League One
Notts County2Scunthorpe2

Notts County 2-2 Scunthorpe United

Niall Canavan's late equaliser for Scunthorpe ensured the League One relegation tussle with Notts County ended all square at 2-2.

The Iron led after 70 seconds through Theo Robinson's header but Gary Jones's precise 25-yarder levelled things up.

Substitute Balint Bajner netted from 12 yards in the 73rd minute to leave County eyeing victory in their first match since sacking boss Shaun Derry.

But Canavan saved his side when he headed home Gary McSheffrey's cross.

The Magpies remain above the relegation zone on goal difference, while Scunthorpe are only a point better off.

Scunthorpe United boss Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Robins on Notts County v Scunthorpe

"Well it's better than Tuesday night [the 4-0 loss at Sheffield United], put it that way. But I'm still disappointed for us and the supporters and everyone connected to the club. We're desperate to get these three points to get us back to winning ways.

"If we were dire, if we weren't playing well, if we didn't have any confidence and if I thought we were capitulating then we would be having a different conversation because we would be totally concerned.

"I think the way we played we have shown we're capable of coming back from adversity because, let's face it, they've not really done us any harm today."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 35Pilkington
  • 2DumbuyaSubstituted forAdamsat 75'minutes
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Hollis
  • 12Newton
  • 13Jones
  • 4SmithBooked at 34minsSubstituted forWroeat 72'minutes
  • 16Noble
  • 11Thompson
  • 9SpencerSubstituted forBajnerat 64'minutes
  • 34WilliamsBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 7Hayhurst
  • 8Wroe
  • 23Speiss
  • 24Burke
  • 27Bajner
  • 28Edwards

Scunthorpe

  • 26Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 37Davey
  • 6Canavan
  • 30Williams
  • 15EvansSubstituted forvan Veenat 77'minutes
  • 22O'Neil
  • 35Osbourne
  • 28McSheffreyBooked at 44mins
  • 9MaddenBooked at 6minsSubstituted forAdelakunat 81'minutes
  • 24RobinsonBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4McAllister
  • 10van Veen
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Townsend
  • 25Boyce
  • 29Wootton
  • 39Anyon
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
4,990

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away11
Fouls
Home14
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Scunthorpe United) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

Blair Adams (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Theo Robinson (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Balint Bajner (Notts County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

Booking

Theo Robinson (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

(Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Theo Robinson (Scunthorpe United).

Jordan Williams (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

Gary Jones (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Davey (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Liam O'Neil (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Blair Adams.

Foul by Balint Bajner (Notts County).

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 2, Scunthorpe United 2. Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gary McSheffrey following a set piece situation.

Theo Robinson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Blair Adams (Notts County).

Haydn Hollis (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Theo Robinson (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Paddy Madden.

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Kevin Pilkington.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

Attempt blocked. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces George Evans.

Booking

Jordan Williams (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jordan Williams (Notts County).

George Evans (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Blair Adams replaces Mustapha Dumbuya because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Balint Bajner (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Nicky Wroe replaces Alan Smith.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Hayden Mullins.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City39259575344184
2Preston372110663323173
3Swindon37217965392670
4MK Dons38209976403669
5Sheff Utd3917101256451161
6Rochdale381751665511456
7Barnsley39168155352156
8Peterborough39175174647-156
9Chesterfield38159145549654
10Bradford371412114842654
11Doncaster381411134848053
12Fleetwood381410143943-452
13Oldham391410154958-952
14Gillingham391312145457-351
15Port Vale39146194856-848
16Walsall381113143642-646
17Coventry391113154454-1046
18Crewe39136203769-3245
19Scunthorpe381111165062-1244
20Notts County381110173952-1343
21Crawley391110184466-2243
22Leyton Orient38119185054-442
23Colchester38108204663-1738
24Yeovil3989222960-3133
View full League One table

Top Stories