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Preview: Mansfield Town (A)

20 April 2021

United head to Mansfield Town on Tuesday night to play the third of three away games in the space of a week (7pm kick-off).

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20 April 2021


United are without a win in their last three away matches and will be seeking to bounce back from the 3-2 loss at promotion-chasing Forest Green Rovers at the weekend. After going 2-1 up and leading until the 72nd minute, there was big disappointment with the nature of the loss at the innocent New Lawn.

Scunthorpe's last win came on March 23rd when they defeated Bradford City 2-0, while the most recent on the road as the 1-0 success at Cambridge United at the start of March.


Jordan Clarke looks set to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury picked up at the weekend, which forced him to withdraw after 20 minutes.

Harrison McGahey returned to the starting XI at Forest Green Rovers but is likely to miss out with a quad issue. 

Jacob Bedeau will miss the next two games due to concussion, while Jai Rowe will have a knee injury assessed ahead of the match.

Goalkeeper Mark Howard remains out with a thigh injury, but Ryan Loft could be set for a return after a groin problem, as could Manny Onariase after a hamstring issue. 

Left-back Junior Brown is out with a hamstring injury that forced him off against Bradford City and attacker Jordan Hallam is out with the hamstring problem which he suffered against Oldham Athletic in March, while Olufela Olomola's season looks to be over after he suffered a medial ligament injury.

Striker Aaron Jarvis (hamstring) is set to miss the rest of the season, while midfielder George Hornshaw and goalkeeper Adam Kelsey are both expected to be out for the remainder of the campaign too following ankle surgery.


Nigel Clough's side are unbeaten in three games and won 1-0 at Stevenage last time out, though a goal from Ryan Sweeney.

They're seeking a first home victory since March 9th when they defeated Cheltenham Town 3-1.

Top scorer for them this term is Jordan Bowery, with 10 goals to his name, and he also leads their assists table with seven.

Defender Fared Rawson leads their appearances charts with 41, while former Iron man James Perch has made 28 in the league.

They're 18th in the division and victory could lift them to 17th, while a Scunthorpe win see them leapfrog the Stags and move up to 18th.


The two sides have met twice already this season, with Mansfield Town victorious at the Sands Venue Stadium on both occasions in the league and the Papa John's Trophy.

