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Scunthorpe United 0-0 Gillingham

Kyle Wootton and Bradley Garmston
Gillingham ended a run of three successive defeats.

League One high-flyers Gillingham were lucky to escape with a point in a one-sided draw at Scunthorpe.

The home side dominated from start to finish, but could not find their finishing touch as Paddy Madden wasted a number of opportunities.

He was twice denied in the first half by a full stretch Stuart Nelson, and he also crashed a header against the bar.

Nelson thwarted Madden again in the second half, and also kept out Conor Townsend and Kyle Wootton.

Scunthorpe sit 15th in the League One table after the result, eight points behind sixth-placed Barnsley in the play-off spots.

Although they had little attacking edge, Gillingham climb to third, five points behind second-placed Wigan and an automatic promotion place.

Scunthorpe boss Nick Daws told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Daws on Scunthorpe United v Gillingham

"We were dominant from start to finish, perhaps apart from the last six minutes when they managed the game well. We gave away a few sloppy free-kicks but we're really pleased with the performance.

"We restricted them to one shot on target and we had 13 attempts on target if you account the two blocks and the two that hit the woodwork. Another frustrating afternoon but I can't ask any more from the lads in terms of everything until we put the ball in the net.

"The keeper has pulled off three really good saves, we've hit the woodwork, we've not got the bounce of the ball and our finishing has been wasteful. If our finishing is wasteful then the most I can ask is we don't lose the game."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 5Mirfin
  • 23Wallace
  • 17Townsend
  • 12Bishop
  • 26NessBooked at 90mins
  • 22HopperSubstituted forWoottonat 71'minutes
  • 15DawsonSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 77'minutes
  • 11O'BrienBooked at 59minsSubstituted forVoseat 85'minutes
  • 9Madden

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 3Laird
  • 8Vose
  • 13Anyon
  • 18King
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 29Wootton

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 15MorrisBooked at 40mins
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6El-Abd
  • 24Dickenson
  • 44Wright
  • 8HessenthalerBooked at 87mins
  • 7Loft
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forMcGlashanat 45'minutes
  • 19NorrisSubstituted forDonnellyat 64'minutes
  • 14SamuelSubstituted forGarmstonat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 16Osadebe
  • 17Donnelly
  • 34Oldaker
  • 35List
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
3,355

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home13
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Gillingham 0.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

Booking

Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United).

Doug Loft (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dominic Vose (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Dominic Vose replaces Jim O'Brien.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Gary McSheffrey replaces Stephen Dawson.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Bradley Garmston replaces Dominic Samuel.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Tom Hopper.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Dominic Samuel.

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Rory Donnelly.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Rory Donnelly replaces Luke Norris.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jermaine McGlashan.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jake Hessenthaler.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton34215844281668
2Wigan351713556312564
3Gillingham351781060431759
4Walsall341611750361459
5Millwall351771155411458
6Barnsley351741457461155
7Coventry3414101056381852
8Bradford341410103936352
9Port Vale361410124139252
10Southend35149124644251
11Sheff Utd351310124947249
12Swindon34146145351248
13Rochdale35139134546-148
14Bury35139134555-1048
15Scunthorpe34138133840-247
16Peterborough35136165856245
17Chesterfield35125184654-841
18Fleetwood341010144243-140
19Shrewsbury34117164051-1140
20Doncaster34910153645-937
21Blackpool3598183346-1335
22Oldham33616113344-1134
23Crewe35612173760-2330
24Colchester3569204281-3927
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