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Preview: Northampton Town (A)

17 November 2017

The Iron will be back in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday afternoon, when they travel to play Northampton Town again for the third time in a fortnight (3.00pm kick-off).

Ticket News

Fans can pay on the day at Northampton Town

17 November 2017

After Scunthorpe defeated the Cobblers 1-0 at Glanford Park during the week in the Emirates FA Cup to progress to face Doncaster Rovers in the next round, United are now seeking three points in the league against Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side.

Iron manager Graham Alexander confirmed Andrew Crofts has returned after international duty with Wales and will be in contention to play.

Meanwhile, Clayton Lewis, who will also be coming back from two World Cup play-off qualifier games with New Zealand, will be assessed ahead of the game.

Neal Bishop is also available again after his one match suspension was served.

In injury news, Josh Morris (hamstring) will be assessed again by the medical team to see if he can take part in training before the Northampton match.

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

The Iron beat Northampton 1-0 in the Emirates FA Cup first round replay on Tuesday night, courtesy of a powerful strike from winger Hakeeb Adelakun.

Before that, the two sides drew 0-0 at Sixfields in the competition a fortnight ago.

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 31  8 15 30  42 
TOTAL 62  24 18  20  87  72 

Lewis McGugan started against United in the first of the two FA Cup matches and looked dangerous when taking set-pieces.

The midfielder struck the post with an effort early in the game and then nearly set up a goal from another free-kick moments later.

The 29-year-old former Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday man joined the Cobblers in October of this season and has one goal to his name.

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Charlton Athletic vs Milton Keynes Dons (3.00pm)
Fleetwood Town vs Doncaster Rovers (3.00pm)
Oldham Athletic vs Rochdale (3.00pm)
Peterborough United vs Blackpool (3.00pm)
Plymouth Argyle vs Oxford United (3.00pm)
Portsmouth vs Southend United (3.00pm)
Rotherham United vs Shrewsbury Town (3.00pm)
Walsall vs Gillingham (3.00pm)
Wigan Athletic vs Bradford City (3.00pm)

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Match Reports

Report: Northampton Town 0-3 Iron

18 November 2017

The Iron beat Northampton Town 3-0 to make it four League One wins in succession. The game saw Duane Holmes get both his sixth and seventh goals of the season, as well as a first strike in Iron colours for Cameron Burgess.


Alexander reacts to 3-0 win at Northampton

18 November 2017

Graham Alexander made two changes to the team that beat the Cobblers 1-0 in an FA Cup first round replay on Tuesday night. Rory McArdle and Neal Bishop returned to the side in place of Conor Townsend and Charlie Goode.

The first attack of the game was led by Murray Wallace driving down the left-wing. The left-back attempted a cross but it was deflected into the path of Hakeeb Adelakun. The winger then tried to put the ball into the box, but he couldn’t guide it towards a head and saw it go out for a goal-kick.

It wasn’t long before Adelakun got back on the ball though as he ran through the midfield and passed the ball onto Holmes running to his right. Holmes read Adelakun’s run in-behind the defence and played the ball in front of him. Adelakun, who scored the match-winner against Town on Tuesday, took the ball in the box and attempted to drive across the face of goal. However, no-one could quite get a touch on it to send it into the goal.

In the seventh minute, Holmes was causing more trouble. A series of neat tricks saw him keep the opposition defence off-balance, allowing him some space inside the box. The winger played it to Funso Ojo, who was running into the box, but the Belgian midfielder couldn’t quite keep it low enough to hit the target.

Adelakun challenged the Northampton right-back with a tricky run down the left-flank. The winger managed to get past him and as a result was brought down on the edge of the box. Adelakun played the free-kick short to Holmes, who laid it off for a shot from Wallace. However, the defender hit it too high to challenge the ‘keeper.

The first real threat on goal came from ex-Iron loanee Matt Crooks. The midfielder passed the ball onto Billy Waters on the right-wing, who crossed the ball back into him. He headed the ball cleanly and sent it whiskers wide of the left post.

