Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Crawley Town 1.
Paddy Madden's strike helped Scunthorpe United overcome fellow strugglers Crawley Town as both attempt to avoid relegation from League One.
Ryan Dickson accidentally deflected Jordan Clarke's shot past his own keeper to gift Scunthorpe an early lead.
Madden's second-half close-range strike looked to have put the visitors out of sight.
Izale McLeod's scored a consolation as his side slipped to 20th in the table.
Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins speaks to BBC Radio Humberside:
"It was massive, a must-win game. We bossed the game without there being too much quality.
"We lose the clean sheet, that's got to be a disappointment, something we've go to be better at. This moment in time we have got to be happy that we have these three points in the bag and two wins does it [makes them safe]. We have five cup finals.
"We are not getting ahead of ourselves. There are two parts to the job, we've still got to make sure we complete part one."
Crawley Town boss Dean Saunders told BBC Surrey:
"We didn't do enough today and we didn't defend very well at all. There were too many things going on that don't normally go on defensively.
"Losing Richard Wood in midweek has taken its toll. I had to put in a completely different back four and we didn't defend like we normally do.
"We just didn't look our normal selves. It's disappointing because it was a big game and if we had won this game, we could've put ourselves in a [better] position and been clear before the last two games.
"Now it's going down to the last two games. We need to turn up Tuesday [against Walsall]."
- 37DaveySubstituted forBoyceat 45'minutesBooked at 80mins
- 24RobinsonSubstituted forAdelakunat 71'minutes
- 28McSheffreySubstituted forLundstramat 82'minutes
- 10van Veen
- 3DicksonBooked at 62minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 69'minutes
- 16FowlerBooked at 64mins
- 33ElliottSubstituted forPogbaat 74'minutes
- 14YoungSubstituted forHarroldat 88'minutes
- Kevin Johnson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Crawley Town 1.
Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Kelly Youga.
Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.
Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Lewis Young.
Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).
John Lundstram (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by John Lundstram.
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. John Lundstram replaces Gary McSheffrey.
Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.
Mathias Pogba (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United).
Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Crawley Town 1. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Young.