2020-21 - Sat 26 Dec LG 2 Iron 2-3 Mansfield Rawson (og), McAtee
2020-21 - Tue 10 Nov EFL T GS Iron 1-2 Mansfield Olomola
2019-20 - Sat 7 Sep LG 2 Mansfield 2-0 Iron  
2018-19 - Tue 8 Nov EFL T GS Mansfield 3-2 Iron Ben El-Mhanni, Dales
2013-14 - Sat 11 Jan LG 2 Mansfield 0-2 Iron Hayes 2
2013-14 - Sat Aug 3 LG 2 Iron 2-0 Mansfield Sparrow, Winnall
2004-05 - Mon Jan 3 LG 2 Mansfield 1-0 Iron  
2004-05 - Sat Sep 25 LG 2 Iron 1-1 Mansfield Baraclough
2003-04 - Tue Jan 27 DIV 3 Iron 0-0 Mansfield  
2003-04 - Tue Aug 26 DIV 3 Mansfield 5-0 Iron  
2001-02 - Sat Mar 2 DIV 3 Mansfield 2-1 Iron Quailey
2001-02 - Sat Sep 22 DIV 3 Iron 0-0 Mansfield  
2000-01 - Sat May 5 DIV 3 Mansfield 1-0 Iron  
2000-01 - Sat Nov 25 DIV 3 Iron 6-0 Mansfield Torpey, Larusson, Ipoua 4
1998-99 - Sat Feb 27 DIV 3 Mansfield 2-1 Iron Forrester
1998-99 - Sat Sep 19 DIV 3 Iron 3-2 Mansfield Forrester, Eyre 2
1997-98 - Sat Jan 17 DIV 3 Mansfield 1-0 Iron  
1997-98 - Sat Aug 30 DIV 3 Iron 1-0 Mansfield Garcia
1996-97 - Sat Feb 8 DIV 3 Iron 0-2 Mansfield  
1996-97 - Sat Nov 2 DIV 3 Mansfield 2-0 Iron  
1995-96 - Sat Dec 9 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Mansfield McFarlane
1995-96 - Sat Sep 23 DIV 3 Mansfield 1-1 Iron McFarlane
1994-95 - Tue Feb 21 DIV 3 Mansfield 1-0 Iron  
1994-95 - Sat Nov 19 DIV 3 Iron 3-4 Mansfield Bullimore, Juryeff, Nicholson
1993-94 - Sat Feb 19 DIV 3 Iron 2-3 Mansfield Carmichael
1993-94 - Sat Aug 28 DIV 3 Mansfield 0-1 Iron Toman
1991-92 - Sat Feb 8 DIV 4 Mansfield 1-3 Iron Alexander, Hamilton, White
1991-92 - Sat Oct 26 DIV 4 Iron 1-4 Mansfield Daws
1985-86 - Tue Mar 25 DIV 4 Mansfield 1-1 Iron Travis
1985-86 - Sat Sep 21 DIV 4 Iron 0-3 Mansfield  
1984-85 - Sat May 4 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Mansfield Cammack 2
1984-85 - Wed Apr 24 DIV 4 Mansfield 0-1 Iron Cammack
1984-85 - Wed Sep 5 LGC R1 L2 Mansfield 1-2 Iron Brolly, Cowling
1984-85 - Tue Aug 28 LGC R1 L1 Iron 0-1 Mansfield  
1982-83 - Tue Mar 1 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Mansfield Cammack 2
1982-83 - Mon Oct 18 DIV 4 Mansfield 0-2 Iron Hunter, Cowling
1981-82 - Tue Apr 13 DIV 4 Mansfield 1-1 Iron Cowling
1981-82 - Tue Feb 2 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Mansfield Dall
1981-82 - Mon Sep 14 LGC R1 L2 Mansfield 2-0 Iron  
1981-82 - Tue Sep 1 LGC R1 L1 Iron 0-0 Mansfield  
1980-81 - Mon Apr 20 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Mansfield O'Berg, Cammack
1980-81 - Fri Dec 26 DIV 4 Mansfield 1-0 Iron  
1976-77 - Tue Aug 24 LGC R1 R Iron 2-1 Mansfield O'Connor, Wadsworth
1976-77 - Tue Aug 17 LGC R1 L2 Iron 2-0 Mansfield Keeley, Wiggington
1976-77 - Sat Aug 14 LGC R1 L1 Mansfield 2-0 Iron  
1975-76 - Tue Aug 26 LGC R1 L2 Mansfield 4-0 Iron  
1975-76 - Wed Aug 20 LGC R1 L1  Iron 0-2 Mansfield  
1974-75 - Mon Apr 21 DIV 4 Mansfield 7-0 Iron  
1974-75 - Sat Aug 24 DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Mansfield  
1973-74 - Sat Apr 20 DIV 4 Mansfield 2-2 Iron Roberts, Andrews
1973-74 - Tue Dec 18 FAC R2 R Iron 1-0 Mansfield Warnock
1973-74 - Sat Dec 15 FAC R2 Mansfield 1-1 Iron Houghton
1973-74 - Sat Dec 8 DIV 4 Iron 5-3 Mansfield Houghton 2, Horsfall 2, Davidson
1970-71 - Sat Dec 12 FAC R2 Iron 3-0 Mansfield Rusling 2, Kirk
1967-68 - Sat Dec 23 DIV 3 Mansfield 3-0 Iron  
1967-68 - Sat Aug 25 DIV 3 Iron 3-3 Mansfield Sloan, Barton, Burrows
1966-67 - Sat Jan 7 FAC R2 Mansfield 2-1 Iron Foxon
1966-67 - Tue Dec 27 DIV 3 Mansfield 3-1 Iron Lindsey
1966-67 - Fri Dec 23 DIV 3 Iron 2-1 Mansfield Sloan, Barton
1965-66 - Mon Mar 7 DIV 3 Mansfield 2-2 Iron Bedford, Smith
1965-66 - Wed Aug 25 DIV 3 Mansfield 1-0 Iron  
1964-65 - Fri Feb 12 DIV 3 Iron 0-1 Mansfield  
1964-65 - Sat Oct 3 DIV 3 Mansfield 3-2 Iron Lawther 2
1957-58 - Sat Jan 18 DIV 3N Mansfield 3-5 Iron Davis 2, Waldock, Haigh, Marriott
1957-58 - Sat Sep 14 DIV 3N Iron 3-3 Mansfield Haigh, Brownsword, Chamberlain og
1956-57 - Sat Feb 9 DIV 3N Mansfield 1-1 Iron Davies
1956-57 - Sat Sep 29 DIV 3N Iron 0-1 Mansfield  
1955-56 - Wed Aug 31 DIV 3N Iron 3-0 Mansfield Gregory 2, Plummer og
1955-56 - Mon Aug 22 DIV 3N Mansfield 3-2 Iron Haigh, Gregory
1954-55 - Sat Feb 12 DIV 3N Iron 2-0 Mansfield Jones, Gregory
1954-55 - Sat Sep 25 DIV 3N Mansfield 2-1 Iron McGill
1953-54 - Sat Mar 13 DIV 3N Iron 2-2 Mansfield Gregory, Haigh
1953-54 - Sat Oct 24 DIV 3N Mansfield 2-1 Iron Brownsword
1952-53 - Sat Apr 11 DIV 3N Mansfield 1-0 Iron  
1952-53 - Thu Sep 25 DIV 3N Iron 0-1 Mansfield  
1951-52 - Sat Mar 22 DIV 3N Iron 4-1 Mansfield Mosby, Cumner, Ottewell, Rudd
1951-52 - Sat Nov 3 DIV 3N Mansfield 4-1 Iron Mosby
1950-51 - Sat Dec 23 DIV 3N Iron 0-0 Mansfield  
1950-51 - Sat Aug 26 DIV 3N Mansfield 1-1 Iron Whitfield
CUP 0 0 2
LEAGUE 17 17 30
FA CUP 2 1 1
TOTAL 22 19 38


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Match Reports

Report: Mansfield Town 3-0 Iron

20 April 2021

The Iron were beaten 3-0 at Mansfield Town on Tuesday night.

