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Preview: Swindon Town (A)

3 March 2020

The Iron will be seeking to make it three games unbeaten when they make the trip to take on Swindon Town this Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off).

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3 March 2020


The Iron return to the County Ground two-and-a-half weeks after the original tie was called off an hour prior to kick-off for safety reasons.

United come into the game on the back of the weekend's 2-2 home draw over Port Vale, with George Miller notching his first for the club in the final minute of normal time to secure the point. United have taken four points from a possible six in the last two games and will be looking to build on the run.

The Robins come into the match sitting top of the league, where they have done for much of the season. They were without a game at the weekend too, with their trip to Mansfield Town called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Their last match was on February 22nd, when they beat Grimsby Town 3-1.


The Iron were dealt two fresh injury blows at the weekend with Abo Eisa (hamstring) and Kevin van Veen (groin) both withdrawn either side of half-time.

Both have been labelled as absentees for the game, and doubts for the match against Grimsby Town this weekend, although van Veen's lay-off isn't expected to be as serious as first thought. Their replacements, Devarn Green and George Miller, made telling contributions to the game and will be in the prime position to take their starting berth.

Defender Harrison McGahey could still miss out as he recovers from concussion, while midfielder Levi Sutton is also edging closer to a return following a similar absence. He was due to return to training last Friday.

Goalkeeper Ian Lawlor returned from a groin injury to take his place on the substitute's bench at Vale Park at the weekend.

Ryan Colclough misses out with a back injury, while Junior Brown is edging closer to a return from medial ligament damage but the game will come too soon.

Yann Songo'o has fully recovered from a knee injury, and boosted his comeback with 85 minutes for the Under-23s against Hull City last week before being an unused substitute at the weekend.

Elsewhere, Jordan Clarke could return sooner than originally anticipated from a calf injury, as he was originally out until late April. Meanwhile, Kgosi Ntlhe is still out with an Achilles injury.

Regan Slater (ankle) is hoping to return later this month.


The reverse fixture was played on the opening day of the season, with Scunthorpe having the majority of the chances but losing 2-0 to two 'suckerpunch' Swindon goals.

Prior to that, we last faced them at the County Ground in April 2017, emerging 2-1 winners.

2019-20 - Sat 3 Aug LG 2 Iron 0-2 Swindon  
2016-17 - Sat 22 Apr LG 1 Swindon 1-2 Iron Wallace, Mantom
2016-17 - Sat 29 Oct LG 1 Iron 4-1 Swindon  Madden 2, Holmes, van Veen 
2015-16 - Mon 28 Mar  LG 1 Iron 6-0 Swindon  Townsend, Clarke, Adelakun, Hopper 2, Madden
2014-15 - Sat 14 Feb LG 1 Iron 3-1 Swindon Madden, Canavan, van Veen
2012-13 - Sat 27 Apr LG 1 Iron 3-1 Swindon Collins, Hawley, Duffy
2012-13 - Sat 20 Oct LG 1 Swindon 1-1 Iron Hawley
2008-09 - Sat 21 Feb LG 1 Swindon 4-2 Iron Hooper, Lansbury
2008-09 - Sat 1 Nov LG 1  Iron 3-3 Swindon McCann, Woolford, Pearce
2005-06 - Mon 17 Apr LG 1   Iron 1-2 Swindon Sharp
2005-06 - Sat 22 Oct LG 1 Swindon 1-1 Iron Sparrow
1985-86 - Sat 12 Apr DIV 4  Swindon 1-1 Iron Hunter
1985-86 - Sat 9 Nov DIV4 Iron 0-2 Swindon  
1984-85 - Fri 29 Mar DIV 4 Iron 6-2 Swindon  Cammack, Broddle, Brolly, Hill, Graham, Green
1984-85 - Tue 6 Nov DIV 4 Swindon 0-0 Iron  
1982-83 - Mon 2 May DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Swindon  Cammack, Lester
1982-83 - Mon 3 Jan DIV 4 Swindon 2-2 Iron  Parkinson, Cammack
1969-70 - Friday 30 Jan FA Cup R5 Swindon 3-1 Iron  Cassidy
1967-68 - Fri 19 Apr DIV 3 (old) Iron 3-1 Swindon  Heath, Kerr 2
1967-68 - Sat 25 Nov DIV 3 (old) Swindon 2-0 Iron  
1966-67 - Fri 12 May DIV 3 (old) Iron 1-2 Swindon  Colquhoun
1966-67 - Sat 22 Apr DIV 3 (old) Swindon 2-1 Iron   Sloan
1965-66 - Sat 7 May DIV 3 (old) Swindon 0-0 Iron   
1965-66 - Sat 11 Dec DIV 3 (old) Iron 2-1 Swindon  Bedford 2
1963-64 - Sat 14 Dec DIV 2 (old) Iron 3-0 Swindon  Hodgson, Lawther, Woodruff (og)
1963-64 - Sat 24 Aug DIV 2 (old) Swindon 3-0 Iron    


