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Preview: Shrewsbury Town (A)

5 April 2019

The Iron will be looking to do the league double over Shrewsbury Town this weekend when they travel to the New Meadow on Saturday afternoon in Sky Bet League One. (3pm kick-off).

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Pay on the day at Shrewsbury Town

6 April 2019

Last time out, we were narrowly beaten 2-1 by AFC Wimbledon at Glanford Park. Lee Novak pulled a goal back for United in the second half, after Jak Alnwick had previously saved a penalty, before James Hanson scored a brace to secure victory for the Dons.

As for Shrewsbury, they sit 15th in League One, after beating Southend United 2-0 at Roots Hall last Saturday. Fejiri Okenabirhie opened the scoring 50 minutes in, before Luke Waterfall then doubled the Shrews advantage midway through the second half. That victory saw Sam Ricketts' side win their second game in three matches.  

A win over the Shrews would see Scunthorpe climb above them in the league table.


Caretaker manager Andy Dawson reported no fresh injury worries heading into the match, with Kevin van Veen shaking off a hamstring problem which forced him off early against AFC Wimbledon last week.

Josh Morris (fractured fibula and strained ankle ligaments), Matthew Lund and Jordan Clarke (both knee) are back on the training pitch but will still be out of action for an unspecified length of time as the medical staff continue to monitor them, though Dawson is hoping they will still have a part to play this season.

Elsewhere, Ryan Colclough (knee) is out for the remainder of the season. Rory Watson (arm) is back on the training pitch too but is working towards a return at the start of pre-season in his recovery.


The Iron defeated Shrewsbury 1-0 in the league at Glanford Park earlier this season. Lee Novak scored the winner that day, and he will be hoping for a repeat of that this weekend. 

Here’s the full record:

