advance from the ticket office or online from www.sufctickets.com

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