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Scunthorpe United 0-5 Fleetwood Town

Three goals in five first-half minutes set rampant Fleetwood on their way to an impressive 5-0 win away at Scunthorpe in League One.

Ched Evans and winger Wes Burns both bagged braces inside the opening 45 minutes, with Ashley Hunter compounding the home side's misery after the break.

Scunthorpe had actually been the brighter of the two teams early on, but once Evans fired in from close range after Iron keeper Rory Watson had denied Hunter, the floodgates opened.

The on-loan Sheffield United striker scored his second of the night - and fourth of the season - three minutes later, nodding home a looping cross to the far post.

He then turned provider for Burns to race through and coolly lift a shot over the advancing keeper.

Already cruising to victory, the Cod Army added a fourth goal before the half-hour mark, Burns again the scorer after being afforded time and space to pick his spot from the edge of the area.

Cod Army stopper Alex Cairns reacted well to stop a shot from Josh Morris with his feet after the ball deflected off one of his own players.

However, Fleetwood wrapped up the scoring shortly before the hour mark with the best goal of the night, Hunter finding the top corner from 20 yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 13Watson
  • 2Clarke
  • 23McArdle
  • 21BurgessBooked at 89mins
  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 6Ojo
  • 14PerchBooked at 58minsSubstituted forHorsfieldat 85'minutes
  • 12Dales
  • 18ThomasSubstituted forColcloughat 60'minutes
  • 11MorrisBooked at 9mins
  • 10HumphrysSubstituted forNovakat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lund
  • 8Horsfield
  • 17Novak
  • 20Goode
  • 27Flatt
  • 33Butroid
  • 49Colclough

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 5Eastham
  • 20Morgan
  • 26Husband
  • 7Burns
  • 4Holt
  • 25Marney
  • 22HunterSubstituted forMcAlenyat 70'minutes
  • 9EvansSubstituted forGrantat 62'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 17MaddenBooked at 77minsSubstituted forLongat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Spurr
  • 10McAleny
  • 11Grant
  • 14Long
  • 16Jones
  • 27Biggins
  • 29Sheron
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,465

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Fleetwood Town 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Fleetwood Town 5.

Foul by Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town).

James Horsfield (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt blocked. Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. James Horsfield replaces James Perch.

Booking

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James Husband (Fleetwood Town).

Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town).

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Chris Long replaces Paddy Madden.

James Husband (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United).

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

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

Attempt blocked. Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town).

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Conor McAleny replaces Ashley Hunter.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Lee Novak replaces Stephen Humphrys.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by James Husband (Fleetwood Town).

Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Bobby Grant replaces Ched Evans.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Ryan Colclough replaces George Thomas.

Attempt missed. Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Booking

James Perch (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Perch (Scunthorpe United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough4400103712
2Portsmouth440093612
3Barnsley43101001010
4Sunderland4310103710
5Walsall431084410
6Fleetwood42119367
7Doncaster42116337
8Accrington42116607
9Gillingham42027706
10Bradford420224-26
11Blackpool41213215
12Wimbledon412123-15
13Southend411256-14
14Charlton411245-14
15Luton411245-14
16Coventry411224-24
17Rochdale4112511-64
18Scunthorpe4112310-74
19Bristol Rovers410357-23
20Burton410336-33
21Plymouth402235-22
22Shrewsbury402213-22
23Wycombe402226-42
24Oxford Utd4004313-100
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