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Preview: Plymouth Argyle (H)

26 October 2018

The Iron return to action with a home clash against Plymouth Argyle on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Following a run of four straight defeats in the league, including the narrow 1-0 loss at Blackpool in midweek, Stuart McCall’s side will be seeking a first victory since October 2nd.

Plymouth head into the game in confident mood following a 3-1 home win over Gillingham, during which Freddie Ladapo scored a brace and Ruben Lameiras notched.

TEAM NEWS…

Funso Ojo is likely to miss out with a hamstring problem picked up at Blackpool, which saw him go for a scan on Thursday.

Elsewhere, Lee Novak is likely to sit out as on Thursday he still hadn't fully recovered from the calf problem which saw him miss the last two games.

Josh Morris (jaw) and Matthew Lund (knee) remain absent for around a month, while Rory Watson (arm) and Matt Gilks (knee) continue to miss out.

PAST MEETINGS…

The Iron defeated Plymouth Argyle twice last season, with the most recent match seeing us win 2-0 at Glanford Park in May through goals from Hakeeb Adelakun and Ivan Toney.

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2017-18 - Tue May 1 LG 1 Iron 2-0 Plymouth Adelakun, Toney 
2017-18 - Sat Aug 26 LG 1 Plymouth 0-4 Iron Madden 2, Hopper, Morris
2013-14 - Sat Mar 15 LG 2 Plymouth 0-2 Iron Syers, Cole og
2013-14 - Sat Sep 21 LG 2 Iron 1-0 Plymouth Esajas
2009-10 - Sat Mar 20 CHAMP Iron 2-1 Plymouth Thompson, Woolford
2009-10 - Sat Oct 3 CHAMP Plymouth 2-1 Iron Hooper
2007-08 - Tue Mar 11 CHAMP Iron 1-0 Plymouth Morris
2007-08 - Sat Dec 1 CHAMP Plymouth 3-0 Iron  
2001-02 - Tue Jan 22 DIV 3 Plymouth 2-1 Iron Carruthers
2001-02 - Sat Dec 22 DIV 3 Iron 2-1 Plymouth Hodges
2000-01 - Sat Mar 17 DIV 3 Iron 4-1 Plymouth Garcia, Torpey, Quailey 2
2000-01 - Tue Oct 17 DIV 3 Plymouth 1-0 Iron  
1998-99 - Tue Mar 30 DIV 3 Plymouth 5-0 Iron  
1998-99 - Sat Aug 29 DIV 3 Iron 0-2 Plymouth  
1995-96 - Sat Feb 10 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Plymouth McFarlane
1995-96 - Tue Jan 23 DIV 3 Plymouth 1-3 Iron Hope, Turnbull, McFarlane
1983-84 - Sat Apr 7 DIV 3 Iron 3-0 Plymouth Bell, Brolly, Cammack
1983-84 - Tue Sep 27 DIV 3 Plymouth 4-0 Iron  
1972-73 - Tue Feb 6 DIV 3 Plymouth 3-0 Iron  
1972-73 - Tue Oct 10 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Plymouth Kirk
1963-64 - Sat Feb 29 DIV 2 Plymouth 3-1 Iron Hodgson
1963-64 - Sat Nov 16 DIV 2 Iron 1-0 Plymouth Neale
1962-63 - Sat Feb 23 DIV 2 Plymouth 2-3 Iron McGuigan, Howells, Brownsword pen
1962-63 - Sat Oct 6 DIV 2 Iron 2-2 Plymouth Godfrey, Hodgson
1961-62 - Sat Mar 31 DIV 2 Plymouth 3-1 Iron Kaye
1961-62 - Sat Nov 11 DIV 2 Iron 5-1 Plymouth Thomas 4, Thorpe
1960-61 - Sat Apr 22 DIV 2 Iron 2-0 Plymouth Thomas, Bonson
1960-61 - Sat Dec 3 DIV 2 Plymouth 3-1 Iron Sharpe
1959-60 - Thu Sep 3 DIV 2 Iron 2-0 Plymouth Sharpe, Haigh
1959-60 - Mon Aug 24 DIV 2 Plymouth 4-0 Iron  
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS PLYMOUTH WINS
League 15 3 12
Total 15 3 12

ONE TO WATCH…

Freddie Ladapo has been able to count 14 clubs home, from the Premier League to the Isthmian League, but now looks to settle down with Argyle in League One, where he has notched six goals so far this term.

