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Chesterfield 0-3 Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe strengthened their position at the top of League One with a convincing victory at Chesterfield.

All the goals came in the second half with Josh Morris, Kevin van Veen and substitute Sam Mantom underlining the visitors' superiority.

Scunthorpe dominated the opening 15 minutes but Chesterfield had the first shot on target when Ched Evans fired into the arms of Luke Daniels from 25 yards.

Evans was just wide with a header from a Gboly Ariyibi cross in the 26th minute but Scunthorpe went close on the break four minutes later when Morris fired wide from 15 yards.

Ariyibi had a shot deflected just wide in the 43rd minute but Scunthorpe should have scored two minutes later when Paddy Madden raced clear but shot at Ryan Fulton.

Scunthorpe struck in the 49th minute when a Morris free-kick from the right edge of the area beat everyone and crept inside Fulton's right post and they broke in the 60th minute with Van Veen driving a low shot through the legs of the keeper.

Scunthorpe sealed victory in the 85th minute when Van Veen played in Mantom who beat Fulton from 12 yards.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 12Fulton
  • 15O'NeilSubstituted forSimonsat 82'minutes
  • 4Hird
  • 23AndersonBooked at 83mins
  • 19DonohueBooked at 47mins
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 5Liddle
  • 18Nolan
  • 26O'SheaSubstituted forMitchellat 71'minutes
  • 9Evans
  • 35GermanSubstituted forGardnerat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Evatt
  • 7Gardner
  • 11Mitchell
  • 17Dimaio
  • 21Allinson
  • 22Simons
  • 33Graham

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 31Sutton
  • 6Mirfin
  • 5Wallace
  • 22Townsend
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forMantomat 73'minutes
  • 8DawsonBooked at 79minsSubstituted forSmallwoodat 80'minutes
  • 12Bishop
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forGoodeat 86'minutes
  • 9Madden
  • 10van Veen

Substitutes

  • 13Anyon
  • 14Hopper
  • 17Mantom
  • 18Smallwood
  • 20Goode
  • 21Margetts
  • 26Ness
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
6,328

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away20
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 0, Scunthorpe United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Scunthorpe United 3.

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

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Sam Mantom.

Ched Evans (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Charlie Goode replaces Josh Morris.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 0, Scunthorpe United 3. Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin van Veen.

Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Tom Anderson (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Chesterfield).

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

Ched Evans (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Rai Simons replaces Liam O'Neil.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Richard Smallwood replaces Stephen Dawson.

Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

Booking

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Duane Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Reece Mitchell replaces Jay O'Shea.

Attempt missed. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Chesterfield).

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Ricky German.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 0, Scunthorpe United 2. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Duane Holmes following a fast break.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Foul by Ched Evans (Chesterfield).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield).

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 0, Scunthorpe United 1. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Chesterfield).

Hand ball by Jon Nolan (Chesterfield).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1594232151731
2Bradford156811912726
3Sheff Utd147432417725
4Bolton147431510525
5Bristol Rovers146532320323
6Wimbledon156542118323
7Port Vale156451921-222
8Northampton155642421321
9Rochdale156361818021
10Peterborough155552418620
11Bury146262220220
12Walsall145541920-120
13Fleetwood145452018219
14Oxford Utd155461718-119
15Southend155461724-719
16Millwall145362326-318
17Charlton143831714317
18Gillingham154562127-617
19MK Dons154471923-416
20Swindon154471519-416
21Coventry143651216-415
22Oldham15366917-815
23Chesterfield143381621-512
24Shrewsbury152491528-1310
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