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Match Previews

Scene setter: Colchester United (H)

11 March 2022

The Iron are in Sky Bet League Two action on Saturday when they host Colchester United (3pm kick-off). Here is your one stop guide to all our pre-match content published building up to the game (just click the headings to see the respective articles).

TICKET DETAILS
See if United can pick up an important home victory.

UNDER-12S GO FREE
Take advantage of our special offer for younger fans.

WHAT'S ON GUIDE
Read as we prepare for this Saturday's match.

#HERGAMETOO & FOOTBALL STANDS TOGETHER
Details of two campaigns being run this weekend.

KEITH HILL'S PRE-MATCH VIEWS
The Iron boss looks ahead to the game.

HARVEY CRIBB PREVIEWS COLCHESTER CLASH
Hear from the midfielder as we prepare for the weekend.

FREE DIGITAL PROGRAMME & JUNIOR IRON DOWNLOAD
Stay informed as we get ready for our latest home game.

OVERSEAS STREAMING
Don't miss out if you live abroad.

HOSPITALITY ON SALE
Dine in style before this weekend's game.

COLCHESTER FLASHBACK
A look back at our full record against the U's.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE
See who this week's officials are.

ON THIS DAY
See our past record for games played on March 12th.

IFOLLOW VIDEOS
Pre-match interviews with Keith Hill and Harvey Cribb.

ELSEWHERE IN SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
See the other fixtures for this weekend.

COLCHESTER UNITED WEBSITE
Read up further on the opposition ahead of the weekend.

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Match Reports

Report: Iron 1-3 Colchester United

12 March 2022

The Iron were beaten 3-1 at home by Colchester United on Saturday afternoon after playing more than half the match with ten men.

The first bit of action happened on nine minutes after a free-kick was whipped to the back post of the Iron box where it was met by Colchester’s Tommy Smith, who neatly nodded it to the centre of the box where a lurking Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu pounced on the ball. However, he couldn’t connect as it went flying over the bar, with the referee blowing for offside.

Moments later, the away side were again on the attack when Owura Edwards found himself on Scunthorpe’s by-line when he floated a left-footed cross across the face of goal where a running Luke Hannant hit the ball at the far post but his shot didn’t translate as it went out for a goal-kick.

With eleven minutes played, Scunthorpe took an early lead after Iron captain Liam Feeney worked his way into the Colchester box with some fancy footwork to beat the defence and launched a low cross from the right into the centre, with Joe Nuttall putting the ball into the back of the net to give the home side the lead.

Noah Chilvers tried to create a bit of magic of his own after he picked up the ball on the edge of the box, with the attacking midfielder striking a long-range effort which was easily handled by Iron shot stopper Rory Watson.

Scunthorpe’s Anthony Grant fancied his chances after 30 minutes when he saw Colchester goalkeeper Shamal George off his line but his effort didn’t materialise with it being easily picked up by George.

Luke Matheson was sent off with 10 minutes left of the first half after he received his second booking of the match.

Minutes before half-time, the U's still couldn’t find a way through after they had to settle for a long range effort by Hannant.

Seven minutes into the second half brought the first bit of goal action when Chilvers fired a long range effort on goal with his left foot which he couldn’t keep down as it rose over the bar and out for a goal-kick. 

Colchester equalised 15 minutes into the second half through a counter-attack lead by Chilvers, who brought the ball up from his own half and slotted his left-footed effort past Watson and into the bottom corner.

Moments later, Chilvers again shown an attacking threat after he received the ball on the right wing and cut-in on his right-foot and struck the ball at goal forcing Watson to parry it out for a corner. 

Colchester were beginning to flex their muscles midway through the second half after Sarpong-Wiredu worked his way through the Iron defence and shot at goal, where Watson made a brilliant save which fell to striker Freddie Sears who followed up the second chance and rifled his effort at goal with Watson making a superb second save.

Minutes later, the visitors took the lead through Edwards who drove a low shot past Watson and into the far corner. 

The visitors extended their lead through Noah Chilvers, who scored his second of the game after Edwards lofted a cross into the centre of the box where Chilvers launched himself at the ball after he connected with a diving headed effort to knock the ball to the far corner of the net giving Watson no chance.

Iron substitute Tyrese Sinclair struck the crossbar after the ball fell to him from a cleared corner, with the midfielder hitting the ball with his left foot.

Striker Nuttall almost brought one back for Scunthorpe after Feeney chipped a ball into the box, beating the defenders, but Nuttall couldn’t quite get a full connection as the ball struck the post and out for a goal-kick.

Feeney saw a brilliant chance go narrowly miss the goal after Harvey Cribb’s cross found him at the far post, but his header wide went of the post.

IRON: Watson, Delaney, Taft, Beestin (Sinclair, 64), Nuttall, Rowe, Feeney, Hackney (Onariase, 46), Matheson, Grant, Cribb.

IRON SUBS NOT USED: Foster, Bunn, Burns, Moore-Billam, Lewis.

COLCHESTER: George, Chambers, Smith, Sarpong-Wiredu, Hannant (Akinde, 55), Skuse, Sears, Edwards (Welch-Hayes, 78), Chilvers, Kenlock (Wright, 55), Coxe.

COLCHESTER SUBS NOT USED: Hornby, Andrews, Eastman, Tchamadeu.

ATTENDANCE: 2,427.

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Ticket News

Early Bird tickets on sale for Colchester + pay on the day details

12 March 2022

Early bird rate tickets are on sale now for the home game against Colchester United on Saturday, March 12th, 2022 (3pm kick-off).

Supporters can buy at the early bird prices until 4pm on Friday, March 11th, 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 means they can print the ticket at home, or scan from their mobile at the turnstile.

PAY ON THE DAY: Supporters can pay on the day by purchasing online or by visiting the ticket office with payment by card or contactless only (in the Easy Buy Stand) or matchday ticket booth (in the corner between the Britcon and East Stands). Please note, full matchday prices apply and there is no payment on the turnstiles. Fans are able to pay cash at the corner ticket booth between the Britcon and East Stands, which opens 90 minutes before kick-off.

This is a Category B fixture.

EASY BUY 
STAND
Category B
Early Bird Member
Category B
Early Bird
Category B
Matchday
Adult £21 £22 £25
65+/U21/
FT Student
£14 £15 £17
U18 £5 £6 £8
U12* Free Free Free
EAST
STAND
Category B
Early Bird Member
Category B
Early Bird
Category B
Matchday
Adult £21 £22 £25
65+/U21/
FT 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/
FT 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/
FT 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. 

All Under-14s must be accompanied by paying adult/concession.

Student concession prices must be in full time education.

HOW TO BUY:

ONLINE:
www.sufctickets.com

TELEPHONE: Call 01724 747670

CAR PARKING: East Stand car parking can also be purchased via www.sufctickets.com in advance (before 11.15am on matchday) through the ticket system priced at £4 per car. This is a £1 advance saving as these cost £5 otherwise.

The Sands Venue Stadium is now a cashless stadium with card and contactless payments only for tickets, retail, concourse areas, bars and car parking.

TICKET OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
Saturday, March 12th - 11am until 5pm

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