United went into their game making four changes from the side that faced Forest Green at the weekend, as Jai Rowe, Manny Onariase, Alfie Beestin and Ryan Loft came in for Jordan Clarke, Harrison McGahey, John McAtee and Kevin van Veen.

With three minutes gone, the hosts almost got in on goal, but Mason O’Malley intercepted as a shot looked to be incoming before the resultant throw was touched behind for a goal kick to the Iron.

The hosts won a free-kick outside the box in the fifth minute, which was floated into the area by Tyrese Sinclair and gathered comfortably by Rory Watson.

After eight minutes, the hosts won the first corner of the game as Onariase came across to block an incoming low cross from the right.

The corner was played short to George Maris, who curled in a low cross towards the near post. Jamie Reid stooped low for the header, but the effort went over.

In the 11th minute, play was halted for a five minute spell as referee Brett Huxtable spotted a drone above the pitch.

Three minutes after the restart, the hosts took the lead as George Lapslie diverted into the net a low cross from the right by former Iron James Perch.

On 23 minutes, Jem Karacan threw himself at a long range effort from Maris to block the shot before the Iron came away on the counter-attack with Devarn Green, but the hosts won a double ricochet and a throw.

Not long after, Perch found Sinclair with a low cross from the right, with the forward controlling before volleying wide of Rory Watson’s left-hand post.

In the 31st minute, O’Malley got in behind Perch on the left wing to send in a low cross into the area, with the ball turned behind for a corner.

Alex Gilliead’s corner came out to Karacan, with he and Perch both arriving at the ball at the same time, resulting in another corner to the Iron.

O’Malley’s subsequent corner was sent in towards George Taft. The ball was headed to the edge of the box as far as Green, but his effort was wayward.

Mansfield had a great chance to double their lead in the 38th minute when the ball was received by Lapslie on the right side if the area but his shot was tipped over the bar by Watson for a corner, which was cleared.

Then, after a right-wing corner wasn't properly cleared on 41 minutes, Maris latched onto the loose ball and drilled a low effort across goal but wide.

Before the half-time break, Beestin and Gilliead worked the ball well between each other from defence to attack but Gilliead was shrugged off the ball on the edge of the area as he looked to shoot towards goal.

Beestin was clattered one minute into the second period, but the Iron maintained possession and the referee played advantage. O’Malley’s cross came into Loft, but he was penalised for a foul.

Then, on 48 minutes, O’Malley read a loose pass and pressed forward before passing to Eisa. He sprinted past the defender into the box but saw his cross turned behind for a corner.

Three minutes later, Loft headed away as Stephen Quinn’s shot was curling towards the top corner after a free-kick was initially headed away.

They came close again moments later, but Watson got down sharply to his left to deny a powerful low drive from Lapslie on the edge of the box.

In the 55th minute, Watson denied Jamie Reid from point blank range as he blocked an effort from just inside the box.

There was a double Scunthorpe change just before the hour mark as Karacan and Rowe were replaced by Lewis Spence and Teddy Howe.

Soon after, a long range effort from Sinclair took a deflection and looped up and wide of the target for a corner to the Stags.

Then, Sinclair hit another one from the edge of the box, with Watson getting down to his left to stop the effort creeping in.

With 64 minutes played, Quinn opened up onto his left foot and had a shot from 30 yards, with the effort sailing over the bar.

Scunthorpe then brought van Veen on for Loft in the 68th minute, and three minutes later they won a free-kick down the right wing after Green's cross was handled by Stephen McLaughlin.

Taft rose highest to meet O’Malley’s free-kick, with the ball dropping at the back post for Onariase, but he couldn't get enough connection on the effort and the ball was cleared.

At the other end, Sinclair sent an effort over the bar from the right of the area after he was played in down the side.

With 80 minutes gone, Perch rifled in a second for the Stags, from the right side of the 18-yard box after the ball was played across to him.

They made it 3-0 three minutes later as Taft blocked one shot, but Sinclair peeled away to tap in a ball across the box from Perch.

It was the last moment of note in the match, and United return to action on Saturday when they play host to Walsall at the Sands Venue Stadium (3pm kick-off).

MANSFIELD: Stone, Perch (Gordon, 86), Rawson, Sweeney, McLaughlin, Maris, Quinn (Ward, 86), O Clarke (Law, 84), Lapslie (Charsley, 84), Reid (Bowery, 75), Sinclair.

MANSFIELD SUBS NOT USED: Pardington, Benning.

IRON: Watson, Taft, Onariase (Hippolyte, 79), Gilliead, Loft (van Veen, 68), Eisa, Green, Beestin, Karacan (Spence, 58), Rowe (Howe, 58), O'Malley.

IRON SUBS NOT USED: Collins, McAtee, Dawson.

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