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Fleetwood Town 2-2 Scunthorpe United

Kevin van Veen's stunning strike kept up Scunthorpe's unbeaten run, which stretches back to April, as they secured a 2-2 draw at Fleetwood Town.

The Lincolnshire club had lost just one previous fixture under former Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander but found themselves in unfamiliar territory eight minutes before the break, when Eggert Jonsson headed home at the back post.

David Ball doubled Fleetwood's advantage but Scunthorpe's comeback started with Tom Hopper on 63 minutes and ended with Van Veen's effort moments later.

Jordan Clarke's foul on Bobby Grant handed Fleetwood the chance to open the scoring as Jonsson applied a powerful header at the back post to hand Uwe Rosler's men a hard-fought half-time lead.

And it did not take long for Fleetwood to double their advantage via a fine solo-effort from Ball, who showed quick feet to find shooting room 25 yards out and drive the ball low past Luke Daniels.

Van Veen came close to pulling one back when his 25-yard drive was tipped over by Chris Neal.

But from the resulting corner the visitors did score as Jordan Clarke's effort was cleared off the line before substitute Hopper bundled the ball in at the second time of asking.

It was the break Scunthorpe needed, with the equaliser coming just minutes later in spectacular fashion from Van Veen's 30-yard curling shot, which left keeper Neal as a spectator.

Both sides had chances to win it in a frantic final 20-minute scrap. Jonsson came closest for Fleetwood with another bullet header beaten off the line while Hopper won a goalmouth scramble at the other end only to nod into Neal's arms.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Neal
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6Pond
  • 5Eastham
  • 3Bell
  • 8Ryan
  • 4Jónsson
  • 15NirennoldSubstituted forKipat 79'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 11GrantSubstituted forHunterat 65'minutes
  • 44ColeSubstituted forHollowayat 72'minutes
  • 10Ball

Substitutes

  • 7Kip
  • 9Holloway
  • 12Bolger
  • 16Duckworth
  • 17Haughton
  • 21Cairns
  • 22Hunter

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 6Mirfin
  • 5Wallace
  • 22Townsend
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forWilliamsat 58'minutes
  • 8DawsonSubstituted forBishopat 86'minutes
  • 17Mantom
  • 11Morris
  • 10van VeenBooked at 80mins
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forHopperat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 7Williams
  • 12Bishop
  • 13Anyon
  • 14Hopper
  • 20Goode
  • 29Wootton
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
2,509

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

Full Time

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

Hand ball by Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United).

Ricardo Kip (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Aaron Holloway (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United).

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Neal Bishop replaces Stephen Dawson.

Attempt saved. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Booking

Ricardo Kip (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ricardo Kip (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt saved. Ricardo Kip (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Sam Mantom.

Booking

Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ricardo Kip replaces Victor Nirennold.

Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Attempt blocked. Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Aaron Holloway replaces Devante Cole.

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Scunthorpe United 2. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Josh Morris.

Attempt saved. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Bobby Grant.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Clarke following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Attempt blocked. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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