John-Joe O’Toole tried his luck from just outside the box after 15 minutes. The midfielder found himself in a pocket of space 20-yards out but his shot went well wide.

The Iron did well to keep Northampton at bay early on in the first-half. The United defence seemed to have control in the air and made intelligent interceptions to stop crosses coming in from the wings, where Town looked their most dangerous.

However, in the 23rd minute, one got away from them as a clearance fell to Waters at the back post. The winger hit a shot towards goal but Matt Gilks stopped it in its tracks.

Minutes later, Matt Grimes had a spectacular effort saved by the Iron ‘keeper. The ball fell to Grimes following a clearance and he hit it from 25-yards out. However, Gilks got enough of a hand to it to keep the shot out. He tried for another within two minutes as Northampton hit the Iron with a counter-attack. Waters cut inside and found Grimes at the edge of the box. However, this time his shot was deflected by the Iron’s defence.

With 15 minutes left in the first-half, Northampton were probing for a lead. Brendan Moloney crossed an inviting ball into the box and found O’Toole’s head with precision. The midfielder made a good connection with the ball but it wasn’t good enough as he guided it wide of the left post. 

Burgess did brilliantly to deny Town a goal at the back post in the 30th minute. The 6ft 3in defender rose just in time to intercept Grimes’ free-kick.

Holmes looked impressive going forward in this half, as the winger created another chance with ten minutes left to play. He was played the ball by Tom Hopper and crossed it first-time into the far end of the box. However, it was intercepted before it could reach Adelakun.

Moments later, Adelakun performed a neat turn from 25-yards out which allowed him to run at the Town defence. As he surged forwards, he flicked the ball over the swinging foot of a Cobblers defender and got his shot away. However, it went wide.  

Adelakun tore apart Town’s defence in the 41st minute. His cross found Holmes, who made a diagonal run into the box and flicked it past the oncoming ‘keeper. The winger saw the open goal and took the shot as soon as it was possible but David Buchanan jumped in front of it to save the day for the Cobblers, clearing it off the line.

John-Joe O’Toole had to be substituted with a minute left in the first-half as he went down after McArdle won the ball in a tackle. Sam Foley replaced him.

The second-half’s chances were opened by Adelakun, who took the ball towards the back post and shot. However, it was deflected away for a corner.

Lee Novak almost gave the Iron the lead early on in the second-half as he took control of the ball just inside the box, shot and forced a good deflection to keep out the danger.

From the resulting corner, Jordan Clarke was picked out 20-yards from goal. The right-back took on the shot and it took an instinctive save from Ingram to keep it out. However, he couldn’t hold onto the ball and could only force it as far out as Holmes running inside the box. The winger shot with his first touch but was denied this time by the Cobblers defence.


Photos: Northampton Town (A)

18 November 2017

The Iron looked the more likely team to score in the second-half and it was Cameron Burgess, who had been frustrated in the box earlier on, that grabbed the Iron’s first goal. He did so in the 57th minute as Adelakun drove the ball into the six-yard-box from the right-wing where Burgess could tap it home. Only seconds later the goalscorer was required at the other end though as he blocked a shot inside the box.

In the 59th minute, Holmes added a second as he beat the offside trap, went one-on-one with Town ‘keeper Matt Ingram and cheekily chipped the ball over his head.

The game seemed to calm down after the second goal, including a stoppage after 72 minutes where Neal Bishop could receive treatment. The midfielder was deemed okay to continue.

On the counter-attack, the Iron looked lethal. In the 75th minute Holmes burst forward to beat the Town defence and round Ingram before passing the ball into the net for his brace and United’s third.

Town looked to try and salvage something as substitute Dean Bowditch sprinted down the right-wing, into the box and got a shot away. However, Gilks parried it wide for a corner.

Lewis McGugan showed Town’s frustrations as he decided to shoot from over 20 yards out. His shot dipped too late and went clear of the crossbar.

