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Scunthorpe United 0-2 Accrington Stanley

Accrington climbed out of the League Two relegation zone and stretched their unbeaten league run to six games with a comfortable win at Scunthorpe.

George Bowerman opened the scoring for the visitors with an excellent angled shot into the far corner of the net.

Bowerman turned provider 10 minutes later when his left-wing cross was headed home by Kayode Odejayi.

On-loan debutant Reuben Noble-Lazarus came closest for Scunthorpe when his long-range effort rattled the post.

The win means Accrington move above second-from-bottom Torquay on goal difference.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United boss Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Laws

"It was a very slow tempo to the game, we never got into it and were not at the races during the first half and the fans know that.

"I know that too and was very disappointed with some of the players out there today.

"We needed some service and the fact that we had two crosses in the first half, when we had chances to actually cross the ball but didn't, was frustrating.

"I can't hide it and I won't hide it - we are bitterly disappointed with individuals. I have said some things to them in the dressing room and I'll maintain that's where it's going to stay."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 26Byrne
  • 3Dawson
  • 19CollinsBooked at 59mins
  • 15Waterfall
  • 6Canavan
  • 24SyersSubstituted forHawkridgeat 45'minutes
  • 4McAllisterBooked at 57mins
  • 29Winnall
  • 8BurtonSubstituted forIwelumoat 63'minutes
  • 10EsajasSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 9Iwelumo
  • 13Severn
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 16Adelakun
  • 27Noble-Lazarus
  • 28Spencer

Accrington

  • 26BettinelliBooked at 77mins
  • 16HuntBooked at 79mins
  • 27Naylor
  • 4Joyce
  • 5Aldred
  • 6Winnard
  • 15Mingoia
  • 2Murphy
  • 24OdejayiSubstituted forGrayat 88'minutes
  • 44BowermanSubstituted forWebberat 72'minutes
  • 11Naismith

Substitutes

  • 1Dunbavin
  • 3Liddle
  • 9Webber
  • 10Hatfield
  • 17Gray
  • 20Windass
  • 23Mahoney
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
3,255

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces Kayode Odejayi.

Attempt blocked. Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

Attempt saved. Chris Iwelumo (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Marcus Bettinelli (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Iwelumo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Danny Webber replaces George Bowerman.

Attempt missed. Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Chris Iwelumo (Scunthorpe United).

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Andy Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Chris Iwelumo replaces Deon Burton.

Attempt missed. Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Michael Collins (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Collins (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

Attempt saved. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1685326141229
2Chesterfield168532314929
3Rochdale169252520529
4Fleetwood169162617928
5Southend168262014626
6Newport167542419526
7Dag & Red167542420426
8Morecambe167452322125
9Wimbledon167362119224
10Exeter167362019124
11Burton167362020024
12Scunthorpe166641719-224
13Wycombe156362119221
14Hartlepool166371919021
15Mansfield165651618-221
16Portsmouth155552326-320
17Cheltenham165562328-520
18Plymouth165471116-519
19York164572225-317
20Bristol Rovers163671319-615
21Bury163581721-414
22Accrington163581422-814
23Torquay163581727-1014
24Northampton163491422-813
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