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Match pack: Oldham Athletic (H)

2 March 2018

The Iron will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host Oldham Athletic at Glanford Park on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off).

Scunthorpe have drawn their last three games against Peterborough United, Northampton Town and Bristol Rovers respectively, twice coming from behind in the preceding two fixtures before conceding late on last time out at the Memorial Stadium.

TEAM NEWS…
Graham Alexander is waiting on the fitness of Lee Novak (heel) and Ivan Toney (groin), who both missed our last match against Bristol Rovers. They will be assessed as United prepare for the game on Friday.

Elsewhere, Marnick Vermijl is making good progress in recovering from his hamstring injury, but will still miss out in this encounter, as will long-term absentees Jordan Clarke (hamstring), Jonathon Margetts (knee) and Kyle Wootton (hamstring). Clarke is making good progress though and is back running.

PAST MEETINGS… 
The Iron beat Oldham Athletic 3-2 in the reverse fixture at SportsDirect.com Park in October.

Goals from Tom Hopper and Josh Morris surged United into a 2-0 lead before the hosts hit back - the equaliser coming from former player Craig Davies. Nevertheless, around a minute later, Scunthorpe were back in front. Murray Wallace charged down a clearance, Morris provided the cross and Duane Holmes had the easiest of finishes to net the matchwinner.

Last time out at Glanford Park, it took a late Scott Wiseman volley to secure all three points despite Kevin van Veen finding the net earlier in the game - the Dutchman's strike not deemed to have crossed the line by the officials.

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2017-18 - Sat 28 Oct LG 1 Oldham 2-3 Iron Hopper, Morris, Holmes
2016-17 - Sat 19 Nov LG 1 Iron 1-0 Oldham Wiseman
2016-17 - Tue 18 Oct  LG 1  Oldham 2-0 Iron   
2015-16 - Sat 27 Feb LG 1 Iron 1-1 Oldham Wootton
2015-16 - Sat 10 Oct  LG 1  Oldham 2-4 Iron  McSheffrey, Rowe, Madden, van Veen 
2014-15 - Sat 7 Feb  LG 1  Iron 0-1 Oldham   
2014-15 - Sat 27 Sep  LG 1  Oldham 3-2 Iron  Boyce, Fallon 
2012-13 - Tue 1 Jan  LG 1  Iron 2-2 Oldham  Canavan, Duffy 
2012-13 - Tue 18 Sep  LG 1  Oldham 1-1 Iron  Clarke 
2011-12 - Tue 6 Mar  LG 1  Oldham 1-2 Iron  Mirfin, Thompson 
2011-12 - Tue 4 Oct  FLT R2  Iron 0-1 Oldham   
2011-12 - Tue 16 Aug  L1  Iron 1-2 Oldham  Dagnall 
2010-11 - Tue 10 Aug  LG CUP R1  Iron 2-1 Oldham  Forte, Woolford 
2008-09 - Tue 27 Jan  L1  Iron 2-0 Oldham  McCann, Hooper 
2008-09 - Tue 28 Oct  L1  Oldham 3-0 Iron   
2006-07 - Sat 13 Jan  L1  Iron 1-1 Oldham  Gregan (og) 
2006-07 - Sat 9 Sep  L1  Oldham 1-0 Iron   
2005-06 - Sat 6 May  L1  Oldham 1-1 Iron  Sharp 
2005-06 - Sat 29 Oct  L1  Iron 4-2 Oldham  Butler, Sharp 2, Crosby 
2003-04 - Tue 12 Aug  LG CUP R1  Iron 2-1 Oldham  Hayes 2 
1999-00 - Sat 25 Mar  DIV 2  Iron 1-2 Oldham  Quailey 
1999-00 - Sun 26 Dec  DIV 2  Oldham 1-1 Iron  Hope 
1972-73 - Tue 13 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 0-0 Oldham   
1972-73 - Tue 24 Oct  DIV 3  Oldham 3-0 Iron   
1970-71 - Tue 6 Oct  DIV 4  Oldham 1-1 Iron  Davidson 
1970-71 - Tue 1 Sep  DIV 4  Iron 2-3 Oldham  Lindsey, Heath 
1969-70 - Sat 27 Dec  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Oldham  Davidson, Cassidy 
1969-70 - Sat 30 Aug  DIV 4  Oldham 1-3 Iron  Deere, Davidson, Cassidy 
1967-68 - Sat 3 Feb  DIV 3  Iron 2-0 Oldham  Sloan, Foley 
1967-68 - Sat 23 Sep  DIV 3  Oldham 3-4 Iron  Barton, Sloan 2, Horstead 
1966-67 - Tue 15 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Oldham  Colquhoun 
1966-67 - Tue 18 Oct  DIV 3  Oldham 2-0 Iron   
1965-66 - Sat 26 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Oldham  Bedford 
1965-66 - Sat 2 Oct  DIV 3  Oldham 1-3 Iron  Barton, Bedford, Colquhoun 
1964-65 - Fri 12 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Oldham  Brown 
1964-65 - Sat 31 Oct  DIV 3  Oldham 2-1 Iron  Lawther 
1957-58 - Sat 22 Feb  DIV 3 (N)  Iron 1-1 Oldham  Waldock 
1957-58 - Sat 23 Nov  DIV 3 (N)  Oldham 2-1 Iron  Davis 
1956-57 - Sat 27 Apr  DIV 3 (N)  Iron 0-0 Oldham   
1956-57 - Sat 20 Apr  DIV 3 (N) Oldham 1-1 Iron  Fletcher 
1955-56 - Sat 24 Dec  DIV 3 (N) Oldham 2-1 Iron  Jones 
1955-56 - Sat 27 Aug  DIV 3 (N) Iron 2-1 Oldham  Haigh, Callaghan 
1954-55 - Mon 11 Apr  DIV 3 (N) Iron 6-1 Oldham  Brown 2, Hubbard 2, Gregory 2 
1954-55 - Fri 8 Apr  DIV 3 (N) Oldham 1-1 Iron  Hubbard 
1952-53 - Sat 18 Apr  DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-1 Oldham  Bushby 
1952-53 - Sat 29 Nov  DIV 3 (N) Oldham 0-1 Iron  Daley 
1951-52 - Sat 29 Dec  DIV 3 (N) Oldham 2-0 Iron   
1951-52 - Sat 1 Sep  DIV 3 (N) Iron 2-2 Oldham  Cumner, Wallace 
1950-51 - Tue 12 Sep  DIV 3 (N) Oldham 3-4 Iron  Gorin 2, Whitfield, Mosby 
1950-51 - Wed 6 Sep  DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-0 Oldham  Whitfield 

