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Preview: Portsmouth (H)

21 September 2017

The Iron return to Glanford Park on Saturday as they face newly-promoted Portsmouth (kick-off 3.00pm).

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22 September 2017

Graham Alexander’s men will be hoping the victory against local rivals Doncaster Rovers on Sunday will kickstart another run of wins.

United currently sit in sixth position, taking up the final play-off place but are only away five from Shrewsbury at the top of the table.

TEAM NEWS…
As proven by his inclusion to the bench at the weekend, Levi Sutton is now fit enough to play after being substituted off against Blackburn Rovers with injury. The 21-year-old was left out of the starting line-up at Doncaster Rovers but after his impressive start to the season he has created competition for fellow right-back Jordan Clarke.

Jonathon Margetts and Luke Williams are still recovering from their knee and hamstring injuries respectively. 

Andrew Crofts is also not expected to feature in this weekend’s game as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury sustained in training.

Charlie Goode is also a doubt after taking a knock to his ankle in a behind-closed-doors friendly in midweek.

PAST MEETINGS…
The last time the two teams met was in League Two during the 2013-14 season. The Iron won 5-1 thanks to goals from strikers Sam Winnall and Paddy Madden, as well as a hat-trick from midfielder Dave Syers.

The Iron did the double over Pompey that season as in their earlier meeting United won 2-1 away from home. It was Dave Syers that did the honours again, as he grabbed both goals.

ONE TO WATCH…
Brett Pitman left Ipswich Town for Fratton Park this summer and has set his sights on promotion. It wouldn’t be his first either as he has gained promotion twice with AFC Bournemouth during his career.

His goal tally to date is impressive and so far this season he has already scored six goals in eight games.

He is currently third in the league’s top scorers chart and will be hoping to climb even further with a strike against the Iron on Saturday.

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE…
Friday:
AFC Wimbledon vs Milton Keynes Dons (7:45pm)
Saturday:
Bristol Rovers vs Blackpool (3:00pm)
Charlton Athletic vs Bury (3:00pm)
Fleetwood Town vs Southend United (3:00pm)
Northampton Town vs Bradford City (3:00pm)
Oxford United vs Walsall (3:00pm)
Peterborough United vs Wigan Athletic (3:00pm)
Plymouth Argyle vs Doncaster Rovers (3:00pm)
Rochdale vs Gillingham (3:00pm)
Rotherham United vs Oldham Athletic (3:00pm)
Shrewsbury Town vs Blackburn Rovers (3:00pm)

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Report: Iron 2-0 Portsmouth

23 September 2017

The Iron beat Portsmouth 2-0 in a game which saw Lee Novak score his second goal in two matches.

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23 September 2017

Duane Holmes also managed to get his fourth goal in all competitions this season with a volleyed effort.

The Iron made one change to the side that beat Doncaster Rovers 1-0 last weekend. Lewis Butroid came in to replace Conor Townsend.

Paddy Madden came very close with his first chance of the game. The 27-year-old received the ball on the right side of the 18-yard box courtesy of Novak. The Irishman sent a shot at goal but it went just wide of the post.

Madden and Novak were at it again in the fifth minute, as the former dinked a ball over the top of the defence for the latter in the 18-yard box. Novak received it side-on to the goal, using his chest and had a shot. It looked to be on target but it just hit the crossbar to go over.

It was in the 12th minute that their hard work paid off though. Jordan Clarke did well to beat his man and get into the box on the right flank. He passed it across the box seemingly into the path of Madden but he chose to leave it to Novak, who hit it home into the bottom right corner.

One highlight of the first half was when Jamal Lowe ran into the Iron’s box and seemed to be on target for a one-on-one situation. However, Lewis Butroid, who was making his first league appearance of the season, came in behind with a perfectly-timed challenge to dispose of the danger.

The defence seemed comfortable throughout. In the 20th minute, Stuart O’Keefe found himself some space at the edge of the box and had a shot. However, McArdle was there to stand in front of it.

The chances were flying in and Josh Morris started to break free on the left wing. He created a chance in the 24th minute as he curled a ball into the centre of the goalkeeper’s box. Funso Ojo was sliding in but the Pompey defence just about scooped it away.

In the 30th minute, Lowe managed to get his cross away into the box. It went straight to the head of Oliver Hawkins, who had leapt high to meet it. However, he couldn’t get the right connection on it to change its direction.

Only three minutes later, Holmes made it two and silenced the Blues’ attack. Butroid found his way onto the right-wing and crossed the ball into the box. However, the Pompey defence didn’t fully clear it and it fell to Holmes in the centre of the box. He hit it first time and buried it into the bottom left corner.

