Toon Shock At Glanford Park

24 August 2011 05:49
A Kevin Nolan goal wasn't good enough for Newcastle to come away with the points at Glanford Park back in October 2009.      SCUNTHORPE v NEWCASTLE - THE HISTORY2009/2010     Wed 17 Mar     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 0     Scunthorpe U.     Championship      Tue 20 Oct     Scunthorpe U.     2 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     Championship  1973/1974     Wed 30 Jan     Scunthorpe U.     0 - 3     Newcastle Utd.     F.A. Cup      Sat 26 Jan     Newcastle Utd.     1 - 1     Scunthorpe U.     F.A. Cup  1963/1964     Sat 18 Apr     Scunthorpe U.     2 - 0     Newcastle Utd.     Second Division      Sat 07 Dec     Newcastle Utd.     3 - 1     Scunthorpe U.     Second Division  1962/1963     Sat 24 Nov     Newcastle Utd.     1 - 1     Scunthorpe U.     Second Division      Tue 04 Sep     Scunthorpe U.     2 - 1     Newcastle Utd.     Second Division  1961/1962     Sat 17 Mar     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 1     Scunthorpe U.     Second Division      Fri 27 Oct     Scunthorpe U.     3 - 2     Newcastle Utd.     Second Division      Wed 13 Sep     Newcastle Utd.     2 - 0     Scunthorpe U.     League Cup  1957/1958     Sat 25 Jan     Newcastle Utd.     1 - 3     Scunthorpe U.     F.A. Cup   SCUNTHORPE'S LAST FIXTURE: CHARLTON 2 SCUNTHORPE 2       1. Josh Lillis    2. Andrew Wright    5. Michael Nelson    15. Paul Reid  (46)    3. Eddie Nolan    16. Mark Duffy  (68)    4. Sam Togwell    8. Michael O'Connor    21. Andy Barcham  (76)    9. Chris Dagnall    17. Bobby Grant    SUBS    13. Sam Slocombe  (GK)    7. Jimmy Ryan  (68)    11. Garry Thompson  (76)    18. Michael Collins    19. Niall Canavan  (46) LAST TIME WE WENT TO SCUNTHORPE .2009/10 - Scunthorpe 2 Newcastle 1SCUNTHORPE: Murphy, Byrne, Jones, Mirfin, Williams, Togwell, McCann (Andrew Wright 90), Josh Wright, Woolford (Thompson 89), Hayes, Hooper (Forte 78).Subs Not Used: Slocombe, Spence, Canavan, Sparrow.NEWCASTLE: Harper, Ryan Taylor, Khizanishvili, Simpson, Jose Enrique, Guthrie (Ranger 86), Geremi (Harewood 61), Smith, Gutierrez, Nolan, Carroll.Subs Not Used: Krul, Tozer, Kadar, Lovenkrands, Donaldson.Att: 8,921Martyn Woolford gave Newcastle an untimely reminder of how hard life outside the Premier League can be as his double condemned them to a 2-1 defeat at Scunthorpe.The winger struck in the 53rd and 79th minutes - either side of a Kevin Nolan equaliser - to ensure Chris Hughton's Newcastle failed one of the acid tests of life in the Championship - a wet Tuesday night at Glanford Park.Newcastle's winless run now stands at four games, and this defeat, 13 years to the day that Kevin Keegan's swashbuckling side famously beat Manchester United 5-0, shows just how much work the club's modern day players have to do if they are to ever scale those heights again.Nigel Adkins' outstanding yet unfancied Scunthorpe side were more than worthy of the win, though, as they overcame a handful of early wobbles to earn a famous victory in the first League meeting between the two in 45 years.With Geremi and Jonas Gutierrez back in their starting line-up after surrendering top spot with defeat at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, Newcastle could have been two goals ahead inside the opening 10 minutes were it not for the brilliance of Joe Murphy in the Scunthorpe goal.Both chances fell to Nolan and both were made by Jose Enrique.The first opportunity saw Nolan power a header towards the top corner that Murphy did brilliantly well to turn away, before he reacted even quicker to change direction and push the midfielder's improvised back-flick clear.At that point it looked as though it was only a matter of time before Newcastle scored, but Scunthorpe managed to get a foothold on the game and were unfortunate not to go into the half-time break ahead.Gary Hooper wasted their first chance when he blazed over from six yards with a near open goal at his mercy after Marcus Williams' fizzing cross.Paul Hayes then scuffed a drive wide when he should have tested Steve Harper, before the Newcastle goalkeeper was made to work as he saved at the feet of Hooper who was sent racing clear by Grant McCann.Newcastle continued to create chances of their own too, with Nolan firing over when well set