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Scunthorpe United 1-1 Doncaster Rovers

Alfie Beestin scored deep into stoppage-time to rescue Doncaster a point at League One rivals Scunthorpe.

As well as extending his side's unbeaten run to eight games, the striker's header in the sixth minute of time added on spared the blushes of visiting goalkeeper Ian Lawlor, who had a night to forget at Glanford Park.

Lawlor was at fault for the Iron's goal, scored by Tom Hopper, and was fortunate to survive a first-half penalty shout when the same player had gone to ground after rounding the keeper.

Lawlor's swipe at thin air presented Hopper with the simplest of finishes in only the third minute of what proved to be an absorbing contest.

Neal Bishop was off target with a header in first-half stoppage-time and Lawlor kept out a curling free-kick from Josh Morris with his standing leg as Scunthorpe dominated.

The Rovers keeper went some way to redeeming his earlier gaffe when he reacted instinctively to deny Kevin van Veen in the 66th minute.

And his side bailed him out when, following a spell of late pressure, Beestin stooped to head home during eight minutes of time added on as a result of an earlier injury to Bishop.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 31Watson
  • 19Holmes
  • 20Goode
  • 21Burgess
  • 5WallaceBooked at 40mins
  • 16Adelakun
  • 12BishopBooked at 30minsSubstituted forMcGeehanat 64'minutes
  • 6Ojo
  • 11Morris
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forNovakat 72'minutes
  • 14HopperSubstituted forToneyat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Townsend
  • 9Toney
  • 17Novak
  • 22Sutton
  • 23McArdle
  • 26McGeehan
  • 41Kelsey

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 17Blair
  • 5BaudrySubstituted forAlcockat 12'minutes
  • 15Wright
  • 8MasonSubstituted forGarrattat 54'minutes
  • 16HoughtonSubstituted forKongoloat 81'minutes
  • 12Whiteman
  • 10RoweBooked at 24mins
  • 26Coppinger
  • 9Marquis
  • 22BeestinBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 7Kongolo
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Mandeville
  • 19May
  • 20Garratt
  • 39Amos
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
5,193

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home20
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Alfie Beestin (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Doncaster Rovers 1. Alfie Beestin (Doncaster Rovers) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tyler Garratt with a cross.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Scunthorpe United).

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Attempt missed. Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Josh Morris.

Attempt saved. Alfie Beestin (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

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

Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Ivan Toney replaces Tom Hopper.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Rodney Kongolo replaces Jordan Houghton.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

Attempt missed. Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Lee Novak replaces Kevin van Veen.

Attempt blocked. Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jordan Houghton.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ian Lawlor.

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

Foul by Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Rory Watson.

Attempt saved. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Cameron McGeehan replaces Neal Bishop because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan27186353134060
2Blackburn27167450252555
3Shrewsbury27167436201655
4Scunthorpe29149640271351
5Bradford29153114441348
6Rotherham291451048361247
7Charlton2813783733446
8Peterborough2812794637943
9Portsmouth28133123432242
10Oxford Utd29108114443138
11Doncaster29910103332137
12Gillingham2891093231137
13Fleetwood28106123943-436
14Bristol Rovers28113143944-536
15Plymouth2998123138-735
16Walsall2789103438-433
17Blackpool2989123440-633
18Northampton2995152749-2232
19Wimbledon2787122431-731
20Southend2887133247-1531
21MK Dons2879122940-1130
22Oldham2978144053-1329
23Rochdale26410122637-1122
24Bury2855182143-2220
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