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Preview: Walsall (A)

8 December 2017

The Iron will be back in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday when they make the trip to the Banks's Stadium to face Walsall (kick-off 3.00pm).

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Pay on the turnstile at Walsall

8 December 2017

Despite being knocked out of the FA Cup and the Checkatrade Trophy in their last couple of games, Scunthorpe are still in fine form in the league, winning their last six games.

Walsall were also knocked out of the Checkatrade Trophy, losing to Bury 2-1, but they have picked up two victories in their last two league games.

Right-back Jordan Clarke will not be available for Graham Alexander. The manager confirmed that he will be out for a while with a hamstring injury.

Meanwhile, midfielder Funso Ojo could return to the side after sitting out the last two matches, depending on how his training goes.

However, the long-term absentees (Sam Manton, Jonathon Margetts and Luke Williams) will again be missing, with Alexander hopeful that some of them could return early in the New Year.

The two sides last met in February to play out a 0-0 draw at Glanford Park.

Although earlier in the season, the Iron defeated the Saddlers 4-1 away from home. Josh Morris netted a hat-trick in that game, with the other goal being scored by Neal Bishop.

2016-17 - Tue 14 Feb LG 1 Iron 0-0 Walsall  
2016-17 - Tue 27 Sep  LG 1  Walsall 1-4 Iron  Morris 3, Bishop 
2015-16 - Tue 1 Mar  LG 1  Walsall 0-0 Iron   
2015-16 - Tue 29 Sep  LG 1  Iron 0-1 Walsall   
2014-15 - Sat 10 Jan  LG 1  Walsall 1-4 Iron  Chambers (og), Hopper, Madden, Bishop 
2014-15 - Sat 30 Aug  LG 1  Iron 2-1 Walsall  Adelakun, McSheffrey 
2012-13 - Sat 14 Apr  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Walsall  Canavan 
2012-13 - Tue 6 Nov  LG 1  Walsall 1-4 Iron  Canavan 2, Duffy, Clarke 
2011-12 - Tue 21 Feb  LG 1  Iron 0-1 Walsall   
2011-12 - Sat 17 Sep  LG 1  Walsall 2-2 Iron  Thompson, Ryan 
2008-09 - Tue 3 Mar  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Walsall  Odejayi 
2008-09 - Sat 8 Nov  LG 1  Walsall 1-3 Iron  Hooper 2, Hurst 
2008-09 - Sat 16 Aug  LG 1  Walsall 2-1 Iron  Thompson 
2005-06 - Sat 11 Feb  LG 1  Walsall 2-2 Iron  Keogh, MacKenzie 
2005-06 - Sat 24 Sep  LG 1  Iron 1-3 Walsall  Sharp 
1994-95 - Sat 29 Apr  DIV 3  Walsall 2-1 Iron  Gregory 
1994-95 - Sat 10 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 0-1 Walsall   
1993-94 - Mon 3 Jan  DIV 3  Iron 5-0 Walsall  Martin, Smith, Bullimore, Carmichael, Henderson 
1993-94 - Tue 14 Dec  FAC R2 R  Iron 0-0 Walsall 
(Iron win 7-6 on pens) 
1993-94 - Sat 4 Dec  FAC R2  Walsall 1-1 Iron  Carmichael 
1993-94 - Tue 31 Aug  DIV 3  Walsall 0-0 Iron   
1992-93 - Sat 20 Feb  DIV 3  Walsall 3-2 Iron  Stevenson, Helliwell 
1992-93 - Tue 1 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 2-0 Walsall  Elliott, Helliwell 
1991-92 - Sat 7 Mar  DIV 4  Walsall 2-1 Iron  Buckley 
1991-92 - Sat 25 Jan  DIV 4  Iron 1-1 Walsall  White 
1990-91 - Tue 12 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Walsall  Daws 
1990-91 - Tue 2 Oct  DIV 4  Walsall 3-0 Iron   
1983-84 - Tue 6 Mar  DIV 3  Walsall 1-1 Iron  Bell 
1983-84 - Sat 5 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 0-0 Walsall   
1979-80 - Sat 15 Mar  DIV 4  Walsall 1-1 Iron  Partridge 
1979-80 - Sat 6 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 2-2 Walsall  Green, O'Berg 
1972-73 - Sat 28 Apr  DIV 3  Walsall 1-1 Iron  Collier 
1972-73 - Tue 29 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 2-1 Walsall  Fletcher, Kirk 
1967-68 - Sat 24 Feb  DIV 3  Walsall 0-0 Iron   
1967-68 - Sat 7 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 2-5 Walsall  Barton 2 
1966-67 - Fri 24 Feb  DIV 3  Walsall 0-0 Iron   
1966-67 - Sat 8 Oct  DIV 3  Walsall 2-0 Iron   
1965-66 - Sat 21 May  DIV 3  Iron 4-2 Walsall  Sloan 2, Thomas, Bedford 
1965-66 - Sat 8 Jan  DIV 3  Walsall 3-0 Iron   
1964-65 - Tue 20 Oct  DIV 3  Walsall 1-2 Iron  Scott, Lawther 
1964-65 - Tue 13 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 4-0 Walsall  Lawther 2, Scott, Hutton 
1962-63 - Sat 20 Apr  DIV 2  Walsall 1-1 Iron  Wilson 
1962-63 - Fri 30 Nov  DIV 2  Iron 2-0 Walsall  Brownsword, McPherson (og) 
1961-62 - Sat 28 Apr  DIV 2  Walsall 4-1 Iron  McGuigan 
1961-62 - Tue 6 Mar  DIV 2  Iron 2-1 Walsall  McGuigan, Hodgson 

Our full record against Walsall is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 22  10  7 34  21 
Away 23  10  32  35 
TOTAL 45  15  17  13  66  56 

Walsall’s attacking midfielder Erhun Oztumer will be one the Iron defence need to keep an eye on.

