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Preview: Wycombe Wanderers (H)

28 December 2018

The Iron take on Wycombe Wanderers for their final game of 2018 on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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29 December 2018

The game will see United look to return to winning ways following the 2-0 home loss to Luton Town on Boxing Day, and seek to climb the table after falling to 23rd position as a consequence of that result.

Wycombe haven’t won in three and were defeated 3-1 at Burton Albion on Wednesday.


Cameron Burgess returns to contention following a one-match suspension.

Josh Morris faces two months out with a fractured fibula and strained ankle ligaments. Elsewhere, Matt Gilks (knee) and Rory Watson (arm) continue to miss out, Ryan Colclough (knee) is out for the remainder of the season, while Matthew Lund (knee) is also out for an unspecified length of time. Meanwhile, Jordan Clarke (knee) is out for three months.


Despite losing to the Chairboys’ in the reverse fixture earlier on in the season at Adams Park, the Iron have had a decent record against Wycombe of late and were previously unbeaten in four matches against the team from Buckinghamshire. 

However, back in October, Craig Mackail-Smith netted an injury time winner, as Wycombe came from behind to beat Scunthorpe 3-2. 

Goals from Ryan Colclough and Stephen Humphrys fired the Iron into an early 2-0 lead after ten minutes, before Dominic Gape pulled one back for the home side just before half-time. Fred Onyedinma then levelled the scoreline, before Ryan Allsop in the Wycombe goal was dismissed and Mackail-Smith smashed in the winner. 

Previously, in the 2013/12 season, both fixtures ended in a share of the spoils, with the two matches finishing 1-1 and 0-0 respectively.  

The Iron last beat Wycombe emphatically in 2012, winning 4-1 on that day, with Andy Barcham at the double for Scunthorpe, whilst Paul Reid and Jon Parkin both also got on the scoresheet. 

2018-19 - Sat Oct 20 LG 1 Wycombe 3-2 Iron Colclough, Humphrys
2013-14 - Sat Mar 29 LG 2 Iron 0-0 Wycombe  
2013-14 - Sat Dec 14 LG 2 Wycombe 1-1 Iron Burton
2011-12 - Sat Mar 3 LG 1 Iron 4-1 Wycombe Reid, Barcham 2, Parkin
2011-12 - Sat Aug 6 LG 1 Wycombe 1-1 Iron Nelson
2004-05 - Tue Feb 15 LG 2 Wycombe 2-1 Iron Sparrow
2004-05 - Fri Oct 8 LG 2 Iron 2-0 Wycombe Hayes, Crosby pen
1999-00 - Sat Jan 15 DIV 2 Wycombe 2-1 Iron Sheldon
1999-00 - Sat Aug 14 DIV 2 Iron 0-1 Wycombe  
1993-94 - Sat Apr 23 DIV 3 Wycombe 2-2 Iron Smith, Bullimore pen
1993-94 - Sat Nov 6 DIV 3 Iron 0-0 Wycombe  
League 2 5 4
Total 2 5 4


The best-known name in the Chairboys' ranks is striker Adebayo Akinfenwa. Also known as ‘The Beast’, the striker has a valuable reputation for causing defenders problems everywhere he goes. 

Akinfenwa joined Wycombe in 2016 and has scored 29 times for the club, helping Wanderers’ secure promotion from League Two last season. 

The target man had previously made a name for himself playing in the EFL for the likes of Northampton Town, Gillingham and AFC Wimbledon. 

It was here where he earnt the status of being ‘the strongest man’ in football and his goalscoring record to go alongside that earnt the big striker a move to Adams Park.

So far this season, Akinfenwa has appeared 19 times for the Chairboys’, netting five times in all competitions, and he is sure to be a massive threat leading Wycombe’s front line.


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Report: Iron 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers

29 December 2018

The Iron ended their seven matches without a win in all competitions, with a 1-0 victory over Wycombe Wanderers in Sky Bet League One on Saturday afternoon at Glanford Park.

Kyle Wootton’s strike early in the first half sealed the win for Scunthorpe, when he latched onto a pass from Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, before beating Ryan Allsop. 

Stuart McCall made one change from the side that lost 2-0 to Luton Town on Boxing Day, as the returning Cameron Burgess replaced Charlie Goode after suspension. 

It was the Iron who got the game underway, and with just seconds on the clock, George Thomas had the first effort on target with a right-footed effort, which was well handled by Ryan Allsop.

Then, with eight minutes gone, Scunthorpe were ahead, as Kyle Wootton slotted home a forward pass from Yasin Ben El-Mhanni. The striker made no mistake with his right foot, firing beneath Allsop’s legs, to score his first league goal of the season. 

However, just minutes later, Wycombe thought they had levelled the score, when Alex Samuel’s first time shot deflected off Fred Onyedinma, but the referee overturned the decision, with his assistant signalling for offside against the attacker.

On 18 minutes, the visitors charged forward again. Joe Jacobson surged down the left, cut into the box and unleashed a shot. However, the full-back’s effort hit the side-netting.  

Not long after, Jak Alnwick was forced into action for the first time, when the advancing Jason McCarthy switched the ball back onto his left foot, before looking to curl a shot into the corner, but the goalkeeper was alert and made a smart stop down to his left. 

