League Two
AccringtonAccrington Stanley2ScunthorpeScunthorpe United3

Accrington Stanley 2-3 Scunthorpe United

David Mirfin

David Mirfin scored a late winner to earn Scunthorpe victory against Accrington, which moved the Iron level on points with leaders Chesterfield.

Lee Molyneux scored the opener for the hosts, sliding home George Bowerman's cross, before Peter Murphy's deflected shot beat Sam Slocombe.

Sam Winnall collected Paddy Madden's pass to fire home for 2-1.

Hakeeb Adelakun then rifled the ball into the far corner to level before by Mirfin headed home in the last minute.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was an amazing game, an amazing day really. Looking at the first-half performance you're thinking it's not going to be our day.

"There were a few choice words at half-time - constructive ones - but a few choice words and a couple of changes, and what a second-half performance.

"We just bombarded their goal in the second half, and that's exactly what we wanted to do. We knew how important the next goal was."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 16HuntBooked at 76mins
  • 19Wilson
  • 2MurphyBooked at 83mins
  • 5Aldred
  • 6Winnard
  • 15Mingoia
  • 4Joyce
  • 44BowermanSubstituted forGrayat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 24OdejayiSubstituted forWebberat 87'minutes
  • 13MolyneuxSubstituted forHatfieldat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Liddle
  • 7McCartan
  • 9Webber
  • 10Hatfield
  • 17Gray
  • 20Windass
  • 25Atkinson

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2RibeiroSubstituted forAdelakunat 45'minutes
  • 18Nolan
  • 4McAllister
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 14HawkridgeSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 45'minutes
  • 24Syers
  • 27Madden
  • 29Winnall
  • 30Williams

Substitutes

  • 7Sparrow
  • 13Severn
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 19Collins
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 29Hayes
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
1,256

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away11
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Scunthorpe United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Scunthorpe United 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Scunthorpe United 3. David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) from a free kick with a header to the top left corner.

  5. Booking

    James Gray (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

  9. Post update

    Laurence Wilson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Danny Webber replaces Kayode Odejayi.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  15. Booking

    Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

  20. Post update

    Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.