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Match pack: Northampton Town (H)

16 February 2018

The Iron will be back at Glanford Park for Sky Bet League One action on Saturday when Northampton Town make the visit (3.00pm).

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17 February 2018

A second-half equaliser from full debutant Ryan Yates meant Graham Alexander’s side drew 2-2 at Peterborough United on Tuesday. Ivan Toney scored the earlier goal for United in that game.

Meanwhile, the Cobblers lost 2-1 to Gillingham, as they sit just above the relegation zone in 20th position.

Right-back Marnick Vermijl, who missed the game during the week, will not be available again (hamstring).

However, Levi Sutton will be fine to play after he went off with cramp towards the end of the match against Peterborough.

Duane Holmes also suffered a dead leg on Tuesday, but the winger looks set to be in contention for the Iron.

Long-term absentees Kyle Wootton, Jordan Clarke (both hamstring) and Jonathon Margetts (knee) are still a while away from returning.


2017-18 - Sat 18 Nov LG 1 Northampton 0-3 Iron Burgess, Holmes 2
2017-18 - Tue 14 Nov FAC R1 R Iron 1-0 Northampton Adelakun
2017-18 - Sat 4 Nov FAC R1 Northampton 0-0 Iron  
2016-17 - Sat 14 Jan LG 1 Northampton 1-2 Iron van Veen, Morris
2016-17 - Sat 8 Oct  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Northampton  Morris 
2013-14 - Sat 8 Mar  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Northampton  Canavan 
2013-14 - Sat 7 Sep  LG 1  Northampton 1-1 Iron  Canavan 
2008-09 - Tue 21 Apr  LG 1  Northampton 3-3 Iron  Trotter, McCann, Sparrow 
2008-09 - Sat 13 Dec  LG 1  Iron 4-4 Northampton  May, Hopper 2, May 
2006-07 - Mon 9 Apr  LG 1  Northampton 2-1 Iron  Sharp 
2006-07 - Sat 18 Nov  LG 1  Iron 1-0 Northampton  Crosby 
2004-05 - Sat 9 Apr  LG 2  Northampton 1-2 Iron  Hayes, Kell 
2004-05 - Mon 30 Aug  LG 2  Iron 2-0 Northampton  Keogh, Crosby 
2003-04 - Sat 21 Feb  DIV 3  Iron 1-0 Northampton  Ridley 
2003-04 - Fri 17 Oct  DIV 3  Northampton 1-1 Iron  Kell 
1996-97 - Sat 3 May  DIV 3  Northampton 1-0 Iron   
1996-97 - Tue 15 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 2-1 Northampton  D'Auria, Hope 
1995-96 - Sat 30 Mar  DIV 3  Northampton 1-2 Iron  Clarkson, McFarlane 
1995-96 - Sat 7 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 0-0 Northampton   
1994-95 - Fri 16 Dec  DIV 3  Northampton 0-1 Iron  Knill 
1994-95 - Sat 27 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Northampton  Bradley 
1993-94 - Tue 8 Mar  DIV 3  Northampton 4-0 Iron   
1993-94 - Sat 16 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 7-0 Northampton  Carmichael 3, Thompstone, Smith, Elliott, Toman 
1992-93 - Tue 30 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 5-0 Northampton  Elliott, Goodacre 2, Helliwell, Thompstone 
1992-93 - Sat 12 Sep  DIV 3  Northampton 1-0 Iron   
1991-92 - Tue 14 Apr  DIV 4  Iron 3-0 Northampton  Hill, Buckley, Daws 
1991-92 - Sat 19 Oct  DIV 4  Northampton 0-1 Iron  Helliwell 
1990-91 - Sat 30 Mar  DIV 4  Northampton 2-1 Iron  Taylor 
1990-91 - Tue 5 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 3-0 Northampton  Daws, Chard (og), Lillis 
1986-87 - Wed 11 Mar  DIV 4  Northampton 1-0 Iron   
1986-87 - Sat 23 Aug  DIV 4  Iron 2-2 Northampton  Cammack, Hunter 
1985-86 - Tue 18 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Northampton  Broddle 
1985-86 - Sat 2 Nov  DIV 4  Northampton 2-2 Iron  Brolly, Lister 
1984-85 - Fri 22 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Northampton  Hill, Broddle 
1984-85 - Sat 6 Oct  DIV 4  Northampton 0-2 Iron  Matthews, Cowling 
1982-83 - Sun 20 Mar  DIV 4  Northampton 2-1 Iron  Cowling 
1982-83 - Sat 6 Nov  DIV 4  Iron 5-1 Northampton  O'Berg 2, Cammack 3 
1981-82 - Sat 23 Jan  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Northampton  Stewart, Telfer 
1981-82 - Sat 29 Aug  DIV 4  Northampton 1-1 Iron  Green 
1980-81 - Fri 13 Mar  DIV 4  Northampton 3-3 Iron  Grimes, O'Berg, Green 
1980-81 - Sat 11 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 0-2 Northampton   
1979-80 - Fri 25 Apr  DIV 4  Iron 3-0 Northampton  Stewart, Cammack 2 
1979-80 - Sat 8 Dec  DIV 4  Northampton 0-0 Iron   
1978-79 - Tue 20 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 0-3 Northampton   
1978-79 - Fri 15 Sep  DIV 4  Northampton 1-0 Iron   
1977-78 - Sat 25 Feb  DIV 4  Northampton 1-2 Iron  Lumby, Deere 
1977-78 - Sat 1 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 2-2 Northampton  Heron, Lumby 
1975-76 - Fri 27 Feb  DIV 4  Northampton 2-1 Iron  O'Connor 
1975-76 - Sat 25 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 0-2 Northampton   
1974-75 - Sat 15 Feb  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Northampton  Roberts, Pilling 
1974-75 - Tue 11 Feb  DIV 4  Northampton 3-0 Iron   
1973-74 - Sun 10 Feb  DIV 4  Iron 1-2 Northampton  Collier 
1973-74 - Fri 21 Sep  DIV 4  Northampton 2-0 Iron   
1971-72 - Sat 1 Jan  DIV 4  Northampton 0-2 Iron  Jackson, Kerr 
1971-72 - Fri 17 Sep  DIV 4  Iron 0-0 Northampton   
1970-71 - Sat 30 Jan  DIV 4  Northampton 1-0 Iron   
1970-71 - Sat 28 Nov  DIV 4  Iron 2-2 Northampton  Barker, Woolmer 
1969-70 - Tue 17 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Northampton  Davidson 
1969-70 - Wed 18 Feb  DIV 4  Northampton 2-1 Iron  Heath 
1967-68 - Sat 2 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Northampton  Kerr 
1967-68 - Sat 14 Oct  DIV 3  Northampton 1-0 Iron   
1963-64 - Tue 3 Sep  DIV 2  Northampton 2-0 Iron   
1963-64 - Tue 27 Aug  DIV 2  Iron 1-2 Northampton  Lawther 

