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Preview: Southend United (A)

27 November 2018

The Iron will be looking to get back to winning ways in Sky Bet League One when they make the long trip to face Southend United at Roots Hall on Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off).

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27 November 2018

Scunthorpe were edged out by the league leaders Portsmouth at Glanford Park at the weekend and, despite Lee Novak's eighth goal of the season and second half pressure on the visitors, Pompey held out for a slender 2-1 victory.

The Shrimpers also come into the fixture on the back of a 2-1 defeat as they let a 1-0 lead slip to lose at AFC Wimbledon.


United manager Stuart McCall is set to be without Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Funso Ojo, with both withdrawn against Portsmouth on Saturday. The Manchester United loanee came off at half time with an ankle injury, while the Belgian was withdrawn early in the game following a recurrance of his hamstring injury.

Josh Morris made the bench at the weekend as he edges back from a fractured jaw sustained against Peterborough United six weeks ago, while McCall also confirmed that two further players would miss out on the trip after sustaining injuries in the build-up to the game.

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.


Last season, the Iron lost 3-2 against Southend United at Roots Hall, despite leading 1-0 early in the game through now-Shrimper Tom Hopper. Scunthorpe went 2-1 down, with Kevin van Veen scoring the equaliser before a last-gasp winner from the hosts.

Meanwhile in the reverse fixture at Glanford Park, it was the Iron who won 3-1 with goals from van Veen, Conor Townsend and an own goal from Michael Turner, who would incidentally score the last minute winner at Roots Hall just over a month later.

2017-18 - Sat 27 Jan LG 1 Southend 3-2 Iron Hopper, van Veen
2017-18 - Sat 23 Dec LG 1 Iron 3-1 Southend van Veen, Townsend, Turner (og)
2016-17 - Sat 4 Feb LG 1  Southend 3-1 Iron Wallace
2016-17 - Sat 10 Sep  LG 1  Iron 4-0 Southend  Madden, van Veen, Morris, Smallwood 
2015-16 - Sat 13 Feb  LG 1  Iron 1-0 Southend  Madden 
2015-16 - Sat 7 Nov  FAC R1  Iron 2-1 Southend  Madden 2 
2015-16 - Sat 26 Sep  LG 1  Southend 2-1 Iron  McSheffrey 
2013-14 - Tue 11 Mar  LG 1  Iron 2-2 Southend  Sparrow, Winnall 
2013-14 - Fri 13 Sep  LG 1  Southend 0-1 Iron  Iwelumo 
2008-09 - Tue 24 Feb  LG 1  Southend 2-0 Iron   
2008-09 - Tue 21 Oct  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Southend  Hayes 
2005-06 - Fri 10 Mar  LG 1  Southend 3-0 Iron   
2005-06 - Fri 26 Aug  LG 1  Iron 1-0 Southend  Baraclough 
2004-05 - Fri 11 Feb  LG 2  Southend 0-0 Iron   
2004-05 - Tue 19 Oct  LG 2  Iron 3-2 Southend  Torpey, Hayes, Crosby 
2003-04 - Fri 2 Apr  DIV 3  Southend 4-2 Iron  Sparrow, Torpey 
2003-04 - Sat 27 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Southend  MacLean 
2002-03 - Sat 25 Jan  DIV 3  Iron 4-1 Southend  Carruthers, Kilford, Calvo-Garcia, Hayes 
2002-03 - Sun 29 Dec  DIV 3  Southend 1-2 Iron  Carruthers, Torpey 
2001-02 - Sat 23 Mar  DIV 3  Southend 2-0 Iron   
2001-02 - Tue 23 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 2-0 Southend  Carruthers, Beagrie 
2000-01 - Sat 24 Feb  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Southend  Berry 
2000-01 - Sat 23 Sep  DIV 3  Southend 1-0 Iron   
1998-99 - Mon 5 Apr  DIV 3  Southend 0-1 Iron  Sheldon 
1998-99 - Sat 10 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Southend  Calvo-Garcia 
1989-90 - Fri 16 Feb  DIV 4  Southend 0-0 Iron   
1989-90 - Sat 2 Dec  DIV 4  Iron 1-1 Southend  Ward 
1986-87 - Sat 11 Apr  DIV 4  Iron 3-0 Southend  Broddle, Johnson 2 
1986-87 - Tue 4 Nov  DIV 4  Southend 3-1 Iron  Johnson 
1985-86 - Fri 24 Jan  DIV 4  Iron 2-0 Southend  Hill, Broddle 
1985-86 - Sat 14 Sep  DIV 4  Southend 2-1 Iron  Cammack 
1984-85 - Fri 8 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Southend  Cammack, Graham 
1984-85 - Fri 19 Oct  DIV 4  Southend 1-1 Iron  Cowling 
1983-84 - Fri 3 Feb  DIV 3  Southend 0-0 Iron   
1983-84 - Fri 30 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 1-6 Southend  Holden 
1980-81 - Sun 22 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Southend  Pilling, Green 
1980-81 - Fri 17 Oct  DIV 4  Southend 2-0 Iron   
1977-78 - Fri 3 Feb  DIV 4  Southend 2-0 Iron   
1977-78 - Sat 10 Sep  DIV 4  Iron 1-2 Southend  Lumby 
1976-77 - Sat 5 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Southend  Lumby 
1976-77 - Fri 24 Sep  DIV 4  Southend 1-1 Iron  Keeley 
1972-73 - Sat 4 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 0-0 Southend   
1972-73 - Mon 25 Sep  DIV 3  Southend 1-0 Iron   
1971-72 - Tue 25 Apr  DIV 4  Iron 1-1 Southend  Kirk 
1971-72 - Mon 30 Aug  DIV 4  Southend 2-3 Iron  Davidson 2, Fletcher 
1970-71 - Fri 18 Dec  DIV 4  Southend 2-2 Iron  Davidson, Kirk 
1970-71 - Sat 22 Aug  DIV 4  Iron 3-0 Southend  Kerr, Foxton, Heath 
1969-70 - Tue 7 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 2-0 Southend  Rusling, Cassidy 
1969-70 - Fri 15 Aug  DIV 4  Southend 3-0 Iron   
1968-69 - Mon 12 May  DIV 4  Iron 4-1 Southend  Cassidy 2, Rusling 2 
1968-69 - Mon 17 Mar  DIV 4  Southend 0-3 Iron  Heath, Haydock (og), Cassidy
1965-66 - Fri 13 May  DIV 4  Southend 0-1 Iron  Sloan 
1965-66 - Sat 30 Apr  DIV 4  Iron 0-0 Southend   
1964-65 - Sat 23 Jan  DIV 4  Southend 0-1 Iron  Thomas 
1964-65 - Fri 18 Sep  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Southend  Sloan, Lawther 

