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Scunthorpe United 0-0 Fleetwood Town

Sam Slocombe

Scunthorpe goalkeeper Sam Slocombe's brilliant second-half penalty save earned his side a draw in their top-of-the-table clash against Fleetwood.

Referee Scott Duncan pointed to the spot when Charlie Taylor went down just inside the box under a challenge from winger Terry Hawkridge.

But Slocombe rescued the hosts, brilliantly turning away the penalty from Steven Schumacher.

The point was enough to keep Scunthorpe at the top of League Two.

The Iron also stretched their unbeaten run to 12 games.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was a difficult game, there were two good sides out there - I think Fleetwood was probably the best side we've played all season.

"I didn't think it'd be a 0-0, both teams at the moment are free-scoring - it was a really tight game, but I thought both teams deserved something.

"You have to give credit to the opposition - that's why they're a top team and they've just won four on the bounce."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Slocombe
  • 18Nolan
  • 30Williams
  • 24Syers
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 28McSheffreySubstituted forAdelakunat 64'minutes
  • 4McAllister
  • 39Hayes
  • 29WinnallSubstituted forMaddenat 76'minutes
  • 14Hawkridge

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 7Sparrow
  • 13Severn
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 19Collins
  • 27Madden

Fleetwood

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1DaviesBooked at 90mins
  • 15McLaughlin
  • 20Taylor
  • 13Goodall
  • 5Roberts
  • 6Pond
  • 4Murdoch
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forSarcevicat 64'minutes
  • 23Ball
  • 34MandronSubstituted forParkinat 67'minutes
  • 35MarrowSubstituted forBrownat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Evans
  • 9Parkin
  • 12Brown
  • 14Hogan
  • 16Cresswell
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 28Maxwell
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
3,005

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

  3. Booking

    Scott Davies (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United).

  5. Post update

    David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United).

  7. Post update

    Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Junior Brown (Fleetwood Town).

  10. Post update

    Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

  12. Post update

    Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

  16. Post update

    Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe281311441271450
2Chesterfield27139542251748
3Fleetwood27153944311348
4Rochdale27145843331047
5Burton2713773127446
6Oxford Utd26129536211545
7Southend26136734221245
8Newport2510873530538
9Morecambe28108103337-438
10Dag & Red2798103535035
11Wimbledon2798102930-135
12Plymouth2798102430-635
13Cheltenham2781093438-434
14Hartlepool2797112933-434
15York28711103234-232
16Exeter2695123236-432
17Mansfield28710112938-931
18Bristol Rovers2679102527-230
19Wycombe2678113236-429
20Accrington2678113138-729
21Portsmouth27611103241-929
22Bury26610103034-428
23Torquay2768132741-1426
24Northampton2657142036-1622
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