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Preview: Chesterfield (H)

24 December 2022

The Iron return to Glanford Park for festive football on Boxing Day as we host Chesterfield following Izusu FA Trophy action in midweek.


Click here for ticket details ahead of Monday, December 26th’s (3pm kick-off) clash against Chesterfield.

Please note this is a category A fixture, as determined before the start of the season. You can find information regarding that difference by clicking here.

Iron Chief Operating Officer Lee Turnbull will be taking part in a Question-and-Answer session in the restaurant ahead of the match against the Spireites, having represented both clubs as a player.

You can find matchday hospitality ticketing/pricing details by clicking here.


Michael Nelson (click here to read | click here to watch on Iron Player).

Alfie Beestin (click here to read | click here to watch on Iron Player).


Speaking ahead of the game, Iron interim manager Michael Nelson said: “Pretty much everyone came out of the game (against Wrexham last week) fine, a couple of knocks and bumps but not too bad.

Andrew Boyce returned to training following illness which saw him withdraw from the squad to face Wrexham, with Marcus Carver too likely to be available for selection by Nelson.

Defender Reagan Ogle is to be assessed ahead of the Boxing Day game.

Liam Feeney and Kgosi Nthle (hamstrings) continue to miss out through their respective injuries.


The Spireites were knocked out of the Isuzu FA Trophy last week losing 3-1 to Pitching In Southern Central Premier League side Coalville Town, who famously knocked out Notts County in the Emirates FA Cup too.

The side from Derbyshire currently sit in 3rd position, with Paul Cook’s side registering 13 wins from 21 games so far this season.

Cook joined up with the Spireites this February following the suspension and subsequent departure of previous manager James Rowe.

Clinching a play-off spot by a point, Cook’s side edged a 2-1 victory away at FC Halifax Town’s The Shay before succumbing to a 3-1 defeat away at Solihull Moors in the semi-final.

For more information on our visitors, click here.


The referee will be Scott Simpson, assisted by Alan Hull and Danny Jarvis. The fourth official will be Samuel Clayton.

Simpson has overseen six National League fixtures this season, none of which featured the Iron, brandishing 17 yellow cards and a singular red.


The ticket office and club shop open from 11am on the day, with the Iron Bar opening shortly after around 11.30am.

The car park will open at midday, where a £1 saving can be made (before 9am on matchday) by purchasing your spot in advance here.

Please note there will be no Boxing Day buses in operation by Stagecoach in Scunthorpe on matchday, and with an increased away following, the car park could become busier than usual.r

We welcome back familiar vendor Phat Pateez Grill, who will be selling a range of hot-food outside the ground.

Additionally, turnstiles are also open an hour-and-a-half before kick-off for fans wishing to enter the stadium.


The Vanarama National League were delighted to announce a two-week trial phase of its new streaming service National League TV earlier in the month.

With the platform officially completing the ‘beta’ phase, matchday passes have now increased in price moving forward.

Fans can subscribe here and start streaming National Division matches now, including the Iron’s clash against Chesterfield this Boxing Day.

To help the Iron profit, you need to nominate 'Scunthorpe United' as your club in the sign-up process.

This game is available to stream both domestically and internationally for this fixture, with BBC Radio Humberside commentary set to be provided.


Our full record against Chesterfield is as follows: 