Our full record against Northampton Town is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 31  16  10  57  30 
Away 32  8 15 33  42 
TOTAL 63  25 18  20  90  72 

Having joined Northampton from the Iron in January, Kevin van Veen has yet to score for his new side, but he left Glanford Park in rich vein of form.

Overall, van Veen played 116 times for the Iron, scoring on 23 occasions.

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Report: Iron 2-2 Northampton Town

17 February 2018

The Iron drew 2-2 against Northampton Town on Saturday at Glanford Park.

Northampton took a one goal advantage early in the game courtesy of a Chris Long header, which was then cancelled out by a great strike from Funso Ojo in the 31st minute.

However, a John-Joe O’Toole header in the second half gave the Cobblers another lead, but defender Murray Wallace got the Iron back into the game when he made it 2-2.

Manager Graham Alexander made one change to the starting line-up for the match, which saw Duane Holmes return to the side replacing Hakeeb Adelakun.

After a quiet opening to the match, the Iron fell behind in the 13th minute when Long headed into the net from close range. A Matt Crooks header was deflected towards the striker, who converted for the visitors.

O’Toole looked to extend the Cobblers lead eight minutes later, but the connection on his left-footed volley was poor as it sailed over.

Loanee Ryan Yates was then presented with a great opportunity for the Iron when Holmes crossed the ball into the area. The midfielder made a late dart into the box, however his header went over the bar.

