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Preview: FC Halifax Town (A)

24 January 2023

The Iron travel to The Shay on Wednesday night for the clash against FC Halifax Town, which will be shown live on BT Sport.


Click here for ticket details ahead of Wednesday, January 25th’s (7.30pm kick-off) clash against FC Halifax Town.

There will be no ticket purchases in advance of the game as The Shay is a pay on the day only stadium.

FC Halifax Town have also made us aware that entry is CASH ONLY at the turnstiles. Supporters can pay card in main reception, but cash is heavily advised to aid convenience getting into the ground.

Away coach travel will be running to FC Halifax Town, with the coach departing at the following times:

4.30pm - Hornsby bus depot
4.35pm - Ashby Broadway
4.45pm - Museum and Baths Hall
5.00pm - Glanford Park

You can purchase your coach tickets in advance online at


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

Colin Daniel (click here to read | click here to watch on Iron Player).


Striker Caolan Lavery has left the club after his short-term contract came to an end on Sunday.

Fin Shrimpton continues to be ruled out following a damaged ankle ligament, whilst Marcus Carver (groin) is set for a lengthy spell on the side lines following three injectionswhich he has taken in recent weeks.

Liam Feeney will travel with the group to FC Halifax Town, with a look to seeing if he can make the squad on the day, after training recently.


The Shaymen have suffered four consecutive postponements in the past week, meaning Chris Millington’s side haven’t played since their 1-0 defeat away at Torquay on January 7th.

The West Yorkshire-based side currently sit in 15th position, with Millington’s side registering nine wins from 25 games so far this season, and also go into the fixture seven games unbeaten on home turf.

FC Halifax Town were dumped out of the National League play-offs last season after Chesterfield left The Shay with a 2-1 win in May 2022.

Manager Pete Wild left Town in favour of a move to Barrow following play-off disappointment, which saw then assistant manager Chris Millington step up to lead The Shaymen in their 2022/23 campaign.

A stop-start season in regards to form has seen back-to-back wins recorded just once so far, with Millington’s side beating both Chesterfield and Dorking Wanderers at home in the space of four days at the beginning of December.

For more information on our hosts, click here.


The referee will be Lewis Smith, assisted by Michael D’Aguilar and Jacob Lehane. The fourth official will be Michael Crusham.


Away supporters will be located in the East Stand of The Shay Stadium, entering and purchasing a ticket through turnstiles 14-17, which can be found as supporters approach the stadium from Hunger Hill.

Parking is not available at the stadium, with alternative options including utilising street parking down several streets which surround the ground or utilising car parks which can be found within the town centre. 

Hot and cold food and drink can be found within the away segregation of the East Stand, where Iron supporters will be situated.


The game against FC Halifax Town will be available to stream internationally only, with BT Sport commentary set to be offered alongside the viewing.

Domestic viewing will be available via BT Sport’s subscription channel only due to their live showing of the game in England.

International supporters can subscribe here to start streaming National Division matches, including prior full match replays, which are hosted and can be watched, on National League TV for free.

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


Our full record against FC Halifax Town is as follows: 