Northampton Town:
Ingram (GK), Moloney, Buchanan (c), Taylor, Waters (Bowditch, 80’), Pierre, Long, O’Toole (Foley, 45’), Crooks, Grimes, McGugan.

Unused substitutes: Cornell (GK), Richards, McWilliams, McGivern, Poole.

Scunthorpe United: Gilks (GK), Clarke, Wallace, Ojo, Bishop, Hopper (Goode, 82’), Adelakun, Novak (Madden, 66’), Holmes (Townsend, 76’), Burgess, McArdle (c).
Unused Substitutes: Crofts, van Veen, Sutton, Watson (GK).

Attendance: 5,181 (306 away).

Referee: Michael Salisbury.

Click here to access our Northampton Town v Iron match centre.

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Ticket News

Fans can pay on the day at Northampton Town

17 November 2017

Tickets have gone on sale for the Iron’s trip to take on Northampton Town on Saturday, November 18th.

Ticket News

Doncaster, Walsall and Blackpool away travel on sale

27 November 2017

The club have received an initial allocation of 500 tickets for the match.

Please note, Scunthorpe United receive 5% of all ticket sales purchased in advance, but receive nothing if they're bought on the day at Northampton. 

You can purchase tickets in person at the Glanford Park ticket office, by calling 01724 747670 or through visiting

Fans are able to pay on the day at Northampton. It is cash only, from a ticket booth next to the away end. Prices rise on the day, however.

Prices for the game are as follows:

Adults £22 £24
Over 65/Under 21 £18 £20
Under 18 £10 £12

Juniors (Under 7)


Proof of age may be required on entry for concessionary prices.

Disabled tickets will be sold as per the above categories. For those supporters who require a personal assistant (PA), a free ticket can be issued, however the onus is on the disabled supporter to provide proof that a PA is required if challenged. However, supporters attending in a wheelchair would automatically quality for a free PA ticket.

Northampton have a limited number of disabled parking spaces at the ground for visiting supporters, costing £4, which must be pre-booked on 01604 683777. These are allocated on a first come, first served basis and would need to be booked by 5pm on Thursday for weekend matches. Payment if required at the time of booking.

Tickets remain on sale for the fixture until 2pm on Friday, November 17th, 2017.


Call 01724 747670

The Glanford Park ticket office is open at the following times: 
> Wednesday 11th October - 8.30am to 6.00pm
> Thursday 12th October - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Friday 13th October - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Saturday 14th October - Closed
> Sunday 15th October - Closed
> Monday 16th October - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Tuesday 17th October - 8.30am to 7.45pm (also open for a short period of time following the Fleetwood game)
> Wednesday 18th October - 8.30am to 6.00pm
> Thursday 19th October - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Friday 20th October - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Saturday 21st October - 9.00am to 3.00pm (also open for a short period of time following the Peterborough game)
> Sunday 22nd October - Closed
> Monday 23rd October - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Tuesday 24th October - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Wednesday 25th October - 8.30am to 6.00pm
> Thursday 26th October - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Friday 27th October - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Saturday 28th October - Closed
> Sunday 29th October - Closed
> Monday 30th October - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Tuesday 31st October - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Wednesday 1st November - 8.30am to 6.00pm
> Thursday 2nd November - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Friday 3rd November - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Saturday 4th November - Closed
> Sunday 5th November - Closed
> Monday 6th November - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Tuesday 7th November - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Wednesday 8th November - 8.30am to 6.00pm
> Thursday 9th November - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Friday 10th November - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Saturday 11th November - 9.00am to 3.00pm (also open for a short period of time following the Bristol Rovers game)
> Sunday 12th November - Closed
> Monday 13th November - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Tuesday 14th November - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Wednesday 15th November - 8.30am to 6.00pm
> Thursday 16th November - 8.30am to 5.00pm
> Friday 17th November - 8.30am to 5.00pm (Northampton tickets go off sale at 2pm)

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