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26 September 2017 Venue Priestfield Stadium Attendance

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Preview: Gillingham (A)

26 September 2017

The Iron are back on their travels when they face Gillingham in a 402-mile round trip on Tuesday (kick-off 7.45pm).

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Fans can pay on the night at Gillingham

25 September 2017

Graham Alexander’s men will be looking to back up the last two victories with a third successive three points in the league for the second time this season.

In the table, United are placed fifth while the opponents are in 22nd, having won just one league game so far this season.

Following his substitution on Saturday, Graham Alexander has declared striker Lee Novak fit to travel and be in contention for the match in Kent. The 28-year-old was withdrawn as a precaution with cramp, but on Monday the United boss confirmed he would train and travel with the squad.

Conor Townsend will again sit out the game with a calf injury which saw him miss Saturday's victory over Portsmouth, while Jonathon Margetts (hamstring) and Luke Williams (knee) are still a few weeks away from returning to the squad. Charlie Goode (ankle) will miss the next fortnight too.

Elsewhere, Andrew Crofts has returned to full training after an ankle injury and could be a part of the travelling contingent.

The two sides last met in March, with a Josh Wright hat-trick turning around a 2-0 Iron lead into a 3-2 defeat at the Priestfield Stadium.

In the same season, Scunthorpe were victorious by five goals to nil with Kevin van Veen, Josh Morris (2), Jordan Clarke and Tom Hopper all netting.

2016-17 - Sat Mar 11 LG 1 Gills 3-2 Iron Madden, Toffolo
2016-17 - Sat Aug 20 LG 1 Iron 5-0 Gills van Veen, Morris 2, Clarke, Hopper
2015-16 - Sat Mar 5  LG 1  Iron 0-0 Gills  
2015-16 - Tue 20 Oct  LG 1  Gills 2-1 Iron  Laird 
2014-15 - Sat 25 Apr  LG 1  Iron 2-1 Gills  Adelakun, McSheffrey 
2014-15 - Sat 11 Oct  LG 1  Gills 0-3 Iron  Madden, Bishop, McSheffrey 
2012-13 - Sat 3 Nov  FAC R1  Gills 4-0 Iron   
2006-07 - Sat 24 Feb  LG 1  Iron 3-1 Gills  Hinds, Mulligan, Morris 
2006-07 - Fri 1 Sep  LG 1  Gills 0-2 Iron  Hinds, Sparrow 
2005-06 - Sat 25 Feb  LG 1  Gills 1-3 Iron  Sparrow, Hinds, Keogh 
2005-06 - Sat 13 Aug  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Gills  Hinds 
1999-00 - Sat 18 Mar  DIV 2  Gills 3-1 Iron  Harsley 
1999-00 - Tue 23 Nov  DIV 2  Iron 1-4 Gills  Ipoua 
1995-96 - Tue 27 Feb  DIV 3  Gills 0-0 Iron   
1995-96 - Sat 9 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Gills  Hope 
1994-95 - Sat 18 Mar  DIV 3  Gills 2-2 Iron  Young, Turnbull 
1994-95 - Tue 30 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 3-0 Gills  Thornber, Henderson, Smith 
1993-94 - Sat 19 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Gills  Juryeff 
1993-94 - Sat 25 Sep  DIV 3  Gills 1-0 Iron   
1992-93 - Mon 12 Apr  DIV 3  Gills 1-1 Iron  Thompstone 
1992-93 - Mon 28 Dec  DIV 3  Iron 2-2 Gills  Daws 2 
1991-92 - Thu 26 Dec  DIV 4  Iron 2-0 Gills  White, Martin 
1991-92 - Sat 17 Aug  DIV 4  Gills 4-0 Iron   
1990-91 - Tue 19 Mar  DIV 4  Gills 1-1 Iron  Flounders 
1990-91 - Sat 13 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Gills  Hall 
1989-90 - Tue 13 Feb  DIV 4  Iron 0-0 Gills   
1989-90 - Sat 2 Sep  DIV 4  Gills 0-3 Iron  Taylor, Flounders 2 
1983-84 - Sat 12 May  DIV 3  Gills 1-1 Iron  Cowling 
1983-84 - Sat 17 Dec  DIV 3  Iron 2-0 Gills  Cammack, Cowling 
1973-74 - Tue 23 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 1-1 Gills  Simpkin 
1973-74 - Wed 12 Sep  DIV 4  Gills 7-2 Iron  Houghton, Welbourne 
1971-72 - Sat 22 Apr  DIV 4  Iron 3-3 Gills  Kirk, Kerr, McDonald 
1971-72 - Sat 4 Dec  DIV 4  Gills 0-1 Iron  Fletcher 
1967-68 - Mon 15 Apr  DIV 3  Gills 3-1 Iron  Kerr 
1967-68 - Fri 26 Jan  DIV 3  Iron 2-1 Gills  Blyth 2 
1966-67 - Sat 17 Dec  DIV 3  Gills 0-1 Iron  Ash 
1966-67 - Sat 20 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 1-2 Gills  Thomas 
1965-66 - Sat 19 Mar  DIV 3  Gills 0-1 Iron  Sloan 
1965-66 - Sat 25 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 0-1 Gills   
1964-65 - Tue 3 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 2-3 Gills  Scott, Lawther 
1964-65 - Wed 26 Aug  DIV 3  Gills 0-0 Iron   

