Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Fleetwood Town 0.
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."
- 23WallaceSubstituted forvan Veenat 45'minutes
- 28McSheffreyBooked at 66mins
- 17LolleySubstituted forHopperat 72'minutes
- 10van Veen
- 2McLaughlinBooked at 87mins
- 15NirennoldBooked at 61mins
- 28SowerbySubstituted forSarcevicat 74'minutes
- 17McManusSubstituted forMattat 66'minutes
- 23BallSubstituted forHaughtonat 67'minutes
- Robert Lewis
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Fleetwood Town 0.
Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town).
Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is just a bit too high.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.
Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.
Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).
Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).
Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dionatan Teixeira (Fleetwood Town).
Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Dionatan Teixeira.
Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Antoni Sarcevic replaces Jack Sowerby.
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Tom Hopper replaces Joe Lolley.
Jack King (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.