Pompey won a free-kick from 20 yards out with a couple of minutes left on the clock. It ended up with Hawkins at the back post, who did well to put it across to Pitman waiting at the edge of the box. However, Iron goalkeeper Matt Gilks calmly collected it.

The Iron almost made it three with less than a minute left on the clock for the opening half. Madden crossed the ball into the box with the outside of his foot. It went into the path of the sliding Novak in the centre of the box but he couldn’t quite reach it in time.

Portsmouth's Pitman opened the second half with a chance. He received the ball at the edge of the box and attempted to curl a shot into the bottom right corner. However, it went just wide.

Matty Kennedy looked lively on the right flank as, following a tricky bit of link-up play, he attempted to put the ball at the back post. The ball reached the right area but he couldn’t quite finish it. Only a few minutes later, in the 58th of the game, Hawkins leapt high into the area to challenge for a ball coming to him at the back post. He connected with it but he couldn’t keep it low enough to hit the target.

A brilliant ball switching play into Dion Donohue on the left-wing saw the full-back drive forward and be able to lay the ball off to the awaiting O’Keefe. The midfielder was at the 18-yard line and sent a driven shot at Gilks, but the ‘keeper comfortably dropped down to stop it.

The game went quiet for a while as both teams battled for possession. However, in the 74th minute Holmes revitalised the Iron’s attacking threat by shooting under pressure from 25 yards out. The effort dipped and forced a good save out of Pompey ‘keeper McGee.

Pompey applied pressure late on but it was nothing that the Iron defence couldn’t dispose of. All four of the defenders were dominant in the air and in one-on-one situations.

With eight minutes left on the clock, the visitors earned a corner. It was put to the back post where it was sent back into the middle of the box. It was the defender, Christian Burgess that attempted an acrobatic effort but he couldn’t find the target.

Later on, with three minutes to go, Gilks was forced into an instinctive save as Lowe fired a shot at his goal only a few yards away.

TEAM LINE-UPS:
Scunthorpe United: Gilks, Clarke, Wallace, Ojo, Madden (Burgess, 84’), Morris, Bishop, Novak (Hopper, 54’), Holmes (Mantom, 79’), McArdle, Butroid.
Unused Substitutes: Watson, van Veen, Adelakun, Sutton.

Portsmouth: McGee, Clarke, Burgess, O’Keefe, Pitman, Hawkins (Chaplin, 68’), Kennedy (Naismith, 74'), Donohue, Lowe, Thompson, Close.
Unused Substitutes: Bass,Talbot, Evans, May, Haunstrup.

Attendance: 4,686.

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The game will played on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 (3pm kick-off).

Supporters can buy at Early Bird prices until the ticket office closes on Friday, September 22nd at 5pm, and also until three hours before kick-off online via our ticketing website (www.sufctickets.com). Matchday prices then apply.

Fans wanting to pay on the gate are able to pay on Turnstiles 2A and 2B for the Britcon Stand, and also for Turnstile 5A of the Clugston Stand.

United's encounter against Pompey is a Category A fixture.

SPB 
STAND
Category A Early Bird Member Category A Early Bird Category A Matchday
Adult £22 £23 £26
65+/U21/
Student
£15 £16 £18
U18 £6 £7 £9
U12* Free Free Free
CLUGSTON
STAND
Category A Early Bird Member Category A Early Bird Category A Matchday
Adult £22 £23 £26
65+/U21/
Student
£15 £16 £18
U18 £6 £7 £9
U12* Free Free Free
BRITCON
STAND
Category A Early Bird Member Category A Early Bird Category A Matchday
Adult £18 £19 £22
65+/U21/
Student
£13 £14 £16
U18 £6 £7 £9
U12* Free Free Free
SPB
STAND
FAMILY
STAND
Category A Early Bird Member Category A Early Bird Category A Matchday
Adult £20 £21 £24
65+/U21/
Student
£14 £15 £17
U18** £4 £5 £7
U12* Free Free Free
EXECUTIVE
SEATS
Category A Early Bird Member Category A Early Bird Category A Matchday
Adult £30 £31 £34
65 £23 £24 £26
U21 £18 £19 £21
U18 £13 £14 £16

* 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:
> Thursday 14th September - 8.30am until 5pm
> Friday 15th September - 8.30am until 5pm
> Saturday 16th September - 10.00am to 2.00pm
> Sunday 17th September - Closed
> Monday 18th September - 8.30am until 5pm
> Tuesday 19th September - 8.30am until 5pm
> Wednesday 20th September - 8.30am until 6pm
> Thursday 21st September - 8.30am until 5pm
> Friday 22nd September - 8.30am until 5pm
> Saturday 23rd September - 9.00am until kick-off at 3.00pm (then open for a short while after the Portsmouth game)

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