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Scunthorpe United 2-1 Crewe Alexandra

Scunthorpe continued their revival with a third win in four games as they overcame Crewe at Glanford Park.

The Iron opened the scoring when Luke Williams, on loan from Middlesbrough, converted Lyle Taylor's cross.

Former Scunthorpe loanee Nicky Ajose tapped in the equaliser after James Baillie drove the ball across the box.

Miguel Llera applied the finishing touch from close range to win the game for Scunthorpe following Liam O'Neil's surging run into the box.

Defeat left Crewe at the foot of the League One table, six points adrift Scunthorpe in 19th place, two points above the relegation places.

Scunthorpe manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Robins on Scunthorpe v Crewe

"It was a really tough game. We spoke during the week and we were under no illusions about how tough it was going to be.

"It wasn't really until the second half that we got to grips with them. We were a little bit laboured and looked a little bit jaded if I'm honest.

"We started off and gave them too much time to pass the ball. That hasn't been what we've been working on this week, but sometimes that's what happens."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 24Brindley
  • 37Davey
  • 32Llera
  • 30Williams
  • 12Bishop
  • 22O'Neil
  • 9Madden
  • 18Williams
  • 14HawkridgeSubstituted forAdelakunat 72'minutes
  • 19TaylorSubstituted forOsbourneat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McAllister
  • 16Adelakun
  • 25Boyce
  • 26Olejnik
  • 27Kee
  • 29Wootton
  • 35Osbourne

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 19Baillie
  • 4DavisSubstituted forInmanat 82'minutes
  • 5Ray
  • 6Dugdale
  • 24LeighBooked at 90mins
  • 28NessBooked at 77mins
  • 42Grant
  • 7TurtonSubstituted forCooperat 87'minutes
  • 35Ajose
  • 34Ikpeazu

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 8Atkinson
  • 10Inman
  • 11Cooper
  • 20Jones
  • 25Haber
  • 30Tate
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
3,006

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home20
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Foul by Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United).

Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Scunthorpe United).

Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Oliver Turton.

Attempt missed. Liam O'Neil (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Harry Davis.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Crewe Alexandra 1. Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alex Davey (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Nicky Ajose (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United).

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Attempt saved. Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra).

Isaiah Osbourne (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United).

Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt saved. Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

goal

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