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Preview: Bristol Rovers (H)

10 November 2017

The Iron return to Sky Bet League One action on Saturday as they play Bristol Rovers at Glanford Park (3.00pm kick-off).

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11 November 2017

Graham Alexander’s team welcome the Pirates on the back of two cup encounters, which both ended in draws across the 90 minutes and two successive league victories. 

Tom Hopper, Duane Holmes and Josh Morris were all on the scoresheet in our last league outing against Oldham Athletic at the end of October, as the trio took their tallies to four, six and five in all competitions respectively.

The Iron will face a Rovers side who are yet to be involved in a draw so far, winning seven and losing nine of their 16 league games to date. The side are currently 13th in the league table.

TEAM NEWS… 
Alexander confirmed there were no new injuries acquired in the Northampton game a week ago. Therefore, he will have the same squad of players to choose from as he did for the match against the Cobblers, while he may also be able to welcome Conor Townsend and Neal Bishop into contention.

Bishop was set to be involved in training on Thursday to test the pain barrier following an upper body muscle injury, while defender Townsend returned to full training at the start of the week.

Elsewhere, Sam Mantom is still recovering from an injection on his groin problem.

Long-term absentees Jonathan Margetts (knee) and Luke Williams (hamstring) still continue to miss out, with Margetts confirmed to be missing for at least four months following surgery.

PAST MEETINGS… 
The Iron beat Bristol Rovers 3-1 at home in this corresponding fixture last season, which was the curtain raiser of the 2016-17 campaign.

United were 1-0 down at half time before Kevin van Veen smashed home the equaliser with a half-volley. Debutant Josh Morris would then bring the ball from his own half to rifle in the second before Kyle Wootton brushed home the third to complete victory.

The two side's shared the spoils back in February at the Memorial Stadium though, following a 1-1 draw.

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2016-17 - Sat 25 Feb LG 1 Bristol R 1-1 Iron Lockyer (og)
2016-17 - Sat 6 Aug  LG 1  Iron 3-1 Bristol R  van Veen, Morris, Wootton 
2013-14 - Tue 25 Feb  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Bristol R  Winnall 
2013-14 - Sat 10 Aug  LG 1  Bristol R 0-0 Iron   
2008-09 - Sat 14 Feb  LG 1  Iron 0-2 Bristol R   
2008-09 - Fri 14 Nov  LG 1  Bristol R 1-2 Iron  McCann, Iriekpen 
2004-05 - Sat 30 Apr  LG 2  Iron 4-0 Bristol R  Torpey 2, Hayes, Taylor 
2004-05 - Sat 20 Nov  LG 2  Bristol R 0-3 Iron  Hayes 2, Torpey 
2003-04 - Sat 10 Jan  DIV 3  Bristol R 1-0 Iron   
2003-04 - Sat 9 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 1-2 Bristol R  Beagrie 
2002-03 - Sat 18 Jan  DIV 3  Bristol R 2-1 Iron  Carruthers 
2002-03 - Sat 31 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 2-2 Bristol R  Dawson, Carruthers 
2001-02 - Sat 12 Jan  DIV 3  Bristol R 1-1 Iron  Calvo-Garcia 
2001-02 - Sat 18 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 1-2 Bristol R  Quailey 
1999-00 - Sat 12 Feb  DIV 2  Bristol R 1-1 Iron  Hope 
1999-00 - Sat 4 Sep  DIV 2  Iron 0-2 Bristol R   
1983-84 - Sat 25 Feb  DIV 3  Iron 2-2 Bristol R  Cammack, O'Berg 
1983-84 - Sat 22 Oct  DIV 3  Bristol R 4-1 Iron  Pointon 
1972-73 - Sat 7 Apr  DIV 3  Iron 0-2 Bristol R   
1972-73 - Sat 2 Dec  DIV 3  Bristol R 5-1 Iron  Fletcher 
1967-68 - Sat 10 Feb  DIV 3  Bristol R 4-0 Iron   
1967-68 - Sat 30 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Bristol R  Sloan 
1966-67 - Mon 24 Apr  DIV 3  Iron 3-1 Bristol R  Barton 2, Coatsworth 
1966-67 - Mon 24 Oct  DIV 3  Bristol R 1-1 Iron  Thomas 
1965-66 - Tue 29 Mar  DIV 3  Bristol R 2-0 Iron   
1965-66 - Sat 16 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 3-0 Bristol R  Goodwin, Barton, Bedford 
1964-65 - Sat 20 Mar  DIV 3  Bristol R 2-0 Iron   
1964-65 - Sat 7 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Bristol R  Lindsey 
1961-62 - Mon 18 Sep  DIV 2  Bristol R 2-1 Iron  Thomas 
1961-62 - Tue 5 Sep  DIV 2  Iron 2-1 Bristol R  Godfrey, Thomas 
1960-61 - Sat 21 Jan  DIV 2  Bristol R 3-3 Iron  Thomas 2, Marriott 
1960-61 - Sat 10 Sep  DIV 2  Iron 2-1 Bristol R  Thomas 2 
1959-60 - Sat 5 Mar  DIV 2  Iron 3-4 Bristol R  Thomas 2, Donnelly 
1959-60 - Sat 17 Oct  DIV 2  Bristol R 1-1 Iron  Donnelly 
1958-59 - Sat 3 Jan  DIV 2  Iron 0-0 Bristol R   
1958-59 - Sat 30 Aug  DIV 2  Bristol R 4-0 Iron   

