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Preview: Crawley Town FA Cup (A)

8 November 2019

The Iron begin this season’s FA Cup campaign in the first round, away to fellow Sky Bet League Two side Crawley Town this Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

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Pay on the day available at Crawley

8 November 2019

SCENE-SETTER

Following last weekend’s stalemate against Stevenage in the league, the Iron will be hoping to see their name in the hat for the second round draw, the stage they bowed out at last season, courtesy of Shrewsbury Town. 

Current Iron wide-man Alex Gilliead started for the Shrews that day, which is also Iron gaffer Paul Hurst’s former club. The Shropshire-based League One outfit were victorious on the day, beating United 1-0, after Josh Morris missed a late penalty.  

Crawley head into Saturday’s first round match with the Iron on the back of a late 2-1 defeat against Cambridge United.

TEAM NEWS

Manager Paul Hurst has confirmed the game will come too soon for Jamie Ward (hamstring), Jordan Hallam (hamstring) and Kgosi Ntlhe (groin) as they all recover from their respective lay-offs.

Ward missed last Saturday's goalless draw with Stevenage and has since had an injection to aid his recovery, as has Matthew Lund (knee) who also missed the encounter. The midfielder is touch-and-go for the weekend, with a late decision set to be made on whether he travels.

Regan Slater was the new addition to the injury list last weekend, after he slipped in training and injured his foot. The Sheffield United loanee remains absent.

Expected to travel though are Jordan Clarke (appendix) and Andy Dales (calf), who have both stepped up their training schedule and would have gained match minutes on Tuesday had the Central League Cup tie with Mansfield not fallen victim to the weather.

Elsewhere, George Miller (quad strain) is still with Barnsley recovering from his injury, but it is hoped he will return to the group next week.

PAST MEETINGS

The two sides have met just five times in their history, with the Iron remaining unbeaten in their past four clashes. 

United have already welcomed Crawley to the Sands Venue Stadium this season, drawing 2-2 in the third league game of the campaign. Rory McArdle and Matthew Lund were the Iron goalscorer’s on the day. 

Prior to August, the sides last meeting came in April 2015, where the Iron came out on top, winning 2-1. Paddy Madden was on the scoresheet that day, and current striker Kevin van Veen started the match. 

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2019-20 - Sat Aug 17 LG 2 Iron 2-2 Crawley McArdle, Lund
2014-15 - Sat Apr 11 LG 1 Iron 2-1 Crawley Dickson (og), Madden
2014-15 - Sat Nov 22 LG 1 Crawley 2-2 Iron Madden, Taylor
2012-13 - Sat Feb 9 LG 1 Iron 2-1 Crawley Ryan, Canavan
2012-13 - Sat Aug 18 LG 1 Crawley 3-0 Iron  
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAW CRAWLEY WINS
LEAGUE 2 2 1
TOTAL 2 2 1

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Match Reports

Report: Crawley Town 4-1 Iron

9 November 2019

The Iron bowed out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle, suffering a 4-1 defeat to Crawley Town as the Red Devils progressed to the Second Round of the competition.

Ashley Nadeson opened the scoring in the first half before Ryan Colclough levelled for the Iron in the second period. However, Reece Grego-Cox restored the lead minutes later.

The hosts weren’t finished there, netting twice in the space of two minutes in injury time to cap off the win at the People's Pension Stadium.

Seven minutes in, Grego-Cox fired over the first meaningful chance in the contest, side-footing narrowly over the bar after receiving Lewis Young’s low ball in from the right.

Junior Brown registered the Iron’s first shot on target, with 19 minutes on the watch. After breaking the offside trap, Jamie Proctor laid the ball off to Matthew Lund on the edge of the area.

The midfielder cut the ball back to Brown, whose first-time effort stung the palms of Glenn Morris.

The game came to life after that. Moments later, Grego-Cox made a run down the left and cut inside before taking aim but the shot lacked conviction and was comfortable for Jake Eastwood.

Proctor and Alex Gilliead linked up well down the right before the latter exchanged passes with James Perch and whipped the ball into the ball which was cleared away by the knee of Nathan Ferguson.