2022-23 - Mon Aug 29 NAT LG Iron 0-2 Halifax  
2005-06 - Tue Dec 13 FLT R2 Halifax 1-3 Iron Sharp, Keogh, Johnson
2001-02 - Sat Jan 26 DIV 3 Iron 4-0 Halifax Thom, Torpey 2, Calvo-Garcia
2001-02 - Fri Oct 5 DIV 3 Halifax 0-0 Iron  
2000-01 - Sat Mar 10 DIV 3 Halifax 3-4 Iron Jackson, Calvo-Garcia, Harsley, Quailey
2000-01 - Sat Oct 7 DIV 3 Iron 1-0 Halifax Ipoua
1998-99 - Tue Apr 27 DIV 3 Halifax 1-0 Iron  
1998-99 - Sat Oct 3 DIV 3 Iron 0-4 Halifax  
1992-93 - Sat Jan 30 DIV 3 Iron 4-1 Halifax Helliwell 2, Martin, Buckley
1992-93 - Sat Aug 22 DIV 3 Halifax 0-0 Iron  
1991-92 - Tue Mar 3 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Halifax Buckley
1991-92 - Sat Jan 18 DIV 4 Halifax 1-4 Iron White 3, Hamilton
1990-91 - Sat Mar 23 DIV 4 Iron 4-4 Halifax Flounders, Taylor, Humphries, Lillis
1990-91 - Sat Oct 6 DIV 4 Halifax 0-0 Iron  
1989-90 - Sat Mar 3 DIV 4 Halifax 0-1 Iron Daws
1989-90 - Sat Jan 6 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Halifax Taylor
1988-89 - Sat Mar 25 DIV 4 Iron 0-0 Halifax  
1988-89 - Mon Jan 2 DIV 4 Halifax 5-1 Iron Hamilton
1987-88 - Sat Mar 12 DIV 4 Halifax 2-2 Iron Harle, Lister
1987-88 - Sat Oct 10 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Halifax Johnson
1986-87 - Fri Apr 3 DIV 4 Halifax 1-1 Iron Lister
1986-87 - Sun Nov 9 DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Halifax Johnson, Lister
1985-86 - Sun Dec 22 DIV 4 Iron 3-3 Halifax Hawley 3
1985-86 - Sat Nov 16 FAC R1 Halifax 1-3 Iron Hill, Broddle, Lister
1985-86 - Fri Aug 23 DIV 4 Halifax 2-1 Iron Cammack
1984-85 - Fri Feb 1 DIV 4 Halifax 1-2 Iron Whitehead, Broddle
1984-85 - Fri Sep 28 DIV 4 Iron 4-0 Halifax Broddle, Cowling, Broddle, Matthews
1982-83 - Fri Apr 1 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Halifax Lester, Cammack
1982-83 - Tue Dec 28 DIV 4 Halifax 3-1 Iron Parkinson
1981-82 - Sat Apr 24 DIV 4 Iron 0-0 Halifax  
1981-82 - Sat Nov 28 DIV 4 Halifax 1-2 Iron Cowling, Moss
1980-81 - Sat Feb 7 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Halifax Stewart, Grimes
1980-81 - Sat Sep 13 DIV 4 Halifax 1-0 Iron  
1979-80 - Tue Apr 8 DIV 4 Halifax 2-2 Iron Oates, Cammack
1979-80 - Fri Dec 21 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Halifax Cammack
1978-79 - Fri May 18 DIV 4 Halifax 2-3 Iron Couch, Grimes, Gibson
1978-79 - Mon Apr 16 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Halifax Earl
1977-78 - Tue Mar 28 DIV 4 Halifax 2-2 Iron Lumby, Grimes
1977-78 - Sat Oct 29 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Halifax Lumby, Keeley
1976-77 - Sat Mar 19 DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Halifax Lumby, Keeley
1976-77 - Sat Oct 9 DIV 4 Halifax 0-1 Iron Wiggington
1972-73 - Sat Dec 9 FAC R2 Iron 3-2 Halifax Heath, Fletcher, Barker
1972-73 - Sat Jan 27 DIV 3 Halifax 1-0 Iron  
1972-73 - Fri Sep 8 DIV 3 Iron 0-3 Halifax  
1968-69 - Thu Dec 26 DIV 4 Halifax 2-0 Iron  
1968-69 - Fri Oct 4 DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Halifax  
1967-68 - Tue Jan 30 FAC R2 Halifax 1-0 Iron  
1957-58 - Thu Dec 26 DIV 3 (N) Halifax 0-1 Iron Waldock
1957-58 - Thu Oct 31 DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-1 Halifax Davies
1956-57 - Sat Jan 19 DIV 3 (N) Halifax 1-0 Iron  
1956-57 - Sat Sep 15 DIV 3 (N) Iron 6-1 Halifax Luke 2, Jones 2, Fletcher, Brown
1955-56 - Sat Apr 28 DIV 3 (N) Halifax 0-3 Iron Haigh, Gregory, Brown
1955-56 - Wed Sep 21 DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-0 Halifax Davies
1954-55 - Sat Dec 18 DIV 3 (N) Halifax 3-1 Irob McGill
1954-55 - Sat Aug 21 DIV 3 (N) Iron 2-2 Halifax Haigh 2
1953-54 - Sat Apr 17 DIV 3 (N) Halifax 0-3 Iron Brown 2, Haigh
1953-54 - Sat Nov 28 DIV 3 (N) Iron 3-2 Halifax Haigh, Brownsword, Bushby
1952-53 - Sat Apr 4 DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-1 Halifax Whitfield
1952-53 - Sat Nov 15 DIV 3 (N) Halifax 2-1 Iron White
1951-52 - Sat Mar 15 DIV 3 (N) Halifax 2-1 Iron Whitfield
1951-52 - Sat Oct 27 DIV 3 (N) Iron 2-1 Halifax  
1950-51 - Sat Mar 10 DIV 3 (N) Iron 2-2 Halifax Mosby, Cumner
1950-51 - Sat Oct 21 DIV 3 (N) Halifax 3-3 Iron Mulholland, Cumner, Rees
1948-49 - Mon Dec 6 FAC R1 R Iron 1-0 Halifax Barker
1948-49 - Sat Nov 27 FAC R1 Halifax 0-0 Iron  