Our full record against Bristol Rovers is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 18  29  25 
Away 18  17  35 
TOTAL 36  13  15  46  60 

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE… 
Saturday: 
Doncaster Rovers v Rotherham United
Blackpool v Portsmouth
Bradford City v Plymouth Argyle
Gillingham v Bury
Milton Keynes Dons v Fleetwood Town
Oxford United v Northampton Town

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Report: Iron 1-0 Bristol Rovers

11 November 2017

The Iron won 1-0 against Bristol Rovers at Glanford Park, following a dramatic last minute winner.

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Alexander: It was deserved

11 November 2017

Late drama saw the Iron take all three points thanks to a Neal Bishop header in stoppage time. He put his attempt into the corner of the net, after Lee Novak’s cross into the area.

Manager Graham Alexander made a couple of changes from the side that drew 0-0 in the Emirates FA Cup first round at Northampton last weekend. Charlie Goode and Neal Bishop both started, whilst goalkeeper Matt Gilks was handed the captain’s armband in Rory McArdle’s absence with the Northern Ireland national squad.

Within the first minute, the Iron were on the attack. Hakeeb Adelakun came forward with the ball, playing it wide right to Jordan Clarke. The full-back took a shot, with the ball bouncing off a Bristol Rovers player back to Adelakun, who crashed a powerful attempt off another defender, going out for a corner kick.

Five minutes later and it was the visitors who looked dangerous going forward. Rory Gaffney received the ball inside the area at a tight angle, but his driven strike hit the side netting.

They came close again in the 18th minute. Captain Chris Lines stood over a free-kick slightly to the left-hand side and he curled his effort just over the crossbar.

Adelakun was involved in more action for the Iron halfway through the first half. He intercepted a pass outside of the 18-yard box, taking a shot that went over the bar.

Tom Hopper then nearly capitalised on a Rovers error. The striker raced behind the defence, after a weak back pass, but goalkeeper Adam Smith beat him to the ball and earnt his side a free-kick.

In the 34th minute, Goode was on defensive duty and did well to block Tom Nichols’ shot from inside the area after he had wriggled past Hopper on the left side.

It was Adelakun again who was proving to be a big threat going forward for the Iron. He got past his opposition with some trickery and flashed a stinging shot towards the net, but Smith was alert getting down quickly to his right to parry the shot away.

United came extremely close to taking the lead in the 39th minute. A corner found Bishop at the far post and the midfielder tried to bundle the ball in, but a Rovers defender cleared off the line to keep the scores level.

The first bit of action after half-time came in the 55th minute. Lee Novak chipped the ball in the air for Hopper, who struck a half-volley attempt at the goalkeeper towards the left of the box. This was followed up by another chance for the striker, but this effort was blocked from a similar position to the first.

