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Scunthorpe United 2-1 Crawley Town

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]."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 26Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 37DaveySubstituted forBoyceat 45'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 6Canavan
  • 30Williams
  • 12Bishop
  • 35Osbourne
  • 9Madden
  • 24RobinsonSubstituted forAdelakunat 71'minutes
  • 28McSheffreySubstituted forLundstramat 82'minutes
  • 10van Veen

Substitutes

  • 8Syers
  • 15Evans
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Townsend
  • 18Lundstram
  • 25Boyce
  • 39Anyon

Crawley

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Jensen
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 32Youga
  • 6Bradley
  • 3DicksonBooked at 62minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 69'minutes
  • 21Tomlin
  • 16FowlerBooked at 64mins
  • 33ElliottSubstituted forPogbaat 74'minutes
  • 14YoungSubstituted forHarroldat 88'minutes
  • 10Morgan
  • 9McLeod

Substitutes

  • 7Edwards
  • 8Smith
  • 18Harrold
  • 20Bawling
  • 28Pogba
  • 30Price
  • 31Cofie
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
3,009

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Kelly Youga.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Lewis Young.

  11. Post update

    Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

  13. Post update

    John Lundstram (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by John Lundstram.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. John Lundstram replaces Gary McSheffrey.

  17. Booking

    Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Mathias Pogba (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United).

  20. Goal!

    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.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City422611580364489
2Preston412312669343581
3MK Dons412210981404176
4Swindon402271166452173
5Sheff Utd4219111263491468
6Chesterfield421810146152964
7Rochdale411861767531460
8Fleetwood421611154545059
9Bradford411512145147457
10Barnsley42169175558-357
11Peterborough42176194650-457
12Gillingham421413155861-355
13Doncaster411412155155-454
14Oldham421412165263-1154
15Walsall411215143742-551
16Coventry421214164555-1050
17Scunthorpe411311175465-1150
18Port Vale42147214959-1049
19Leyton Orient411211185558-347
20Crawley421211194768-2147
21Crewe42138213871-3347
22Notts County411113174053-1346
23Colchester41128215166-1544
24Yeovil42810243268-3634
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