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Scunthorpe United 3-0 Colchester United

Neal Bishop; Stephen Dawson
Scunthorpe recorded their first home win in six games.

Scunthorpe began life after sacking manager Mark Robins with a victory over struggling Colchester which left the U's seven points adrift of safety.

The U's started well but Chris Porter and George Moncur missed the target.

The Iron opened the scoring when Tom Hopper steered home a low left-wing cross from Conor Townsend.

Neal Bishop crossed in for Paddy Madden to pounce from close range, before Madden scored the hosts' third goal in eight minutes with a low angled shot.

Scunthorpe United caretaker manager Nick Daws told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Daws on Scunthorpe v Colchester

"We just asked them to go out and be fearless. I think we were a little bit tentative at times in the first half, maybe a little bit over-eager to please.

"I think we were just a little bit off it in the first half. I think the second half we worked together as a team, both in possession and out of possession. I think we stayed in the game by the defending, and the blocks and the willingness to put your body on the line and that's what you've got to do.

"We prepared all week to execute that plan. The score line suggests that we did execute that plan but ultimately down to some good fortune, some good defending and some great finishing."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 2Wiseman
  • 5Mirfin
  • 23Wallace
  • 17Townsend
  • 15Dawson
  • 26NessSubstituted forKingat 80'minutes
  • 12Bishop
  • 9Madden
  • 22HopperSubstituted forWoottonat 74'minutes
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forAdelakunat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 11Henderson
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 18King
  • 29Wootton
  • 33Clarke

Colchester

  • 32Kean
  • 24Brindley
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Wynter
  • 3Briggs
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forAmbroseat 69'minutes
  • 8Gilbey
  • 2Garvan
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forMasseyat 70'minutes
  • 45SordellSubstituted forBonneat 77'minutes
  • 9Porter

Substitutes

  • 6Elokobi
  • 7Wright
  • 11Massey
  • 19Bonne
  • 28Ambrose
  • 31Shorey
  • 33Parish
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
3,332

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Colchester United 0.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Neal Bishop.

Foul by Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United).

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Luke Williams.

Foul by Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United).

Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Owen Garvan (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Attempt saved. Jack King (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jake Kean.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jack King replaces Jamie Ness.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Marvin Sordell.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United).

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Tom Hopper.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Gavin Massey replaces George Moncur.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Darren Ambrose replaces Joe Edwards.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 3, Colchester United 0. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Neal Bishop.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Conor Townsend.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Colchester United 0. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Hopper.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Colchester United 0. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Townsend.

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Wynter (Colchester United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham28166655352054
2Burton26173635211454
3Walsall27158445261953
4Wigan281310545291649
5Coventry28139647301748
6Millwall27134104337643
7Peterborough271251053401341
8Sheff Utd2711884539641
9Southend2711883634241
10Bradford2510872627-138
11Port Vale27107103131037
12Doncaster279993335-236
13Bury26106103640-436
14Swindon27105124245-335
15Scunthorpe27105123136-535
16Rochdale2697103536-134
17Barnsley26103134342133
18Chesterfield2893163848-1030
19Blackpool2785142735-829
20Shrewsbury2785143346-1329
21Fleetwood2677123335-228
22Colchester2857163665-2922
23Oldham26312112640-1421
24Crewe2656152749-2221
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