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Preview: Shrewsbury Town (A)

30 November 2018

The Iron return to action on Sunday with an Emirates FA Cup second round trip to take on fellow League One side Shrewsbury Town.

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2 December 2018

United come into the game looking to bounce back from Tuesday’s 2-0 away loss at the hands of Southend United.

Meanwhile, the Shrews enter it following a 2-0 home victory over Plymouth Argyle.

Scunthorpe defeated Burton Albion 2-1 at Glanford Park in the first round of the competition, while this weekend’s opponents were 3-1 away winners in a replay at Salford City after drawing 1-1 in their initial tie.


James Perch misses out through a one-match suspension following his dismissal for two yellow cards against Southend United.

Manager Stuart McCall has revealed Funso Ojo and Lewis Butroid face three-to-four weeks out with hamstring injuries.

However, Andy Dales has shaken off a groin injury sustained in midweek and will be available.

United are waiting on Matthew Lund and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who both missed the Southend match through foot injuries.

Elsewhere, Matt Gilks (knee), Rory Watson (arm), Levi Sutton (thigh) and Jordan Clarke (shoulder) continue to miss out, while Ryan Colclough (knee) is out for the remainder of the season.


The Iron defeated the Shrews 1-0 at Glanford Park back in September in League One through a winning goal from Lee Novak.

Here’s the full record:

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 22  12 28 42
TOTAL 47 19 12 16 63 63


A goalscorer in Tuesday’s win over Plymouth, Greg Docherty has netted six times in 20 starts since signing on a season-long loan from Scottish giants Rangers.

The young midfielder featured 14 times in the second-half of last season for the Ibrox-based side, but ‘Gers manager Steven Gerrard felt it was important to get him some game time south of the border.

Docherty joined Rangers in January 2018 from Hamilton Academical, where he had spent the previous 13 years, coming through the youth set-up, before playing over 100 games for the club.

A box-to-box midfielder, Docherty has been capped by Scotland Under-21s.


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Match Reports

Report: Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Iron

2 December 2018

The Iron were knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup in the second round, following a narrow 1-0 defeat to fellow League One opposition Shrewsbury Town at the Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium.

Aaron Holloway’s goal in the first half proved to be the difference, after Josh Morris saw his penalty saved by Shrewsbury goalkeeper Steve Arnold late on. 

Stuart McCall made three changes from the team that were defeated by Southend on Tuesday night. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson came back into the side following injury and replaced the suspended James Perch after his red card in midweek. There were two further changes with James Horsfield and Ike Ugbo switching to the bench, as Matthew Lund and Kyle Wootton came into the side. 

The referee blew his whistle to signal the start of the game with Anthony Grant kicking off for the hosts. A quiet opening five minutes followed. 

Shrewsbury then won a corner on the right after Rory McArdle steered the ball away to prevent the hosts from advancing forward. The resultant set-piece presented the first chance of the match when a deep ball was delivered towards the back post. A bunch of Shrews’ players looked to get on the end of it to prod it home, however the final shot landed straight into the gloves of Jak Alnwick, leaving him with a simple save.

Just minutes later, the Iron attacked themselves. Matthew Lund found space on the right-hand side of the box, before hooking the ball back across to Lee Novak in the middle. The striker met it with his head, but saw his effort drop just wide of the target. 

A controversial moment then followed seconds after, when Scunthorpe thought that Luke Waterfall should have been dismissed after a foul on Kyle Wootton. The defender brought him down as he closed in on goal, but after further consulting with his assistant, the referee decided to bring play back and award a free-kick to the hosts, after an earlier foul had been committed. 

Both sides continued to press as they tried to break the deadlock. Another Iron chance fell to George Thomas after he unleashed a shot from distance, however Waterfall deflected it behind for a corner. Then, after the initial danger was cleared for the resulting set-piece, the ball was sent back in towards Novak with the striker rising highest again, but he headed past the post. 

After a quarter of an hour, Shrewsbury forced Alnwick into a fine save. Ferjiri Okenabirhie cut in from the left and curled a shot towards the top corner, however the goalkeeper dived to his left and superbly tipped the effort behind with his fingertips.  