2016-17 - Mon 17 Apr LG 1 Iron 3-1 Chesterfield McGinn (og), Toney 2
2016-17 - Sat 22 Oct LG 1 Chesterfield 0-3 Iron Morris, van Veen, Mantom
2015-16 - Sat 19 Mar LG 1 Iron 1-1 Chesterfield Madden
2015-16 - Sat 24 Oct LG 1 Chesterfield 0-3 Iron Madden 2, McSheffrey
2014-15 - Tue 17 Feb LG 1 Iron 2-0 Chesterfield Canavan, Madden
2014-15 - Tue 13 Jan FAC R3 R Chesterfield 2-0 Iron  
2014-15 - Tue 6 Jan FAC R3 Iron 2-2 Chesterfield Davey, Taylor
2014-15 - Sat 13 Sep LG 1 Chesterfield 4-1 Iron Madden
2014-15 - Tue 2 Sep FLT R1 Iron 2-0 Chesterfield McAllister, McSheffrey
2013-14 - Sat 8 Feb LG 2 Iron 1-1 Chesterfield Winnall
2013-14 - Sat 2 Nov LG 2 Chesterfield 1-1 Iron Waterfall
2011-12 - Sat 31 Mar LG 1 Chesterfield 1-4 Iron Robertson 2, Walker, Barcham
2011-12 - Sat 31 Dec LG 1 Iron 2-2 Chesterfield Canavan, Ryan
2009-10 - Tue 11 Aug LG CUP R1 Iron 2-1 Chesterfield Sparrow, Hayes
2006-07 - Tue 26 Dec LG 1 Iron 1-0 Chesterfield Sharp
2006-07 - Wed 27 Sep LG 1 Chesterfield 0-1 Iron Sharp
2005-06 - Sat 18 Mar LG 1 Chesterfield 1-2 Iron Hinds, Crosby
2005-06 - Mon 26 Dec LG 1 Iron 2-2 Chesterfield Baraclough, Johnson
2004-05 - Sat 13 Nov FAC R1 Iron 2-0 Chesterfield Hayes, Baraclough
2000-01 - Sat 13 Jan DIV 3 Chesterfield 1-0 Iron  
2000-01 - Mon 28 Aug DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Chesterfield Torpey
1999-00 - Tue 25 Jan FLT AREA QF Iron 1-2 Chesterfield Stamp
1999-00 - Sat 23 Oct DIV 2 Chesterfield 1-1 Iron Fickling
1999-00 - Sat 25 Sep DIV 2 Iron 0-0 Chesterfield  
1994-95 - Sat 18 Feb DIV 3 Iron 0-1 Chesterfield  
1994-95 - Sat 14 Jan DIV 3 Chesterfield 3-1 Iron Bullimore
1994-95 - Tue 8 Nov FLT R2 Chesterfield 1-1 Iron Bullimore
1993-94 - Mon 4 Apr DIV 3 Chesterfield 1-1 Iron Alexander
1993-94 - Tue 28 Dec DIV 3 Iron 2-2 Chesterfield Carmichael, Mudd
1992-93 - Sat 6 Mar DIV 3 Iron 0-1 Chesterfield  
1992-93 - Sat 3 Oct DIV 3 Chesterfield 1-3 Iron Goodacre, White
1991-92 - Tue 31 Mar DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Chesterfield Helliwell, Hamilton
1991-92 - Sat 14 Sep DIV 4 Chesterfield 0-1 Iron Humphries
1990-91 - Sat 27 Apr DIV 4 Iron 3-0 Chesterfield Daws, Flounders 2
1990-91 - Tue 18 Dec FLT R2 Iron 3-1 Chesterfield Lillis, Taylor
1990-91 - Tue 23 Oct DIV 4 Chesterfield 1-0 Iron  
1989-90 - Tue 1 May DIV 4 Chesterfield 1-1 Iron Daws
1989-90 - Sat 30 Dec DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Chesterfield  
1984-85 - Sat 26 Jan DIV 4 Chesterfield 1-0 Iron  
1984-85 - Sat 15 Sep DIV 4 Iron 2-4 Chesterfield Broddle, Cowling
1972-73 - Sat 14 Apr DIV 3 Chesterfield 2-1 Iron Warnock
1972-73 - Tue 20 Mar DIV 3 Iron 0-1 Chesterfield  
1969-70 - Sat 31 Jan DIV 4 Chesterfield 2-1 Iron Cassidy
1969-70 - Sat 4 Oct DIV 4 Iron 1-2 Chesterfield Cassidy
1968-69 - Tue 15 Apr DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Chesterfield  
1968-69 - Tue 8 Apr DIV 4 Chesterfield 1-2 Iron Heath, Kerr
1957-58 - Sat 21 Dec DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-1 Chesterfield Fletcher
1957-58 - Sat 24 Aug DIV 3 (N) Chesterfield 1-1 Iron Marriott
1956-57 - Sat 16 Feb DIV 3 (N) Iron 5-1 Chesterfield Waldock 3, Fletcher, McGill
1956-57 - Sat 6 Oct DIV 3 (N) Chesterfield 1-0 Iron  
1955-56 - Sat 14 Apr DIV 3 (N) Chesterfield 2-0 Iron  
1955-56 - Sat 3 Dec DIV 3 (N) Iron 2-0 Chesterfield Jones, Brownsword
1954-55 - Sat 16 Apr DIV 3 (N) Chesterfield 2-0 Iron  
1954-55 - Sat 27 Nov DIV 3 (N) Iron 2-1 Chesterfield Brown, Brownsword
1953-54 - Sat 3 Apr DIV 3 (N) Chesterfield 1-0 Iron  
1953-54 - Sat 14 Nov DIV 3 (N) Iron 2-1 Chesterfield Whitfield, Brownsword
1952-53 - Sat 14 Mar DIV 3 (N) Chesterfield 1-1 Iron Whitfield
1952-53 - Sat 25 Oct DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-0 Chesterfield Daley
1951-52 - Sat 1 Mar DIV 3 (N) Chesterfield 3-0 Iron  
1951-52 - Sat 13 Oct DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-1 Chesterfield Powell


