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Fleetwood Town 2-1 Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe's Stephen Dawson (yellow) in action at Fleetwood
Stephen Dawson (right)'s Scunthorpe were left behind by Fleetwood's quick start

Fleetwood boosted their survival hopes by beating Scunthorpe for just their second League One win of the year.

Fit-again midfielder Jimmy Ryan had instant impact, setting up Ash Hunter to lob in the opener early on.

Within minutes it was 2-0, with Bobby Grant nodding home Antoni Sarcevic's cross from the left.

In the second half, Scunthorpe's Paddy Madden scored from the spot when Tom Hooper was pushed over, but Fleetwood ended strongly for a deserved win.

Scunthorpe caretaker boss Nick Daws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I think the performance was probably a bit chalk and cheese in terms of the two halves of the game.

"Everybody knows that getting the first goal is key, we didn't get that.

"We expected a really tough challenge after a really long week and successful week for us, but they got the first goal.

"Two things in the first half put us on the back foot, but we adjusted the shape slightly to stay in the game - I thought we did that really well and that was the foundation for our second-half performance which was excellent."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1MaxwellBooked at 76mins
  • 2McLaughlinSubstituted forHornby-Forbesat 45+3'minutes
  • 31NilssonBooked at 65mins
  • 4Jordan
  • 7Bell
  • 8Ryan
  • 5Jónsson
  • 18SarcevicBooked at 43mins
  • 22HunterSubstituted forBurnsat 75'minutes
  • 14GrantSubstituted forNirennoldat 81'minutes
  • 9Ameobi

Substitutes

  • 11Burns
  • 12Hornby-Forbes
  • 15Nirennold
  • 23Ball
  • 30Harris
  • 40Gogic
  • 44Cole

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 5Mirfin
  • 23Wallace
  • 17TownsendBooked at 56mins
  • 12BishopBooked at 44mins
  • 26Ness
  • 9Madden
  • 15DawsonSubstituted forKingat 21'minutes
  • 28McSheffreySubstituted forO'Brienat 57'minutes
  • 22HopperSubstituted forLuerat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 3Laird
  • 11O'Brien
  • 13Anyon
  • 14Luer
  • 18King
  • 29Wootton
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,098

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Jim O'Brien (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

  5. Post update

    Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Victor Nirennold (Fleetwood Town).

  8. Post update

    Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Tyler Hornby-Forbes.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town).

  15. Post update

    Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Greg Luer (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Shola Ameobi (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Victor Nirennold replaces Bobby Grant.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton30203741241763
2Wigan321611552302259
3Gillingham32177858391958
4Walsall31169649331657
5Millwall321651151401153
6Coventry311410755332252
7Sheff Utd32139104742548
8Bradford3113993734348
9Southend31138104138347
10Barnsley31143145044645
11Port Vale33129123537-245
12Peterborough31135135448644
13Scunthorpe31135133739-244
14Bury31127124251-943
15Swindon32126144950-142
16Rochdale31109124144-339
17Doncaster3199133541-636
18Blackpool3297163241-934
19Chesterfield32104184252-1034
20Fleetwood3089133638-233
21Shrewsbury3196163751-1433
22Oldham30514112941-1229
23Crewe32610163456-2228
24Colchester3258194078-3823
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