League One
Scunthorpe1Oxford Utd0

Scunthorpe United 1-0 Oxford United

Josh Morris struck late on to earn Scunthorpe a victory that ended Oxford's 100% start to the season.

The winger netted in the 83rd minute when his ball in from the right ran through the penalty area and nestled into the far corner.

It was the first League One goal the U's have conceded this season, but it came on the back of a strong spell of home pressure.

In a tight first half chances were few and far between, with the visitors creating the only real opening when Matt Gilks tipped a Jack Payne header onto the bar.

After the break, the Iron got on top and Oxford lived dangerously before conceding.

Tom Hopper should have headed the hosts ahead following a cross from Paddy Madden and Neal Bishop later floated an effort onto the bar.

When Madden saw a deflected shot drop wide after bouncing up over goalkeeper Simon Eastwood, it looked like it might not be the home side's day.

But Morris struck and they held out for the win, despite Jon Obika hitting the bar in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 22Sutton
  • 23McArdle
  • 5Wallace
  • 3Townsend
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forHolmesat 67'minutes
  • 6Ojo
  • 12Bishop
  • 11Morris
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forBurgessat 90+3'minutes
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forHopperat 20'minutesBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 8Mantom
  • 14Hopper
  • 18Redmond
  • 19Holmes
  • 20Goode
  • 21Burgess
  • 31Watson

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2Ribeiro
  • 5Nelson
  • 4Williamson
  • 21Ferreira da Silva
  • 8Ledson
  • 14RuffelsBooked at 49mins
  • 17HenryBooked at 72minsSubstituted forRothwellat 81'minutes
  • 10PayneSubstituted forvan Kesselat 67'minutes
  • 7Hall
  • 9ThomasSubstituted forObikaat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Martin
  • 13Shearer
  • 15Hemmings
  • 18Rothwell
  • 20Obika
  • 35Carroll
  • 39van Kessel
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,205

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Oxford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Oxford United 0.

Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Cameron Burgess replaces Paddy Madden.

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

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Oxford United).

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Robert Hall (Oxford United).

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

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

Foul by Ricardinho (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

(Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Oxford United 0. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Funso Ojo.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Joe Rothwell replaces James Henry.

Delay in match Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Robert Hall (Oxford United).

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

Attempt saved. Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

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

Attempt missed. Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

James Henry (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Henry (Oxford United).

Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

Robert Hall (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Duane Holmes replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Gino van Kessel replaces Jack Payne.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan33007169
2Peterborough33008359
3Fleetwood33005059
4Shrewsbury33005239
5Oxford Utd32015146
6Charlton32015326
7Bradford32013216
8Doncaster31206425
9Scunthorpe31203215
10Plymouth31114314
11Blackpool31115504
12Walsall31113304
13Portsmouth311134-14
14Southend311137-44
15Rotherham31026423
16MK Dons310212-13
17Blackburn310235-23
18Bristol Rovers310247-33
19Bury310247-33
20Gillingham301202-21
21Rochdale301236-31
22Wimbledon301214-31
23Northampton300316-50
24Oldham300316-50
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