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Preview: Mansfield Town (H)

24 December 2020

United will be seeking to bounce back from a derby day setback by making it three home wins out of four games when Mansfield Town head to North Lincolnshire on Boxing Day (1pm kick-off).

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Get your £10 match pass for the Iron v Mansfield Town

26 December 2020


The Iron were beaten 1-0 by near neighbours Grimsby Town last weekend and will be looking for a reaction against Nigel Clough's Stags.

We come into the match sitting 1th in the League Two table, with a victory this weekend providing the opportunity to potentially climb up a place.

Our last home game was against Barrow on Tuesday, December 15th and saw Abo Eisa and Jordan Clarke on target in a 2-1 Iron win.


Mansfield sit three points behind us in 20th place and will be seeking a first win since December 2nd, when they were 1-0 victors at Cambridge United.

Last weekend saw them draw 1-1 at home to Southend United, with Jordan Bowery grabbing the equalising goal.

They have three joint top scorers, with four goals to their name, in Harry Charsley, George Lapslie and Nicky Maynard, while goalkeeper Marek Stech and centre-back Farrend Rawson top the appearance tables for them with 18 starts to their name in the league.

Former Iron James Perch has made 14 appearances in all competitions since signing in the summer.


Harrison McGahey (hamstring) is still missing, and is expected to be back available in late January, while Junior Brown (thigh) is ahead of schedule and back on the training pitch, but is not ready for action just yet - with the Christmas period likely to come too soon.

Kevin van Veen has returned to the Netherlands for a short break as he recovers from an injection on the hamstring injury which will keep him out for around 10 weeks, while Frank Vincent (thigh) and Fin Shrimpton (ankle) are on the sidelines.


The two sides met in the group stages of the Papa John's Trophy earlier in the season, with Olufela Olomola on target in an eventual 2-1 defeat.

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 29
FA CUP 2 1 1
TOTAL 22 19 37


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Match Reports

Report: Iron 2-3 Mansfield Town

26 December 2020

United scored through a Farrend Rawson own goal and John McAtee, but were beaten 3-2 by Mansfield Town at the Sands Venue Stadium on Boxing Day.

The Iron made two changes going into the game, with Mason O'Malley and Aaron Jarvis replacing Myles Hippolyte and Ryan Loft.

The first chance came the way of the visitors as Jamie Reid slammed a left-footed shot over the bar following a left-winged cross. United had earlier dealt with two crosses into the box with Emmanuel Onariase and Lewis Spence intercepting.

With seven minutes played, Aaron Jarvis chased a ball down the left channel. Marek Stech came out to claim the ball and landed outside his box, but the referee was in a good position to view that he appeared to keep the ball inside the area.

On 15 minutes, the visitors put in a good cross from the left side which didn't find a Mansfield head and went out for a goal kick.

Just a minute later, George Lapslie bundled the ball into the net to give the Stags the lead.

There was an instant response from the Iron as Abo Eisa floated in a free-kick to Onariase who saw his header saved by Marek Stech before the ball was hooked out for a throw.

Seven minutes later, Eisa got some space down the left and cut onto his left foot before seeing his cross turned behind for a corner.

With 29 minutes gone, Mansfield doubled their lead as a left-winged cross was turned in by Onariase, with Mark Howard not able to keep the ball from crossing the line.

Eight minutes later, there was neat build-up from the Iron which resulted in a good ball into Alex Gilliead. His powerful low shot was driven towards goal and beaten away by Stech.

Straight after that, the deficit was halved through an own goal. Gilliead's shot looked to deflect towards Jarvis, but Farrend Rawson rolled in the ball for him.

Soon after, a free-kick from O’Malley was sent into the area. Jarvis won contact, with Jacob Bedeau also getting a touch before the ball was cleared, deflecting off an Iron player for a Mansfield throw.

Then, Eisa curled another Iron free-kick into the area. Beestin won the header but the ball went out for a goal kick.

After the half-time break, with 50 minutes played, Eisa cut onto his left foot on the edge of the area before sending a shot over the bar.

Three minutes later, at the other end, Bedeau blocked a volley from Ollie Clarke, but the ball rebounded to Charsley. Howard saved the first effort from him before the second was blocked out for a corner.

The first Scunthorpe change of the night then came as Tyler Cordner came on for Onariase, who had gone down requiring treatment in the penalty area.

The visitors then made it three on the hour mark as Howard saved one effort before the second from Bowery looked to have been cleared off the line. However, for the second time in this game, one of the referee’s assistants flagged that the ball had crossed the line.

There was then a double Scunthorpe change as Lewis Spence and Jarvis were replaced by Jake Taylor and Loft.

United pulled a goal back on 70 minutes when Taylor did brilliantly in midfield to come away with the ball and find Loft on the channel. He crossed for McAtee who side-footed the ball home for his second strike of the season in all competitions.

Soon after, at the other end, Rawson headed over following a left-sided free-kick from the visitors.

In the 74th minute, Loft was played in down the left side. He advanced on goal with Stech making a fine save. Then, from the corner, Eisa was played short before his shot went wide.

With eight minutes of the game remaining, Devarn Green came on for Alfie Beestin to add an extra attacking threat. Straight after coming on, he beat his man on the right and crossed, with the visitors heading over for a corner. However, nothing came from the subsequent set-play.

United kept pushing for the equaliser and, on 89 minutes, Jordan Clarke sent in the ball from the right, but Bowery cleared under pressure at the back post and the corner which came from it was cleared.

In the second minute of stoppage time, Cordner played a decent ball out to Eisa on the left side, who won a set-play, but nothing came from the set-play.

Then, right at the end of the game, Taylor unleashed a shot from distance which cleared the crossbar. It was the final chance of the afternoon.

Scunthorpe return to action on Tuesday night when they visit Walsall (7pm kick-off).

IRON: Howard, Clarke, Bedeau, Onariase (Cordner, 56), Gilliead, Eisa, Jarvis (Loft, 66), Spence (Taylor, 66), Beestin (Green, 82), O'Malley, McAtee.

IRON SUBS NOT USED: Watson, Hippolyte, Rowe.

MANSFIELD: Stech, Gordon, Rawson, Sweeney, Benning, Clarke, Lapslie, Maris, Charsley, Bowery, Reid (Cook, 80).

MANSFIELD SUBS NOT USED: Stone, O'Keeffe, Menayese, Perch, McLaughlin, Sinclair.

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