As the clock ticked past the half-hour mark, Funso Ojo got hold of possession in midfield and looked to feed Lee Novak on the run. However, just as the striker looked set to pounce on goal, the linesman raised his flag.

With five minutes to go before the half-time interval, Jacobson’s left-footed cross found the head of Samuel in the area, but he couldn’t generate enough on the header to challenge Alnwick, and the ‘keeper held on comfortably 

Then, seconds after, the Iron set off on a counter of their own. Novak flicked a pass towards Thomas, who had beat the offside trap and was baring down on goal. He looked poised with a right-footed finish. However, Allsop charged off his line quickly to close the angle and deny the attacker.

The fourth official then signalled two additional minutes at the end of the half, which was almost enough time for a Wycombe equaliser. 

A free-kick was floated into the area, which Scott Kashket met with a volley. He connected well, but the ball cannoned off the post, allowing Burgess to head clear, so Scunthorpe went into the break with a 1-0 advantage.

Wycombe got the second half restarted and,soon after, they were rewarded a free-kick on the edge of the area. Onyedinma stood over it and struck the ball low and hard right-footed, which took a deflection off Samuel and dropped just wide of the post. 

Two minutes later, Onyedinma tried his luck again from distance. He brought the ball under control, before cutting it onto his right-foot, and curling it towards the far corner, but Alnwick was equal to it. 

On 52 minutes, Alnwick produced a fantastic stop to deny Kashket from close range. The ball bounced around in the Iron box, before landing at the feet of Kashket, who shot first time, however Alnwick flew across to his right to make a fine reaction save. 

Shortly after, Scunthorpe made their first substitution of the game, with Andy Dales replacing Ben El-Mhanni. 

Moments later, the Iron nearly scored again. Borthwick-Jackson whipped in a free-kick from the right which Rory McArdle and Novak both attacked, but neither of them could get a touch on the ball to direct it goalwards. 

Adebayo Akinfenwa was then sent on by Wycombe in their attempt at getting back into the game. On 68 minutes, he rose highest in the penalty area to win a header from a corner, but his effort was wide of the mark. 

The Iron were then forced into an unfortunate substitution when Dales appeared to have got injured in a clash after coming onto the field and he had to be replaced by Clayton Lewis on 72 minutes. 

After 76 minutes, Lewis delivered a dangerous free-kick into the area, which was only partially cleared by the Wycombe defence. The ball dropped at the feet of Thomas, whose volley went over the crossbar. 

There were seven minutes added on at the end of the ninety, which saw the Iron produce a resolute defensive display to hold onto their lead and earn all three points at Glanford Park.

Scunthorpe are back in action away at Peterborough United on New Year’s Day.

Scunthorpe United: Alnwick, Borthwick-Jackson, Ojo, Perch, Novak, Thomas, Ben El-Mhanni (Dales, 53) (Lewis, 72), Burgess, Sutton, McArdle (C), Wootton.
Substitutes not used: Flatt, Horsfield, Ugbo, Humphrys, Goode.

Wycombe Wanderers: Allsop, Jacobson, Gape, Stewart, El-Abd (C), Kashket (Cowan-Hall, 71), Thompson, Onyedinma (Akinfenwa, 66), Freeman, Samuel (Williams, 89), McCarthy.
Substitutes not used: Yates, Jombati, Mackail-Smith, Morris. 

Referee: Darren Drysdale.

Attendance: 3,489.

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Enjoy hospitality ahead of home clash v Wycombe

27 November 2018

The game will be played on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 (3.00pm kick-off).

Our Early Bird Price Rates have been frozen for the fifth season in succession, and supporters can buy at these prices until the ticket office closes on Friday, December 29th at 5pm, and also until three hours before kick-off online via our ticketing website ( Matchday prices then apply.

Buying online also enables fans to use our ‘e-ticket’ option which emails the ticket across to the supporter's email address, and enables them to print the ticket at home, or scan from their mobile at the turnstile.

Fans using Turnstile 2A and 2B of the Britcon Stand can pay on the gate, as can those using Turnstile 5A of the Clugston Stand. Please note, matchday prices will apply.

United's encounter against the Chairboys is a Category B fixture.

Category B Early Bird Member Category B Early Bird Category B Matchday
Adult £21 £22 £25
£14 £15 £17
U18 £5 £6 £8
U12* Free Free Free
Category B Early Bird Member Category B Early Bird Category B Matchday
Adult £21 £22 £25
£14 £15 £17
U18 £5 £6 £8
U12* Free Free Free
Category B Early Bird Member Category B Early Bird Category B Matchday
Adult £17 £18 £21
£12 £13 £15
U18 £5 £6 £8
U12* Free Free Free
LINCOLNSHIRE CO-OP FAMILY ZONE Category B Early Bird Member Category B Early Bird Category B Matchday
Adult £19 £20 £23
£13 £14 £16
U18** £3 £4 £6
U12* Free Free Free
Category B Early Bird Member Category B Early Bird Category B Matchday
Adult £29 £30 £33
65 £22 £23 £25
U21 £17 £18 £20
U18 £12 £13 £15

* 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.



Call 01724 747670


The Glanford Park ticket office is open at the following times:

Saturday, December 29 - 9am until 3pm (also open for a short period of time after the Wycombe game)

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