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Preview: Northampton Town (H)

13 November 2017

The Iron return to action on Tuesday night, when they face Northampton Town in an FA Cup first round replay at Glanford Park (7.45pm kick-off).

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14 November 2017

After a 0-0 draw at Sixfields ten days earlier, the two sides will battle it out again – with a second round trip to face Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium awaiting the victors.

It will be the second of three matches against the Cobblers in the space of a fortnight, with United taking them at Sixfields again in the league on Saturday.

Iron manager Graham Alexander says Josh Morris will be assessed, after coming off at half-time of the win against Bristol Rovers on Saturday due to a hamstring injury.

Fellow midfielder Andrew Crofts won’t be available though, after being called up for international duty by Wales.

However, defender/skipper Rory McArdle is back with the club after being on international duty with Northern Ireland and will be looked at by the coaching staff before a decision is made on his involvement.

Conor Townsend has had a full week of training following his hamstring injury, while Sam Mantom (groin), Luke Williams (hamstring) and Jonathon Margetts (knee) will continue to miss out.

We drew 0-0 away at Northampton in the initial tie ten days ago. It was a game of few chances, but Scunthorpe almost won it late on when Cameron Burgess headed wide in the closing stages.

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 30  15  10  56  30 
Away 31  16  8 30  42 
TOTAL 61  23  18  20  86  72 

Midfielder Matt Grimes, who is on loan from Swansea City, is one to watch for Northampton. He scored a stunning free-kick last month against Gillingham and has three assists in League One.

The 22-year-old moved from his hometown club Exeter City to the Welsh club for a figure believed to be in the region of £1.75-million.

He has since spent time on loan in the Championship with Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers.

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 to access a list of this weekend's FA Cup fixtures.

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Match Reports

Report: Iron 1-0 Northampton Town

14 November 2017

A superb goal from Hakeeb Adelakun saw the Iron defeat Northampton Town 1-0 and progress to the second round of the Emirates FA Cup.


Photos: Northampton Town (H)

14 November 2017

The winger netted during the first-half and sealed a second round tie away at Doncaster Rovers, which will be played on the weekend of December 2nd/3rd.

The Iron made two changes from the side that won 1-0 against Bristol Rovers at the weekend. Conor Townsend and Duane Holmes came into the side for Neal Bishop (suspended for one match) and Josh Morris.

United started brightly, with Hakeeb Adelakun having the first effort on three minutes following a Townsend cross. However, his shot was wide of the mark.

They had another chance one minute later, when Tom Hopper broke clear down the left and beat the onrushing goalkeeper to the ball. He put it across first time, but the ball was ushered away by the Cobblers back four.

The next opportunity arrived moments later, when Adelakun struck a cross-come-shot towards David Cornell’s top right-hand corner. However, the goalkeeper tipped it out for a corner.

In the 13th minute, Townsend drew a further stop from Cornell, as he controlled 30 yards from goal before striking towards the corner. The Cobblers ‘keeper got down well to save though.

The away team’s first chance of the evening arrived a minute later, and it was former Iron loanee Matt Crooks who drew Matt Gilks into a comfortable save after he struck a left-footed effort from the edge of the area.

With 20 minutes on the clock, great build-up play involving Tom Hopper saw the ball moved back to Adelakun, who crossed from the right to the back post. Lee Novak met it but headed over the crossbar.

Just a minute later, there was more good play from the Iron as Clarke got down the right wing, sending in a low cross. It was deflected, but kindly for Novak, who hooked goalwards but Cornell saved the effort.

In the 28th minute, Holmes played in Adelakun on the right. He cut past the full-back before firing an effort goalwards, which Cornell beat away for another Iron corner.

United took a deserved lead in the 33rd minute, as Adelakun took the ball under control on the right side of the 18-yard box before unleashing a venomous strike which crashed into the back of the Northampton net.


Alexander post-Northampton Town (H)

14 November 2017

Four minutes later, Holmes brought the ball under control and advanced towards the edge of the area before driving wide.

On 38 minutes, Dean Bowditch hit a half volley towards the corner following a cross from the left, but Gilks got down well to gather and hold.

With 44 minutes on the clock, Funso Ojo drew another great stop from Cornell as the ball dropped to him on the edge of the area and his powerful low drive was tipped wide.

Just before the half-time break, Cameron Burgess met a corner to the Iron with a header, with the ball just wide of the post.

After the interval, Charlie Goode played a great ball to Hopper, who brought the ball down brilliantly before playing in Holmes, whose low powerful effort went narrowly wide of the goal.

The next chance came the way of Burgess on 55 minutes, whose header was superbly clutched to safety by Cornell after Goode had nodded across Adelakun’s floated free-kick.

Holmes had another effort on 62 minutes, as he cut inside and struck a low effort that Cornell saved.

With the score at 1-0, the away side would always have a chance of coming back into the game though and they had an opportunity two minutes later when the ball dropped to Crooks, who struck just wide of goal from the left side of the 18-yard box.

On 70 minutes, there was a chance for the Iron as Hopper did brilliantly to pressure the defence. Play spread to Jordan Clarke, with his low drive touched over the bar by substitute Paddy Madden, who was offside.

Just a minute later, Madden had another chance as he broke the offside trap from 35 yards before firing over.

On 78 minutes, Cobblers substitute Waters drifted across the edge of the Iron penalty area before firing a shot goalwards which Gilks saved comfortably.

In the 83rd minute, there was a chance for the visitors as Crooks was played in on the right. He dinked in a cross and the header from Foley was very well saved by Gilks, diving to his left.

On 85 minutes, Adelakun had another go from range but saw his latest effort charged down by a defender.

After 88 minutes, Madden broke the offside trap following a brilliant ball from Kevin van Veen. The Irishman saw his effort saved for a corner to the Iron, from which nothing came.

There were five minutes of stoppage time, but Scunthorpe held on for victory.

Scunthorpe United: Gilks, Clarke, Townsend, Wallace, Ojo, Hopper, Adelakun (McArdle, 87’), Novak (Madden, 66’), Holmes (van Veen 76’), Goode, Burgess.
Substitutes not used: Watson, Sutton, Butroid.

Northampton Town: Cornell, Kasim (O’Toole, 83’), Taylor, Foley, Richards, Bowditch (Waters, 73’), Pierre, McWilliams, Smith (McGugan, 83’), Crooks, McGivern.
Substitutes not used: Barnett, Long, Hanley, Coddington.

Attendance: 1,880.

Referee: Andy Haines.

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