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ScunthorpeScunthorpe United3ColchesterColchester United0

Scunthorpe United 3-0 Colchester United

Neal Bishop; Stephen Dawson
Scunthorpe recorded their first home win in six games.

Scunthorpe began life after sacking manager Mark Robins with a victory over struggling Colchester which left the U's seven points adrift of safety.

The U's started well but Chris Porter and George Moncur missed the target.

The Iron opened the scoring when Tom Hopper steered home a low left-wing cross from Conor Townsend.

Neal Bishop crossed in for Paddy Madden to pounce from close range, before Madden scored the hosts' third goal in eight minutes with a low angled shot.

Scunthorpe United caretaker manager Nick Daws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We just asked them to go out and be fearless. I think we were a little bit tentative at times in the first half, maybe a little bit over-eager to please.

"I think we were just a little bit off it in the first half. I think the second half we worked together as a team, both in possession and out of possession. I think we stayed in the game by the defending, and the blocks and the willingness to put your body on the line and that's what you've got to do.

"We prepared all week to execute that plan. The score line suggests that we did execute that plan but ultimately down to some good fortune, some good defending and some great finishing."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Daniels
  • 2Wiseman
  • 5Mirfin
  • 23M Wallace
  • 17Townsend
  • 15Dawson
  • 26NessSubstituted forKingat 80'minutes
  • 12Bishop
  • 9Madden
  • 22HopperSubstituted forWoottonat 74'minutes
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forAdelakunat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 11Henderson
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 18King
  • 29Wootton
  • 33Clarke

Colchester

Formation 4-4-2

  • 32Kean
  • 24Brindley
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Wynter
  • 3Briggs
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forAmbroseat 69'minutes
  • 8Gilbey
  • 2Garvan
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forMasseyat 70'minutes
  • 45SordellSubstituted forBonneat 77'minutes
  • 9Porter

Substitutes

  • 6Elokobi
  • 7Wright
  • 11Massey
  • 19Bonne
  • 28Ambrose
  • 31Shorey
  • 33Parish
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
3,332

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Colchester United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Colchester United 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Neal Bishop.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United).

  6. Post update

    Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Luke Williams.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United).

  10. Post update

    Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

  12. Post update

    Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Owen Garvan (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack King (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jake Kean.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jack King replaces Jamie Ness.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Marvin Sordell.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham28166655352054
2Burton26173635211454
3Walsall27158445261953
4Wigan281310545291649
5Coventry28139647301748
6Millwall27134104337643
7Peterborough271251053401341
8Sheff Utd2711884539641
9Southend2711883634241
10Bradford2510872627-138
11Port Vale27107103131037
12Doncaster279993335-236
13Bury26106103640-436
14Swindon27105124245-335
15Scunthorpe27105123136-535
16Rochdale2697103536-134
17Barnsley26103134342133
18Chesterfield2893163848-1030
19Blackpool2785142735-829
20Shrewsbury2785143346-1329
21Fleetwood2677123335-228
22Colchester2857163665-2922
23Oldham26312112640-1421
24Crewe2656152749-2221
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