after a Gutierrez centre, while Andy Carroll forced Murphy into another fine save with a low drive.The chance of the opening half fell to Scunthorpe, though, with Woolford dragging wide from six yards after Rob Jones' knockdown four minutes before the whistle.Newcastle remained unsettled at the back after the restart, especially under the high ball, and Hooper crashed a rising effort against the angle of post and bar after Danny Simpson and Zurab Khizanishvili were outjumped by Paul Hayes.But, to the delight of a record Glanford Park crowd of 8,921, Scunthorpe did open the scoring 53 minutes in, with Woolford finally finding his range.Khizanishvili was the culprit from Newcastle's point of view, as, when facing his own goal, he allowed himself to be shrugged off the ball by Hooper, who unselfishly squared for the former York winger.Geremi could have brought his side level moments later when he lashed over, but Nolan showed him how to do it with 25 minutes to go as he grabbed his seventh goal of the season.It was a picture book goal for Nolan, as he arrived right on time on the edge of the area to hammer home into the bottom corner after a storming break from Danny Guthrie had created the chance.Nolan again went close with a diving header after Ryan Taylor's cross, but rather than sit back and defend a point, Scunthorpe pressed for a winner which duly arrived 11 minutes from the end when Woolford got on the end of Sam Togwell's header to waltz through Newcastle's absent defence before leaving Harper with no chance. SCUNTHORPE - GLANFORD PARK What's The Ground Like? The club left the Old Show Ground and moved to the new Glanford Park in August 1988. When opened, it was the first new league football ground to be built since the Second World War. It is somewhat box like in appearance with all four stands being an equal height. The ground is totally enclosed with all four corners having been filled (with advertising hoardings). The home end is terracing, whilst the other three sides of the ground are all seated. The main downside is the many supporting pillars to impede your view. The ground is completed with a modern looking set of four floodlights. The Club seem to have gone a bit over the top, with each stand having a named sponsor. Gone are East, West, North & South Stands. In are; Grove Wharf, Scunthorpe Telegraph, ArcelorMittal & AMS Stands!  What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters? Away fans are housed in the AMS Stand (aka the South Stand) at one end. This is all seated and can house 1,650 supporters. If demand requires it, then extra seats can be made available in the south corner of the West Stand. Although there are a couple of supporting pillars in this stand, the view is generally okay. James Broadbent adds; 'the ground is very easy to find on the edge of town. Scunthorpe is generally a friendly place to visit, where you can have decent banter and a good day out. To help boost the atmosphere the club allow drums and musical instruments to be brought into the ground'. Where To Eat & Drink? There is one pub right at the entrance to the ground called 'The Old Farmhouse', which as Bryan Woods informs me 'This pub welcomes all fans but no colours are allowed'. There is another pub near the ground called the Berkeley, a favourite haunt for away supporters. To find this Sam Smiths pub go past the ground (or park there first) and follow the main road towards Scunthorpe and it is on the left hand corner of the first roundabout you reach. On my last visit this 1930's/40's art deco pub/hotel had a pleasant mixture of home and away supporters and served good beer in a comfortable atmosphere. The only draw back was that it seemed that you could only park in their car park if you were staying at the hotel, as there was an automated barrier across its entrance. Steve Tucker adds; 'Found a great little pub called the Ironstone Wharf which is about a mile and a quarter away from the ground. It's on the A18 going away from Scunthorpe towards Gunness. After going around the left hand bend, the pub is located down on the right.' If coming by train, then the Honest Lawyer on Oswald Road is well worth a visit. Although a modern pub inside, it has been listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and has a number of beers on offer. Also on Oswald Road is the Blue Bell which is a Wetherspoons outlet. Across the road from the ground there is a Retail Park with a number of eating outlets such as a KFC & McDonalds.  