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Scunthorpe United 2-0 Morecambe

Deon Burton

Two goals from veteran striker Deon Burton gave Scunthorpe a comfortable win over Morecambe.

The 37-year-old opened the scoring when he tapped in Christian Ribeiro's low right-wing cross at the far post.

Burton then got his fourth goal of the season as he turned on the edge of the box and drilled a left-footed shot into the bottom corner.

David Syers and Burton could have extended the lead as Morecambe failed to create any clear cut chances.

The result saw Scunthorpe stretch their unbeaten run under caretaker boss Russ Wilcox to five games.

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Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Wilcox

Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

"For me it was our best 90 minutes for lots of reasons. The main reason is we always speak about managing periods and I've never seen a first 10 minutes like that before at Glanford Park.

"They had five corners in the first four minutes and 10 corners in the half. I've got to say we've put our heads on everything that come in our box today. They're a big side, a big strong powerful team and we wanted to start the game well.

"People will look at us now, teams will look and say we're in good form. I think today's game for me was a pressure game. Every game is a pressure game, but I looked at today and thought we needed to win this game."

Morecambe assistant manager Ken McKenna told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It was probably the best start we've had to any game this season. We had about seven corners, a possible shout for a penalty and we had them penned in.

"We just needed to score when we were on top.

"When they got on top, they took their chance. We worked hard enough but they just had a little bit too much quality."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Ribeiro
  • 18Nolan
  • 4McAllisterSubstituted forBoyceat 85'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 14HawkridgeSubstituted forAdelakunat 62'minutes
  • 24Syers
  • 8Burton
  • 29WinnallSubstituted forGoddenat 77'minutes
  • 30WilliamsBooked at 64mins

Substitutes

  • 9Iwelumo
  • 10Esajas
  • 13Severn
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Godden
  • 25Boyce

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 22Parrish
  • 3Threlfall
  • 8Wright
  • 5Hughes
  • 15McCreadySubstituted forEllisonat 55'minutes
  • 16Drummond
  • 17FlemingBooked at 68minsSubstituted forKenyonat 79'minutes
  • 9Sampson
  • 7Redshaw
  • 27AmondSubstituted forMwasileat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 10Williams
  • 11Ellison
  • 19McGee
  • 20Mwasile
  • 21McGowan
  • 25Arestidou
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,510

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away13
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Morecambe 0.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Matthew Godden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Andrew Wright (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Deon Burton.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

Mark Hughes (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Robbie Threlfall.

Attempt saved. Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joe Mwasile.

Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andrew Boyce replaces Sean McAllister.

Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Robbie Threlfall.

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

Attempt saved. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) header from very close range is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Andrew Fleming.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Matthew Godden replaces Sam Winnall.

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Robbie Threlfall.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Barry Roche.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Joe Mwasile replaces Padraig Amond.

Booking

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

David Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Booking

Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield21116431171439
2Oxford Utd21108332161638
3Scunthorpe2110742922737
4Fleetwood2111283427735
5Burton2110562522335
6Newport209742921834
7Southend2110472619734
8Rochdale2110473028234
9Morecambe229582730-332
10Dag & Red218672926330
11Cheltenham227962931-230
12Exeter218582729-229
13Wycombe217682928127
14Hartlepool217682423127
15Wimbledon207672324-127
16Plymouth217591622-626
17Accrington2165102329-623
18Bristol Rovers215791922-322
19Mansfield215792329-622
20Portsmouth215792736-922
21York214982428-421
22Torquay2156102233-1121
23Bury214892327-420
24Northampton2146111729-1218
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