The Iron came knocking again, in the 26th minute. Ryan Colcough’s neat step-over made space to find Brown, making inroads down the left, but the left-back’s cross was blocked.

On the half-hour mark, the Iron won a corner. Colclough’s delivery was won by Yann Songo’o who headed straight at the ‘keeper.

At the other end of the pitch, David Sesay let fly from outside the box, his effort flashing wide of the upright.

Crawley broke the deadlock with 10 minutes remaining of the first period. Ashley Nadeson netted, nodding the rebound over the line to make it 1-0 to the Red Devils after Ferguson saw his long range effort saved by Eastwood.

Ferguson looked for a goal of his own, driving forward before unleashing an effort which rolled just wide.

United could have levelled two minutes later. The Iron were awarded another corner which Proctor got himself on the end of but couldn’t keep his header down.

Eastwood was called into action once again to smother Sesay’s shot which appeared to take a nick off Gilliead.

In added time, Songo’o went close. The hosts failed to clear Colclough’s cross, which eventually fell to the Iron number five 25-yards out but his effort was deflected behind and the Red Devils took a slender lead into the break.

United’s first chance of the second-half fell to Proctor. Perch picked out Gilliead on the right, who crossed for the striker but he couldn’t direct his header on target.

Colclough spurned an opportunity for the Iron with 57 minutes on the clock. Kevin van Veen’s free-kick came back off the wall and dropped for the winger whose half-volley was saved by Morris. He followed up but the ‘keeper was equal to the header.

In the 67th minute, Ferguson had a speculative effort after skipping past the defence but it was watched wide.

Soon after, United created an opening after Lund won the ball back and substitute Lee Novak cut it back to Colclough whose effort took a deflection en-route to goal.

Ryan Tunnicliffe almost made it 2-0 to the hosts, taking aim from outside the area but Eastwood got down well to make the save.

Eastwood made a superb double save in the final 15 minutes, first parrying out Bez Lubala’s effort and then diving off to his left to keep out the rebound.

The ‘keeper’s heroics paid off as Colclough equalised in the 79th minute. Andy Butler headed a free-kick across goal and the winger netted from close range at the back post to make it 1-1.

However, the parity didn’t last long. Crawley re-took the lead two minutes later through Grego-Cox who rippled the net from 25-yards out.

Eastwood was forced into a save with five minutes left to play. The shot-stopper beat Tom Dallison’s effort away from a corner.

The Iron had one final opportunity in the dying stages of the game to earn a replay but Gilliead fired over the bar after pouncing on a loose ball in the final third.

The hosts sealed passage to the Second Round as Ashley Nathaniel-George made it 3-1 in the third minute of stoppage time and two minutes later, Grego-Cox added a fourth, finishing up 4-1. 

CRAWLEY: Morris, Young, Dallison, Grego-Cox, Nadesan (Nathaniel-George 70’), Ferguson, Sesay, Tunnicliffe, Bulman, Camara, Lubala.

CRAWLEY UNUSED SUBS: Luyambula, McNerney, Bloomfield, Allarakhia, Sendles-White, Boadu.

IRON: Eastwood, Lund, Songo’o (Novak 65’), Butler, Colclough, van Veen, Perch, Gilliead, McArdle, Brown, Proctor (Eisa 76’).

IRON UNUSED SUBS:
Watson, Clarke, Dales, Bedeau, McAtee.

ATTENDANCE: 1,706 (192 away).

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Ticket News

Pay on the day available at Crawley

8 November 2019

Iron fans can pay on the day for the Emirates FA Cup first round game at Crawley Town on Saturday, November 9th (3pm kick-off).

Supporters can pay by cash or card at the Crawley ticket office, or they can pay by just cash at the grey portakabin near the away end. There is no matchday price increase.

Departure times for those who have bought official coach travel are 7.30am from the Hornsby bus depot, 7.35am from Ashby Broadway, 7.45am from the Museum and Baths Hall, and 8.00am from the Sands Venue Stadium. Travel must be purchased in advance from our ticket office or online via www.sufctickets.com.  

Match ticket prices as follows...

Ticket Type Price
Adult £10
Over-65s £5
Under-21s £5
Under-11s FREE with a paying adult

 

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