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Scunthorpe United Match Preview

16 March 2018

Marcus Braddock looks

After a weeks respite from the campaign, a trip to Lincolnshire to meet Scunthorpe is on the horizon this weekend. Unfortunately we find ourselves out of the automatic promotion places after Wigan's late winner at Bradford on Wednesday. It put them above us on goal difference but this weekend gives us the chance to climb back above Wigan as they face Southampton in the FA Cup on Sunday. Scunthorpe have had a bit of a lean spell since the turn of the year with just one win since they beat Bury on new years day. They've picked up points from a few draws and managed to stay in the top six but they need to arrest their slide as Peterborough and Plymouth loom with games in hand. Last weekends 3-3 draw at Wigan could be a sign that their form is about to improve and an indication that this weekend could be a difficult one.

Top Scorers

Josh Morris 10
Duane Holmes 7
Tom Hopper 7
Kevin van Veen 5
Lee Novak 5


Josh Morris 6
Kevin van Veen 3
Duane Holmes 3
Stephen Dawson 3
Tom Hopper 3
Scott Wiseman 3

Clean Sheets

Six at home and five away.


Scunthorpe have won 39% of their home games this season with 28% ending in defeats.

They've scored 1.22 goals per home game and conceded 1.06.

Their best period of the game at home is the last fifteen minutes with eight goals scored.

Scunthorpe are the eleventh best team at home in League one with 27 points from 18 games.



Michael Salisbury from Lancashire. Games this season: 31. Yellow cards: 69. Red cards: 4.

Assistants Duncan Street and Richard Wigglesworth.

Fourth official: Marc Edwards.


Team News

Scunthorpe: Lee Novak will still be unavailable because of a heel injury.

Town: James Bolton is still a little bit away from returning to full training.


This is another of those games that looks straightforward given the form but in reality is a very tricky fixture. Scunthorpe may have indifferent form but they have in form teams breathing down their neck, so I can see a good Scunthorpe performance, especially given their good result at Wigan. We could really do with extending our away run of four games, keeping the pressure on the teams above us is everything now and keeping the teams behind us where they are comes a close second.


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Match Reports

Scunthorpe United 1 Shrewsbury Town 2

17 March 2018

Second half goals from Nolan and Payne see great Town fightba

Shrewsbury:  Dean Henderson, Ben Godfrey (Stefan Payne, 32) Mat Sadler, Omar Beckles, Whalley, Abu Ogogo, Carlton Morris (Lenell John-Lewis, 86), Luke Hendrie, Jon Nolan, Aristote Nsiala and Alex Rodman.

Subs: Craig MacGillivray, Max Lowe, Nathan Thomas, Lenell John-Lewis, Bryn Morris, Sam Jones and Stefan Payne.

Scunthorpe: Matt Gilks, Murray Wallace, Funso Ojo, Ivan Toney, Josh Morris, Neal Bishop (Jordan Clarke, 68), Tom Hopper, Duane Holmes (Hakeeb Adelakun, 68), Cameron Burgess, Rory McArdle and Ryan Yates.

Subs: Rory Watson, Jordan Clarke, Conor Townsend, Hakeeb Adelakun, Charlie Goode, Cameron McGeehan and Kyle Wootton.

Referee: Michael Salisbury

Assistants: Duncan Street and Richard Wigglesworth

Fourth Official:  Marc Edwards

Attendance: 3,824 (463 from Town)

Team News: Town side an unchanged 11 from the previous game. On the bench, Sam Jones is brought into the match day squad and replaces Arthur Gnahoua.

Town managed to secure another away win against Scunthorpe, in tough conditions for Town at a Snowy Glanford Park. Goals from Jon Nolan and Stefan Payne secured all three points for the visitors.

First half:

It wasn’t until the seventh minute till either team had a chance. Ivan Toney broke down the left wing causing confusion for Dean Henderson and Aristote Nsiala, which lead to Nsiala fouling Toney and receiving a yellow card.  Josh Morris hit the free kick and it looped over Henderson giving The Iron the early lead.

Shortly after, Scunthorpe were pilling on more pressure, a chance fell for Duane Homes, but the Scunthorpe midfielder lashed the ball off the bar from inside the box.

Neither team were dominating play with 25 minutes left of the half. Both sides were battling hard for the ball in what was turning out to be a scrappy start to the game.

Town were awarded a corner in the 22nd minute, after Alex Rodman was driving into the box dangerously. Shaun Whalley delivered in a cross but Abu Ogogo couldn’t quite get the ball from under his feet and Scunthorpe cleared the ball.

Town had another chance five minutes later, Ben Godfrey hit a low driven cross but the ball fizzed just past the post.

Henderson made a great save in the 40th minute, denying the home side a two-goal advantage. Morris tried to curl a shot around Henderson but Towns keeper made himself big and saved the shot.

Scunthorpe were awarded a penalty shortly after. Carlton Morris was deemed to have brought down Toney. Henderson saved the penalty, which was stuck by Scunthorpe’s Morris. Keeping the deficit to just one goal.

Town went into the half time break a goal down, after a tough first half for the visitors.

Second half:

Six minutes into the second half, Jon Nolan scored the equaliser for Town. Nolan passed the ball into the box and found Morris who slipped the ball back into the midfielder who slotted the ball past Matt Gilks, bringing the score line level.

As town were growing into the game, The Shrews were awarded a penalty after Toney brought down Nolan in the box in the 59th minute. Payne thrashed the ball into the top left corner giving the Scunthorpe keeper no chance and Town the lead.

Scunthorpe captain Rory McArdle was given a yellow card for a late challenge on Omar Beckles, as the left back was making headway down the wing.

With 70 minutes on the clock, neither team could keep a possession of the ball and create any chances in the tough snowy conditions.

Town were awarded a free kick in the 82nd minute, the ball fell to Abu Ogogo from a Whalley delivery but he narrowly missed the target and struck the ball off the bar.

Town ground out the remaining 20 minutes by keeping possession and took home all three points. The second half lacked much goalmouth action but The Shrews came away with the win at a tough game away at Scunthorpe United.

Scunthorpe 1-2 Shrewsbury Town.

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Scunthorpe United Ticket Details

15 March 2018

Ticket details for the league trip to Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe United v Shrewsbury Town
Saturday 17th March 2018 – kick-off 3pm
Glanford Park
SKY Bet League One

Ticket prices have been confirmed for our Sky Bet League One trip to Glanford Park to take on Scunthorpe United.

We have received an inital 352 tickets but more are available should there be demand.

We recommend that you buy tickets in advance as there will be a price increase on the day.

Tickets will be priced at -

Adults - £22 (£25 on the day)
Senior (65+) - £15 (£17 on the day)
Student/U21s - £15 (£17 on the day)
Under 18s - £6 (£8 on the day)
Under 12s - FREE (FREE on the day) (Maximum 2 per paying Adult)

Ambulant disabled tickets will be charged at the relevant price based on their age. A free carer ticket can be given where the person is on High Rate DLA for care or mobility.

Should any fans require Wheelchair and Carer tickets please contact the Scunthorpe United Ticket Office by calling 01724 747670.

Tickets will go off sale on Friday 16th March at 4:30pm.

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways:

In person at the Montgomery Waters Meadow ticket office
By calling 01743 273943
Via our online ticketing site - click here

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