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Preview: Bradford City (A)

20 November 2017

The Iron return to League One action with an away clash at Bradford City on Tuesday night (7.45pm kick-off).

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21 November 2017

United come into the game following a 3-0 away win at Northampton Town last weekend, which saw them climb up to fourth in the League One table. It was also Scunthorpe’s fourth League One win in a row.

The Bantams had a boost of their own though, winning 2-1 away at second-placed Wigan Athletic through a stoppage time goal. That result moved City up to third.

Iron manager Graham Alexander has confirmed no fresh injury worries ahead of the clash at the Northern Commercials Stadium.

Josh Morris and Simon Church (both hamstring) are closest to a return and will be assessed ahead of the game, but it might come too soon.

Elsewhere, Sam Mantom (groin), Luke Williams (hamstring) and Jonathon Margetts (knee) will continue to miss out.

United defeated the Bantams 3-2 at Glanford Park in March earlier this year. Ivan Toney netted a brace before Matt Crooks headed in a late winner in front of the live Sky TV cameras.

2016-17 - Sat 26 Mar LG 1 Iron 3-2 Bradford Toney 2, Crooks
2016-17 - Mon 26 Dec LG 1 Bradford 0-0 Iron  
2015-16 - Sat 2 Apr  LG 1  Bradford 1-0 Iron   
2015-16 - Sat 21 Nov  LG 1  Iron 0-2 Bradford   
2014-15 - Tue 21 Apr  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Bradford  McSheffrey 
2014-15 - Sat 20 Dec  LG 1  Bradford 1-1 Iron  Adelakun 
2006-07 - Sat 31 Mar  LG 1  Iron 2-0 Bradford  Sharp, Beckford 
2006-07 - Sat 21 Oct  LG 1  Bradford 0-1 Iron  Sharp 
2006-07 - Tue 17 Oct  FLT R1  Bradford 1-2 Iron  Foy, Goodwin 
2005-06 - Sat 1 Apr  LG 1  Bradford 4-2 Iron  Beagrie, Hinds 
2005-06 - Sat 31 Dec  LG 1  Iron 0-0 Bradford   
1994-95 - Tue 22 Nov  FAC R1 R  Iron 3-2 Bradford  Carmichael, Alexander, Thompstone 
1994-95 - Sat 12 Nov  FAC R1  Bradford 1-1 Iron  Hope 
1988-89 - Tue 22 Nov  LG CUP R3 R  Iron 0-1 Bradford   
1988-89 - Wed 2 Nov  LG CUP R3  Bradford 1-1 Iron  Daws 
1983-84 - Sat 17 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 2-1 Bradford  Cammack, Matthews 
1983-84 - Sat 8 Oct  DIV 3  Bradford 2-2 Iron  Leman, Lester 
1981-82 - Sun 14 Feb  DIV 4  Bradford 0-0 Iron   
1981-82 - Sat 3 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 1-3 Bradford  Grimes 
1980-81 - Sat 31 Jan  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Bradford  Cammack 
1980-81 - Sat 23 Aug  DIV 4  Bradford 0-0 Iron   
1979-80 - Sat 9 Feb  DIV 4  Iron 3-3 Bradford  Pilling, Partridge 2 
1979-80 - Sat 22 Sep  DIV 4  Bradford 2-0 Iron   
1978-79 - Sat 3 Mar  DIV 4  Bradford 1-1 Iron  Pilling 
1978-79 - Sat 21 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 3-2 Bradford  Couch, Kilmore 2 
1976-77 - Wed 4 May  DIV 4  Bradford 4-0 Iron   
1976-77 - Sat 8 Jan  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Bradford  Wiggington, Keeley 
1975-76 - Sat 17 Apr  DIV 4  Iron 2-0 Bradford  Green, O'Connor 
1975-76 - Fri 26 Dec  DIV 4  Bradford 0-0 Iron   
1974-75 - Sat 1 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 1-2 Bradford  Charnley 
1974-75 - Sat 31 Aug  DIV 4  Bradford 3-0 Iron   
1973-74 - Wed 3 Oct  DIV 4  Bradford 2-1 Iron  Podd (og) 
1973-74 - Tue 18 Sep  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Bradford  Pilling, Fletcher 
1968-69 - Sat 29 Mar  DIV 4  Bradford 3-0 Iron   
1968-69 - Fri 6 Sep  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Bradford  Deere 
1957-58 - Thu 24 Apr  DIV 3 (N)  Bradford 2-3 Iron  Minton 2, Davis 
1957-58 - Sat 28 Sep  DIV 3 (N) Iron 0-2 Bradford   
1956-57 - Sat 9 Mar  DIV 3 (N) Bradford 3-1 Iron  Waldock 
1956-57 - Sat 27 Oct  DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-1 Bradford  Brown 
1955-56 - Tue 27 Dec  DIV 3 (N)  Iron 2-0 Bradford  Haigh, McGill 
1955-56 - Mon 26 Dec  DIV 3 (N) Bradford 4-3 Iron  Gregory 2, Brown 
1954-55 - Mon 27 Dec  DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-0 Bradford  Brown 
1954-55 - Sat 25 Dec  DIV 3 (N) Bradford 2-4 Iron  Brown 2, Gregory, Mosby 
1953-54 - Sat 27 Mar  DIV 3 (N) Iron 2-1 Bradford  Haigh, Mosby 
1953-54 - Sat 7 Nov  DIV 3 (N) Bradford 1-3 Iron  Jones, Whitfield, Brownsword 
1952-53 - Sat 17 Jan  DIV 3 (N) Iron 4-0 Bradford  Haigh 2, Whitfield, Daley 
1952-53 - Sat 6 Sep  DIV 3 (N) Bradford 0-0 Iron   
1951-52 - Wed 26 Mar  DIV 3 (N) Bradford 1-0 Iron   
1951-52 - Sat 18 Aug  DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-0 Bradford  Cumner 
1950-51 - Wed 18 Apr  DIV 3 (N) Iron 0-0 Bradford   
1950-51 - Sat 14 Apr  DIV 3 (N) Bradford 2-0 Iron   

