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Scunthorpe United 3-1 Southend United

Scunthorpe United came from behind to beat Southend and claim a first victory in three League One matches.

It was a convincing return to winning ways for the Iron, who dominated for long spells and could have won by a bigger margin.

Tom Hopper was denied by a great save from Mark Oxley and Kevin van Veen headed against the bar as Scunthorpe bossed the early play, but Jason Demetriou's deflected strike from 25 yards wrong-footed Matt Gilks to put the visitors in front in the 25th minute.

Although they did not regain their rhythm, the Iron did restore parity seven minutes later when Van Veen forced the ball home following a goalmouth scramble.

Forced to replace the injured Oxley at the break, stand-in stopper Nathan Bishop reacted well to beat away a shot from Duane Holmes after the Scunthorpe man had cut inside.

But he could do nothing as wing-back Conor Townsend swept the hosts in front just after the hour mark from a quickly-taken corner.

Bishop was beaten for a second time late on, when Shrimpers defender Michael Turner made a hash of a clearance to put past his own keeper.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 20Goode
  • 21Burgess
  • 5Wallace
  • 3Townsend
  • 19Holmes
  • 6Ojo
  • 11Morris
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forLewisat 90'minutes
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forChurchat 88'minutes
  • 14Hopper

Substitutes

  • 9Madden
  • 15Lewis
  • 18Redmond
  • 22Sutton
  • 30Church
  • 31Watson
  • 33Butroid

Southend

  • 1OxleySubstituted forBishopat 45'minutes
  • 48White
  • 5Ferdinand
  • 6Turner
  • 3Coker
  • 24Demetriou
  • 44Wright
  • 4WordsworthBooked at 35mins
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 9Fortuné
  • 10CoxSubstituted forWaboat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hendrie
  • 12Ba
  • 13Bishop
  • 16Yearwood
  • 17McGlashan
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 29Wabo
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
4,040

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away18
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Southend United 1.

Attempt blocked. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Clayton Lewis replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Michael Turner.

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

Foul by Anton Ferdinand (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Simon Church replaces Kevin van Veen.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Norman Wabo replaces Simon Cox.

Goal!

Own Goal by Michael Turner, Southend United. Scunthorpe United 3, Southend United 1.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nathan Bishop.

Attempt saved. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Michael Turner (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Josh Morris.

Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United).

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

Attempt saved. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Michael Turner (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United).

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Attempt blocked. Josh Wright (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Michael Turner.

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

Foul by Josh Wright (Southend United).

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan22163349123751
2Shrewsbury22145330141647
3Blackburn22135440202044
4Scunthorpe23126531181342
5Bradford2313373628842
6Charlton2210663027336
7Peterborough2310583934535
8Portsmouth23112102726135
9Rotherham23103103833533
10Oxford Utd238783534131
11Walsall227873031-129
12Blackpool237792831-328
13Southend237792637-1128
14Doncaster2376102327-427
15Fleetwood2376103137-627
16Oldham2376103744-727
17Bristol Rovers2390143341-827
18Gillingham236892225-326
19MK Dons236892634-826
20Plymouth2366112232-1024
21Wimbledon2265111727-1023
22Northampton2365121939-2023
23Rochdale2241082429-522
24Bury2245131932-1317
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