Our full record against Oldham Athletic is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 26  10 11  39 27 
Away 24  10  35  41 
TOTAL 50  20  17  13  74  68 

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Report: Bristol Rovers 1-1 Iron

24 February 2018

The Iron have drawn 1-1 against Bristol Rovers at The Memorial Stadium.

The Iron took a one goal advantage in the 61st minute when Funso Ojo cleverly played through Duane Holmes in the box, who slotted home for his side.

However, Rovers netted a 90th minute equaliser courtesy of a close range Ellis Harrison strike.

Manager Graham Alexander made four changes to his starting eleven for the game. Neal Bishop, Cameron Burgess, Cameron McGeehan and Tom Hopper all started for the Iron.

The first chance fell to the Iron when Josh Morris crossed in a free-kick towards Burgess, but the central defender angled his header over the crossbar.

That was shortly followed by a chance for Bristol Rovers. Rory Gaffney played it forward to Kyle Bennett, who struck from distance, with his effort ballooning over.

As the game quietened down, Bennett had another go in the 38th minute. He cut inside from the left, but his low strike went wide.

Immediately after half-time, the Iron came out firing. A Josh Morris corner was headed away to Ojo on the edge of the area and on the half volley, his effort deflected onto the crossbar.

The Iron then set Morris free on the left wing. He entered the box and as he went to strike the ball, a Rovers defender slid in to put the ball out for a corner.

After Matt Gilks was adjudged to have handled the ball outside of his box, the home side played a free-kick to Lee Brown 30-yards from goal. The full-back’s driven shot just went over.

However, the Iron got the game’s first goal in the 61st minute to take a 1-0 lead. Ojo played an incredible pass to pick out Holmes, who made a smart run into the area. The winger got a slight touch on the ball with his left foot to send it under Adam Smith and into the back of the net.

Gilks was then called into action when Bennett fired a powerful shot at him. The goalkeeper managed to palm it away from his goal.

The Iron could have doubled their lead ten minutes after their opening goal. McGeehan advanced forward with the ball, cutting it through to Tom Hopper, who saw his left footed strike stopped by Smith.

Although, the hosts could have had an equaliser not long after. Harrison tried to loop his header into the net after Gilks had rushed out, but captain Rory McArdle dropped back onto the line to clear the ball.

The Iron were then extremely unlucky not to grab their second of the game. A good passage of play between Townsend and Holmes saw Morris receive the ball with space on the right of the box. His shot took a big deflection, with Smith making a brilliant reaction save to keep the ball out.

As the game entered stoppage time, Bristol Rovers struck home an equaliser to make it 1-1. A cross from the right wing was converted home by Harrison from close range.

TEAM LINE-UPS
Bristol Rovers: Smith, Partington, Lockyer (c), Craig, Brown, Sercombe, Sinclair (Mensah, 70’), Lines, Bennett (Moore, 69’), Gaffney (Telford, 70’), Harrison.
Unused substitutes: Slocombe, Sweeney, Nichols, Clarke.

Scunthorpe United: Gilks, Wallace, Ojo, Morris, Bishop, Hopper, Holmes (Goode, 90’), Burgess, McArdle (c), Yates, McGeehan (Townsend, 75’).
Unused substitutes: Watson, Williams, Lewis, Adelakun, Sutton.

Attendance: 8,346 (227 away fans).

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Ticket News

Pay cash on the turnstile for Bristol Rovers encounter

23 February 2018

Tickets are now off sale for the Iron’s League One trip to face Bristol Rovers on Saturday, 24th February, but supporters can pay cash on the turnstiles to gain entry at the Memorial Stadium.

Ticket News

Wigan Athletic and Oxford United travel on sale

27 February 2018

The Iron still have a couple of coach spaces available, which can be purchased from the Glanford Park ticket office before 5pm on Friday.

Please note, there will be a £2 price increase on matchday, with matchday prices detailed below.

SEATING

CATEGORY PRICE
Adults £21
16-21 £17
65+/U16 £12

STANDING

CATEGORY PRICE
Adults £18
16-21 £14
65+/U16 £10

Wheelchair bay tickets are priced at £12 adults, £11 for 65+ and £10 for Under-16s, with the carer free of charge. The wheelchair spaces are situated in front of the Away South Stand (please note, this is an uncovered area).

Ambulant disabled tickets are priced at £12 adults, £11 for 65+ and £10 for Under-16s, with the carer free of charge. Disabled/carer tickets are reserved in the South Stand front row (Row A).

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