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Preview: Fleetwood Town (H)

22 August 2018

The Iron return to League One action with an home clash against Fleetwood Town on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 (kick-off 7.45pm).

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22 August 2018

They will be seeking to bounce back from the weekend's defeat at Sunderland, while adding to their previous four points attained at Coventry City and then at home to Walsall.

The Cod Army have had the same return too, collecting four points from a possible nine as they picked up maximum points at Oxford United and a draw at home to Rochdale to bounce back from opening day defeat against AFC Wimbledon.

TEAM NEWS…

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson was missing from Sunday's encounter at the Stadium of Light with a dead leg, with the Manchester United loanee still a slight doubt for the fixture.

Elsewhere, Josh Morris came through another 75 minutes at the weekend, Rory McArdle was named amongst the substitutes and Funso Ojo also came through around 30 minutes as he came off the bench at Sunderland.

Goalkeeper Matt Gilks (knee) is a long-term absentee and will continue to miss out, while Funso Ojo is also still not quite ready for a return to action.

PAST MEETINGS…

SEASON / DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2017-18 - Sat 3 Feb LG 1 Fleetwood 2-3 Iron Morris (2), Toney
2017-18 - Tue 17 Oct LG 1 Iron 1-1 Fleetwood Novak
2016-17 - Sat 4 Mar LG 1 Iron 0-2 Fleetwood  
2016-17 - Sat 13 Aug LG 1 Fleetwood 2-2 Iron Hopper, van Veen
2015-16 - Sat 20 Feb  LG 1  Fleetwood 2-1 Iron  Madden 
2015-16 - Sat 3 Oct  LG 1  Iron 1-0 Fleetwood  Madden 
2014-15 - Tue 3 Mar  LG 1  Fleetwood 2-2 Iron  McSheffrey, Evans 
2014-15 - Tue 19 Aug  LG 1  Iron 0-2 Fleetwood   
2013-14 - Sat 27 Jan  LG 1  Iron 0-0 Fleetwood   
2013-14 - Tue 22 Oct  LG 1  Fleetwood 0-1 Iron  Winnall 

Our full record against Fleetwood is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home
Away 5 2 9 8
TOTAL 10 4 11 13

ONE TO WATCH...

Sheffield United loanee Ched Evans has enjoyed a good start to life with the Cod Army with two goals from his first three league games. The striker has regularly partnered former Iron player Paddy Madden, who has also got one goal to his name - along with an own goal which the Irishman is looking to also claim.

THIS WEEKEND’S OTHER LEAGUE ONE FIXTURES…
TUESDAY:
AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Walsall
Blackpool 2-0 Coventry City
Bradford City 1-0 Burton Albion
Bristol Rovers 1-2 Portsmouth
Charlton Athletic 0-1 Peterborough United
Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Shrewsbury Town
Luton Town 2-0 Southend United
Oxford United 2-3 Accrington Stanley
Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers
Rochdale 0-4 Barnsley

WEDNESDAY:
Gillingham v Sunderland
Scunthorpe United v Fleetwood Town

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Report: Iron 0-5 Fleetwood Town

22 August 2018

The Iron fell to a 5-0 defeat against Fleetwood Town on Wednesday night.

United made four changes to the side that lost to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.

Funso Ojo made his first start of the season following injury in place of Matthew Lund. Defensive duo Rory McArdle and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson were recalled into the back-line in place of Charlie Goode and Lewis Butroid, while Stephen Humphrys also came into the starting eleven for Lee Novak.

United got the game started and looked bright early on. James Perch snatched possession from the visitors before teeing up Humphrys, who unleashed a shot on goal inside the first five minutes, but his effort was blocked and cleared away from danger. 

Shortly after, Fleetwood had their first chance of the match. A flick by Ashley Hunter found former Iron striker Paddy Madden, who dragged his shot wide of the target on his return to Glanford Park. 

12 minutes in, and Scunthorpe forced Alex Cairns in the Fleetwood goal into his first save of the day. Andy Dales regained possession in the centre of the pitch to set up a counter-attack. He played the ball to Josh Morris on the right flank, who cut inside but curled his effort straight into the grasp of the goalkeeper. 

Fleetwood then looked to assert themselves and had a shot that cannoned off the bar after 14 minutes when Hunter’s low drive was deflected off Cameron Burgess and onto the upright before going out for a corner that was well dealt with by the iron defence. 