How To Get There By Car & Where To Park The ground is on the outskirts of Scunthorpe, making it easy to find from the motorway. Leave the M180 at Junction 3 and take the M181 for Scunthorpe. At the end of this motorway, you will see the ground on your right. Turn right at the first roundabout onto the A18 and right again into the large car park at the ground, which costs £3.  By Train Scunthorpe station is over two miles away from the ground. Neil Hallam a visiting Burnley supporter informs me; 'On our last visit we found that the Police were laying on a free bus service from right outside the railway station to Glanford Park. Once in the vicinity of the ground, the fans are not compelled to go straight in but are allowed to head for the heavily policed and liberally bouncered pubs and bars on the adjacent retail park. The return service operates about ten minutes after the final whistle. With Burnley this service worked well, however it remains to be seen how it gets on with other clubs who may have a larger visiting contingent.' Otherwise a taxi is probably the easiest way to reach the stadium. However, if you have time on your hands and are feeling fit. Turn left out of the station and head towards the crossroads (facing a church) and turn right into Oswald Road, going past a set of traffic lights and the Honest Lawyer and Blue Bell pubs. At the next traffic lights turn left into Doncaster Road (where there a number of fast food outlets). Then just go straight down this road and you will eventually reach Glanford Park on your left. Otherwise as you pass the Blue Bell pub on your left, turn left onto Doncaster Road where you can catch Bus Number 909 (every 20 minutes to the hour) down to the ground.  NEXT GAME . Thursday 25th August - 8.00 ko  SCUNTHORPE UTD v NEWCASTLE UTD LAST GAME . SUNDERLAND 0 NUFC 1 SUNDERLAND: Mignolet, Bardsley, Brown, Ferdinand, Richardson (Ji 71), Larsson (Wickham 81), Cattermole, Colback, Elmohamady (Gardner 71), Sessegnon, Gyan.Subs Not Used: Westwood, Vaughan, Bramble, Laing. NEWCASTLE: Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Tiote, Cabaye (Williamson 85), Barton, Obertan (Gosling 85), Gutierrez, Shola Ameobi.Subs Not Used: Harper, Lovenkrands, Ba, Best, Marveaux. Att: 47, 751 It will take a long long time before the Mackems get over the 5-1, and I expected Steve Bruce to have his side geared up for this one, considering his players failed to show up at St James' Park last season. He talked a good fight, this week, saying finishing ahead of Newcastle was a major piority. Well we are one week into the campaign and it's not going too well for old 'Broken Nose', is it? Ryan Taylor must have had a strange week, what with Alan Pardew saying last Monday: "Ryan played well against Arsenal but I hope he is NOT in the team on Saturday". I take it he expected to sign a left-back before the visit to Mackemland, but it didn't happen, and Ryan was given his first ever Tyne/Wear derby appearance. The full-back, who played for Steve Bruce at Wigan, curled home a superb 62nd-minute free-kick to win a hard-fought contest which the home side dominated for long periods in the first half, but failed to take their chances. However, Alan Pardew's men would have won more comfortably had they been awarded a clear first-half penalty. Black Cats keeper Simon Mignolet had to make good saves from Yohan Cabaye and Jonas Gutierrez, while Tim Krul had to be similarly alert to keep out two Stephane Sessegnon efforts. However, the home side simply did not make the most of their share of the possession and the bulk of a sell-out crowd of 47,751 left in tears, leaving the Geordies to celebrate a victory on enemy soil. Sunderland have now won just once at home against their neighbours in 31 years. Joey Barton found himself in the thick of the action once again within 14 minutes of a pulsating derby, although innocently so on this occasion. Having weathered an early storm which saw them pinned deep inside their own half for long periods, the Magpies won a left-wing corner which Cabaye delivered to the far post. Shola Ameobi, who went into the game with six derby goals to his name, met the