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IN REVIEW: FLEETWOOD TOWN 2-2 IRON

15 August 2016

Continuing a brand new web feature, we take a look at all the essentials from Saturday's 2-2 draw with Fleetwood Town.


The Iron came from two goals down to maintain their unbeaten start and stretch the run to nine games in all competitions.

United went one goal down in the first half, as they did against Bristol Rovers on the opening day, with Eggert Jonsson heading in from Bobby Grant's free-kick. It was two in the second half as David Ball slotted home from around twenty yards out.

Cue a double substitution for Scunthorpe as Luke Williams and Tom Hopper both came on. Within minutes, the deficit was halved with the latter bundling a header over the line after Jordan Clarke's original effort had been saved.

The equaliser came less than four minutes later with Kevin van Veen picking the ball up on the left wing cutting onto his right foot and bending a thirty-yard shot just below the angle on the right-hand-side. The Iron rallied for a late winner with the hosts having goalkeeper Chris Neal to thank for maintaining a point following a treble save late on which included a further block from the defence.

To view a full match report from the game, click here.



Relive our minute-by-minute coverage of the game either on our Twitter page or via our Website Feed, embedded into the website.




To view extended highlights of the game on The Iron PlayerHD, click here.

GOPRO - See the two Iron goals from our GoPro camera, located behind the goal, by clicking here or on the image below.





Following the game, Graham Alexander was pleased with his side's resolve as they battled back from two goals down to maintain their unbeaten start.



To view the Iron boss' full interview on The Iron PlayerHD, click here.

Following the game, the club spoke to Sam Mantom, who made his full league debut for the club, while Tom Hopper gave his thoughts following his first goal of the season.. Click on their respective images below to read full written reaction from the duo.



To view Sam Mantom's full interview on The Iron PlayerHD, click here.



To view Tom Hopper's thoughts following the encounter, click here.



You can view a full gallery of the game, presented by club photographer Damon Campion by clicking here or on the image below.



OFF THE MARK: Tom Hopper came off the bench to halve the deficit against Fleetwood, heading the ball over the line after an initial header from Jordan Clarke was saved.



Both Gillingham and Bolton Wanderers maintained their 100% league start to the campaign as they saw off Bury and AFC Wimbledon respectively.

Two former Iron players netted in the fixture at the Cherry Reds Record Stadium with Andy Barcham putting the hosts ahead before Liam Trotter bagged the winner for the Trotters.

Seven teams maintained unbeaten starts including the Iron, with Millwall top of those on goal difference following their 2-2 draw with Milton Keynes Dons.

Newly promoted sides Bristol Rovers and Oxford United both locked horns on Sunday with the former emerging victorious to get their first league win of the campaign which came following their midweek triumph over Championship side Cardiff City in the EFL Cup.

At the wrong end of the table, AFC Wimbledon and Southend United are yet to register a point with the latter going down 2-0 away at Port Vale. A further seven teams have just one point while Fleetwood Town and Northampton Town have drawn both of their fixtures so far.

RESULTS

AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Bolton Wanderers
Bristol Rovers 2-1 Oxford United
Charlton Athletic 1-1 Northampton Town
Chesterfield 3-1 Swindon Town
Coventry City 0-0 Shrewsbury Town
Gillingham 2-1 Bury
Milton Keynes Dons 2-2 Millwall
Oldham Athletic 0-0 Walsall
Peterborough United 0-1 Bradford City
Port Vale 2-0 Southend United
Sheffield United 1-1 Rochdale

COMING UP

Bolton Wanderers v Fleetwood Town
Bradford City v Coventry City
Bury v Oldham Athletic
Millwall v Sheffield United
Northampton Town v AFC Wimbledon
Oxford United v Peterborough United
Rochdale v Milton Keynes Dons
Shrewsbury Town v Chesterfield
Southend United v Bristol Rovers
Swindon Town v Port Vale
Walsall v Charlton Athletic

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