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Kick off 15:00 (UK)

26 August 2023 Venue Tameside Stadium Attendance

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Curzon Ashton
1 - 0
Scunthorpe United
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Match Previews

Preview: Curzon Ashton (A)

25 August 2023

Following back-to-back wins, the Iron are back on the road on Saturday, travelling to Curzon Ashton (3pm kick-off).

United go into the game eight unbeaten in the league and pre-season, with victories over Ilkeston Town, Gainsborough Trinity, Burton Albion, Tamworth and Darlington, and draws against Doncaster Rovers, Hull City and Peterborough Sports.


Tickets are now off-sale.


Jimmy Dean (click here to read | click here to watch on Iron Player).

Kian Scales (click here to read | click here to watch on Iron Player).


Captain Michael Clunan will undergo a late fitness test after hobbling out of last Saturday's victory at Rushall Olympic.

Jason Law has been held back in his recovery from a quad injury and will be out for another two weeks.

Elsewhere, the Iron have a clean bill of health going into the game.


Curzon Ashton are one of four teams, including the Iron, yet to taste defeat this season. With one win and three draws from their four games so far.

For more information on our hosts, click here.


The referee will be Niall Smith, assisted by Joel Buckle and George Eaton. There is no fourth official at this level.


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Our full record against Curzon is as follows:

LEAGUE 0 0 0


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Match Reports

Report: Curzon Ashton 1-0 Iron

26 August 2023

The Iron were edged out, losing their first game of the season, away at Curzon Ashton.

Due to injuries to Iron captain Michael Clunan and in-form midfielder Alfie Beestin, manager Jimmy Dean was forced to make changes in the form of winger Dion Sembie-Ferris, academy graduate Finley Shrimpton and left-back Michael Kelly who came in to make his first start in claret and blue.

Going into the game nine unbeaten, including pre-season, Dean was looking to take this momentum into the game that he has stated the importance of on many occasions so far this campaign. 

After a change of ends, captain for the day Jacob Butterfield kicked off the proceedings at the Tameside Stadium. It was the Iron who forged the first chance of the fixture, after some patient build up play the ball found summer signing Kian Scales just inside the area with space to shoot, but he took just too long to compose himself as his effort was tamed by a good block.

The deadlock was broken in the 18th minute by the home side against the run of play. The hosts capitalised on a loose ball down the left flank, with the dangerous low cross that followed was met by Curzon captain Craig Mahon who turned the ball home to make it 1-0.

United went in search of an immediate reply and one was inches away from being found through an unlikely face. Centre-back Will Evans picked up the ball just inside the host's half, his shot was well struck but it went just wide of the post.

After the goal, the Iron began to assert dominance over the tie and came close to finding the equaliser once more. Butterfield found space on the edge of the Nash penalty area, he drove at the defence before unleashing a rocket towards the top left corner only to see it tipped away by Curzon goalkeeper Cameron Mason. The resulting corner was whipped hard and low across the box and was met by Danny Whitehall, but the ball rebounded of his shin and trickled wide.

As half-time approached, the Iron looked the more likely to attain the next goal in the game. Butterfield was ever busy tormenting defences and his shot from range in added time seemed to be nestling in the bottom corner, but it was brilliantly stopped by the fingertips of Mason to preserve the home side's lead going into the break.

As the second half commenced the Iron started the brighter of the two sides. Some impressive interchanges between Sembie-Ferris and Shrimpton led to Scales receiving the ball on the edge of the area. His first-time effort was struck well, but comfortably caught by Mason.

Dean called to his bench for attacking reinforcements bringing on Danny Elliott and Cameron Wilson with 30 minutes remaining, and these changes seemed to be positive ones as it was Elliott’s turn to see his shot drop just wide of the target after he worked room on the edge of the area.

With 15 minutes remaining, the Iron came the closest they had to levelling the score so far as Mason was forced into making a superb save after Shrimpton found himself open at the back post.

Despite the torrential rain and hail, the Iron were still controlling proceedings and after Pugh was brought down on the edge of the area Whitehall stood over the following free kick. He whipped the ball around the wall, but was denied by again by Mason. Less than a minute later, Elliott rose highest to meet a delicious cross from Denton but his header rebounded back off the crossbar before being cleared.

The referee sounded his whistle after the six minutes of additional time to seal the Iron's fate at the Tameside Stadium in what was the first defeat of the season.

IRON: Fitzsimons, Ogle, Kelly (Elliott, 57), Kouogun, Evans, Butterfield, Scales, Shrimpton (Pugh, 77), Sembie-Ferris (Wilson, 57), Denton, Whitehall.

IRON SUBS: Chapman, Boyce.

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Ticket News

Next up: Curzon Ashton (A)

24 August 2023

Next up, the Iron are back on the road again travelling to face a Curzon Ashton side who are yet to taste defeat this season.

United travel to the Tameside Stadium with 10 points from a possible 12 and on a wave of positivity following back-to-back wins and clean sheets.

The Iron will now be selling tickets in advance for this fixture, with up to 1,500 available. 1,300 are in a standing terrace, while 200 are seated tickets. Please consider supporters who may only be able to attend by purchasing a seat when deciding which tickets to purchase.

Please note all tickets will be printed on a Scunthorpe United home ticket. These will be valid for entry at Curzon Ashton. Please do not tamper with the stubs, as these will be used by our hosts for you to gain entry.

This game is now all-ticket. There will be no tickets sold on the day of the game, with tickets going off-sale at Glanford Park at 3pm on Friday, August 25th.

We have been informed that this game is now going to be segregated.

Ticket details for the game are as follows:

Adult £15
Concessions (65+) £10
Students (ID will be required) £10
16-to-18-year-old £5
15 and under FREE*

*With paying adult, otherwise 16-to-18 price bracket applies.

Tickets can be purchased in-person from the Glanford Park ticket office, by calling 01724 747670 or by buying online.

We will share any further relevant information handed to us by our hosts as we get closer to matchday.

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