ball with a firm header which Barton helped on towards the top corner. But as he prepared to celebrate, Sebastian Larsson threw out an arm and blocked the ball, sparking a mass protest from the men in black and white. Referee Howard Webb consulted his assistant, but then awarded only a corner, much to the horror of the visitors and the relief of their counterparts in red and white. Having enjoyed a major slice of fortune - Larsson would surely have been sent off had the penalty been awarded - the Black Cats resumed their efforts to atone for their derby no-shows last season. Benin international Sessegnon was proving a thorn in Newcastle's side and having failed to hit the target on a couple of occasions, forced a fingertip save from Krul with nine minutes gone and a second diving stop eight minutes before the break. Newcastle continued to look dangerous from set-pieces and Mignolet had to pull off a fine 32nd-minute save to keep out Cabaye's swerving, dipping shot from distance. Cabaye, Wes Brown and Ryan Taylor were all booked for rash challenges in a fiercely-contested first half, but there was drama deep into injury time when Gyan turned neatly and curled a left-foot shot on to the top of the crossbar. In a nondescript start to the second half, neither side was able to build up any kind of momentum with Sunderland hunting down the Magpies in possession and the visitors largely adopting a hit and hope policy as they attempted to move the ball forward. Barton worked his way into a good position with 55 minutes gone, but saw his shot charged down by Anton Ferdinand, and Mignolet had to get down well to palm away Jonas Gutierrez's effort six minutes later. But Newcastle did take the lead within seconds after Gutierrez had been tripped by Lee Cattermole. Ryan Taylor curled the resulting free-kick high over the stranded Mignolet and into the top corner to spark delirious celebrations on and off the pitch. Bruce introduced Craig Gardner and Ji Dong-won for Elmohamady and Kieran Richardson with 19 minutes remaining and time fast running out. But Sunderland's efforts were looking increasingly laboured with Gyan scuffing a 77th-minute shot wide from close range and Gardner looping a header into Krul's arms three minutes later. Phil Bardsley was sent off for a second bookable offence in the final minute of normal time to cap a miserable afternoon for the Mackems. NEWCASTLE UTD 2011/12 PREMIER LEAGUE SUNDERLAND 0 NEWCASTLE  1 (R Taylor)Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Tiote, Cabaye (Williamson 85), Barton, Obertan (Gosling 85), Gutierrez, Shola Ameobi.Subs Not Used: Harper, Lovenkrands, Ba, Best, Marveaux. NEWCASTLE 0 ARSENAL 0Krul, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Simpson, Barton, Cabaye (Lovenkrands 81), Tiote, Gutierrez, Shola Ameobi (Best 73), Ba (Obertan 46).Subs Not Used: Forster, Williamson, Gosling, Sammy Ameobi. PRE-SEASON FIXTURES: NEWCASTLE 0 FIORENTINA 0 (Ab 63 mins)Krul (Forster 46), Simpson, S Taylor, Coloccini, Enrique, Gosling (Ba 46), Cabaye, Vuckic, Jonas (Marveaux 46) Lovenkrands (R Taylor 61), Best (Shola Ameobi 46).Subs: Sammy Ameobi, Ranger, Tavernier, Williamson. LEEDS UTD 3 NEWCASTLE 2 (S.Taylor, Vuckic)Forster, Cabaye, Williamson, Barton, Simpson, Gosling, Gutierrez, Ba, Shola Ameobi, Taylor, Tavernier. Subs: Krul, Taylor, Best, Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett. COLUMBUS CREW 0 NEWCASTLE 3 (Ameobi, Coloccini, Vuckic)Harper; Tavernier, S Taylor, Coloccini (Dummett, 54), Enrique; Gutierrez (Abeid, 85), Tiote (Smith, 62), Gosling, Marveaux (Vuckic, 76); Ameobi (Best, 75), Ba. Subs not used: Forster, Krul. ORLANDO CITY 1 NEWCASTLE 0Forster; R Taylor (Enrique, 26), S Taylor, Coloccini, Tavernier; Gosling (Vuckic, 71), Smith (Abeid, 74), Tiote, Gutierrez; Best (Ba, 74), Lovenkrands (Ameobi, 74). Subs not used: Krul, Harper. SPORTING KANSAS 0 NEWCASTLE 0Krul, Gosling, Coloccini, S Taylor, R Taylor, Marveaux (Tavernier 46), Tiote (Abeid 46), Ben Arfa, Gutierrez, Ba (Best 72), Lovenkrands (Smith 46). DARLINGTON 0 NEWCASTLE 2 (Barton, Sammy Ameobi)Forster; Simpson (Dummett), S Taylor (Tavernier), Williamson (Henderson), Ferguson (R Taylor); Barton (Abeid), Guthrie (Cabaye, Donaldson), Smith (Gosling), Vuckic (Sammy Ameobi); Ben Arfa (Richardson), Best (Ranger). Subs not used: Soderberg, Newton.