Our full record against Southend is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 28  17  51  25 
Away 27  14  24  40 
TOTAL 55  24  15  16  75  65


Forward Simon Cox has eight goals to his name in all competitions this season. After beginning his career with Reading, he's been at a further eight clubs before arriving at Roots Hall in July 2016.

The 31-year-old was once subjects of £200,000, £1.5m and £2m transfers in his career and has 34 goals for Southend since joining the club.

Sam Mantom is also in line to make his first appearance against the Iron since being released in the summer. The midfielder has been a near ever present in the side, making 21 appearances in all competitions this season. He's recently scored his first goal for the club in a 6-2 FA Cup win over Crawley Town.


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Match Reports

Report: Iron 1-2 Portsmouth

24 November 2018

The Iron fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of high-flying Portsmouth on Saturday afternoon at Glanford Park. Lee Novak netted for Scunthorpe in the second half, but two quick Pompey goals in the opening period secured the victory for the visitors.

Manager Stuart McCall made three changes from the side that beat Bristol Rovers 2-1 last time out. Cameron Burgess, James Horsfield and George Thomas all came into the starting line-up to replace the trio of James Perch, Ryan Colclough and Ike Ugbo. 

After a quick change of ends, with Scunthorpe kicking from left-to-right, the referee blew his whistle to get the game underway. Matthew Lund took the kick-off and a cagey opening five minutes followed.

The Iron then had the first opportunity to attack. Lund was pulled back midway inside the Pompey half, winning a free-kick. The ball was floated in by George Thomas, however Portsmouth dealt with the aerial threat well to clear the danger.  

Shortly after, Scunthorpe came at Pompey again. Jak Alnwick started the break by spreading the ball out wide to Funso Ojo, who brilliantly laid it off first time to Lee Novak. The striker then played it through to Andy Dales who made a run into the area. He jinked inside on his right foot, before dragging his shot back towards the near post, but the goalkeeper got down to save the deflected effort.  