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Match Reports

Report: Iron 1-2 Chesterfield

26 December 2022

United were beaten 2-1 by Chesterfield on Boxing Day at Glanford Park.

The Iron came into the game having made one change from Wednesday night’s FA Trophy fixture against Wrexham. Michael Nelson made the decision to replace Jai Rowe with the well-again Andrew Boyce in defence. The visitors came to Glanford Park in good form as they had won four out of the last five games. They sat in third position in the table. Both sides wanted to end the year with a win. 
Jacob Butterfield was the player to get the game underway and the Iron immediately lofted a long ball forward to try and test the Chesterfield defence. The away side were alert to the early test and they managed to clear their lines.
The Spireites tried to quickly get a hold of the game and they started to dominate the ball. They found themselves with a big opportunity in the early stages of the match. A loose touch from a United player allowed Chesterfield to latch onto the ball and begin a counter attack. They had massively outnumbered the Iron and they drove towards goal with the ball but a poor pass decision stopped them in their tracks and halted their momentum.
That chance had faded away but they were presented with another minutes later. A neat turn on the right-hand flank by Liam Manderville saw him beat his man and it allowed other Chesterfield players to arrive in the penalty area ready for a cross into the box. He drove the ball into the Iron penalty area but the ball was bundled away by United.
Minutes later, Chesterfield found themselves with the best chance of the game so far. The ball fell to Manderville once again but this time he was much closer to goal. He managed to unleash a shot from around six-yards-out and it looked to be heading past Owen Foster and into the back of the net. However, his shot struck the bottom of the left upright and rebounded back into play. Somehow the ball wasn’t turned home by the away side and the score stayed level.
Scunthorpe responded by creating a chance of their own. Good link up play by Butterfield and Alfie Beestin set Beestin free on the right-hand flank. The Iron midfielder drove at the Chesterfield defence and he shaped up to shoot. Beestin hit his shot low and hard and it was on target but a defender put their body on the line and blocked the shot; the danger had gone.
In the 24th minute, United almost took the lead in the game. Another link up between Beestin and Butterfield created an opportunity for the home side. Butterfield lofted the ball over a defender to Beestin and the Iron midfielder received the ball and drove all the way to the byline. He spotted Caolan Lavery darting into the penalty area and he produced a low-driven cross into the area. Lavery got onto the end of it but his back was to the goal so he had to improvise and he tried a skillful flick to try and direct the ball goalward. His flick worked but Ben Fitzsimons was alert and he got down quickly to deny the Iron striker.
Foster was called into action a minute later. Armando Dobra drove a shot towards the bottom left corner and it was almost certainly heading in. Foster had to really stretch to reach the ball and he got his fingertip to it and this was enough to turn it onto the post. The ball broke and the Iron goalkeeper had to react quickly to get up and go and claim the ball. He did just that and the chance faded. However, he injured himself in the process and had to be replaced by Marcus Dewhurst.
In the 34th minute, the Iron took the lead through Lavery. The ball was played into Beestin who was on the edge of the area. He brought the ball down and he slotted a reverse pass through to Lavery. The United striker found himself in a one-on-one situation inside the penalty area and he simply slotted the ball past Fitzsimons and into the bottom-right corner.
Joe Quigley soon levelled for the visitors. He found himself with his back to goal on the edge of the penalty area, and he managed to lose his man and this allied him some space. He curled an effort into the bottom-left corner from around 20-yards-out. It was an unstoppable shot as it was placed so far into the corner. 
Jeff King had a chance from a free-kick, on the edge of the box, just before half-time. He whipped the ball around the wall and it headed towards the target. Dewhurst was aware and he got down quickly to his right to make a smart save.
The visitors got the second half underway and they took the lead early on. Quigley grabbed his second goal of the game. Mandeville was involved in a goal once again. This time he turned provider. He found himself with acres of space on the right flank and he tried to take on the shot but miss-hit it and it found its way into the Iron penalty area. Quigley was the player who got to the ball and he simply slotted the ball past Dewhurst and this gave the visitors the lead.
United responded immediately and they almost grabbed an equaliser. A free kick from a wide area was directed into the Chesterfield penalty area and goalscorer Lavery got his head to the ball first. His header was on target but it had no power and Fitzsimons gathered it easily.
Paul Cook (the Chesterfield manager) was then shown a yellow card for descent towards the match official and he continued after being shown the yellow card and he then saw red. The visitors had lost their manager on the sideline.
Tom Pugh nearly put United level just a minute after this incident. The ball came out to him on the edge of the penalty area and he volleyed the ball goalwards. He struck his shot with power but the direction was lacking and it went straight at Fitzsimons.
Cameron Wilson had a golden opportunity to grab an equaliser late on in the game. He broke into the Chesterfield area and found himself in a one-on-one situation. He took the ball all the way to the six-yard-box before producing the shot. Fitzsimons spread himself and managed to get something on the shot to direct it off target. It was possibly the best opportunity of the game to get back on level terms.
Lavery had another chance to put United level. Pugh whipped in a pinpoint cross from a corner and it found Lavery inside the penalty area. He volleyed the ball goalward but a group of Chesterfield players blocked the ball on the line and the scores stayed the same.
Chesterfield took all three points home with them; The sides will meet again on New Year’s Day.
IRON: Foster (27’ Dewhurst), Boyce, Beestin, Lavery, Taft, Butterfield (76’ Wilson), Shrimpton, Daniel, Apter (59’ Carver), Gallimore, Pugh.
CHESTERFIELD: Fitzsimons, Horton, Akinola (76’ Banks), Grimes, Manderville, Dobra (89’ Uchegbulam), King, Palmer, Oldaker, Quigley, Jones.CHESTERFIELD SUBS NOT USED: Maguire, Tshimanga, Asante.


