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Scunthorpe United 1-0 Fleetwood Town

Paddy Madden's second half strike helped Scunthorpe United win against Fleetwood Town to lift themselves out of the League Two bottom four.

Fleetwood almost went ahead when Victor Nirennold teed up David Ball but his shot was tipped over by Luke Daniels.

Madden sealed three points for the hosts with his sixth goal of the season as he fired past Chris Maxwell.

Scunthorpe move up to 20th place at the expense of managerless Fleetwood who slip to 23rd and are winless in eight.

Scunthorpe assistant manager Ned Kelly told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We've gone a few games without tasting victory and it wasn't the greatest game, but it was really, really important to get the three points and get us up and running again.

"It wasn't a great spectacle but three points is absolutely huge in the league and we've not had three points for a while.

"We were better second-half because we were more patient, but building the ball up quickly and a little bit too slow - but just delighted to get the victory."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 2Wiseman
  • 23WallaceSubstituted forvan Veenat 45'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 3Laird
  • 19Rowe
  • 18King
  • 12Bishop
  • 28McSheffreyBooked at 66mins
  • 17LolleySubstituted forHopperat 72'minutes
  • 9Madden

Substitutes

  • 4McAllister
  • 10van Veen
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 20Goode
  • 22Hopper
  • 33Clarke

Fleetwood

  • 1Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 87mins
  • 45Wood
  • 46Teixeira
  • 7Bell
  • 15NirennoldBooked at 61mins
  • 14Grant
  • 8Ryan
  • 28SowerbySubstituted forSarcevicat 74'minutes
  • 17McManusSubstituted forMattat 66'minutes
  • 23BallSubstituted forHaughtonat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Proctor
  • 10Matt
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 25Cartwright
  • 27Haughton
  • 40Gogic
  • 47Davis
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
3,095

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home5
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is just a bit too high.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

  8. Booking

    Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

  9. Post update

    Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

  12. Post update

    Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dionatan Teixeira (Fleetwood Town).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Dionatan Teixeira.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Antoni Sarcevic replaces Jack Sowerby.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Tom Hopper replaces Joe Lolley.

  20. Post update

    Jack King (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.