League One
Walsall1Scunthorpe4

Walsall 1-4 Scunthorpe United

Josh Morris
Josh Morris has scored 11 goals in 11 League One games this season

League One top scorer Josh Morris netted a hat-trick as leaders Scunthorpe United cruised to a 4-1 win at Walsall.

Scunthorpe could have led inside 20 seconds when Duane Holmes pounced on Kevin Toner's under-hit backpass, but he fired wide with only keeper Neil Etheridge to beat.

But they only had to wait until the 11th minute to break the deadlock when Liam Kinsella handled from a corner and Morris swept home the penalty.

It was 2-0 on 13 minutes when Etheridge saved well from Tom Hopper only for Morris to slam home the rebound.

Walsall pulled a goal back in the 45th minute when Erhun Oztumer finished a neat run by finding the bottom corner from 18 yards.

They could have been level seconds later, but Simeon Jackson was foiled from close range by Iron keeper Luke Daniels.

That save would prove key as, just two minutes into the second half, Scunthorpe midfielder Neal Bishop lashed home from 25 yards.

Etheridge made fine saves from Holmes, Sam Mantom and Hopper to keep Walsall in it, but Morris curled a beauty into the top corner to make it 4-1 on 83 minutes and substitute Kevin van Veen almost added a fifth with a lob that clipped the bar.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1Etheridge
  • 15KinsellaBooked at 10mins
  • 4O'Connor
  • 32Toner
  • 5McCarthy
  • 7Chambers
  • 14OsbourneSubstituted forBakayokoat 53'minutes
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forMakrisat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Oztumer
  • 8CuvelierSubstituted forMoussaat 52'minutes
  • 9Jackson

Substitutes

  • 6Dobson
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 16Preston
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 25Kouhyar
  • 33Makris
  • 44Moussa

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33ClarkeSubstituted forWisemanat 45'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Wallace
  • 15Toffolo
  • 18Smallwood
  • 12Bishop
  • 17Mantom
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forDawsonat 77'minutes
  • 14HopperSubstituted forvan Veenat 83'minutes
  • 11Morris

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 8Dawson
  • 9Madden
  • 10van Veen
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 20Goode
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
3,970

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away19
Shots on Target
Home4
Away10
Corners
Home1
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 1, Scunthorpe United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 1, Scunthorpe United 4.

Simeon Jackson (Walsall) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Booking

Andreas Makris (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

Harry Toffolo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andreas Makris (Walsall).

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Jason McCarthy (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Attempt missed. Franck Moussa (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Tom Hopper.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 1, Scunthorpe United 4. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Scott Wiseman.

Attempt missed. David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Amadou Bakayoko.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Neil Etheridge.

Attempt saved. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Stephen Dawson replaces Duane Holmes.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Erhun Oztumer.

Attempt missed. Simeon Jackson (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Andreas Makris replaces Kieron Morris.

Franck Moussa (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United).

Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin Toner (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Kieron Morris (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Toner (Walsall).

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

Foul by Franck Moussa (Walsall).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1063124101421
2Bury106221911820
3Bradford10460127518
4Northampton10451169717
5Port Vale105231512317
6Sheff Utd105231313017
7Bolton10442108216
8Gillingham104331719-215
9Peterborough103431713413
10Bristol Rovers103431314-113
11Chesterfield103341615112
12Charlton102621211112
13Fleetwood103341515012
14MK Dons103341314-112
15Rochdale103341213-112
16Oxford Utd103341011-112
17Millwall103341720-312
18Swindon103251115-411
19Southend103251119-811
20Walsall102441116-510
21Wimbledon92341114-39
22Shrewsbury102351015-59
23Oldham10163510-59
24Coventry9054410-65
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