Our full record against Gillingham is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 19  8 33 22 
Away 21  26  33 
TOTAL 40  15  13  12  59  55 

Gabriel Zakuani is arguably one of the Gills' most experienced players with over 400 competitive appearances to his name over his 15-year career.

The defender once cost Fulham £1million from Leyton Orient in 2006, before spells at Stoke, Peterborough, Kalloni and Northampton prior to arriving as a summer signing in Kent. The DR Congo international has made seven appearances for the side so far this season.

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Match Reports

Report: Gillingham 0-0 Iron

26 September 2017

The Iron drew 0-0 against Gillingham at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Tuesday night.


Alexander reacts to point at Gillingham

26 September 2017

In a game of limited chances, United nearly found a winner late on, but it wasn’t to be with the points being shared.

Manager Graham Alexander named one change to the starting eleven that beat Portsmouth 2-0. Tom Hopper came into the side to replace Lee Novak, who started on the bench.

The home side were on the attack early in the game. Neat play by Jake Hessenthaler set off Elliot List on the right wing, flashing a driven cross into the box for Sean Clare, but it evaded him and ran through everyone, with the Iron clearing the ball.

In the 18th minute, the Iron had a half-chance. Tom Hopper won a header, flicking it on for his strike partner Paddy Madden, who tried an audacious volley from the right corner of the area, with the ball going wide of the post.

On the left flank, Josh Morris skipped past a defender before laying it back to Hopper inside the penalty area. However, the striker was quickly closed down as he pulled the trigger.

Before the break, Alex Lacey was very close to putting the Kent side 1-0 up. A cross wasn’t dealt with by the Iron defence, with the ball racing through to the far post and, on the stretch, the defender put his effort over the crossbar.

At the start of the second-half, the Iron defence were alert to block out Gillingham a couple of times. Jordan Clarke was first to get his head on the ball, before List had a shot blocked by McArdle.

Up the other end, a cross found its way to Duane Holmes at the far post. He controlled the ball and steadied himself, before firing a low shot at Thomas Holy, who managed to close his legs in time to prevent the ball from going into the net.

Mark Byrne then tried his luck with a volley from the edge of the box, but it was comfortable for Gilks to save.

Trying to find an opening goal, the Iron advanced with Morris on the left. The winger drilled his effort straight at Holy, though. Morris then crossed for Novak moments later, however the substitute couldn’t turn the ball away.

Novak was involved again shortly after. He attempted to lob from Holy from range, but his attempt sailed wide of the right post.

In the 83rd minute, the Iron were inches away from a goal. Morris curled in a corner, with Murray Wallace running in and heading wide.

Hakeeb Adelakun twisted and turned outside of the area, before clipping a ball into Hopper, who shifted the ball onto his left and forcing a smart save from Holy.

Just before the 90th minute, Jesse Starkey had a shot which was deflected inches over Gilks’ bar.

That was to be the final moment, with the game ending 0-0.

Gillingham: Holy, O’Neill (Parker), Lacey, Ehmer, Zakuani (c), Hessenthaler, Ogilvie, Nugent, List (69’, Nash), Clare (46’, Starkey), Byrne.
Substitutes not used: Arnold, Oldaker, Simpson, Cundle.

Scunthorpe United: Gilks, Clarke, Wallace, Ojo (62’, Mantom), Madden (62’, Novak), Morris, Bishop, Hopper, Holmes (85’, Adelakun), McArdle (c), Butroid.
Substitutes not used: Watson, Crofts, van Veen, Burgess.

Attendance: 4,002 (158 away).

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Ticket News

Fans can pay on the night at Gillingham

25 September 2017

Tickets are now off sale for the away game at Gillingham on Tuesday night, but Iron fans are able to pay on the evening at Priestfield.

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Rotherham and Oldham away travel on sale

28 September 2017

Scunthorpe supporters are only able to pay cash on the turnstile for the Brian Moore Stand (uncovered). Please note, prices have increased by £2 compared to the early bird rates too.

Prices for the game are as follows:

  Brian Moore Stand (uncovered)
Adult £22
Over-65's £18
Under-18's / Students £8

The Iron have been asked to make supporters aware that proof of age may be required on entry for concessionary tickets, while valid student ID will be required. 

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