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Torquay United 0-1 Scunthorpe United

Sam Winnall

Scunthorpe extended their unbeaten run to 25 games with a narrow win over League Two's bottom club Torquay.

Sam Winnall scored the only goal from the penalty spot after Lee Mansell brought down Matt Sparrow.

Torquay had the chance to level with their own penalty after Winnall fouled Krystian Pearce, but Dale Tonge saw his effort saved by Sam Slocombe,

Substitute Jayden Stockley was sent off for Torquay late on for an apparent elbow on David Mirfin.

The Iron remain second in the table, level on points with leaders Rochdale.

Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

Russ Wilcox

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Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Wilcox

"At this stage of the season it's just about results - we showed a different side to us today.

"For whatever reason it didn't happen for us in the first half, Torquay were up and at us, but the main thing again is another clean sheet and another three points.

"Football can change, so we've got to make sure we stay focussed and calm.

"I'm sure there'll be a big celebration if we achieve promotion - until then, we've achieved nothing."

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 13Rice
  • 2Tonge
  • 21Cruise
  • 6Lathrope
  • 5Pearce
  • 29O'Connor
  • 7Mansell
  • 27CoulthirstSubstituted forYeomanat 85'minutes
  • 10Bodin
  • 9HawleySubstituted forBenyonat 70'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 11CameronSubstituted forStockleyat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 14Yeoman
  • 16Cooper
  • 19Stockley
  • 20Craig
  • 23Stevens
  • 26Benyon

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 18Nolan
  • 30Williams
  • 39HayesSubstituted forHawkridgeat 72'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 7Sparrow
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forAdelakunat 45'minutes
  • 29WinnallSubstituted forBurtonat 88'minutes
  • 27Madden
  • 24SyersBooked at 44mins

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 8Burton
  • 13Severn
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 26Alabi
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
2,234

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Dismissal

Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) is shown the red card for fighting.

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Torquay United).

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Deon Burton replaces Sam Winnall.

Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Damon Lathrope (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

Lee Mansell (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Billy Bodin (Torquay United).

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Torquay United).

Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Lee Mansell (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Billy Bodin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Terry Hawkridge replaces Paul Hayes.

Shaquile Coulthirst (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Syers (Scunthorpe United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jayden Stockley replaces Courtney Cameron.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Elliot Benyon replaces Karl Hawley because of an injury.

Delay in match Karl Hawley (Torquay United) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Delay in match Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

Billy Bodin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale41229102575
2Scunthorpe41191842575
3Chesterfield41191482671
4Fleetwood41208131368
5Burton4118149668
6Southend411614111362
7York41151511860
8Oxford Utd41151412659
9Plymouth40151015-155
10Dag & Red41131513-154
11Bury41121712553
12Mansfield41131414-953
13Cheltenham41121514-851
14Newport40121414-450
15Hartlepool41131018-149
16Accrington41121316-349
17Wimbledon41121316-649
18Morecambe41121217-1448
19Portsmouth41111515-1548
20Exeter41121118-647
21Bristol Rovers41111416-847
22Wycombe41111317-746
23Northampton41101318-2043
24Torquay419923-2436
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