Our full record against Bradford City is as follows: 
  P W D L F A
Home 25  15  38  23 
Away 26  10 11  26  43 
TOTAL 51  20  15  16  64  66 

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Match Reports

Report: Bradford City 1-2 Iron

21 November 2017

The Iron have recorded an impressive 2-1 win against Bradford City at the Northern Commercials Stadium


Photos: Bradford City (A)

21 November 2017

There was late drama towards the end of the first half, when Bradford took the lead courtesy of a wonder strike from Paul Taylor. However, Cameron Burgess headed United back into the game immediately after.

With around 20 minutes left, Hakeeb Adelakun won the game for the Iron, thanks to his free-kick strike from 25-yards out.

Manager Graham Alexander named an unchanged starting line-up from the side that defeated Northampton Town 3-0.

Within the opening two minutes, the Iron nearly had an opening goal. Captain Rory McArdle played it wide to Jordan Clarke, who unleashed a dipping strike from 35-yards, which Colin Doyle managed to palm over the crossbar.

Driven forward by Nicky Law, Bradford’s first attack came five minutes later. He laid it off to the right for Taylor, delivering a cross into the centre of the area, but McArdle deflected Charlie Wyke’s effort behind for a corner.

McArdle made a superb clearance inside his six-yard box when Alex Gilliead darted behind Murray Wallace and drilled a low cross into the area. The central defender was in the right place to prevent the ball from reaching Charlie Wyke, who would have had the goal at his mercy.

Following a quiet spell in the match, Tony McMahon tested Matt Gillks with a powerful shot from the right-side in the 27th minute. The Iron goalkeeper managed to beat it away for a corner kick.

McMahon then turned into the provider, with an inviting cross, but Romain Vincelot couldn’t get a good connection on his header, with it skimming off to the far side of the pitch.

Bradford were looking threatening again on the counter attack. Taylor attempted to break into the box, but Funso Ojo dug in deep to win the ball with a superb tackle, as the forward closed in on the goal.

Just before half-time, Taylor managed to score for the hosts and put them 1-0 up. He picked up the ball in the centre of the pitch and rifled a long effort into the top right corner.

However, there was still time for the Iron to get an equaliser and they did just that, when Burgess nodded the ball into the net to make it 1-1. Hakeeb Adelakun curled a delicate free-kick into the box from the left-side, the goalkeeper rushed off his line, and the centre-half rose the highest to head the ball into the goal.


Extra photos: Bradford City (A)

21 November 2017

Meanwhile, the Bantams had the very last chance of the first half, but Matthew Kilgallon lifted the ball over the bar from close range.

Diving to his left, Gilks made a terrific reaction save to palm away Law’s powerful header after the interval. 

At the other end, Paddy Madden tested substitute goalkeeper Rouven Sattelmaier in the 51st minute with a half-volley, but the shotstopper got down low to his right to gather the ball.

In the 62nd minute, Luke Hendrie looked to score an effort similar to Taylor’s earlier strike, but Gilks held onto the ball.

The Iron were only limiting the home side to long shots and that was the case when Taylor hit the ball from 30-yards, however it comfortably bounced into Gilks’ chest.

However, it was the Iron who managed to strike from range and hit the back of the net to lead 2-1. Adelakun stood over a free-kick towards the centre of the pitch and it bounced into the corner of the net, with Sattelmaier getting a slight hand on it.


Alexander on five league wins in a row

21 November 2017

The Iron were close to netting a third in the 73rd minute. Holmes played it down the line to Madden, who whipped a low ball into the opposition box, but the sliding Tom Hopper couldn’t get a connection on it.

Gilks made another important save in the 76th minute. Jack Reeves tried an effort from the edge of the area, it deflected off Wyke, changing the direction of the shot, but the goalkeeper was alert and collected the strike.

The opposing goalkeeper Sattelmaier then made a fantastic double save. Clarke received the ball on the right wing and his cross turned into a shot with the ‘keeper scrambling across his line to block the ball. He then quickly got back onto his feet to keep out Madden’s headed rebound.

Tom Hopper then looked to double the Iron’s advantage. He carried the ball into the box and as the angle was closing, he stabbed his shot wide.

In stoppage time, Gilks made an amazing stop to deny a driven Bradford City shot, with him beating the ball away from his goal-line.

That was the last bit of action, as the Iron hold out to win the game and return to Glanford Park with a massive three points.

Bradford City: Doyle (Sattelmaier, 46’), Reeves, Kilgallon, Vincelot (c), Law (Poleon, 81’), Wyke, Taylor, Gilliead, Hendrie (Robinson, 83’), Knight-Percival, McMahon.
Unused substitutes: Thompson, McCartan, Pybus, Patrick.

Scunthorpe United: Gilks, Clarke, Wallace, Ojo, Bishop, Hopper, Adelakun (Goode, 78’), Novak (Madden, 43’), Holmes (Townsend, 74’), Burgess, McArdle (c).
Unused substitutes: Watson, Crofts, van Veen, Lewis.

Attendance: 19,163 (476 away).

Referee: Scott Duncan.

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