The former Peterborough player has scored a goal in each of their last three games, taking his total up to ten for the season.

Having only joined the West Midlands side at the beginning of last season, he has already scored 25 goals in 69 games from midfield.

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Match Reports

Report: Walsall 1-0 Iron

9 December 2017

The Iron were beaten 1-0 at Walsall on Saturday afternoon.


Alexander: We didn't find the required quality

9 December 2017

The home side got their goal inside the opening 15 minutes courtesy of a Kieron Morris effort.

Matt Gilks impressively saved an Erhun Oztumer penalty in the second half, but United couldn't get the goal despite pressing.

Manager Graham Alexander made one change from last weekend’s FA Cup match against Doncaster Rovers. Levi Sutton came into the side in place of Andrew Crofts.

In the opening seven minutes, Walsall’s Luke Leahy flashed a driven shot wide of the right post after he had found some space.

That was before the Iron tried an inventive corner-kick. Movement inside the box allowed Hakeeb Adelakun to float the set-piece to the edge of the box, but Josh Morris could not keep his volleyed effort down.

However, the home side took a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute. After the Saddlers kept the ball neatly on the left-flank, Morris received the ball and thundered a long-range effort into the back of the net. It looked as if the strike took a deflection, with Gilks rooted to his spot.

The hosts had another sighting of goal ten minutes later. Amadou Bakayoko was played through, however he dragged his shot wide of the target.

They again were looking dangerous in the 30th minute. Flo Cuvelier shifted the ball onto his left foot and curled his shot just over the crossbar from outside of the area.

As the Iron attempted to get back into the game, Adelakun tried an effort from 30-yards out. Duane Holmes had rolled the ball to him and Adelakun wrapped his foot around it, but it curled straight into Mark Gillespie’s arms.

Just before the break, Gilks made a great stop to deny Oztumer. The attacking midfielder drove forward with the ball, striking it towards the bottom right corner. However, the Iron goalkeeper parried it behind for a corner.

After the interval, it was Adelakun again who had another chance for United. Morris flicked it back to the winger, who drove a deflected shot over the bar.

At the other end, captain Rory McArdle made a super last-ditch tackle on Bakayoko, as the Walsall forward advanced on goal.

Again, Walsall looked to score from outside of the area. Oztumer took the ball forward, before he forced Gilks to make a low save to his left.

Moments later, Walsall won a penalty after McArdle fouled his man. However, Gilks was to the rescue as he guessed right and dived to his left to save Oztumer’s penalty-kick.

That penalty save sparked the Iron into life and Morris nearly found the corner of the net with a half-volley shortly after.

A good pass from substitute Kevin van Veen, allowed Murray Wallace to race onto the ball on the left side. The defender went to cross it, however his ball nearly snuck into the far corner of the net.

The Iron nearly found an equaliser in stoppage time. Clayton Lewis stung the hands of Gillespie with a powerful effort, with the ball going behind the goalkeeper, but he reacted quickly to push the ball away from the goaline.

Walsall: Gillespie, Leahy, Guthrie, Chambers (c), Cuvelier (Flanagan, 75’), Oztumer, Morris, Wilson, Kinsella, Ismail (Devlin, 83’), Bakayoko (Agyei, 85’).
Unused substitutes: Ganley, Jackson, Roberts, Kouhyar.

Scunthorpe United: Gilks, Wallace, Madden (van Veen, 62’), Morris, Bishop, Hopper (Church, 62’), Adelakun, Holmes (Lewis, 84’), Burgess, Sutton, McArdle (c).
Unused substitutes: Watson, Townsend, Crofts, Goode.

Attendance: 3,865 (279 away fans).

Referee: Scott Oldham.

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Ticket News

Pay on the turnstile at Walsall

8 December 2017

The Iron travel to the Banks’s Stadium on Saturday, December 9, 2017 (3pm kick-off) and have been handed 500 tickets for the game.

Ticket News

Blackburn coaches sold out, Portsmouth and Southend away travel on sale

29 December 2017

Tickets are now OFF SALE from Glanford Park, but will be available to buy on the day from a cash only turnstile. Please note, family tickets can only be purchased direct from the Banks’s Stadium ticket office.

Matchday prices for the game are as follows:

Adult £22.50
Over-60's £17.50
Under-18's £17.50
*Family Ticket* £24.50
*Additional Junior* £13.00

*Please note, a family ticket consists of one adult ticket and one under-18 ticket, but these can only be purchased through Walsall. The additional junior ticket is only applicable when purchasing a family ticket.*

The Iron have been asked to make supporters aware that proof of age may be required on entry for concessionary tickets, while valid student ID will be required. 

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