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Preview: Peterborough United (A)

31 December 2018

The Iron will be hoping to make it back-to-back wins with a victory at Peterborough United on New Year’s Day (3pm kick-off).

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Pay on the turnstile at Peterborough United

31 December 2018

Stuart McCall’s side arrested a run of six successive league defeats to defeat Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 at Glanford Park on Saturday, with Kyle Wootton netting the winning goal. We enter the game sitting 22nd in the table.

Meanwhile, the Posh sit fifth and were 4-0 winners at Accrington Stanley, with ex-Scunthorpe loanee Ivan Toney hitting a hat-trick.


Andy Dales was a substitute against Wycombe but came off soon after entering the pitch due to a neck injury, so will be assessed ahead of the Peterborough clash.

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.


The Iron were beaten 2-0 by the Posh at Glanford Park earlier this season, with Matt Godden scoring a brace.

Peterborough hosted Scunthorpe last back in February, with a 2-2 draw played out.

2018-19 - Sat 13 Oct LG 1 Iron 0-2 Posh  
2017-18 - Tue 13 Feb LG 1 Posh 2-2 Iron Toney, Yates
2017-18 - Sat 21 Oct LG 1 Iron 2-1 Posh Novak, Morris
2016-17 - Mon 2 Jan LG 1 Iron 1-1 Posh Morris
2016-17 - Tue 22 Nov  LG 1  Posh 0-2 Iron  van Veen, Bishop 
2015-16 - Sat 23 Apr  LG 1  Posh 0-2 Iron  Almeida Santos (og), Hopper 
2015-16 - Sat 28 Nov  LG 1  Iron 0-4 Posh   
2014-15 - Fri 3 Apr  LG 1  Iron 2-0 Posh  Madden, Robinson 
2014-15 - Sat 1 Nov  LG 1  Posh 1-2 Iron  Williams, Osbourne 
2009-10 - Tue 23 Mar  CHAMP  Iron 4-0 Posh  Hayes, Thompson (2), Togwell 
2009-10 - Sat 24 Oct  CHAMP  Posh 3-0 Iron   
2008-09 - Tue 10 Mar  LG 1  Posh 2-1 Iron  Lansbury 
2008-09 - Sat 23 Aug  LG 1  Iron 1-0 Posh  Hayes 
1998-99 - Tue 13 Apr  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Posh  Forrester 
1998-99 - Sat 28 Nov  DIV 3  Posh 2-1 Iron  Calvo-Garcia 
1997-98 - Sat 10 Jan  DIV 3  Iron 1-3 Posh  Forrester 
1997-98 - Sat 9 Aug  DIV 3  Posh 0-1 Iron  Forrester 
1990-91 - Tue 23 Apr  DIV 4  Posh 0-0 Iron   
1990-91 - Sat 8 Sep  DIV 4  Iron 1-1 Posh  Flounders 
1989-90 - Sat 10 Feb  DIV 4  Iron 0-0 Posh   
1989-90 - Sat 16 Sep  DIV 4  Posh 1-1 Iron  Taylor 
1988-89 - Tue 14 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 3-0 Posh  Flounders (3) 
1988-89 - Sat 29 Oct  DIV 4  Posh 1-2 Iron  Hodkinson, Harle 
1987-88 - Sat 27 Feb  DIV 4  Iron 5-0 Posh  Shearer, Flounders (3), Gunn (og) 
1987-88 - Sat 3 Oct  DIV 4  Posh 1-1 Iron  Dixon 
1986-87 - Mon 20 Apr  DIV 4  Iron 2-0 Posh  Hill, Gage (og) 
1986-87 - Fri 26 Dec  DIV 4  Posh 1-1 Iron  Russell 
1985-86 - Sat 11 Jan  DIV 4  Iron 2-0 Posh  Broddle, Whitehead 
1985-86 - Sat 31 Aug  DIV 4  Posh 1-0 Iron   
1984-85 - Tue 12 Feb  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Posh  Broddle, Brolly 
1984-85 - Wed 3 Oct  DIV 4  Posh 3-1 Iron  Brolly 
1982-83 - Tue 26 Apr  DIV 4  Iron 3-0 Posh  Lester, Cammack, Pointon 
1982-83 - Sat 9 Oct  DIV 4  Posh 0-1 Iron  Angus 
1981-82 - Sat 20 Mar  DIV 4  Posh 2-1 Iron  Stewart 
1981-82 - Sat 31 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 0-1 Posh   
1980-81 - Sat 10 Jan  DIV 4  Iron 1-1 Posh  Green 
1980-81 - Wed 22 Oct  DIV 4  Posh 0-2 Iron  Lambert, Partridge 
1979-80 - Sat 12 Apr  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Posh  Stewart 
1979-80 - Sat 5 Jan  DIV 4  Posh 3-1 Iron  Davy 
1973-74 - Sat 29 Dec  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Posh  Collier, Keeley 
1973-74 - Sat 8 Sep  DIV 4  Posh 1-0 Iron   
1971-72 - Sat 25 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 0-0 Posh   
1971-72 - Sat 11 Sep  DIV 4  Posh 0-1 Iron  Heath 
1970-71 - Sat 16 Jan  DIV 4  Posh 1-2 Iron  Davidson, Kirk 
1970-71 - Tue 20 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 5-2 Posh  Keegan, Heath (2), Cassidy, Barker 
1969-70 - Fri 26 Dec  DIV 4  Posh 2-2 Iron  Barker, Kerr 
1969-70 - Sat 23 Aug  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Posh  Heath, Deere 
1968-69 - Mon 7 Apr  DIV 4  Iron 1-2 Posh  Punton 
1968-69 - Mon 16 Sep  DIV 4  Posh 3-2 Iron  Foley, Heath 
1967-68 - Fri 15 Dec  DIV 3  Iron 2-1 Posh  Deere, Barton 
1967-68 - Sat 19 Aug  DIV 3  Posh 1-1 Iron  Barton 
1966-67 - Sat 4 Mar  DIV 3  Posh 1-0 Iron   
1966-67 - Fri 14 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 1-0 Posh  Smith 
1965-66 - Sat 26 Feb  DIV 3  Posh 3-1 Iron  Sloan 
1965-66 - Sat 11 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Posh  Bedford 
1964-65 - Mon 8 Mar  DIV 3  Posh 2-2 Iron  Brown (2) 
1964-65 - Sat 10 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 2-3 Posh  Scott, Sloan 