2018-19 - Sun 2 Dec FAC R1 Shrews 1-0 Iron  
2018-19 - Sat 22 Sep LG 1 Iron 1-0 Shrews Novak
2017-18 - Sat 17 Mar LG 1 Iron 1-2 Shrews Morris
2017-18 - Sat 30 Sep LG 1 Shrews 2-0 Iron  
2016-17 - Sat 11 Feb LG 1 Iron 0-1 Shrews  
2016-17 - Tue 4 Oct  FLT GS  Iron 2-0 Shrews  Lancashire og, Margetts 
2016-17 - Sat 17 Sep  LG 1  Shrews 0-1 Iron  Mirfin 
2015-16 - Sat 12 Mar  LG 1  Shrews 2-2 Iron  Wootton, Madden 
2015-16 - Sat 17 Oct  LG 1  Iron 2-1 Shrews  Laird, Madden 
2012-13 - Sat 5 Jan  LG 1  Iron 0-0 Shrews   
2012-13 - Sat 15 Sep  LG 1  Shrews 0-1 Iron  Clarke 
2004-05 - Sat 7 May  DIV 3  Shrews 0-0 Iron   
2004-05 - Sat 27 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 3-1 Shrews  Beagrie, Hayes, Taylor 
2003-04 - Sat 8 Nov  FAC R1  Iron 2-1 Shrews  Hayes 2 
2003-04 - Tue 14 Oct  FLT R2  Iron 2-1 Shrews  Jackson, Kell 
2002-03 - Sat 3 May  DIV 3  Shrews 1-2 Iron  Dalglish 2 
2002-03 - Sat 28 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Shrews  Sparrow 
2001-02 - Sat 2 Feb  DIV 3  Shrews 2-2 Iron  Jackson, Quailey 
2001-02 - Sat 29 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 3-1 Shrews  Thom, Carruthers, Quailey 
2000-01 - Sat 14 Apr  DIV 3  Shrews 0-2 Iron  Torpey, Wilcox 
2000-01 - Tue 24 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 2-0 Shrews  Ipoua, Dawson 
1998-99 - Sat 9 Jan  DIV 3  Iron 3-0 Shrews  Forrester, Eyre, Gayle 
1998-99 - Sat 8 Aug  DIV 3  Shrews 2-1 Iron  Forrester 
1997-98 - Sat 2 May  DIV 3  Shrews 0-2 Iron  Marshall, Forrester 
1997-98 - Tue 21 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Shrews  Forrester 
1996-97 - Tue 11 Feb  FLT R2  Shrews 2-1 Iron  Hope 
1995-96 - Tue 12 Dec  FAC R2 R  Shrews 2-1 Iron  Paterson 
1995-96 - Sat 2 Dec  FAC R2  Iron 1-1 Shrews  Eyre 
1993-94 - Sat 30 Apr  DIV 3  Iron 1-4 Shrews  Juryeff 
1993-94 - Sat 20 Nov  DIV 3  Shrews 0-0 Iron   
1993-94 - Tue 24 Aug  LG CUP R1 L2  Iron 1-1 Shrews  Martin 
1993-94 - Tue 17 Aug  LG CUP R1 L1  Shrews 1-0 Iron   
1992-93 - Tue 26 Jan  DIV 3  Shrews 2-1 Iron  Helliwell 
1992-93 - Sat 29 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Shrews  Alexander 
1974-75 - Sat 15 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Shrews  Davidson 
1974-75 - Sat 28 Sep  DIV 4  Shrews 5-0 Iron   
1972-73 - Fri 30 Mar  DIV 3  Shrews 4-2 Iron  Kirk, Collier 
1972-73 - Sat 25 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 1-0 Shrews  Fletcher 
1967-68 - Sat 13 Apr  DIV 3  Shrews 4-0 Iron   
1967-68 - Fri 17 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 0-0 Shrews   
1966-67 - Sat 4 Feb  DIV 3  Iron 2-0 Shrews  Rusling 2 
1966-67 - Sat 24 Sep  DIV 3  Shrews 4-3 Iron  Ash, Barton, Smith 
1965-66 - Tue 28 Dec  DIV 3  Iron 1-4 Shrews  Bedford 
1965-66 - Mon 27 Dec  DIV 3  Shrews 1-4 Iron  Bedford 3, Hutton 
1964-65 - Sat 2 Jan  DIV 3  Shrews 3-2 Iron  Hutton, Scott 
1964-65 - Fri 4 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 3-2 Shrews  Lawther, Sloan, Ratcliffe 
1950-51 - Sat 16 Dec  DIV 3 (N)  Shrews 3-1 Iron  Gorin 
1950-51 - Sat 19 Aug  DIV 3 (N)  Iron 0-0 Shrews   
  P W D L F A
Home 25  13 35 21 
Away 23  12 28 43
TOTAL 48 19 12 16 63 64


Of Nigerian heritage, winger Fejiri Okenabirhie injects pace and power into the Shrewsbury side. 

The 23-year-old attacker has scored 12 goals in all competitions this season and currently leads the way as the Shrews top scorer. He also has four assists to his name. 

Okenabirhie started his career in the youth ranks at Arsenal before switching to Stevenage in 2014. 

Since then, he dropped into non-league, playing for the likes of Harrow Borough and Dagenham & Redbridge where he really started making a name for himself.

The winger netted 19 times in 68 appearances, which earnt him a move to Shrewsbury in August. Now, Okenabirhie is a star man in Sam Ricketts' side and will be looking to add to his goalscoring tally again this weekend after notching in the last game.  


AFC Wimbledon v Accrington Stanley
Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers
Burton Albion v Barnsley
Fleetwood Town v Southend United
Luton Town v Blackpool
Peterborough United v Gillingham
Plymouth Argyle v Charlton Athletic
Rochdale v Sunderland
Walsall v Oxford United
Wycombe Wanderers v Portsmouth

Coventry City v Bristol Rovers

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Match Reports

Report: Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Iron

6 April 2019

The Iron have drawn 1-1 with Shrewsbury Town this afternoon at the New Meadow.

United took the lead in the first-half through a header from Kyle Wootton.

However, late on in the second period, a Shrewsbury cross from the right took a deflection off Adam Hammill and ended up in his own net.

Caretaker manager Andy Dawson made four changes going into the encounter.

Cameron Burgess, Levi Sutton, George Thomas and Kevin van Veen made way for Rory McArdle, Jordan Hallam, Hammill and Wootton.

