Etienne Esajas scored the only goal as Scunthorpe overcame Plymouth Argyle for a hard-earned win at Glanford Park.

The highlight of a quiet first half came courtesy of a header from Iron's Niall Canavan which was tipped over by Luke McCormick.

Plymouth started the second half stronger, but Reuben Reid had a goal disallowed for offside.

Scunthorpe finally broke the deadlock when Esajas pounced from close range after Sam Winnall's shot was blocked.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United manager Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I though in the last 10 minutes we had to slow the game down because the tempo of the game was pretty fast - it was going end to end.

"When we got the goal, it was important that the periods that we needed to get a breather we kept the ball, and I thought we kept it really well, kept it simple and kept possession.

"I was thrilled for the players, and that's two wins on the bounce now. I hope they can march on."

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Saturday, 21 September 2013

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Scunthorpe 1-0 Plymouth FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Esajas 62

    Scunthorpe

    • 01 Slocombe
    • 03 Dawson
    • 05 Mirfin
    • 06 Canavan (Byrne 53 yellow card)
    • 18 Nolan
    • 04 McAllister
    • 07 Sparrow
    • 10 Esajas (Spencer 75)
    • 14 Hawkridge yellow card
    • 09 Iwelumo (Burton 66)
    • 29 Winnall

    Substitutes

    • 13 Severn,
    • 15 Waterfall,
    • 20 Howe,
    • 26 Byrne,
    • 22 Hornsey,
    • 08 Burton,
    • 28 Spencer

    Plymouth

    • 23 McCormick
    • 02 Berry yellow card
    • 05 Branston
    • 16 Trotman
    • 28 Reckord
    • 06 Hourihane
    • 07 Alessandra
    • 08 Boco
    • 20 Bencherif (Nelson 85)
    • 09 Reid yellow card
    • 10 Morgan (Harvey 83)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Cole,
    • 03 Blackman,
    • 04 Blanchard,
    • 15 Wotton,
    • 17 Nelson,
    • 18 Harvey,
    • 27 Gurrieri
    Ref: ScottAtt: 3,298
    SCUNTHORPE
    PLYMOUTH

    Possession

    • Scunthorpe 49%
    • Plymouth 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Scunthorpe 6
    • Plymouth 7

