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23 May 2016

We continue looking back at the 2015/16 season, moving into the fourth month of the league campain...

The Iron came into November on the back of five wins in six and a Manager of the Month award for Mark Robins. The Emirates FA Cup would be the next hurdle, with Southend United - who had already defeated Scunthorpe in the league at Roots Hall - making the trip to Glanford Park.

IRON (Madden, 16, 78) 2-1 SOUTHEND UNITED (Leonard, 30)
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A Paddy Madden brace was the difference as Scunthorpe made it through to the second round of the Emirates FA Cup.

He netted a goal in each half, either side of a Ryan Leonard leveller to put the Iron through to the second round to face Leyton Orient. 

Madden fired home from close range for his first, with the second goal seeing him take his time in the crowded penalty area to pick out the only space in the goal that was free - the top corner.


The Emirates FA Cup first round clash against Southend United on Saturday, November 7 was dedicated to the steel workers and their families.

There were a variety of events over the course of the day to show the football club’s support for the thousands of local people that are affected by the news about the loss of jobs, as well as to promote the Save Our Steel campaign. 

To read the full story, click here.

SAVE OUR STEEL: The Iron players show their support for the #SaveourSteel campaign for the Southend United FA Cup tie.

SWINDON TOWN (Rossi Branco, 55, Ajose, 59) 2-1 IRON (Clarke, 73) 
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Despite a late rally, the Iron fell victims to a 2-1 defeat at the County Ground, handing new Robins manager Martin Ling his first victory in charge of Swindon.

United observed another goalless first half, but would fall two goals down within the space of four second half minutes following a goal from Raphael Rossi Brance and a second from former player Nicky Ajose.

McSheffrey would provide for Jordan Clarke to bullet home a header with seventeen minutes left on that clock. That goal would follow a sustained spell of Scunthorpe pressure, and it would continue until the final whistle, but the Iron couldn't find a way past the Robins' defence.

IRON 0-2 BRADFORD CITY (McMahon, (pen), 28, Leigh, 52)
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The Iron fell to a frustrating home defeat against the Bantams, despite a number of chances falling the side's way.

Tony McMahon converted a penalty in the first half after Gary McSheffrey's trip following a good save from Luke Daniels in the build-up, with Greg Leigh doubling Bradford's advantage in the second half.

BURY (Clarke, 50) 1-2 IRON (Madden, (pen), 12, Williams, 86)
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The Iron emerged with three points from Gigg Lane following a late, superbly struck free kick from Luke Williams.

The former Middlesbrough attacking midfielder was arguably the star of the show as he won a twelfth minute penalty, taking a long ball to perfection before being hauled back in the area. Madden dispatched the kick for his thirteenth goal in all competitions.

Former Scunthorpe loanee Leon Clarke was threatening to be a thorn in his former club's side once more, spurning a number of glorious opportunities to level the proceedings before he finally did five minutes after the interval.

Despite absorbing a lot of pressure, the Iron would win the match four minutes from time. Moments after Williams had gone on a surging run from half way, drawing a fine save from the 'keeper, he was at it again, but this time he was fouled on the edge of the area. He got up to take the kick himself and spectacularly curled the ball into the bottom corner of the net.

PILE ON WILLIAMS: The Iron squad celebrate with Luke Williams, who netted the winning goal against Bury at Gigg Lane.

IRON 0-4 PETERBOROUGH UNITED (Washington, 4, 82, 90+1, Bostwick, (pen), 49)
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Conor Washington ran the show for the Posh, who ran riot at Glanford Park with three goals and the match ball.

It took him just four minutes to break the deadlock, putting Peterborough in the lead going into the second half. Michael Bostwick doubled the advantage from the penalty spot just after half time, before two further late strikes from Washington saw the visitors go away with all three points.


Tommy Rowe - loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers extended (November 5, 2015)


Murray Wallace - recalled by parent club Huddersfield Town (November 1, 2015)
Joe Lolley - recalled by parent club Huddersfield Town (November 1, 2015)


Four minutes were left on the clock when Luke Williams netted to hand the Iron all three points at Gigg Lane. It came minutes after a superb run from half way for the midfielder, with him eventually winning the free kick 30-yards from goal. He took the kick himself, curling the ball into the bottom right-hand corner.


Goode receives England C cap -

Iron support White Ribbon campaign -

Iron beaten in Lincolnshire Senior Cup final -

Roar makes first-ever visit -

Pre-match delight for Josh -

GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR JOSH: Young supporter Josh Knowles enjoys his behind-the-scenes VIP access at Glanford Park in November.

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