However, the away side did find themselves a goal up in the 16thminute courtesy of Ched Evans who followed the ball in after Madden had his initial shot saved well by Rory Watson. 

Minutes later, and the visitors had two, with Evans adding to his goalscoring tally after 19 minutes. A ball in was aimed towards the back post, where Evans was lurking and rose highest to head home for Fleetwood. 

As United searched for a way back into the game, Town hit them on the counter and grabbed a third in the 21st minute. Wes Burns was found down the middle with a threaded throughball and carried it towards goal before he slotted it into the corner of the net to put the away side in control.

Dales had a great chance to get on the scoresheet after 26 minutes, but Cairns made a great save with his legs to deny the midfielder a goal after he was put through by a brilliant pass from George Thomas. 

The Iron pushed for a goal, but it was Fleetwood who had the ball in the back of the net again in the 29th minute through Burns, who grabbed his second of the game. Madden played a pass into the forward who made no mistake and stroked the ball home. 

Scunthorpe continued to press and Morris came close to scoring 31 minutes in, after he raced down the left-hand side before sending in a low cross that was deflected towards goal. Cairns did well to stop with his legs again to maintain the lead for the visitors going into the half-time interval. 

Following the break, Fleetwood extended their advantage. Hunter picked up the ball on the edge of the area on the left before he curled the ball into the top corner in the 57th minute.

Cairns had to be alert again when a whipped ball into the area from Jordan Clarke looked dangerous, but the goalkeeper held on well to gather possession back for the away team. 

However, Fleetwood attacked again and almost had another when an over the top ball found Burns on the run. The striker connected with it on the volley, but his effort flew over the top of the crossbar. 

United then had a chance of their own when substitute Ryan Colclough won a corner. The ball was aimed towards the back post where Borthwick-Jackson was waiting. He superbly brought the ball down before he laid it off to Ojo who saw his shot blocked. The follow up from Dales was hit straight at Cairns who did well to hold onto the ball after 74 minutes.

In the 84th minute, the iron won a free-kick wide on the right after Colclough showed good strength to run down the flank before he got brought down. Morris delivered the ball into the box, but Fleetwood stood firm to clear.

Ojo unleashed a shot from outside the box going into the last five minutes of the game that was blocked on its way through to Cairns. However, the keeper was alert to the diversion on the ball and handled it well which proved to be the last attack of the match.

The Iron are back in action at Glanford Park on Saturday as they face Barnsley. 

TEAM LINE-UPS:
Scunthorpe United: Watson, Clarke, Borthwick-Jackson, Ojo, Humphrys (Novak, 69), Morris, Dales, Perch (Horsfield, 85), Thomas (Colclough, 59), Burgess, McArdle.
Substitutes not used: Flatt, Lund, Goode, Butroid.

Fleetwood Town: Cairns, Coyle, Holt, Eastham, Burns, Evans (Grant, 62), Madden (Long, 78) Morgan, Hunter (McAleny, 70), Marney, Husband.
Substitutes not used: Jones, Spurr, Biggins, Sheron.

Referee: Carl Boyeson.

Attendance: 3,465.

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Under-12s go free against Barnsley

24 August 2018

Scunthorpe United are keen to get the younger generation attending local live football, and Iron supporters aged under 12 can attend this season for free.

*NOTE: All Under-12 tickets must be obtained in advance from the Glanford Park Ticket Office, and all Under-12s should be accompanied by an adult on matchdays.

It is an offer that has been praised by fans of other teams, and the Iron want to make to make it as easy as possible for the full family to come and enjoy the team in action this season.

Indeed, it is one of the reasons why the club has won the EFL Family Excellence Award for 2018. Details can be seen here.

For all home league matches during the 2018-19 campaign, supporters under the age of 12 will be printed a match ticket for free admission*.

*To take advantage of the offer, you must visit the Scunthorpe United ticket office at Glanford Park, Jack Brownsword Way, Scunthorpe, DN15 8TD, visit our matchday ticket booth in the north east corner of the stadium (this is open from 1.30pm on matchdays), or call 01724 747670 to get your ticket printed.

Proof of age will be required where necessary. Anybody under 14 must be accompanied by an adult on matchdays.

Please note, there is a MAXIMUM of two free Under-12s for every paying adult or senior. Extra Under-12s will pay the Under-18 rate.

Unfortunately. Under-12’s without a ticket who try to access a turnstile will not be allowed in. All tickets must be acquired from our ticket office.

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