League One
ScunthorpeScunthorpe United2BarnsleyBarnsley0

Scunthorpe United 2-0 Barnsley

Gary McSheffrey
Gary McSheffrey previously had spells at Birmingham City and Coventry

Scunthorpe United eased to victory over Barnsley, whose losing streak in League One was extended to six games.

Tykes keeper Nick Townsend's awful attempted clearance gifted Tom Hopper his first goal of the season.

And the Iron doubled their lead after Gary McSheffrey drilled home Scott Wiseman's pinpoint cross.

Barnsley's day went from bad to worse as former Scunthorpe striker Sam Winnall had his penalty saved by Luke Daniels after a foul by Murray Wallace.

Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I thought we were good. I thought we deserved the three points in the end. I thought it was a hard-fought game and I thought we were made to work all the way through the game.

"We've got a goalkeeper to thank for a couple of really, really top saves.

"I think the penalty save was a good save, but there were others during the game that we've got to thank him for.

"Game management in the second half was good and towards the end of the game we had our best spell of possession I would say because we kept the ball away from them."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Daniels
  • 2Wiseman
  • 5Mirfin
  • 23M WallaceBooked at 44mins
  • 3Laird
  • 12Bishop
  • 18King
  • 19RoweBooked at 78mins
  • 9MaddenBooked at 78mins
  • 22HopperSubstituted forHendersonat 59'minutes
  • 28McSheffreySubstituted forWilliamsat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4McAllister
  • 7Williams
  • 10van Veen
  • 11Henderson
  • 13Anyon
  • 17Lolley
  • 33Clarke

Barnsley

Formation 5-3-2

  • 13TownsendBooked at 79mins
  • 32Wabara
  • 4Roberts
  • 26Mawson
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 3SmithSubstituted forTempletonat 90+1'minutes
  • 7ScowenBooked at 77mins
  • 19Pearson
  • 34IsgroveSubstituted forMarisat 85'minutes
  • 12SmithSubstituted forWilkinsonat 74'minutes
  • 9Winnall

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 2Bree
  • 11Jackson
  • 16Maris
  • 17Abbott
  • 18Wilkinson
  • 29Templeton
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
4,147

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Barnsley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Barnsley 0.

  3. Post update

    Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Barnsley).

  5. Booking

    Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United).

  7. Post update

    Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Matthew Templeton replaces George Smith.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Maris (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. George Maris replaces Lloyd Isgrove.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Scowen (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by George Smith.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by George Smith.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Williams replaces Gary McSheffrey.

  18. Post update

    Darius Henderson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Marc Roberts (Barnsley).

  20. Post update

    Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.