Our full record against Halifax is as follows: 

FA CUP 3 1
LEAGUE 26 18  15
TOTAL 30 19  16 


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Match Reports

Report: FC Halifax Town 0-1 Iron

25 January 2023

United grabbed all three points in an away trip to Halifax on Wednesday night, as Cameron Wilson scored the decisive goal.

Michael Nelson made two changes from the team that faced Woking over a week ago. Elliott Whitehouse and Mason O’Malley both came into the side. Jordan Hallam made his first appearance in a league squad this season; he started on the bench. Halifax came into the game sitting in 16th place but their home form told a different story. They had won six of their past seven home games. Both teams were desperate to grab the three points on offer.

Halifax got this crucial game underway and immediately they lofted a ball forward to try and test the Iron defence. United were alive to the danger and they dealt with the ball immediately.

The Iron tried to establish themselves in the game early on. It was clear United were attempting to play a possession based game and dominate Halifax.

The first chance of the game went the way of the Iron; Alfie Beestin found himself with space and time in the middle of the park. He had the chance to take on a shot from around 30-yards-out from goal and he took that opportunity. He struck a right-footed shot with power and it was heading for the bottom-left corner. Sam Johnson was caught off guard by the shot but Beestin’s shot went just wide of the post and it didn’t trouble the Halifax goalkeeper. Scunthorpe started off the brighter of the two teams.

Halifax responded and created a chance of their own. They got themselves a corner after a brilliant sliding tackle from Reagan Ogle. It was a deep cross into the area and the ball went all the way to the back post and a Halifax head got their first. The header was directed poorly and it flew miles wide of the target and went out for a goal kick.

In the 13th minute, United took the lead in the game. Cameron Wilson grabbed another goal in Scunthorpe colours. Andrew Boyce sent a long ball forward and it looked to be an easy one to deal with for the Halifax defence. Festus Arthur got his head to the ball but his header was poor and it fell to Wilson. Wilson had space within the home side’s penalty area and he spotted Johnson off his line. The angle was tight and therefore he had to lift the ball over the Halifax goalkeeper. That is exactly what he did and the ball nestled in the far corner. It was a deserved goal for the Iron as they had started the brightest of the two teams.

Angello Cappello almost grabbed an equaliser in the 24th minute. He received the ball on the edge of the Iron area after a good bit of play from the home side. Cappello took on the shot from distance and Owen Foster was called into action. The United keeper had to quickly get down to his left to make a smart save and deny Halifax an equaliser.

The away side should have taken a two goal lead after Wilson capitalised on another mistake from Arthur. The United striker drove forward and was in a one-on-one situation with Johnson. Johnson got down quick and made the save but the ball fell to Beestin and he had an open goal to aim at. He tried to slot the ball into the middle of the goal but a recovering Arthur got back and managed to block the shot and clear his lines.

Minutes later, Foster was called into action again. He was in a one-on-one situation with Rob Harker and he was the one to come out on top. He rushed off his line and made himself big to block the shot. It was another important save to deny a Halifax equaliser.

