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Scunthorpe United 0-2 Accrington Stanley

Accrington climbed out of the League Two relegation zone and stretched their unbeaten league run to six games with a comfortable win at Scunthorpe.

George Bowerman opened the scoring for the visitors with an excellent angled shot into the far corner of the net.

Bowerman turned provider 10 minutes later when his left-wing cross was headed home by Kayode Odejayi.

On-loan debutant Reuben Noble-Lazarus came closest for Scunthorpe when his long-range effort rattled the post.

The win means Accrington move above second-from-bottom Torquay on goal difference.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United boss Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was a very slow tempo to the game, we never got into it and were not at the races during the first half and the fans know that.

"I know that too and was very disappointed with some of the players out there today.

"We needed some service and the fact that we had two crosses in the first half, when we had chances to actually cross the ball but didn't, was frustrating.

"I can't hide it and I won't hide it - we are bitterly disappointed with individuals. I have said some things to them in the dressing room and I'll maintain that's where it's going to stay."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 26Byrne
  • 3Dawson
  • 19CollinsBooked at 59mins
  • 15Waterfall
  • 6Canavan
  • 24SyersSubstituted forHawkridgeat 45'minutes
  • 4McAllisterBooked at 57mins
  • 29Winnall
  • 8BurtonSubstituted forIwelumoat 63'minutes
  • 10EsajasSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 9Iwelumo
  • 13Severn
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 16Adelakun
  • 27Noble-Lazarus
  • 28Spencer

Accrington

  • 26BettinelliBooked at 77mins
  • 16HuntBooked at 79mins
  • 27Naylor
  • 4Joyce
  • 5Aldred
  • 6Winnard
  • 15Mingoia
  • 2Murphy
  • 24OdejayiSubstituted forGrayat 88'minutes
  • 44BowermanSubstituted forWebberat 72'minutes
  • 11Naismith

Substitutes

  • 1Dunbavin
  • 3Liddle
  • 9Webber
  • 10Hatfield
  • 17Gray
  • 20Windass
  • 23Mahoney
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
3,255

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

  3. Post update

    Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces Kayode Odejayi.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Iwelumo (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

  12. Post update

    Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

  14. Booking

    Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Booking

    Marcus Bettinelli (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Chris Iwelumo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Danny Webber replaces George Bowerman.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Chris Iwelumo (Scunthorpe United).