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Notts County 2-2 Scunthorpe United

Niall Canavan's late equaliser for Scunthorpe ensured the League One relegation tussle with Notts County ended all square at 2-2.

The Iron led after 70 seconds through Theo Robinson's header but Gary Jones's precise 25-yarder levelled things up.

Substitute Balint Bajner netted from 12 yards in the 73rd minute to leave County eyeing victory in their first match since sacking boss Shaun Derry.

But Canavan saved his side when he headed home Gary McSheffrey's cross.

The Magpies remain above the relegation zone on goal difference, while Scunthorpe are only a point better off.

Scunthorpe United boss Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Well it's better than Tuesday night [the 4-0 loss at Sheffield United], put it that way. But I'm still disappointed for us and the supporters and everyone connected to the club. We're desperate to get these three points to get us back to winning ways.

"If we were dire, if we weren't playing well, if we didn't have any confidence and if I thought we were capitulating then we would be having a different conversation because we would be totally concerned.

"I think the way we played we have shown we're capable of coming back from adversity because, let's face it, they've not really done us any harm today."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 35Pilkington
  • 2DumbuyaSubstituted forAdamsat 75'minutes
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Hollis
  • 12Newton
  • 13Jones
  • 4SmithBooked at 34minsSubstituted forWroeat 72'minutes
  • 16Noble
  • 11Thompson
  • 9SpencerSubstituted forBajnerat 64'minutes
  • 34WilliamsBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 7Hayhurst
  • 8Wroe
  • 23Speiss
  • 24Burke
  • 27Bajner
  • 28Edwards

Scunthorpe

  • 26Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 37Davey
  • 6Canavan
  • 30Williams
  • 15EvansSubstituted forvan Veenat 77'minutes
  • 22O'Neil
  • 35Osbourne
  • 28McSheffreyBooked at 44mins
  • 9MaddenBooked at 6minsSubstituted forAdelakunat 81'minutes
  • 24RobinsonBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4McAllister
  • 10van Veen
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Townsend
  • 25Boyce
  • 29Wootton
  • 39Anyon
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
4,990

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away11
Fouls
Home14
Away21

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Notts County 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Notts County 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Scunthorpe United) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

  5. Post update

    Blair Adams (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Theo Robinson (Scunthorpe United).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Balint Bajner (Notts County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

  9. Booking

    Theo Robinson (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Theo Robinson (Scunthorpe United).

  12. Post update

    Jordan Williams (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

  14. Post update

    Gary Jones (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Alex Davey (Scunthorpe United).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam O'Neil (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Blair Adams.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Balint Bajner (Notts County).

  20. Post update

    Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City39259575344184
2Preston372110663323173
3Swindon37217965392670
4MK Dons38209976403669
5Sheff Utd3917101256451161
6Rochdale381751665511456
7Barnsley39168155352156
8Peterborough39175174647-156
9Chesterfield38159145549654
10Bradford371412114842654
11Doncaster381411134848053
12Fleetwood381410143943-452
13Oldham391410154958-952
14Gillingham391312145457-351
15Port Vale39146194856-848
16Walsall381113143642-646
17Coventry391113154454-1046
18Crewe39136203769-3245
19Scunthorpe381111165062-1244
20Notts County381110173952-1343
21Crawley391110184466-2243
22Leyton Orient38119185054-442
23Colchester38108204663-1738
24Yeovil3989222960-3133
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