League One
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Scunthorpe United 3-2 Bury

Scunthorpe climbed back into the automatic promotion places in League One with victory over struggling Bury.

The catalyst for the win was their impressive first-half display against a Shakers side which have now gone 16 league games without a victory.

Full-back Harry Toffolo, re-signed from Norwich on loan for the rest of the season, set the ball rolling in the eighth minute, finding the back of the net with a deflected shot from 25 yards.

After 19 minutes they doubled their lead when former Bury player Stephen Dawson raced clear from the halfway line and fired into the bottom corner.

Against the run of play the Shakers pulled a goal back four minutes before half-time via George Miller's deflected shot.

Crucially there was still time for Josh Morris to crack the ball home direct from a free-kick and restore the hosts' two-goal advantage.

Bury took the game to the Iron after the break and were rewarded when substitute Kelvin Etuhu squeezed a 67th-minute shot inside the post but they could not find an equaliser despite some decent periods of pressure.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 20Goode
  • 5WallaceBooked at 33mins
  • 15Toffolo
  • 17MantomSubstituted forSmallwoodat 88'minutes
  • 12Bishop
  • 8Dawson
  • 11Morris
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forHolmesat 88'minutes
  • 14HopperSubstituted forDaviesat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 7Williams
  • 13Anyon
  • 18Smallwood
  • 19Holmes
  • 21Margetts
  • 28Davies

Bury

  • 13Lainton
  • 28Moore
  • 30Bedeau
  • 6Kay
  • 3Leigh
  • 34StylesSubstituted forEtuhuat 45'minutes
  • 33Brown
  • 20BurgessSubstituted forMackrethat 45'minutes
  • 29Miller
  • 11PopeBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMillerat 77'minutes
  • 12Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 4Etuhu
  • 5Burgess
  • 14Miller
  • 16Danns
  • 24Hope
  • 37Mackreth
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
5,173

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBury
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Bury 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Bury 2.

Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Duane Holmes replaces Kevin van Veen.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Richard Smallwood replaces Sam Mantom.

Foul by Craig Davies (Scunthorpe United).

Taylor Moore (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jacob Bedeau.

Foul by Craig Davies (Scunthorpe United).

Reece Brown (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

Jack Mackreth (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Ishmael Miller replaces Tom Pope.

Attempt saved. George Miller (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Craig Davies replaces Tom Hopper.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 3, Bury 2. Kelvin Etuhu (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum Styles.

Foul by Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United).

Tom Pope (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Tom Pope (Bury).

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Bury).

Attempt saved. James Vaughan (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Tom Pope (Bury) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

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

Attempt missed. George Miller (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jack Mackreth.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd26175450262456
2Scunthorpe26157451252652
3Bolton25155534171750
4Bradford261112333211245
5Rochdale25143840301045
6Fleetwood2511773628840
7Southend2610973733439
8Bristol Rovers2611694544139
9Peterborough24108638261238
10Millwall2511594139238
11Charlton2581163326735
12Oxford Utd259792928134
13Wimbledon258983632433
14Walsall2571082633-731
15Port Vale2587102737-1031
16Northampton2686123541-630
17Gillingham2586113240-830
18MK Dons2577112934-528
19Swindon2668122539-1426
20Shrewsbury2657142540-1522
21Bury2664163652-1622
22Chesterfield2664162745-1822
23Coventry2549122337-1421
24Oldham24310111227-1519
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