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IN REVIEW: APRIL / MAY 2016

1 June 2016

We continue a look at 2015/16, completing our review of the season with a look at April and a short part of May...

Following a 6-0 romp over Swindon Town, to welcome manager Graham Alexander back to Glanford Park, spirits were high leading into the final full month of the season. After a defeat to start the month, seemingly putting the play-offs beyond the Iron, the season would end with a flurry of victories - seeing a ten point gap cut down to goal difference.

BRADFORD CITY (Davies, 68) 1-0 IRON
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Graham Alexander suffered his first defeat as manager of Scunthorpe United following a tightly-battled affair at the Coral Windows Stadium.

The Bantams emerged victorious to strengthen their play-off hopes thanks to a goal from substitute Stephen Davies, who had just emerged from the bench to latch onto a flick on following a throw-in to net.

IRON (Bishop, 60) 1-0 BURTON ALBION
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It was an impressive display which saw the Iron emerge victorious over second-placed Burton Albion.

The Brewers had been Scunthorpe's first opponents on the opening day of the campaign and it took a close range Neal Bishop strike to take the game beyond the visitors to Glanford Park. 


GOAL: Neal Bishop hooks in the match-winner from a couple of yards out, his first goal of the season.

CREWE ALEXANDRA (Turton, 15, Haber, 79) 2-3 IRON (Williams, 43, 75, Adelakun, 64)
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The Iron side-stepped a potential banana skin as they edged out already-relegated Crewe Alexandra.

Ollie Turton fired home a screamer for the hosts before Luke Williams powered through to restore parity before the break. Hakeeb Adelakun volleyed in Madden's cross to put the Iron ahead before Williams added a second from a yard out after Madden's shot had been blocked into his path.

Marcus Haber turned in a late strike to reduce the deficit back to one, but United emerged with all three points.


FROM BEHIND THE NET: Luke Williams fires in his second and United's third of the match at Crewe Alexandra.

IRON (Williams, 19, Wootton, 53) 2-1 BURY (Pope, 61)
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Kyle Wootton turned from a point-rescuing substitute into a match winner as he netted the decisive goal that saw off Bury at Glanford Park.

Luke Williams got his third goal in two games to slot United ahead before Wootton turned home a low cross from Madden in the second half to double the home side's advantage.

Tom Pope halved the deficit, but Scunthorpe comfortably saw the game out to make it three wins in a row.

PETERBOROUGH UNITED 0-2 IRON (Ricardo Santos, (og), 51, Hopper, 76)
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It was another assured performance from the Iron who made it four wins from four against the Posh at the ABAX Stadium

After a goalless first half, Ricardo Almeida Santos turned a Jordan Clarke cross into his own net to give Scunthorpe a deserved lead before Tom Hopper fired a diving header into the net from a Madden cross to double the scores.

MINUTE'S SILENCE AHEAD OF PORT VALE GAME

Scunthorpe United remembered all those associated with the club who are no longer with us who passed away during the course of the 2015-16 season ahead of the final home game with Port Vale. 

Read more here: http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/minutes-silence-this-saturday-3083357.aspx

IRON (Madden, 61) 1-0 PORT VALE
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United made it five wins out of five and reduced the deficit to just goal difference going into the final game of the season.

Paddy Madden netted the decisive goal just after the hour mark, looping a header into the net following a brilliant run on the right from Stephen Dawson - with the referee also playing a good advantage.

GOAL OF THE MONTH...

Goal of the month due to the build-up to the goal and the importance surrounding the goal in front of over 7,000 people at Glanford Park, the credit for the hard work goes down to Stephen Dawson who turned his way out of trouble, evaded a foul before firing over a pinpoint cross for Madden to head into the roof of the net.


ALEXANDER SCOOPS MANAGER OF THE MONTH AWARD FOR APRIL

Despite a narrow defeat for the opening match of April, Alexander steered the Iron to five successive victories to pull United to within goal difference of the play-off spots.

Read the full story here: http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/alexander-scoops-april-manager-of-the-month-award-3096436.aspx


SUCCESSFUL FIRST MONTH: Graham Alexander is awarded April's Manager of the Month for Sky Bet League One.

MAY
SHEFFIELD UNITED 0-2 IRON (Hopper, 39, Madden, 64)
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The Iron did what they had to do on the final day of the season to be in with a chance of making the play-offs, but Barnsley took sixth spot after their own 4-1 win over Champions Wigan Athletic.

Tom Hopper swept home the loose ball before half time to put Scunthorpe ahead following good work from Adelakun and Madden before the Irishman himself doubled the lead. His deflect shot from the edge of the area flew into the net after another quick attack.


HOPPER'S EIGHTH: Tom Hopper swept home the first goal of the game against Sheffield United, his eighth goal of the season.

RETAINED LIST...

Following the end of the campaign, the Iron released their retained list with four released at the end of their contracts.

Read more here: http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/iron-announce-retained-list-3106588.aspx

NEW DEALS...

Levi Sutton - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/sutton-signs-new-deal-3049261.aspx (April 8, 2016)
David Mirfin - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/mirfin-signs-new-one-year-deal-3060423.aspx (April 15, 2016)
Neal Bishop - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/bishop-signs-new-contract-3062158.aspx (April 16, 2016)
Noel Burdett and Jack Dyche - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/dyche-burdett-sign-professional-contracts-3065918.aspx
Eight new scholars for Iron academy - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/eight-new-scholars-for-the-irons-academy-3106946.aspx


EIGHT NEW SCHOLARS: The Iron inducted eight new scholars into the Academy ahead of 2016-17.

IN THE NEWS...

Iron announce JD Sports partnership - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/iron-announce-jd-sports-partnership-3054829.aspx
Work begins on new training facility - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/work-begins-on-new-training-facility-3055878.aspx
Disability side enjoy Iron experience - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/disability-side-enjoy-iron-experience-3094221.aspx
Trust receive Community Shield distribution cheque - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/trust-receive-community-shield-distribution-cheque-3095820.aspx
Scunthorpe achieves Family Excellence Award - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/scunthorpe-united-achieves-the-football-league-family-excellence-award-3098684.aspx
Seven awards for David Mirfin - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/seven-awards-for-mirfin-3095885.aspx
800 consecutive games for Derby-based duo - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/800-consecutive-games-for-derby-based-duo-3105182.aspx

MILESTONE REACHED: Sheffield United away was Tracey and Richard Bailey's 800th consecutive Scunthorpe United match.

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