League Two
ScunthorpeScunthorpe United0ExeterExeter City4

Scunthorpe United 0-4 Exeter City

Liam Sercombe

Exeter midfielder Liam Sercombe scored twice as Scunthorpe's six-match unbeaten league run came to an end.

The visitors went ahead against the run of play when Sercombe drilled home right-footed from the edge of the box.

Arron Davies scored a dipping long-range effort shortly after half time, then crossed for Sercombe to tuck a shot inside the far post as Exeter scored two goals as many minutes.

Substitute Sam Parkin wrapped up the win late on with an individual effort.

Exeter are now third in League Two, behind leaders Chesterfield on goal difference, while Scunthorpe are 13th.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe manager Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I thought we were second best in the first half, especially early in the game, and I thought we allowed them a lot of freedom.

"They came with a 3-5-2, which I didn't expect, and we had to adjust to it in our first 15 minutes. I thought that set the tone for the rest of the game.

"The first goal made it more difficult because they changed again to sit deeper, and we had to penetrate them and work even harder."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 26Byrne
  • 3Dawson
  • 4McAllisterBooked at 24minsSubstituted forAdelakunat 73'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 7SparrowSubstituted forHawkridgeat 53'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 24Syers
  • 28Spencer
  • 8Burton
  • 10EsajasSubstituted forWinnallat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 13Severn
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 23Wootton
  • 29Winnall

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 5Baldwin
  • 3WoodmanBooked at 87mins
  • 14DohertyBooked at 29minsSubstituted forGillat 69'minutes
  • 4Bennett
  • 6Coles
  • 22KeohaneSubstituted forGrimesat 69'minutes
  • 7Sercombe
  • 19O'FlynnBooked at 35mins
  • 10GowSubstituted forParkinat 73'minutes
  • 11Davies

Substitutes

  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 25Parkin
  • 26Tillson
  • 29Grimes
  • 30Pym
  • 32Wheeler
  • 35Gill
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,250

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Exeter City 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Exeter City 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Exeter City 4. Sam Parkin (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Gill (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Booking

    Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

  10. Booking

    Craig Woodman (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United).

  12. Post update

    Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Spencer (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

  17. Post update

    Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.