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Match Reports

Report: Swindon Town 2-0 Iron

3 March 2020

United were beaten 2-0 at League Two leaders Swindon Town on Tuesday night, with Eoin Doyle scoring a brace on a night where two players made their league debuts.

The Iron made four changes going into the game, with Andy Butler, Abo Eisa, Kevin van Veen and John McAtee replaced by Jai Rowe for his first ever appearance for the club, Levi Sutton, Ben Liddle and George Miller.

After some early balls into the box by the high-flying hosts, which were dealt with, it was James Perch who had the first shot on goal of the night, firing wide from 25 yards after the ball landed to him.

The same player had the next chance too on eight minutes, receiving a knockdown by Miller but also struck his effort wide.

The first Swindon opportunity came with 11 minutes on the clock as Diallang Jaiyesimi was played into space on the left side of the area, but drew a comfortable save from Rory Watson at his near post.

Soon after, Rowe won a corner on the right flank, which was sent in by Liddle, whose searching ball only marginally missed the run of Rory McArdle.

The Iron then attacked down the left, with Alex Gilliead’s searching ball just avoiding the United attackers. Then, with 16 minutes gone, Scunthorpe won a free-kick on the right wing, which Liddle swung in but Perch was adjudged to be in an offside position.

Although Swindon had their moments of pressure, it was again the Iron with the next chance as Jordan Gabriel’s clever ball found Sutton, who advanced to the edge of the box but fired wide.

Although Jerry Yates was ruled offside, the first time Watson was really tested came with 25 minutes gone, as a right-wing cross from Jaiyesimi was sent in and he denied the frontman at point blank range.

On 27 minutes, Gilliead cut in from the right and unleashed a speculative effort that took a deflection and went just wide of Steven Benda’s bottom left-hand post. Liddle’s subsequent corner reached Jacob Bedeau, but the hosts got a block to it and cleared.

With 33 minutes gone, Paul Caddis used clever trickery to get into a good position on the right side of the Iron area, but Watson was equal to his low near post attempt.

Five minutes later, the same player struck the top of the woodwork with a curled free-kick from 25 yards.

Then, a combination of tenacity from Gabriel and Sutton saw the latter burst away from the Swindon midfield with the ball, eventually played to Gilliead on the left flank but he was just prevented from getting the cross in.

The hosts eventually took the lead with 42 minutes gone though, as Jaiyesimi got in down the left side and his cross was deflected into the path of Eoin Doyle, who converted home from close range, with Bedeau unable to steer the ball away from the target. It was harsh on the away side, who had defended resolutely.

Soon after, Yates fired high over the bar as he was teed up 25-yards from goal.

On 50 minutes, after stopping a couple of dangerous crosses into their box, the Iron won a free-kick deep on the left which Gilliead took and forced a corner as it was headed behind by a Swindon player. Liddle took it short, passing to Gabriel, who tried to trick his way into the box but was just thwarted.

With 56 minutes played, Lloyd Isgrove was played in down the right and fizzed a low cross into the box which McArdle turned behind for a corner.

Two minutes later, Michael Doughty attacked down the left side of the area but his low cross reached Yates, who saw the shot saved by Watson.