Goalkeeper Jak Alnwick made a decent save in the opening five minutes when Shaun Whalley played Greg Docherty through on goal. Making the angle tighter, Alnwick blocked the low shot with his right foot. 

The Iron then had their first big opportunity of the match. A free-kick was curled into the area by Tony McMahon, but neither Byron Webster or Lee Novak could strike the ball, as Jonathan Mitchell in the Salop net gathered it.

As the game had quietened down, United broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute to go 1-0 up. Right-back McMahon sent a perfect cross into the box, which Wootton and Luke Waterfall challenged for in the air and the Iron frontman sent the ball into the back of the net.

The hosts tried to get back into the match when a couple of deliveries got sot into the box. Omar Beckles had an initial shot blocked by McMahon, before Funso Ojo prodded the ball away.

However, Shrewsbury kept possession of the ball, as Whalley approached the area from the right side, but he dragged his effort wide of the left post.

Just before half-time, Docherty came inside from the left-wing to hit a shot goalwards, but it struck a blue and yellow shirt and diverted out for a goal-kick.

Dawson was then forced to make a first-half substitution, which saw an injured McMahon replaced by Harrison McGahey. 

In stoppage time, Perch was then on defensive duties when he flung himself to the ground to block a central shot from James Bolton, with the ball spinning away for a corner.

From the set-piece, Beckles thought he had equalised for Shrewsbury, but standing on the post, Funso Ojo cleared the ball of the line.

After the interval, Whalley tried an ambitious effort from 30-yards out, but the ball flew well over the Iron’s goal. 

Wootton had a chance to double the Iron’s lead in the 58th minute. Tom Pearce got to the byline and chipped a cross into the box, but Wootton’s header went wide of the target. 

The hosts then won themselves a free-kick in a decent position, but Fejiri Okenabirhie lifted his dead-ball strike high into the stand. 

In the 66th minute, Whalley curled a ball into the box from the right side and Aaron Amadi-Holloway saw his header comfortable held by Alnwick. 

Striker Wootton had another chance for the Iron when he controlled a driven pass and quickly swivelled to hit it. However, it was blocked by a Shrewsbury defender and bounced out for a corner, which led to nothing.

For the second time in the match, an Iron player had to be taken off due to an injury. Clayton Lewis came on for left-back Pearce with 19 minutes left on the clock.

The Iron were prevented from scoring their second of their afternoon after Mitchell made a reaction save. Hammill drifted a deep free-kick into the box and, with his back to goal, Novak flicked it towards the net with his head, but Mitchell sprung off his feet to tip it over the crossbar.

A clever lobbed pass from Amadi-Holloway dropped to the feet of Tyrese Campbell for the hosts and from inside the box, he lashed a volley wide. 

With six minutes left, Shrewsbury equalised to make it 1-1. A cross from the right side bounced in the area, and it unfortunately hit Hammill with the ball going into his own net.

Five extra minutes were played at the end of the game, but the two sides shared the points.

Shrewsbury Town: Mitchell, Williams, Beckles, Whalley, Docherty, Okenabirhie, Bolton (Amadi-Holloway, 65’), Waterfall, Golbourne, Norbury, Grant (Campbell, 76’).
Substitutes not used: Charles-Cook, Edwards, Sadler, Laurent, Payne.

Scunthorpe United: Alnwick, McMahon (McGahey, 44), Webster, Ojo, Perch, Pearce (Lewis, 71’), Novak, McArdle, Wootton, Hallam (Thomas, 79’), Hammill.
Substitutes not used: Flatt, van Veen, Burgess, Olomola.

Referee: Paul Marsden.

Attendance: 6,419 (232 away).

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Ticket News

Pay on the day at Shrewsbury Town

6 April 2019

Pay on the day is available for Iron fans making the trip to Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, April 6th.

Away supporters can pay on the day CASH ONLY at the DM Recruitment Stand. Please note there are no card machines in or near the stadium, and there's no price increase on the day.

Prices for the game are as follows:

Adults £20
Senior (65+) £15
Disabled £15
Student (NUS Card) £15
Young Adult (19-23) £15
Juniors 12-18 £8
Juniors under 12 Free

Tickets are now OFF SALE from the Glanford Park ticket office.

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