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Scunthorpe United 1-2 AFC Wimbledon

Scunthorpe's promotion hopes suffered another major setback in a home defeat by AFC Wimbledon.

It is six games without a win now for Scunthorpe, who are struggling to hang on to their top two spot in League One.

After a goalless first-half stalemate in which neither side really threatened, the Iron were sunk by two second-half goals within the space of nine minutes.

Wimbledon opened the scoring on the hour when midfielder Dean Parrett forced his shot home from close range after good work down the left by former Scunthorpe winger Andy Barcham.

The visitors then made it 2-0 in the 69th minute when striker Dominic Poleon found room on the edge of the box to beat keeper Luke Daniels with a sweet shot low into the bottom corner.

Skipper Stephen Dawson did his best to inspire Scunthorpe from midfield and went close with one good second-half effort.

The hosts did manage to reduce the arrears in the 74th minute when leading marksman Josh Morris netted his 20th goal of the season direct from a free-kick on the edge of the box.

It was their first goal in three home games.

Substitutes Scott Wiseman and Kevin Van Veen both went close to an equaliser as Scunthorpe launched a late rally but it could not save them from a second home defeat in three games that could prove costly.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33ClarkeSubstituted forWisemanat 73'minutes
  • 6MirfinBooked at 7mins
  • 5Wallace
  • 22Townsend
  • 11MorrisBooked at 90mins
  • 12BishopSubstituted forCrooksat 63'minutes
  • 8Dawson
  • 19Holmes
  • 9Madden
  • 28DaviesSubstituted forvan Veenat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 10van Veen
  • 13Anyon
  • 14Hopper
  • 20Goode
  • 24Toney
  • 30Crooks

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 6Robinson
  • 32Charles
  • 5Nightingale
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 79'minutes
  • 14SoaresBooked at 85mins
  • 18ParrettBooked at 73mins
  • 8Reeves
  • 17BarchamBooked at 37mins
  • 33TaylorBooked at 57minsSubstituted forElliottat 62'minutes
  • 10PoleonSubstituted forBulmanat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bulman
  • 9Elliott
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 22Kelly
  • 23Barnett
  • 24McDonnell
  • 34Robertson
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
3,368

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

David Fitzpatrick (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Tom Soares.

Hand ball by David Fitzpatrick (AFC Wimbledon).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Fitzpatrick (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt blocked. Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

David Fitzpatrick (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United).

Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon).

Booking

Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dannie Bulman replaces Dominic Poleon.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. David Fitzpatrick replaces George Francomb.

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, AFC Wimbledon 2. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Scott Wiseman replaces Jordan Clarke.

Booking

Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, AFC Wimbledon 2. Dominic Poleon (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jake Reeves.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Matt Crooks replaces Neal Bishop.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Craig Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Elliott replaces Lyle Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1. Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dominic Poleon with a cross.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Will Nightingale.

Attempt missed. Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Tom Soares.

Attempt blocked. Craig Davies (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Attempt blocked. Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Tom Soares.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd34208661352668
2Scunthorpe341710760362461
3Fleetwood341710750321861
4Bolton33178845281759
5Bradford351317546341256
6Millwall34151094840855
7Southend341411952421053
8Peterborough35148134947250
9Oxford Utd32147114233949
10Rochdale32146124543248
11Bristol Rovers351212115254-248
12Wimbledon341113104644246
13Walsall341113104144-346
14MK Dons341110134443143
15Charlton34915104339442
16Shrewsbury35118163950-1141
17Northampton35117175159-840
18Bury35117175362-940
19Gillingham35912144556-1139
20Oldham35912142334-1139
21Swindon3599173549-1436
22Port Vale32810143451-1734
23Chesterfield3477203156-2528
24Coventry34510193054-2425
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