Stevenage 1-2 Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe United edged Stevenage in a game where all the three goals were scored in stoppage-time at the end of either half.

The Iron dominated the first half and led on the stroke of half-time when Eddie Nolan crashed home an unstoppable effort from just outside the area.

With the game winding to a close, Michael O'Connor looked to have sealed the points with a neat shot.

But Josh Walker made it a nervy finish from just inside the area.


Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Scunthorpe got more than they deserved today. In the first half we were the controlling influence on the game without having that cutting edge and in the second half it was one-way traffic.

"I was encouraged with the attitude the players showed throughout the 90 minutes and the players kept going forward.

"Their defenders have shown why they are from a Premier League club on loan and why they were playing Championship football last season. They had that little bit of quality in positioning.

"We got back to basics today. There was a hunger and a desire and physically we over-ran them."

Scunthorpe United manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was an unbelievable three points and probably most people haven't played against Stevenage.

"To win here you have to be a team, you can't be a team of individuals and I was delighted that when we needed to we threw some bodies in the way.

"The performance was kind of average but a second win on the trot and all of a sudden it looks a lot healthier."

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