Ladapo headed to Plymouth in the summer having been released by Southend, who signed him from Crystal Palace in January. Palace had plucked Ladapo from Margate, where he was scoring freely in tier seven, but the Eagles only gave him two appearances, and sent him out for loan spells at Oldham and Shrewsbury.

Margate had been the destination for Freddie following a slide down from his start at Colchester, via Kidderminster Harriers, and numerous loans in between, and the goals he scored in Margate’s promotion, and those he bagged on loan at Grays Athletic, showed he is a man with an eye for a goal.

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE…

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

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Report: Iron 1-4 Plymouth Argyle

27 October 2018

Scunthorpe United were defeated 4-1 by Plymouth Argyle at Glanford Park on Saturday afternoon in Sky Bet League One.

The visitors went ahead through first-half goals from Freddie Ladapo and Niall Canavan, only for Lee Novak to pull one back in the second-half for the Iron before Joel Grant and Antoni Sarcevic settled the contest.

Boss Stuart McCall entered the game having made three changes from the team that started at Blackpool in midweek. Funso Ojo, Andy Dales and Cameron Burgess made way - replaced by James Horsfield, George Thomas and Ike Ugbo.

In the opening minutes, it was the visitors who carved out the first chance of the day. After stringing together a series of passes the ball reached Plymouth’s Graham Carey, who pushed it out of his feet and shot over from around 20 yards with Jak Alnwick – in truth - untroubled. 

Two minutes on, the green-and-white shirted visitors won a free-kick through the tricky Joel Grant out on the wing. That was played high into the Iron box, and after a few unsettled moments was eased clear by the defence.

Scunthorpe then showed their first attacking threat of the afternoon when Stephen Humphrys drove over the centre-circle, into the visitor’s half and released Ryan Colclough with ten minutes on the clock. The United winger then sprinted for the byline and cut the ball back to win a corner – which was well-cleared by the visiting defence.

Yet almost immediately after this the Green Army worked themselves ahead in North Lincolnshire when Freddie Ladapo fired home. Following the corner Joel Grant had broken and rolled the ball across the area where Clarke stabbed clear to avert a goal – a slightly unheeded warning. Next passage, the ball found its way to Ladapo and at the back-post his effort took a slight deflection to burrow into the corner of the net.

It was, however, a strike that provoked a reaction out of the Iron. Instantly, they seemed to find attacking intent, pushing forward and moving the ball around well in the attacking third. James Perch managed a header on target after Charlie Goode knocked the ball into his path, although Matt Macey was equal to it.

Continuing to push on, on the 25-minute mark, Scunthorpe came close once more. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson coolly settled himself on the left-wing before seeing Humphrys in space at the near-post. His crossed ball in was delicate and precise – but Humphry’s flick towards goal was a little too heavy and bounced up for Macey to collect. With the Iron much more in the groove by this point, Ike Ugbo then stormed up the left-wing and flashed a shot left-to-right which, with the angle against him, flew narrowly wide.

Following that, the rest of the half looked as if it was going to be played out with little else of note occurring but with the Iron growing in stature. Indeed, United continued to see more of the ball and to work it around inside the visitor’s half – coming closest when Bothwick-Jackson had a further cross cleared and when Ryan Colclough arrowed an effort wide from outside the box after a neat passage of play.

But just as the fourth official’s board went up to signal two additional minutes, the visiting side notched goal number two of the day – from ex-Iron Canavan. Argyle won a corner out on the left, and the centre-back rose highest at the near-post to flick across goal, past Jak Alnwick and into the far-side net. The whistle went seconds later, with the Devon side 2-0 ahead.

Before the start of the second-half, United made one alteration to their team – replacing Humphrys with Novak. The away side, who remained unchanged, then got the game back underway.

Signalling attacking intent from the off, Colclough quickly took possession and shot up the wing. Ugbo and Novak both sprinted through the middle in support – but the winger’s cross had just a little bit too much on it – although it did give the crowd a boost.

But what gave the crowd a greater boost was the goal that United pulled back with 50 minutes played. It came after the ball was squared low to Ike Ugbo, who took a touch to get the ball out of his feet before firing at goal. Desperately, his shot was blocked by an Argyle defender – only to fall perfectly for Novak to smash into the bottom-left corner despite Macey’s best efforts.

