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Scunthorpe United 1-0 Hartlepool United

Scunthorpe edged to victory to end Hartlepool's five-match winning run.

The visitors looked the most likely to make the breakthrough, but were denied on several occasions by Iron goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.

He stopped Christian Burgess's acrobatic header, before reacting well to efforts from Matthew Dolan and Jonathan Franks.

But the hosts snatched all three points when Sam Winnall capitalised on a defensive slip to fire home.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United boss Brian Laws speaks to BBC Radio Humberside:

"We had to find a way to win the game that was for sure. I've got to say it was tough going right from the outset.

"We found a way through and sometimes we have to be a little bit more direct and I thought that's where the goal came from.

"I think they're a decent side if you allow them to play and it showed when we did allow that freedom."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 26Byrne
  • 3Dawson
  • 14HawkridgeSubstituted forWaterfallat 85'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6CanavanBooked at 33mins
  • 24Syers
  • 4McAllister
  • 8BurtonSubstituted forIwelumoat 72'minutes
  • 28SpencerSubstituted forRibeiroat 45'minutes
  • 29Winnall

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 9Iwelumo
  • 10Esajas
  • 13Severn
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 23Wootton

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 35BurgessBooked at 58mins
  • 4Dolan
  • 2Austin
  • 6Baldwin
  • 7Franks
  • 8WaltonSubstituted forSweeneyat 85'minutes
  • 33JamesSubstituted forRodneyat 84'minutes
  • 10PooleSubstituted forWalkerat 65'minutes
  • 11Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 5Collins
  • 13Rafferty
  • 15Sweeney
  • 19Richards
  • 22Holden
  • 23Rodney
  • 38Walker
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,613

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Hartlepool United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  5. Post update

    Clifford Byrne (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Nialle Rodney (Hartlepool United).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nialle Rodney (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Iwelumo (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Waterfall replaces Terry Hawkridge.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Antony Sweeney replaces Simon Walton.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Nialle Rodney replaces Luke James.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

  16. Post update

    Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Hartlepool United 0. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Chris Iwelumo replaces Deon Burton.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Simon Walton.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1475223121126
2Rochdale148242217526
3Fleetwood148152215725
4Chesterfield147432013725
5Exeter147341814424
6Burton147342017324
7Newport146532115623
8Dag & Red146532118323
9Scunthorpe136521512323
10Morecambe146442120122
11Mansfield145631512321
12Wycombe136251916320
13Southend146261514120
14Hartlepool145361716118
15Wimbledon145361518-318
16Portsmouth134542020017
17Cheltenham144461925-616
18Plymouth14437915-615
19Bury143471517-213
20York133371521-612
21Bristol Rovers142571118-711
22Torquay142571424-1011
23Northampton142481321-810
24Accrington142481121-1010
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