League One
Scunthorpe1Bolton0

Scunthorpe United 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Scunthorpe gave their League One play-off prospects a boost with victory over second-placed Bolton.

The Iron scored the vital goal in the 11th minute, when Josh Morris curled a free-kick to the back post and defender David Mirfin headed home.

Scunthorpe were good value for their victory, despite a late spell of visiting pressure.

They controlled much of the first period with Bolton's only sight at goal, six minutes before the break, hooked high and wide into the crowd by Conor Wilkinson.

The Iron were unlucky not to double their lead early in the second half when a low strike from Neal Bishop took a slight deflection before striking the foot of a post.

But they had goalkeeper Joe Anyon to thank for a first clean sheet in almost two months as he tipped over a powerful drive from James Henry, before later going down to his left to brilliantly keep out Max Clayton's downward header.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 13Anyon
  • 2Wiseman
  • 5WallaceBooked at 80mins
  • 6Mirfin
  • 22Townsend
  • 30CrooksSubstituted forBishopat 45'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 8DawsonSubstituted forDaviesat 90+4'minutes
  • 26Ness
  • 11Morris
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forMantomat 86'minutes
  • 24Toney

Substitutes

  • 10van Veen
  • 12Bishop
  • 17Mantom
  • 19Holmes
  • 28Davies
  • 31Sutton
  • 35Watson

Bolton

  • 33Howard
  • 4Dervite
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 22Morais
  • 8Spearing
  • 6VelaBooked at 33mins
  • 21PratleySubstituted forHenryat 63'minutes
  • 3Moxey
  • 45Le Fondre
  • 35WilkinsonSubstituted forClaytonat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Karacan
  • 12Long
  • 15Derik
  • 19Clayton
  • 24Henry
  • 25Wabara
  • 39Turner
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
6,149

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away13
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Attempt saved. Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Craig Davies replaces Stephen Dawson.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by David Mirfin.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Dawson.

Attempt blocked. Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Paddy Madden.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by David Wheater.

Booking

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

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

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Anyon.

Attempt saved. Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United).

Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by David Wheater.

Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Henry (Bolton Wanderers).

Booking

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Anyon.

Attempt saved. James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Darren Pratley.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Max Clayton replaces Conor Wilkinson.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Josh Morris.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd422610680453588
2Bolton422310963352879
3Fleetwood4220121058401872
4Bradford421818657391872
5Scunthorpe4220101271512070
6Millwall421813115950967
7Southend4218121264501466
8Bristol Rovers421712136159263
9Rochdale421710156660661
10Oxford Utd42179165851760
11Peterborough421610165755258
12MK Dons421413155452255
13Wimbledon421315145252054
14Walsall411315134851-354
15Northampton42149195966-751
16Charlton421117145151050
17Oldham421115162942-1348
18Bury421210205871-1346
19Shrewsbury421210204359-1646
20Gillingham421113185472-1846
21Port Vale411112184463-1945
22Swindon421110214360-1743
23Chesterfield42910233966-2737
24Coventry42811233462-2835
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