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IN REVIEW: FEBRUARY 2016

26 May 2016

We continue a look at 2015/16, moving onto February 2016...

After two back-to-back victories to end January following the installment of Nick Daws and Andy Dawson in caretaker charge of the Iron, the team continued in the same vein at the start of February, recording another two back-to-back wins despite a two-week gap between the Coventry City and Southend United fixture.


IRON (Madden, 11) 1-0 SOUTHEND UNITED
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The Iron were made to work hard for three points to make it three wins out of three thanks to an early goal from Paddy Madden.

After a brilliant save to deny Stephen Dawson, Scunthorpe continued their attacking onslaught and went ahead from the resultant corner. Luke Williams was once again providing the assist after a one-two with Jamie Ness from the corner before firing across from Madden who headed in from close range.

MILLWALL 0-2 IRON (McSheffrey, 17, O'Brien, 90+1)
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Scunthorpe once again provided a superb performance to make it four wins in a row at The Den.

Gary McSheffrey was fed through on the left to fire in the opener after seventeen minutes after great work from Neal Bishop, Stephen Dawson and Madden.

The Iron were once again resolute in defence and put the game to bed at the end of the first minute of stoppage time at the end of the game. Bishop was thwarted by a goal line clearance, Greg Luer was also denied a follow-up before the ball fell to Jim O'Brien, who drilled into the corner of the net.


DEBUT GOAL: Jim O'Brien celebrates scoring his stoppage time goal on his debut to seal the three points at The Den.

GOAL OF THE MONTH...

McSheffrey broke the deadlock early on in this one. Bishop picked up the loose ball, with Madden playing a neat flick to Dawson. He drove forward before decisively playing through McSheffrey who took one touch before firing high into the net.

 

FLEETWOOD TOWN (Hunter, 16, Grant, 29) 2-1 IRON (Madden, (pen), 70)
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The Iron fell to their penultimate defeat of the campaign as Fleetwood were out of the traps quicker at a rain-sodden Highbury.

Ashley Hunter netted the opener before former striker Bobby Grant doubled the Cod Army's advantage before the half hour mark, minutes after United lost skipper Stephen Dawson to injury.

Paddy Madden netted a penalty after the referee spotted and infringement in the area but despite rallying hard, an equaliser could not be found in the remaining twenty minutes. 

CLUB STATEMENT: DAWS APPOINTED IRON MANAGER- February 22, 2016

After four successive victories since taking over as joint caretaker manager with Andy Dawson, and only one victory, Nick Daws was appointed as the Iron manager with Dawson as his assistant.

You can read the full story here: http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/club-statement-daws-appointed-iron-manager-2967561.aspx

IRON (Wootton, 88) 1-1 OLDHAM ATHLETIC (Lafferty, 78)
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Kyle Wootton came off the bench to rescue a point for the Iron with minutes remaining after a brilliantly controlled shot across goal.

Daniel Lafferty found plenty of room in the Scunthorpe penalty area to put the Latics ahead twelve minutes from time, sweeping home into the corner of the net, but Wootton, who had only been on the field for four minutes peeled away at the back post from McSheffrey's cross to control and volley across goal, with the ball finding its way through a number of bodies to creep into the net.


RESCUES A POINT: Kyle Wootton celebrates after firing home a late equaliser at Glanford Park against Oldham Athletic.

INS...

Dominic Vose - signed from Wrexham (undisclosed) - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/iron-complete-vose-signing-2933395.aspx (February 1, 2016)
Greg Luer - on loan from Hull City - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/luer-joins-iron-on-loan-2946305.aspx (February 9, 2016)
Jim O'Brien - on loan from Coventry City - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/iron-sign-obrien-on-loan-2956772.aspx (February 15, 2016)

OUTS...

Kevin van Veen - on loan to SC Cambuur Leeuwarden - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/loan-move-for-van-veen-2931392.aspx (February 1, 2016)
Darius Henderson - contract mutually cancelled - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/henderson-departs-the-iron-2932328.aspx (February 1, 2016)
Niall Canavan - on loan to Rochdale - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/canavan-joins-rochdale-on-loan-2956782.aspx (February 15, 2016)

IN THE NEWS...

Iron support Kenyan school - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/iron-support-kenyan-school-2938561.aspx
In Memoriam: David Sloan - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/in-memoriam-david-sloan-2939458.aspx
Summer-Megan's Lap of the Pitch - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/summers-lap-of-the-pitch-2956106.aspx
In Memoriam: Jack Marriott - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/in-memoriam-jack-marriott-2960716.aspx
In Memoriam: Barry Horstead - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/in-memoriam-barry-horstead-2960772.aspx
In Memoriam: Joe "Bobby" Benson - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/in-memoriam-joe-bobby-benson-2967053.aspx
In Memoriam: Freddie Goodwin - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/in-memoriam-freddie-goodwin-2966895.aspx
In Memoriam: Michael Brook - http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/in-memoriam-michael-brook-2980665.aspx

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