    Attempts off target

    • Scunthorpe 6
    • Plymouth 8

    Corners

    • Scunthorpe 5
    • Plymouth 8

    Fouls

    • Scunthorpe 11
    • Plymouth 14
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:09 The referee ends the match.
    • 90:00+3:55 David Mirfin takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+3:49 Andy Dawson fouled by Conor Hourihane, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 90:00+2:27 Andy Dawson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+2:11 Lewis Alessandra concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Dawson.
    • 90:00+1:20 The ball is swung over by Durrell Berry.
    • 89:54 Corner taken by Luke McCormick from the right by-line.
    • 89:43 The ball is delivered by Lewis Alessandra.
    • 88:37 Deon Burton takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.
    • 88:27 Terry Hawkridge produces a cross.
    • 88:05 Eddie Nolan crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 87:53 Eddie Nolan fouled by Romuald Boco, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 86:49 Tyler Harvey takes a shot.
    • 86:01 A cross is delivered by Reuben Reid.
    • 84:25 Substitution Hamza Bencherif goes off and Curtis Nelson comes on.
    • 84:08 Shot by Sean McAllister cleared the net.
    • 82:31 Substitution Tyler Harvey replaces Marvin Morgan.
    • 81:22 David Mirfin manages to make a clearance.
    • 81:18 Jamie Reckord delivers the ball.
    • 79:27 Clearance by Andy Dawson.
    • 79:21 Lewis Alessandra delivers the ball.
    • 78:13 Neal Trotman makes a clearance.
    • 78:08 Free kick crossed by Terry Hawkridge.
    • 77:48 Durrell Berry concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Winnall.
    • 77:07 Shot by Reuben Reid cleared the crossbar.
    • 76:59 Clearance by Cliff Byrne.
    • 76:52 Durrell Berry crosses the ball.
    • 76:30 Eddie Nolan takes a shot. Luke McCormick catches the ball.
    • 74:24 Substitution Jimmy Spencer comes on in place of Etienne Esajas.
    • 74:02 Shot by Conor Hourihane cleared the net.
    • 73:38 Conor Hourihane sends in a cross.
    • 73:38 Free kick crossed by Conor Hourihane.
    • 73:15 Unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra by Matt Sparrow results in a free kick.
    • 72:59 Luke McCormick restarts play with the free kick.
    • 72:49 Sam Winnall challenges Jamie Reckord unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 72:40 Corner taken by Etienne Esajas from the right by-line.
    • 72:21 Deon Burton takes a shot and hits the bar.
    • 72:13 A cross is delivered by Sam Winnall.
    • 71:56 Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.
    • 71:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Mirfin by Romuald Boco.
    • 71:33 A cross is delivered by Jamie Reckord.
    • 70:11 Neal Trotman takes the free kick.
    • 69:52 Neal Trotman fouled by Sam Winnall, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 68:23 Deon Burton manages to make a clearance.
    • 68:18 Corner taken by Romuald Boco.
    • 68:01 Centre by Romuald Boco.
    • 67:31 Free kick taken by Matt Sparrow.
    • 67:22 Neal Trotman concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Winnall.
    • 66:51 Shot by Sam Winnall went over the bar.
    • 66:32 Corner from the left by-line taken by Terry Hawkridge.
    • 65:47 Romuald Boco takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
    • 65:32 Luke McCormick restarts play with the free kick.
    • 65:20 Substitution (Scunthorpe) makes a substitution, with Deon Burton coming on for Chris Iwelumo.
    • 65:06 Foul by Chris Iwelumo on Neal Trotman, free kick awarded.
    • 64:41 Terry Hawkridge takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Luke McCormick prevents the goal.
    • 64:20 Conor Hourihane takes a shot. Sam Slocombe safely holds on.
    • 63:45 Andy Dawson crosses the ball.
    • 62:48 Lewis Alessandra produces a cross.
    • 61:56 Sam Winnall provided the assist for the goal.
    • 61:56 GOAL - Etienne EsajasScunthorpe 1 - 0 Plymouth Etienne Esajas hits the back of the net with a direct shot from the free kick. Scunthorpe 1-0 Plymouth.
    • 61:13 Foul by Marvin Morgan on Sam Winnall, free kick awarded.
    • 61:08 Clearance by David Mirfin.
    • 60:59 Corner taken by Conor Hourihane from the .
    • 60:43 Marvin Morgan takes a shot. Sam Slocombe parries the effort to safety.
    • 60:37 Centre by Lewis Alessandra.
    • 60:24 Reuben Reid takes a shot. A parry by Sam Slocombe prevents the goal.
    • 60:16 Free kick taken by Conor Hourihane.
    • 59:36 Booking
    • 59:36 Cliff Byrne receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
    • Correction - 59:09 Marvin Morgan fouled by Cliff Byrne, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 59:09 Marvin Morgan fouled by David Mirfin, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 58:37 Clearance by Guy Branston.
    • 58:33 Cliff Byrne delivers the ball.
    • 58:25 Clearance made by Guy Branston.
    • 58:22 Etienne Esajas crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 57:47 Unfair challenge on Sam Winnall by Guy Branston results in a free kick.
    • 56:50 Cliff Byrne manages to make a clearance.
    • 56:47 Reuben Reid sends in a cross.
    • 54:12 Eddie Nolan manages to make a clearance.
    • 54:08 The ball is sent over by Lewis Alessandra.
    • 54:03 Eddie Nolan makes a clearance.
    • 53:57 The ball is swung over by Lewis Alessandra.
    • 53:11 Neal Trotman manages to make a clearance.