On 21 minutes, the home side thought that they had found the breakthrough. Josh Laurent picked up possession, before driving forward and firing a shot towards goal, his effort took a wicked deflection and looked to be looping in, but he was denied by the upright. 

Just five minutes later, Shrewsbury came forward again. Greg Docherty ran down the right, before his attempted cross then landed back at his feet. He drove inside the area and tried to lash a shot across the face of goal, however he put it into the side netting. 

Then, as the clock ticked towards the half-time interval and ten minutes to go before the break, the Shrews’ took the lead. Aaron Holloway was the man to score it, cutting in from the right side of the box and curling the ball low into the far bottom corner.  

A goal behind, Scunthorpe looked to level. Novak stole possession from Omar Beckles and steered a pass to into the path of the onrushing Josh Morris. He surged down the flank, before neatly feeding through Lund in the middle, who tried to bend the ball in the corner, however his shot was well wide of the mark. 

There were then two additional minutes added on at the end of the first half. During that, Morris was brought down on the edge of the area to give Scunthorpe their last chance of the half. Thomas stood over the free-kick and struck it well to force Steve Arnold into a smart save down in his bottom right. That proved to be the last action of the half, with the referee brining the first 45 minutes to a close. 

As the second half got underway, it was Shrewsbury who had the first opportunity. Holloway cushioned the ball to Laurent, who had found himself with his back to goal, he then tried to turn and acrobatically shot, but his effort flew over the top of the crossbar.

On 57 minutes, Wootton turned past Mat Sadler, who then blocked the strikers’ clear route to goal in the centre of the pitch, but the referee decided it was only going to be a yellow card for the Shrewsbury skipper. 

Shortly after, the Shrews were on the attack. Laurent gained possession and passed square to Docherty, who switched the ball back onto his left foot, before powerfully striking towards goal, however his shot didn’t trouble Alnwick. 

Andy Dales then charged down the right-hand side, before standing up a cross to the back post, where Cameron Burgess was lurking after making a surging run into the area. The centre-half climbed to win the header, but couldn’t quite direct it on target, as the ball narrowly skimmed over the bar. 

With the Iron still trailing, they brought on Yasin Ben El-Mhanni for Dales in the 74th minute. However, it was the home side who came closest through a substitution of their own when Lenell John-Lewis powered his header past the target.  

Scunthorpe still pushed for an equaliser as the game clock entered the final ten minutes. Morris looked to provide the spark, as he charged through midfield, but he was hacked down just outside of the area. When he tried to pull the trigger. He then took the resulting free-kick, but it was held comfortably by Arnold.  

The Iron then had a golden opportunity to send the game to a replay when the referee awarded Scunthorpe a penalty for a push on Novak. Morris stepped up to take it, but Arnold guessed the right way to keep it out.

Five additional minutes were added on, but it wasn’t enough for the Iron as they fell to defeat in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup. 

Shrewsbury Town: Arnold, Sadler (C), Beckles, Docherty, Okenabirhie (Emmanuel, 90+2), Bolton, Gilliead (John-Lewis, 74), Holloway, Waterfall, Laurent, Grant.
Substitutes not used: Coleman, Haynes, Eisa, Colkett, Sears. 

Scunthorpe United: Alnwick, Borthwick-Jackson, Lund, Morris, Dales (Ben El-Mhanni, 74), Novak, Thomas, Goode, Burgess, McArdle (C), Wootton.
Substitutes not used: Flatt, Horsfield, Ugbo, Humphrys, Lewis, Sutton. 

Referee: Neil Hair.

Attendance: 3,427 (192 away).

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Ticket News

Pay on the gate available at Shrewsbury Town

2 December 2018

Tickets details for the Iron's Emirates FA Cup second round trip to face Shrewsbury Town on Sunday, 2nd December (2pm kick-off).


Iron supporters are able to pay on the day CASH ONLY at the D M Recruitment Stand.

Prices for the game will be as follows:

Adult £15
Senior (65+), 19-23 £12
Juniors 12-18 £5
Under-12 Free

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