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Scunthorpe United 2-1 Peterborough United

Josh Morris' penalty two minutes from time earned Scunthorpe victory over Peterborough and a first win in six League One games.

The winger converted from the spot after Simon Church had been felled by Jonathan Bond as he latched on to a poor backpass and attempted to take the ball around the Posh keeper.

The strike completed an impressive comeback from the Iron, who had been behind until the 79th minute as a result of Andrew Hughes' well-hit volley six minutes after the break.

After an uneventful first half, Scunthorpe made a bright start to the second, with Hughes' goal, which came when a corner ran through to him at the back post, coming against the run of play.

But the hosts got back on level terms with 11 minutes to play courtesy of Lee Novak's well-directed header and when Church intercepted Hughes' under-hit ball back to his keeper, Morris made the most of the opportunity to secure what had earlier looked like an unlikely three points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 2ClarkeBooked at 63mins
  • 23McArdle
  • 5Wallace
  • 33ButroidSubstituted forChurchat 77'minutes
  • 19HolmesBooked at 30minsSubstituted forAdelakunat 45'minutes
  • 6Ojo
  • 12BishopBooked at 34mins
  • 11Morris
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forvan Veenat 59'minutes
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 10van Veen
  • 14Hopper
  • 15Lewis
  • 16Adelakun
  • 21Burgess
  • 30Church
  • 31Watson

Peterborough

  • 1BondBooked at 87mins
  • 2ShephardBooked at 84mins
  • 27Taylor
  • 6Baldwin
  • 3Hughes
  • 18Da Silva LopesSubstituted forMillerat 84'minutes
  • 21AndersonSubstituted forChettleat 68'minutes
  • 42Grant
  • 7Edwards
  • 11Maddison
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 9Miller
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 17Penny
  • 19Kanu
  • 20Doughty
  • 23Chettle
  • 25O'Malley
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
4,275

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Peterborough United 1.

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

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

Attempt missed. Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

Callum Chettle (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Peterborough United 1. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Jonathan Bond (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Scunthorpe United. Simon Church draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jonathan Bond (Peterborough United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Ricky Miller replaces Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

Booking

Liam Shephard (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Liam Shephard (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Simon Church (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Peterborough United 1. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Hakeeb Adelakun.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Simon Church replaces Lewis Butroid.

Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Callum Chettle replaces Jermaine Anderson.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Steven Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United).

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury1511402491537
2Wigan1511222992035
3Bradford158342418627
4Charlton148332216627
5Rotherham158162819925
6Blackburn137241910923
7Oxford Utd156542618823
8Scunthorpe156541511423
9Blackpool146442018222
10Peterborough146352421321
11Fleetwood146352323021
12Portsmouth156271919020
13Southend155551926-720
14Walsall154742123-219
15MK Dons155461722-519
16Bristol Rovers156092329-618
17Rochdale153751518-316
18Doncaster154381720-315
19Wimbledon15438916-715
20Oldham144372331-815
21Bury143381621-512
22Northampton153391226-1412
23Gillingham15258919-1011
24Plymouth152491123-1210
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