There was a lot of pressure from the home side towards the end of the half. They pinned the Iron back in their own half for a long period of time but couldn’t find a way through.

Wilson got the second half underway. It was an important 45 minutes for the Iron.

Jack Senior tested his luck early in the half with a volley from 20-yards-out. He caught it well and his strike was heading into the bottom-right-corner. It had power and precision but Foster read it well and got down to his left and beat the ball away from danger.

The Iron had a penalty shout after a corner was whipped in by Jacob Butterfield and a Halifax player appeared to handle the ball. There were several shouts from United players but the referee waved play on and nothing was given.

Yamen Osawe almost put Halifax level in the 63rd minute of the game. He found himself on the left-hand flank and he cut back on his right foot and whipped a dangerous cross into the penalty area. His cross was overhit but it looked to be heading into the far corner. Foster was concerned by the cross and he had to get a hand to it to turn it over the bar and out for a corner. It was a huge chance to get back on level terms.

United created another chance after a long passage of the possession. A couple of neat passes set Beestin free in the middle of the park and he was able to drive at the heart of the Shaymen defence. Wilson made a run and was spotted by Beestin who slotted the ball through to the Iron striker. United’s number 20 took the ball into his stride and almost had a chance to get a shot away. However, he was closed down very quickly by two defenders and the ball was taken from him.

Scunthorpe continued to press on to try and grab a second goal of the game. A second goal would give them a bit of breathing space in the game.

Halifax tried to break the Iron down but the away side defended well and put up a lot of resistance to keep the one goal lead. Jai Rowe drew a foul which slowed the game even more for United. The Halifax frustration could now be seen.

In the 91st minute, Tom Pugh had a penalty shout. He drove into the penalty area and managed to get past his man but as he beat his man he was brought down in the area. The referee had a clear view of the incident and he waved play on once more.

The home side had a freekick just inside the Scunthorpe half in the final minute of the game. The ball was curled into the area but United got to the ball first and headed away the danger. That concluded the game and the away side took away a huge three points.

HALIFAX: Johnson, Golden, Debrah, Arthur, J.Senior, Keane, Gilmour, Cappello (89’ White), Slew (56’ Osawe), Cooke, Harker (71’ Dieseruvwe).


IRON: Foster, Ogle (85’ Rowe), O’Malley, Whitehouse, Boyce, Beestin, Taft, Butterfield (81 Hallam), Wilson (75’ Sellars-Fleming), Daniel, Pugh.

IRON SUBS NOT USED: Gallimore, Poulter.

ATTENDANCE: 1,786 (330 Iron fans).

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Ticket News

Ticket and travel details for FC Halifax Town trip

25 January 2023

Tickets details have been confirmed for the Iron's trip to the Shay to face FC Halifax Town away on Wednesday, January 25th (7.30pm kick-off).

Halifax are admitting Under 12’s free of charge on Wednesday, so long as they're with a paying adult. Current EFL/Premier League season ticket holders can gain admission for £12.00 (Adults) and £5.00 (17 to 12 year olds) upon production of their season ticket at the turnstile.

There will be no ticket purchases in advance of the game. FC Halifax Town is a pay on the day only stadium. If you're not taking advantage of the offers above, prices are as follows:

Adult £21
65 and over £18
11-17 £9
12 and under FREE

Under-12s have been made free for this fixture while current EFL or Premier League season ticket holders can gain admission for £12.00 (Adults) and £5.00 (17 to 12 year olds) upon production of their season ticket at the turnstile.

FC Halifax Town have also made us aware that entry is CASH ONLY at the turnstiles. Supporters can pay card in main reception, but cash is heavily advised to aid convenience getting into the ground.

Our host club would also appreciate the correct amount in cash to be given on the turnstiles, where possible.

Please contact FC Halifax Town directly with any further queries, with contact us details available here.


Coach travel for the game is on sale now, with it being £18 members and £20 non-members. Departure times are 4.30pm from the Hornsby bus depot, 4.35pm from Ashby Broadway, 4.45pm from the Museum and Baths Hall, and 5.00pm from Glanford Park. Travel must be purchased in advance from our ticket office or online via  

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