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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United manager Stuart McCall is set to be without Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Funso Ojo, with both withdrawn against Portsmouth on Saturday. The Manchester United loanee came off at half time with an ankle injury, while the Belgian was withdrawn early in the game following a recurrance of his hamstring injury.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: Southend United 2-0 Iron

27 November 2018

The Iron, down to ten men for more than half the game, lost 2-0 away at Southend United on Tuesday evening.

Timothee Dieng put the hosts in front with an early headed goal at Roots Hall, before James Perch was sent off for receiving two yellow cards.

The victory was sealed with ten minutes left on the clock when ex-Iron Sam Mantom smashed home a volley.

Manager Stuart McCall made three changes to the starting line-up that lost to Portsmouth on Saturday. Josh Morris made a return from a jaw injury, whilst there were also starts for Perch and Ike Ugbo. They replaced Matthew Lund, Funso Ojo and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.

Southend had the first sighting of the goal inside the opening five minutes. Jason Demetriou’s right-wing cross was flicked on by Dieng to Simon Cox, but the striker’s sliding toe-poke caused Jak Alnwick no trouble.

Just moments later, the hosts took a 1-0 lead through Dieng attacking the box from midfield again. Harry Bunn’s cross picked out the Frenchman, who was charging forward, and his header was pushed to onto the bar by Alnwick, but the ball bounced over the line.

It could have been 2-0 in the 11th minute when Stephen McLaughlin received a pass from Cox and raced down the right. He checked back onto his left foot and aimed for the far corner, but Alnwick made a superb diving save to push it behind for a corner.

Perch then received a yellow card in the 28th minute for a challenge on McLaughlin to the right of the Iron’s box. However, the winger’s set-piece was cleared away.

Similar to his earlier effort, McLaughlin had another try to score. The hosts broke down the right with substitute Elvis Bwomono, who passed back to McLaughlin. From a longer distance, the winger attempted another curling effort that was heading into the left corner of the net, but the Iron goalkeeper made a fine stop to parry it away.

Scunthorpe came looking for an equaliser when captain Rory McArdle switched the ball to Charlie Goode, who sent an inviting cross into the area. However, Cameron Burgess’ header went straight at Mark Oxley.

In the 38th minute, the Iron were reduced to ten men. Perch was shown his second yellow card of the match and subsequently sent off, following a foul on McLaughlin. 

From the free-kick, McArdle cleared a lobbed effort from Cox off the line, before striker Lee Novak also performed defensive duties when he blocked a rebounding shot. 

The Shrimpers came looking for a second just before half-time. Full-back Stephen Hendrie advanced down the left-wing and drilled a shot straight at Alnwick.

After the interval, the Iron saw a deflected header bounce off the top of the crossbar. Morris delivered an in-swinging corner towards Burgess, and his looping header took a slight touch on its way to striking the bar.

Andy Dales then swung a free-kick onto the box from the left-wing, but Novak’s header flew wide of the goal.

The Iron continued to look a threat from set-pieces when Morris stood over a free-kick 30-yards from goal. On his return to the team, Morris bent his strike around the wall, but goalkeeper Oxley pushed it away from danger with a diving stop.

However, Mantom, who had a chance beforehand, scored to increase Southend’s lead with ten minutes left. A deflected cross from McLaughlin fell to the former Iron player, who smashed a volley into the back of the net.

The Iron were unlucky not to get an immediate goal back. Novak latched onto a loose ball, but his chipped strike cannoned off the crossbar, before Oxley pounced on the ball. 

A solid block late on from McArdle denied Michael Kightly a goal, keeping the scoreline at 2-0.

United next travel to Shrewsbury on Sunday for the second round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Southend United: Oxley, Hyam, Dieng, (McCoulsky, 74’), Cox (Kightly, 86’), McLaughlin, Mantom (c), Moore, Demetriou (Bwomono 15’), Bunn, Hendrie, White.
Unused substitutes: Bishop, Yearwood, Klass, Robinson.

Scunthorpe United: Alnwick, Horsfield (Lewis, 74’), Ugbo (Wootton, 76’), Morris, Dales (El-Mhanni, 63’), Perch, Novak, Thomas, Goode, Burgess, McArdle (c).
Unused substitutes: Flatt, Humphrys, Wootton, Pugh. 

Referee: Trevor Kettle.

Attendance: 5,110 (116 away).

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Ticket News

Pay on the turnstile at Southend

27 November 2018

Iron fans can pay CASH-ONLY on the turnstile at Southend United on Tuesday night, with matchday prices applying.

Prices for the game are as follows:

Adults £25
Senior (60+) £18
Student (Valid ID) £17
Young Person (17-22) £17
Juniors (9-16) £12
Under-8 (8 and under) £5

Tickets are now OFF SALE from Glanford Park.

Click here for coach travel details, with seats still on sale until Tuesday lunchtime from the Iron.

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