Then, ten minutes in, Portsmouth had their first chance, when a cross from the left flank was dangerously whipped in. Matthew Clarke met it with his head, but glanced wide of the post. 

Scunthorpe were then dealt an early setback, when Ojo had to be replaced three minutes later after going down injured on the edge of box following a speculative shot. Ugbo came on in his place.

Ugbo wasted no time in getting into action, surging forward down the right. His trickery caused all sorts of problems for the Pompey defence who were forced to put the ball into touch for a corner. 

Thomas took the resulting corner and Lund rose highest to win the header which went just over the top of the crossbar – the closest either team had come to scoring so far. 

With 15 minutes to go before half-time, Portsmouth unleashed a quick counter down the right, leading to free-kick near the corner flag. Gareth Evans crossed it in, with Oliver Hawkins running on to it at the near post. He tried to flick his header into the far corner, but the ball dropped past the post. 

Pompey continued to apply the pressure and soon found themselves in the lead after 35 minutes. Tom Naylor was the goalscorer, hooking the ball into the back of the net after a corner from Jack Whatmough was sent deep into the area. 

As the half-time break approached, Portsmouth doubled their advantage. Evans, the Pompey captain, made a run into the area, before latching onto a throughball and finishing right-footed in the top left corner, lifting it over Alnwick, to leave the goalkeeper with no chance. 

The fourth official then indicated a minimum of three minutes added time, but no further chances were created, leaving Portsmouth heading into the interval with a two-goal lead. 

As the teams emerged for the second half, the Iron were without Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who was substituted for Lewis Butroid at half-time after appearing to pick up an injury late on in the first half. 

The referee then blew for the final 45 minutes to start and, within seconds, Portsmouth had won a free-kick on the edge of the area. Lee Brown was the man standing over it. He looked to curl one into the top corner, but his effort flew over the bar. 

On the 58 minute mark, Evans had another opportunity for Portsmouth. Hawkins won his header in the area, before sending the ball back across for the lurking Evans in the six-yard-box. He tried to smash it into the net, but instead blazed over.  

With the Iron trailing, they looked for a response and Novak was the man to provide it on 60 minutes, thumping the ball into the net with a fantastic first-time volley after Craig MacGillivray had initially parried into the striker’s path.

Scunthorpe then made their third and final substitution with Stephen Humphrys coming on to replace James Horsfield. 

A series of Iron shots followed, leaving Portsmouth struggling on the back foot. The last effort came from Thomas, who looked to bend the ball into the top left corner and saw the ball shave the top of goal – inches from the back of the net.  

As the match entered the later stages, the Iron pushed for an equaliser. With ten minutes to go, Thomas whipped in a low free-kick wide on the right, which was millimetres away from somebody getting a touch and steering it goalwards. 

Portsmouth’s Clarke then hacked down Novak, to give Thomas another opportunity to deliver into the box. However, this time Pompey stood their ground to divert the ball clear. 

With the clock ticking past 90 minutes, there were five additional minutes to be played, but tried as they might, the Iron couldn’t quite an equalising goal to snatch a point at Glanford Park.  

Scunthorpe United: Alnwick, Borthwick-Jackson (Butroid, 45), Ojo (Ugbo, 13), Lund, Horsfield (Humphrys, 75), Dales, Novak, Thomas, Goode, Burgess, McArdle (C).
Substitutes not used: Flatt, Morris, Ben El-Mhanni, Wootton. 

Portsmouth: MacGillivray, Brown, Clarke, Naylor, Hawkins, Lowe (Wheeler, 84), Curtis, Whatmough, N. Thompson, Evans (C) (Burgess, 79), B. Thompson.
Substitutes not used: McGee, Walkes, Pitman, Close, Haunstrup. 

Referee: Martin Coy.

Attendance: 4,365.

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24 November 2018

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Enjoy a three-course meal ahead of Portsmouth clash

20 November 2018

The game will be played on Saturday, November 24th, 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, November 23rd 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 Turnstiles 2A and 2B of the Britcon Stand, and Turnstile 4A of the Clugston Stand can pay on the gate. Please note, matchday prices will apply.

United's encounter against Pompey 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, November 24 - 9am until 3pm (also for a short period of time after the Portsmouth game)

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