    • 53:08 Etienne Esajas delivers the ball.
    • 52:10 Substitution Cliff Byrne on for Niall Canavan.
    • 51:00 Shot by Lewis Alessandra cleared the crossbar.
    • 50:52 Clearance made by Niall Canavan.
    • 50:46 Corner taken by Conor Hourihane.
    • 50:32 Marvin Morgan takes a shot. Sam Slocombe parries the effort to safety.
    • 50:21 Corner taken by Conor Hourihane.
    • 49:45 Reuben Reid produces a cross.
    • 49:27 Neal Trotman manages to make a clearance.
    • 49:21 The ball is swung over by Eddie Nolan.
    • 48:15 Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.
    • 47:58 The referee blows for offside against Reuben Reid.
    • 47:13 Clearance by Luke McCormick.
    • 46:53 Sam Winnall has an effort at goal. Luke McCormick safely holds on.
    • 45:57 Luke McCormick restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Winnall on Durrell Berry.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:56 The half-time whistle blows.
    • 45:00+3:16 Luke McCormick restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:00+2:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Terry Hawkridge on Jamie Reckord.
    • 45:00+2:36 Neal Trotman makes a clearance.
    • 45:00+2:27 The ball is delivered by Eddie Nolan.
    • 45:00+0:49 Corner taken by Romuald Boco from the left by-line.
    • 45:00+0:22 Niall Canavan makes a clearance.
    • 45:00+0:14 Corner taken by Lewis Alessandra from the right by-line.
    • 44:43 Corner taken by Romuald Boco from the left by-line.
    • 44:06 Romuald Boco crosses the ball.
    • 42:41 Terry Hawkridge takes the free kick.
    • 42:15 Reuben Reid booked for persistent infringement.
    • 42:15 Booking
    • 41:58 Reuben Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Eddie Nolan.
    • 41:45 David Mirfin takes the free kick.
    • 41:40 Reuben Reid is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
    • 40:11 Conor Hourihane has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
    • 39:25 Header at goal by Reuben Reid goes over the frame of the goal.
    • 38:55 Conor Hourihane takes the free kick.
    • 38:34 Terry Hawkridge shown a yellow card.
    • 38:34 Booking
    • 38:23 Foul by Terry Hawkridge on Conor Hourihane, free kick awarded.
    • 37:18 Romuald Boco takes a shot and cleared the goal.
    • 35:38 Luke McCormick restarts play with the free kick.
    • 35:28 The assistant referee signals for offside against Sam Winnall.
    • 34:55 Romuald Boco has an effort at goal.
    • 30:37 Niall Canavan makes a clearance.
    • 30:33 Conor Hourihane sends in a cross.
    • 30:17 Conor Hourihane takes the free kick.
    • 29:57 Chris Iwelumo concedes a free kick for a foul on Durrell Berry.
    • 28:58 Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.
    • 28:49 Reuben Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Mirfin.
    • 28:40 Jamie Reckord produces a cross.
    • 27:56 Niall Canavan takes a shot.
    • 27:47 Corner taken by Terry Hawkridge from the left by-line.
    • 27:16 Niall Canavan has an effort at goal. Luke McCormick parries the ball away.
    • 27:02 Free kick crossed by Etienne Esajas.
    • 26:36 Hamza Bencherif gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Mirfin.
    • 26:24 Neal Trotman makes a clearance.
    • 26:13 Terry Hawkridge crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 24:26 Durrell Berry is given a yellow card.
    • 24:26 Booking
    • 24:11 Durrell Berry challenges Sam Winnall unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 21:40 Luke McCormick makes a clearance.
    • 21:19 Matt Sparrow crosses the ball.
    • 20:33 Free kick crossed by Eddie Nolan.
    • 20:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Reuben Reid on David Mirfin.
    • 18:45 The ball is delivered by Terry Hawkridge.
    • 18:25 David Mirfin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 18:17 Reuben Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Niall Canavan.
    • 16:15 Sam Winnall takes a shot and cleared the goal.
    • 16:06 Clearance made by Sam Slocombe.
    • 15:55 Reuben Reid heads at goal. Sam Slocombe catches the ball.
    • 15:43 The ball is crossed by Jamie Reckord.
    • 12:36 Clearance made by Luke McCormick.
    • 12:24 The ball is sent over by Terry Hawkridge.
    • 12:13 Clearance made by Guy Branston.
    • 12:08 A cross is delivered by Sam Winnall.
    • 11:32 Clearance by Eddie Nolan.
    • 11:22 Lewis Alessandra produces a cross.
    • 10:04 The ball is delivered by Reuben Reid.
    • 9:44 Clearance by Neal Trotman.
    • 9:40 Corner from the left by-line taken by Terry Hawkridge.
    • 9:23 Clearance by Guy Branston.
    • 9:16 Sam Winnall crosses the ball.
    • 8:43 Corner from the left by-line taken by Terry Hawkridge.
    • 8:26 Clearance made by Conor Hourihane.
    • 8:18 Centre by Eddie Nolan.
    • 7:06 Shot comes in from Conor Hourihane from the free kick which clears the target.
    • 6:24 Romuald Boco fouled by Sean McAllister, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 6:07 Etienne Esajas takes a shot. Luke McCormick safely holds on.
    • 4:18 Free kick taken by Niall Canavan.
    • 4:06 Reuben Reid is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.
    • 2:57 Centre by Lewis Alessandra.
    • 2:35 Free kick taken by Durrell Berry.
    • 2:21 Sam Winnall concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Trotman.
    • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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