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Scunthorpe United 1-0 Oldham Athletic

League One leaders Scunthorpe left it late before breaking stubborn 10-man Oldham's resistance and sealing a 1-0 victory.

Full-back Scott Wiseman made the decisive breakthrough in the 80th minute, his sweetly-struck shot from the edge of the box nestling in the back of the net via the inside of the post.

The story could have been much different had the Latics taken one of three good opportunities that came their way in the opening 45 minutes.

Billy McKay side-footed a great opportunity wide from seven yards when the goal was gaping and Iron keeper Luke Daniels twice thwarted Ryan Flynn after he had got in behind the defence.

Scunthorpe improved greatly after the break and were unlucky not to go in front much earlier.

Kevin van Veen thought he had broken the deadlock with a shot that cannoned down off the stanchion before being cleared and seconds later Tom Hopper was flagged offside after adding the finishing touch to a free-kick.

It did not matter though as, after Latics midfielder Paul Green had been sent off for his second booking in the space of seven minutes, Wiseman fired home.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 22Townsend
  • 5Wallace
  • 20Goode
  • 2Wiseman
  • 11Morris
  • 8Dawson
  • 12Bishop
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forWilliamsat 68'minutes
  • 10van VeenBooked at 38minsSubstituted forSmallwoodat 88'minutes
  • 14HopperSubstituted forMargettsat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Williams
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Mantom
  • 18Smallwood
  • 21Margetts
  • 33Clarke

Oldham

  • 1RipleyBooked at 79mins
  • 31Dunne
  • 26Clarke
  • 5Burgess
  • 16DummiganSubstituted forErwinat 85'minutes
  • 7Flynn
  • 8BanksBooked at 67mins
  • 28GreenBooked at 65mins
  • 27McLaughlinSubstituted forCroftat 73'minutes
  • 9MckaySubstituted forFaneat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 12Ladapo

Substitutes

  • 2Law
  • 4Wilson
  • 10Winchester
  • 11Croft
  • 13Kettings
  • 19Erwin
  • 24Fane
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
4,323

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home18
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home13
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Jonathon Margetts (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ryan Flynn.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ryan Flynn.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ryan Flynn.

Booking

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jonathon Margetts (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Jonathon Margetts (Scunthorpe United).

Cameron Burgess (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

Attempt saved. Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jonathon Margetts.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Richard Smallwood replaces Kevin van Veen.

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

Foul by Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Lee Erwin replaces Cameron Dummigan.

Jonathon Margetts (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Oldham Athletic 0. Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Booking

Connor Ripley (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

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

Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jonathon Margetts replaces Tom Hopper.

Attempt missed. Lee Croft (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Lee Croft replaces Ryan McLaughlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Ousmane Fane replaces Billy McKay.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Williams replaces Duane Holmes.

Booking

Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Paul Green (Oldham Athletic) for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe18124238162240
2Sheff Utd17104332201234
3Bolton18104422121034
4Bradford188822617932
5Peterborough188552819929
6Wimbledon187652822627
7Rochdale188372322127
8Bristol Rovers187652627-127
9Southend187562526-126
10Fleetwood187472624225
11Port Vale187472227-525
12Northampton186662826224
13Millwall177372929024
14Charlton175842017323
15Gillingham186572631-523
16Oxford Utd186482223-122
17Walsall175752224-222
18Bury1862102634-820
19Coventry184771622-619
20Swindon185491927-819
21MK Dons184682126-518
22Oldham18378919-1016
23Shrewsbury1835101931-1214
24Chesterfield1833121830-1212
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