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📝Match Preview: Scunthorpe United (A)

City on the road to the Sands Venue Stadium

10 September 2021

City are once again on the road this Saturday when they make the trip to North Lincolnshire to take on Scunthorpe United at the Sands Venue Stadium.

After two draws on the spin, the Grecians will be looking to go better and win at Scunthorpe for the second season in a row. 

The Grecians held Forest Green to a goalless draw at SJP on Saturday, thanks in part to a heroic goalkeeping performance from Cameron Dawson, who was named August's Player of the Month on Monday. 

Scunthorpe were beaten 2-0 by Northampton Town at Sixfields and also had Manny Onariase sent off in the first half, so he will be unavailable on Saturday.

Matt Taylor's Thoughts

Matt Taylor believes his side are ready for a "physical encounter" on Saturday as Exeter City travel to Scunthorpe.

The Manager has said it could be a difficult ground to go to but the team go into the game full of cionfidence. 

"We've got to roll our sleeves up and be ready for a good footballing game.

"We know that if we go there and play as well as we can possibly play, then we'll give ourselves an opportunity of coming back down the M1 with points to show for it."

Regarding the absence of Jevani Brown last weekend, Taylor said:

"It was a shame he missed such a big game last weekend. We hope he will be involved on Saturday in some capacity."

You can catch all of Matt's pre-game thoughts below ⤵️

Scunthorpe's Last Match

Northampton Town 2 Scunthorpe United 0 | 04/09/21 | League Two

Manny Onariase was shown red as the Iron were beaten by the Cobblers thanks to goals from Danny Rose and Sam Hoskins. 

The Ground

  • Name: The Sands Venue Stadium (Glanford Park)
  • Capacity: 9,088
  • Year opened: 1988
  • Address: John Brownsword Way, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 8TD

In 1988, The £2.5m project was the first purpose-built football stadium for 33 years since Southend’s Root’s Hall. Scunthorpe originally played at the Old Showground but realised that the substantial improvements needed to renovate the ground were not viable after the 1985 Bradford City Disaster.

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After redevelopments to the two end terraces, the capacity of Glanford Park was reduced from 11,000 to its current value. The Stadium has hosted some of the big names in English football. In 2010, Scunthorpe welcomed Manchester United in the League Cup which brought in a record attendance of 9,077 fans. The Premier League giants ran out 5-2 winners.

In July 2019, Scunthorpe United confirmed planning permission to build a completely new 12,000-seater stadium on the site. The redevelopment of Glanford Park will be built on a stand-by-stand basis over multiple seasons, allowing the Iron to continue playing there without the need to relocate. 

 

Tickets + Travel

We have been allocated 400 tickets in AMS Stand, priced as below:

  • Adults: Advance £22 | Matchday £25
  • Seniors 65+/U21/ Student: Advance £15 | Matchday £17
  • Under 18: Advance £6 | Matchday £8
  • Under 12 (max two per paying Adult): Free

Ambulant disabled are charged the relevant age category with a free carer given where person is on High Rate DLA for care or mobility.

Supporters can pay on the day at the ticket office in the Easy Buy Stand or match day ticket booth in the corner of the Britcon and East Stands, payment by card only. 

Grecian Travel

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 7.15am for a fare of £43 for adults and £38 for under-16s

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services). Junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton.) All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.

Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.

For more information or to book please contact John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm).

How To Follow

Can't make the game? Why not get the next best thing and listen LIVE on iFollow! (Overseas views can watch the match for £10 or local currency equivalent)

By purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £2.50 in the UK you'll get access to the audio stream which includes the live BBC Radio Devon commentary.

The match pass revenue goes directly to the club, so you will be showing your support from home!

To purchase a match pass please click here.

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Previous Encounter

Scunthorpe United 0 Exeter City 2 | 09/03/21 | League Two

Matt Jay's stunning free kick and Jack Sparkes' late strike sealed a win for Matt Taylor's side.


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