Scunthorpe nearly had their opening goal five minutes later. A Clarke cross was headed away, but Murray Wallace bulleted a header back into the box and Tom Broadbent nearly turned the ball into his own-goal. The ball bounced just wide of the right post, with the ‘keeper out of position.

Gilks then made a fine save for the Iron. Stuart Sinclair drilled a shot after a Gaffney throw, but the shotstopper held onto the ball.

Lee Brown made a vital block for Bristol Rovers in the 64th minute to deny Novak from scoring. The striker took the ball past the goalkeeper, but the left-back was in a good position to keep the ball out.

After a quiet spell in the game, the Iron had an opportunity from a corner when Cameron Burgess rose the highest, but his header was deflected over.

In the 84th minute Gilks made another save to block at the away side. Daniel Leadbitter sent a cross along the floor towards the near post, but the goalkeeper smothered the ball before it reached Ellis Harrison.

Substitute Paddy Madden was presented with a great chance in the 90th minute. Duane Holmes twisted and turned on the right, getting to the byline and pulling the ball back to Madden, but the striker hit his effort over the bar.

There was another chance for the Iron in stoppage time. Kevin van Veen delicately curled a free-kick from the right into the area, however Goode couldn’t direct his header towards the target.

However, moments later, Scunthorpe found a winner right at the death. Novak kept the attack alive by putting the ball back into the area for Bishop to head the ball into the corner of the net and give his side the 1-0 win.

TEAM LINE-UPS:
Scunthorpe United: Gilks, Clarke, Wallace, Ojo, Morris (Holmes, 46’), Bishop, Hopper (Madden, 70’), Adelakun (van Veen, 79’), Novak, Goode, Burgess.
Unused substitutes: Watson, Crofts, Sutton, Butroid.

Bristol Rovers: Smith, Leadbitter, Brown, Sercombe, Harrison, Nichols (Partington, 58’), Lines (c), Broadbent, Sinclair, Gaffney, Menayese.
Unused substitutes: Slocombe, Burn, Broom, Telford, Moore, Bola.

Attendance: 4,210.

Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge.

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27 October 2017

The game will played on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 (3.00pm kick-off).

Our Early Bird ticket office offer has now expired, but supporters can buy at Early Bird prices until three hours before kick-off online via our ticketing website (www.sufctickets.com). Matchday prices then apply.  

Fans will be able to pay on the gate for Turnstiles 2A and 2B of the Britcon Stand, while they also can for Turnstile 5A of the Clugston Stand. Please note, matchday prices apply though.

United's encounter against the Pirates is a Category B fixture.

SPB 
STAND
Category B Early Bird Member Category B Early Bird Category B Matchday
Adult £21 £22 £25
65+/U21/
Student
£14 £15 £17
U18 £5 £6 £8
U12* Free Free Free
CLUGSTON
STAND
Category B Early Bird Member Category B Early Bird Category B Matchday
Adult £21 £22 £25
65+/U21/
Student
£14 £15 £17
U18 £5 £6 £8
U12* Free Free Free
BRITCON
STAND
Category B Early Bird Member Category B Early Bird Category B Matchday
Adult £17 £18 £21
65+/U21/
Student
£12 £13 £15
U18 £5 £6 £8
U12* Free Free Free
SPB
STAND
FAMILY
STAND
Category B Early Bird Member Category B Early Bird Category B Matchday
Adult £19 £20 £23
65+/U21/
Student
£13 £14 £16
U18** £3 £4 £6
U12* Free Free Free
EXECUTIVE
SEATS
Category B Early Bird Member Category B Early Bird Category B Matchday
Adult £29 £30 £33
65 £22 £23 £25
U21 £17 £18 £20
U18 £12 £13 £15

* Maximum of two under 12’s free per paying adult/concession. Subsequent juniors must be paid for at the U18 rate. 

** Must be accompanied by paying adult/concession.

HOW TO BUY

ONLINE
www.sufctickets.com

TELEPHONE
Call 01724 747670

IN PERSON
The Glanford Park ticket office is open at the following times:
> Saturday 11th November - 9.00am to kick-off at 3.00pm (and for a short period of time after the Bristol Rovers game) 

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