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Fleetwood Town 2-3 Scunthorpe United

Ivan Toney scored a 78th-minute winner as Scunthorpe claimed victory over a Fleetwood side who had battled back from two goals down to level with only 10 men.

Josh Morris struck twice to put the Iron in charge, his second from the penalty spot after Ash Eastham was sent off after being adjudged to have handled the ball.

Fleetwood managed to draw level with goals from Ashley Hunter and Bobby Grant, only to end up empty-handed as Toney earned Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander his first-ever win over his former employers.

Alexander left Highbury in 2015 and beat Town for the first time thanks largely to another Fleetwood old boy, Morris, who opened the scoring in the 26th minute when he rattled in Conor Townsend's knock-down at the back post.

Referee Mark Heywood made a big call in the 43rd minute as he ruled that Eastham had deliberately handled Toney's header in the six-yard box.

He awarded the Iron a spot-kick and brandished a straight red card at Eastham, with Morris slotting the ball home to make it 2-0.

Despite being down to 10 Town fought back just before the break with Hunter netting in the 45th minute.

The Iron sat back on their lead in the second half but Fleetwood did not stop pressing and ex-Scunthorpe man Grant popped up to bundle home Hunter's parried cross in the 67th minute to level things up.

That goal woke Scunthorpe up and after Nathan Pond was ruled to have felled Toney just outside the box, the striker dusted himself down to curl the ball past Chris Neal for the match-winning goal.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Neal
  • 2Coyle
  • 5EasthamBooked at 42mins
  • 6PondBooked at 77mins
  • 3O'ConnorBooked at 45mins
  • 8Dempsey
  • 18GlendonSubstituted forGrantat 32'minutes
  • 16DiagouragaSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 80'minutes
  • 22Hunter
  • 17MaddenBooked at 30mins
  • 10McAlenySubstituted forOliverat 44'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 9Burns
  • 11Grant
  • 15Oliver
  • 19Jones
  • 21Cairns
  • 23Schwabl

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 18VermijlSubstituted forSuttonat 82'minutes
  • 5Wallace
  • 23McArdle
  • 3Townsend
  • 19Holmes
  • 12Bishop
  • 6Ojo
  • 11Morris
  • 9ToneySubstituted forYatesat 90+2'minutes
  • 14HopperSubstituted forNovakat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Novak
  • 20Goode
  • 22Sutton
  • 24Yates
  • 26McGeehan
  • 31Watson
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
2,901

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Scunthorpe United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Scunthorpe United 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Ryan Yates replaces Ivan Toney.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Levi Sutton replaces Marnick Vermijl.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Toumani Diagouraga.

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marnick Vermijl (Scunthorpe United).

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Scunthorpe United 3. Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Fleetwood Town).

Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marnick Vermijl (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Lee Novak replaces Tom Hopper.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Scunthorpe United 2. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Neal Bishop.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Neal Bishop.

Attempt missed. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Kevin O'Connor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 1, Scunthorpe United 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Scunthorpe United 2.

Attempt missed. Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Kevin O'Connor (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kevin O'Connor (Fleetwood Town).

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

goal

As It Stood

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4Scunthorpe31159745321354
5Rotherham301551050361450
6Bradford31153134547-248
7Charlton2913793936346
8Peterborough29127104638843
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12Gillingham301010103434040
13Bristol Rovers30123154347-439
14Doncaster31911113637-138
15Southend30107133649-1337
16Walsall2999113641-536
17Fleetwood30106144248-636
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19Blackpool30810123541-634
20Northampton3196162851-2333
21Oldham3188154356-1332
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24Bury2956182244-2221
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