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Scunthorpe United 2-1 Rochdale

Matt Crooks struck an injury-time winner as Scunthorpe ended a run of nine games without a victory by coming from behind to beat Rochdale.

The visitors, who have also been struggling for form of late, were the better side during the opening 45 minutes, at the end of which they led 1-0 courtesy of Ian Henderson's header four minutes before the break.

Having earlier forced a fine stop from home goalkeeper Luke Daniels from point-blank range, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing teased a cross to the far post from where Henderson nodded home.

Scunthorpe were better in the second period and Paddy Madden glanced in a header from Stephen Dawson's cross in the 55th minute to get them back on level terms.

And having breathed a sigh of relief in the closing stages when visiting substitute Peter Vincenti had a close-range finish ruled out for offside, the Iron were toasting a late winner when Crooks fired in from the edge of the box.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33ClarkeBooked at 43mins
  • 6MirfinBooked at 17mins
  • 5Wallace
  • 15ToffoloBooked at 24mins
  • 26Ness
  • 8Dawson
  • 30Crooks
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forGoodeat 90+5'minutes
  • 14HopperSubstituted forToneyat 63'minutes
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forAdelakunat 30'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 19Holmes
  • 20Goode
  • 24Toney
  • 28Davies

Rochdale

  • 13Wilson
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 32minsSubstituted forVincentiat 73'minutes
  • 5Canavan
  • 6McGahey
  • 4McNulty
  • 24Allen
  • 10CampsBooked at 85mins
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forCannonat 61'minutes
  • 11Mendez-Laing
  • 9Andrew
  • 40HendersonBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 7Vincenti
  • 25Logan
  • 26Owusu
  • 27Cannon
  • 28Morley
  • 32Kitching
  • 36Gillam
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,225

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Rochdale 1.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United).

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Charlie Goode replaces Paddy Madden.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Rochdale 1. Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Toney.

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jamie Ness.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Harry Toffolo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Booking

Callum Camps (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Booking

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

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

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harrison McGahey (Rochdale).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

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

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Vincenti replaces Joseph Rafferty because of an injury.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jamie Ness.

Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Ivan Toney replaces Tom Hopper.

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

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

Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd37229671422975
2Fleetwood371910855361967
3Bolton36199854312366
4Scunthorpe3818101065442164
5Bradford381518550351563
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend3715121055451057
8Bristol Rovers381412125657-154
9Walsall381314114546-153
10Oxford Utd36157144741652
11Peterborough38149155353051
12Wimbledon371214114946350
13Rochdale35148135150150
14Northampton38147175661-549
15Charlton381017114844447
16Gillingham381112155063-1345
17MK Dons371111154749-244
18Bury38128185764-744
19Shrewsbury371110164051-1143
20Oldham381013152537-1243
21Port Vale35911153956-1738
22Swindon3899203957-1836
23Chesterfield3889213661-2533
24Coventry37511213058-2826
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