The Iron did hit back with an equaliser in the 31st minute when Ojo rifled a long-range strike into the back of the net. Levi Sutton started the attack with a well-timed tackle, before Yates set Ojo free in the centre of the park, taking the ball forward and then driving it past Richard O’Donnell in the Northampton goal.

Left-back Conor Townsend then immediately tried to give his side the lead. He controlled the ball and set himself up for a shot, but his curling effort bounced wide of the right post.

Just before the half-time whistle, Gboly Ariyibi showed pace and skill to find some space, yet his strike curled harmlessly past Matt Gilks’ left post.

After the interval, the Iron had a sighting of goal in the 50th minute. Yates touched the ball to Toney, who arrowed a half-volley wide of the target.

That was shortly followed by an effort from Holmes. The tricky winger cut inside, but his low left-footed strike was gathered by the goalkeeper.

However, the visitors regained their lead in the 57th minute. Matt Grimes took an out-swinging corner, which was met by a powerful header from O’Toole, who guided the ball into the top of the net.

The Iron had the opportunity to respond when Townsend stood over a free-kick on the left-hand side. He whipped the set-piece towards the far post, with Wallace seeing his header deflected behind for a corner.

Although in the 67th minute, the central defender did head home the Iron’s second equaliser of the match. Morris curled in a free-kick from the right, which wasn’t dealt with by the Northampton goalkeeper and defence, before Wallace jumped the highest in a crowd of players to nod home an equaliser to make it 2-2.

With five minutes to go, Morris forced O’Donnell into a superb one-handed save. In typical Morris fashion, he lifted a free-kick over the wall and with the ball heading for the top left corner, the ‘keeper dived to keep it out.

In stoppage time, substitute Cameron McGeehan fired a strike over the crossbar before Grimes sent a free-kick over for the visitors, with that being the final action of the contest.

Scunthorpe United:
 Gilks, Townsend, Wallace, Ojo, Toney (Hopper, 60’), Morris, Novak, Holmes, Sutton (McGeehan, 73’), McArdle (c), Yates (Adelakun, 81’).
Unused substitutes: Watson, Bishop, Goode, Burgess.

Northampton Town: O’Donnell, Moloney, Taylor (c), Powell (Foley, 90’), O’Toole (Barnett, 81’), Crooks, Grimes, Turnbull, Bunney, Ariyibi (Hoskins, 87’). 
Unused substitutes: Cornell, Mathis, McWilliams, Bridge.

Attendance: 4,157.

Referee: Andrew Madley

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Under-12s go free against Oldham Athletic

2 March 2018

Scunthorpe United are keen to get the younger generation attending local live football, and Iron supporters aged under 12 can attend this season for free.

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28 February 2018

*NOTE: All Under-12 tickets must be obtained in advance from the Glanford Park Ticket Office, and all Under-12s should be accompanied by an adult on matchdays.

It is an offer that has been praised by fans of other teams, and the Iron want to make to make it as easy as possible for the full family to come and enjoy the team in action this season.

Indeed, it is one of the reasons why the club has won the EFL Family Excellence Award for 2017. Details can be seen here.

For all home league matches during the 2017-18 campaign, supporters under the age of 12 will be printed a match ticket for free admission*.

*To take advantage of the offer, you must visit the Scunthorpe United ticket office at Glanford Park, Jack Brownsword Way, Scunthorpe, DN15 8TD, visit our matchday ticket booth in the north east corner of the stadium (this is open from 1.30pm on matchdays), or call 01724 747670 to get your ticket printed.

Proof of age will be required where necessary. Anybody under 14 must be accompanied by an adult on matchdays.

Please note, there is a MAXIMUM of two free Under-12s for every paying adult or senior. Extra Under-12s will pay the Under-18 rate.

Unfortunately. Under-12’s without a ticket who try to access a turnstile will not be allowed in. All tickets must be acquired from our ticket office.

Our ticket office opening times:
Monday - 8.30am to 5pm
Tuesday - 8.30am to 5pm
Wednesday - 8.30am to 6pm
Thursday - 8.30am to 5pm
Friday - 8.30am to 5pm
Home matchday Saturdays – 9.00am to 3pm (and for a short period after the game too)
Non-matchday Saturdays and Sundays - Closed

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