League One
ScunthorpeScunthorpe United2ChesterfieldChesterfield0

Chesterfield fell to their third consecutive defeat as second half goals from Niall Canavan and Paddy Madden steered Scunthorpe to victory.

The visitors started brightly and were almost ahead when Sam Morsey tested Luke Daniels from 25 yards.

Canavan struck his second in as many games when he nodded home Liam O'Neil's corner after the restart.

And Madden sealed three points for Scunthorpe when he raced into the box to notch his 15th goal of the season.

It was the Iron's first clean sheet since last October and they moved up to 14th in the table, as Chesterfield slipped to eighth.

Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"You look back to the points dropped against Coventry but, in all honesty, the last two games have been great and you look forward to the game on Saturday.

"Credit to the players they've followed everything I've said to them to the letter.

"They've tried things, they've taken things onboard and created a number of chances tonight and thankfully second-half we got that little bit of quality in front of goal."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 26Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 6Canavan
  • 37DaveySubstituted forBoyceat 69'minutes
  • 30Williams
  • 12Bishop
  • 22O'Neil
  • 15Evans
  • 9Madden
  • 34HopperSubstituted forOsbourneat 64'minutes
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forWoottonat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Nolan
  • 4McAllister
  • 16Adelakun
  • 25Boyce
  • 29Wootton
  • 35Osbourne
  • 39Anyon

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 4Hird
  • 6Carter
  • 12Clucas
  • 5MorsyBooked at 80mins
  • 8Ryan
  • 10O'SheaBooked at 90mins
  • 15HumphreysSubstituted forJonesat 60'minutes
  • 28AriyibiSubstituted forLaveryat 64'minutes
  • 18HarrisonSubstituted forGnanduilletat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 9Gnanduillet
  • 13Lavery
  • 16Raglan
  • 17Duffy
  • 20Chapman
  • 24Banks
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
3,601

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Chesterfield 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Chesterfield 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Booking

    Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Scunthorpe United).

  9. Post update

    Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Chesterfield 0. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam O'Neil.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Kevin van Veen.

  13. Booking

    Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Scunthorpe United).

  15. Post update

    Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Jones (Chesterfield).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

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