And the leveller nearly followed. In full attacking flow by this point, United launched another cross into the box which Novak connected with. Somehow, Macey stooped low to palm the ball away from point-blank range, with Novak immediately picking it back up with his back to goal. Under pressure, the striker chose to stand the ball up at the far-post where Ugbo bundled home – only for the goal to be ruled out (after lengthy deliberations with the referee) by the linesman.

Smelling blood, the Iron came again looking stronger than ever and like a team about to equalise. Camped in the Plymouth box, Novak and Perch combined well before slotting the ball into the path of Ugbo who shot narrowly wide with the defence very much on the back-foot. Back in the box again, Colclough then went down under a challenge with Glanford Park screaming desperately for a penalty but the referee awarding only a yellow card for simulation.

Then, completely against the run of play, came another goal: 3-1 Plymouth, one hour played. Just as Glanford Park had really started to believe – just as the players had started to pepper the Plymouth goal – the away side restored their advantage. Unfortunately, a quick counter-attack caught out an Iron side who had committed themselves forward, and at the back-post Joel Grant was able to storm in and convert home a low cross.

It took United a few minutes to recover from that bitter pill, and when they did so they began to fight valiantly once more – despite the fact that wind had clearly been knocked from their sails. Wootton was introduced from the bench in place of Ugbo with 15 minutes to go, but it was to have little impact in terms of the outcome – although he did manage to swerve a header at goal which Canavan nodded clear – and to smash narrowly off-target under pressure having charged into the box.

With five minutes left the Iron did win and nearly convert a corner, but by this point the game had started to fizzle out. United had huffed and puffed but had been unable to find a second goal to put them back into the contest; and Plymouth were by this point perfectly content to absorb any pressure. The corner itself found McArdle, but the defender’s effort was cleared off the line to keep it at 3-1.

Yet deep into stoppage time there was time for one more goal – as Argyle extended their tally for the afternoon to four. After an instalment of pinball in the box in which Scunthorpe couldn’t clear the ball, Sarcevic slotted home with what was practically the last kick of the match.

TEAM LINE-UPS
Scunthorpe United: 
Alnwick, Clarke, Borthwick-Jackson, Horsfield, Ugbo (Wootton, 78), Humphrys (Novak, 45), Perch, Thomas, Goode, McArdle, Colclough.
Substitutes not used: Flatt, Dales, Burgess, Sutton, Butroid.

Plymouth Argyle: Macey, Songo’o, Ness, Sarcevic, Fox (O’Keefe, 85), Carey, Canavan, C Grant, J Grant, Ladapo, Moore.
Substitutes not used: Letheren, Lameiras, Wylde, Smith-Brown, P Grant, Jephcott.

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Advance saving! Save by buying your Iron v Plymouth Argyle tickets in advance

27 October 2018

Save money by purchasing your Iron v Plymouth Argyle tickets in advance! Tickets are on sale now!

The game will be played on Saturday, October 27th, 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, October 26th at 5pm, and also until three hours before kick-off online via our ticketing website (www.sufctickets.com). 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 5A of the Clugston Stand can pay on the gate. Please note, matchday prices will apply.

United's encounter against Argyle is a Category B fixture.

SPB 
STAND
Category B Early Bird Member Category B Early Bird Category B Matchday
Adult £21 £22 £25
65+/U21/
Student
£14 £15 £17
U18 £5 £6 £8
U12* Free Free Free
CLUGSTON
STAND
Category B Early Bird Member Category B Early Bird Category B Matchday
Adult £21 £22 £25
65+/U21/
Student
£14 £15 £17
U18 £5 £6 £8
U12* Free Free Free
BRITCON
STAND
Category B Early Bird Member Category B Early Bird Category B Matchday
Adult £17 £18 £21
65+/U21/
Student
£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
65+/U21/
Student
£13 £14 £16
U18** £3 £4 £6
U12* Free Free Free
EXECUTIVE
SEATS
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.

HOW TO BUY

ONLINE
www.sufctickets.com

TELEPHONE
Call 01724 747670

IN PERSON

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

Thursday, October 25 - 8.30am until 5pm
Friday, October 26 - 8.30am until 5pm
Saturday, October 27 - 9.00am until 3pm (also for a short period of time after the Plymouth Argyle game)

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