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Torquay United 0-1 Scunthorpe United

Sam Winnall

Scunthorpe extended their unbeaten run to 25 games with a narrow win over League Two's bottom club Torquay.

Sam Winnall scored the only goal from the penalty spot after Lee Mansell brought down Matt Sparrow.

Torquay had the chance to level with their own penalty after Winnall fouled Krystian Pearce, but Dale Tonge saw his effort saved by Sam Slocombe,

Substitute Jayden Stockley was sent off for Torquay late on for an apparent elbow on David Mirfin.

The Iron remain second in the table, level on points with leaders Rochdale.

Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

"At this stage of the season it's just about results - we showed a different side to us today.

"For whatever reason it didn't happen for us in the first half, Torquay were up and at us, but the main thing again is another clean sheet and another three points.

"Football can change, so we've got to make sure we stay focussed and calm.

"I'm sure there'll be a big celebration if we achieve promotion - until then, we've achieved nothing."

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 13Rice
  • 2Tonge
  • 21Cruise
  • 6Lathrope
  • 5Pearce
  • 29O'Connor
  • 7Mansell
  • 27CoulthirstSubstituted forYeomanat 85'minutes
  • 10Bodin
  • 9HawleySubstituted forBenyonat 70'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 11CameronSubstituted forStockleyat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 14Yeoman
  • 16Cooper
  • 19Stockley
  • 20Craig
  • 23Stevens
  • 26Benyon

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 18Nolan
  • 30Williams
  • 39HayesSubstituted forHawkridgeat 72'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 7Sparrow
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forAdelakunat 45'minutes
  • 29WinnallSubstituted forBurtonat 88'minutes
  • 27Madden
  • 24SyersBooked at 44mins

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 8Burton
  • 13Severn
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 26Alabi
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
2,234

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Dismissal

    Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) is shown the red card for fighting.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jayden Stockley (Torquay United).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Deon Burton replaces Sam Winnall.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  8. Post update

    Damon Lathrope (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  13. Booking

    Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

  16. Post update

    Lee Mansell (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Billy Bodin (Torquay United).

  19. Post update

    Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jayden Stockley (Torquay United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale412291064392575
2Scunthorpe411918462372575
3Chesterfield411914863372671
4Fleetwood412081359461368
5Burton41181494337668
6Southend4116141150371362
7York411515114638860
8Oxford Utd411514124943659
9Plymouth401510154445-155
10Dag & Red411315134849-154
11Bury411217124944553
12Mansfield411314144352-953
13Cheltenham411215144755-851
14Newport401214144852-450
15Hartlepool411310184647-149
16Accrington411213164750-349
17Wimbledon411213164248-649
18Morecambe411212174559-1448
19Portsmouth411115154156-1548
20Exeter411211184753-647
21Bristol Rovers411114163745-847
22Wycombe411113174148-746
23Northampton411013183454-2043
24Torquay4199233559-2436
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