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Ticket News

Early Bird tickets on sale for Boxing Day home game

26 December 2022

Tickets are on sale for the Iron's home National League game against Chesterfield on Monday, December 26th (3pm kick-off).

After taking on board supporter feedback, the Early Bird rate will be available both in person at our ticket office and online via until three hours before kick-off of home league matches now. So for the Chesterfield game, this rate will be available until 12noon on Monday, December 26th. 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 Mortz Property Services 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 Mortz Property Services Stands, which opens 90 minutes before kick-off.

This is a Category A fixture.

Category A 
Early Bird Member
Category A 
Early Bird
Category A 
Adult £21 £23 £26
FT Student/
Special Rate
£14 £16 £18
U18 £5 £7 £9
U12* Free Free Free
Category A
Early Bird Member
Category A 
Early Bird
Category A 
Adult £21 £23 £26
FT Student/
Special Rate
£14 £16 £18
U18 £5 £7 £9
U12* Free Free Free
Category A
Early Bird Member
Category A 
Early Bird
Category A 
Adult £17 £19 £22
FT Student/
Special Rate
£12 £14 £16
U18 £5 £7 £9
U12* Free Free Free
Category A
Early Bird Member
Category A 
Early Bird
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Adult £19 £21 £24
FT Student/
Special Rate
£13 £15 £17
U18** £3 £5 £7
U12* Free Free Free
Category A 
Early Bird Member
Category A 
Early Bird
Category A 
Adult £29 £31 £34
65+ £22 £24 £26
U21 £17 £19 £21
U18 £12 £14 £16

*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.



TELEPHONE: Call 01724 747670

CAR PARKING: Mortz Property Services Stand car parking can also be purchased via in advance (before 9am on matchday) through the ticket system priced at £4 per car. This is a £1 advance saving as these cost £5 otherwise.

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