After an hour, Liddle tested Benda with a shot from the edge of the box after the ball was played into him by Gilliead on the left.

Soon after, he pulled up with an injury and was replaced by McAtee.

The substitute was next to come close, with 68 minutes played, but his attempt from the edge of the area, following a knockdown was saved by Benda.

Then, Sutton broke and played in McAtee down the right whose inviting cross was saved by the Swindon goalkeeper.

Moments later, McAtee passed to Rowe on the edge of the area, whose low effort was stopped by the home custodian. Rowe was then replaced by Ben El-Mhanni after an impressive first 73 minutes for the United first team.

It was in the 77th minute when Swindon doubled their lead though, as substitute Doughty threaded a ball through to Doyle, who clipped the ball over the advancing goalkeeper and into the net.

Doughty looked to play Admiral Muskwe in down the right but he lashed the ball wide at the near post.

Perch was replaced by Tom Pugh for his league debut with seven minutes left to play and four minutes later, McAtee tested Benda with a free-kick from the edge of the area, which the home goalkeeper put out for a corner.

During stoppage time, Gilliead then struck a low effort from the right side of the area which drew a good stop by Benda.

It proved the last chance of the match, and next up for Scunthorpe, who battled well throughout, is the home derby against Grimsby Town on Saturday (1pm kick-off).

SWINDON: Benda, Fryers, Broadbent, Isgrove (Muskwe, 61), Yates, Doughty, Jaiyesimi (Anderson, 73), Doyle, Caddis, Grant (Palmer, 86), Edmonds-Green.

SWINDON SUBS: Rose, Woolery, McCormick, Hope.

IRON: Watson, Perch (Pugh, 83), Gabriel, Butroid, Gilliead, Sutton, McArdle, Miller, Bedeau, Rowe (Ben El-Mhanni, 73), Liddle (McAtee, 62).

IRON SUBS: Lawlor, Songo’o, Butler, O’Malley.


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Ticket News

Pay on the day at Swindon Town

2 March 2020

The Iron's Sky Bet League Two clash away at Swindon Town, which was postponed at the weekend in the interest of supporter safety, has been rearranged for Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Swindon Town safety officer and their SAG/Club Officials made the decision to cancel the original fixture on safety grounds.


Iron supporters who purchased tickets for the match and are unable to attend the rearranged fixture are able to collect a refund via the payment method they were originally purchased. The deadline for this is Monday, March 2nd at 5pm.

Iron supporters who purchased tickets for the original match and are still able to attend will be able to use the existing admission ticket to gain entry at the County Ground.


Due to the coach making the full journey to the original tie, refunds are not available as per the terms and conditions of travel. However, on this occasion, the club are pleased to be able to offer subsidised travel at a reduced rate of £20 to the rearranged fixture for anyone who travelled on the official supporters coach on Saturday.

Anyone who was unable to use the official coach travel on Saturday but would like to travel to the rearranged game can purchase tickets at the usual price of £26 members and £28 for non-members. Click here for away coach details.

Tickets will go back on sale for the rearranged match once we receive an additional allocation from the Robins, which will be located in the Arkells Stand. We will confirm on social media once they arrive.

PAY ON THE DAY: Tickets will be available on the day at no extra charge from the away ticket office, which is situated 50 yards from the away turnstiles at the Arkells Stand end of the ground. They can take payment by cash or card.

You can purchase tickets in person at the Iron ticket office, by calling 01724 747670 or through visiting Buy in advance from the Iron and we receive 5% of the sales.

Match tickets will remain on sale from the Iron ticket office until 5pm on Monday, March 2nd. REMINDER: The deadline for refunds on the original match tickets is also 5pm on Monday, March 2nd.

Prices for the game are as follows:





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We have been allocated three wheelchair tickets. Ambulant disabled supporters pay the age related price for their ticket. Disabled fans must be in receipt of DLA at the higher level, or middle rate for mobility. If this is the case, disabled fans will be entitled to one free carer.


Call 01724 747670

Our ticket office is open at the following times: 

Monday, March 2nd - 8.30am-5pm

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