Our full record against Peterborough is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 29  16  6 48  27 
Away 28  11  33  37 
TOTAL 57  25  15  17  81  64 


In-form ex-Iron loanee Ivan Toney made it 16 goals for the season with his treble against Accrington Stanley last weekend.

The forward started his career with Northampton Town, before joining Newcastle United for an undisclosed fee.

Loan stays with Barnsley, Shrewsbury, the Iron (twice) and Wigan followed before his permanent move to the Posh last summer.

During his two stints in Scunthorpe colours, Toney notched 15 goals.


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

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Match Reports

Report: Peterborough United 0-2 Iron

1 January 2019

Two goals from striker Lee Novak gave the Iron a 2-0 victory against Peterborough United on New Year’s Day.

Novak’s first came inside six minutes after he seized on a poor back pass to convert past the goalkeeper.

Great pressure from George Thomas then led to the striker’s second, slotting the ball into the bottom right corner at the ABAX Stadium.

Manager Stuart McCall made one change from the side that beat Wycombe Wanderers last Saturday. Defender Charlie Goode came in to replace Yasin Ben El-Mhanni.

The Iron got off to a bright start and could have been ahead within the opening three minutes. A ball set up nicely for George Thomas on the edge of the box and his dipping volley crashed against the underside of the bar and back into play.

Thomas caused more problems when he beat Posh goalkeeper Connor O’Malley to the ball and sent an effort goalwards. With the ball rolling towards the empty net, a defender got back to clear it away.

McCall’s side continued to press forward and got their rewards in the sixth minute when Novak put the Iron 1-0 up. The forward pounced on a poor back pass from Joe Ward and neatly slotted the ball into the right corner of the net.

Posh then looked to grab an equaliser not long later through former Iron loanee Ivan Toney. He rose to meet a left-winged cross, but his header flew wide of the target.

That chance was later followed up by an effort from Marcus Maddison, whose driven shot from 30 yards went over Jak Alnwick’s crossbar. 

Alex Woodyard then curled a cross into the area from the right side, which was met by Ward at the far post, but his side-footed attempt went wide. 

Toney had another opportunity for the hosts after a cross came in from Maddison. He found space in the box, but struck his volley wide of the left post. 

At the start of the second-half, Thomas hit the woodwork for the second time in the match. The attacking midfielder took a free-kick by the left corner of the box and his effort curled all the way through and skimmed off the right post. The ball then bounced out for a goal-kick.

The Leicester City loanee then laid the ball off to Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who had made a run inside. However, the full-back’s effort went wide of the right post. 

Just seconds later Novak got his and the Iron’s second goal of the match in the 58th minute. Thomas was again involved in the attack when he worked extremely hard to get a cross in from the left. It wasn’t cleared by the Posh defence, as the attacking midfielder closed down the ball, before Novak coolly finished the ball into the bottom right corner.

Peterborough looked for a goal back in stoppage time but Matt Godden’s header went wide. 

That was the last main action in the match, with the Iron recording back-to-back wins as they will get ready to host Coventry City on Saturday.

Peterborough United: O’Malley, Naismith, Woodyard, Tafazolli (Cummings, 75’), Dembele, Reed (Cooper, 59’), Ward (Godden, 59’), Bennett, Toney, Maddison, Denton.
Unused substitutes: Chapman, O’Hara, Cooper, Lyon, Stevens, Cummings.

Scunthorpe United: Alnwick, Borthwick-Jackson, Ojo, Perch, Novak, Thomas, Goode, Burgess, Sutton, McArdle, Wootton.
Unused substitutes: Flatt, Ugbo, Dales, Lewis, Ben El-Mhanni.

Referee: Ollie Yates.

Attendance: 6,974.

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Ticket News

Pay on the turnstile at Peterborough United

31 December 2018

Tickets are now OFF SALE from Glanford Park, but Iron fans are able to pay on the turnstile at Peterborough United on Tuesday, January 1st (3.00pm kick-off).

Prices for the game are as follows:

Adults £28
Senior (60+) £23
Under-22 £19
Under-18 £11
Under-12 £8
Under-7 £1

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