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Scunthorpe 0-2 Gillingham

Struggling Scunthorpe slipped to their third successive defeat after a 2-0 League One home defeat by Gillingham.

Tom Eaves and Dean Parrett grabbed the goals in two second-half minutes to put the Iron to bed at Glanford Park.

Gills' goalkeeper Tom Holy had little to do early on as he kept out Matty Lund's shot.

On the stroke of the break, James Perch powered a great chance over for the hosts.

In the 54th minute Eaves bagged his 14th goal of the season with a well-taken finish a minute after Parrett hit the post,

And Parrett made no mistake two minutes later with an unstoppable finish from just outside of the penalty box.

Holy spilled a cross but the danger was averted as he gathered the rebound.

Eaves smashed a penalty over the bar after substitute Andy Dales felled Parrett in the box 10 minutes from time.

Scunthorpe's Josh Morris could only find the side netting after being found by Charlie Goode inside the box.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 25Alnwick
  • 23McArdleBooked at 50mins
  • 20GoodeBooked at 41mins
  • 21Burgess
  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 18ThomasSubstituted forDalesat 71'minutes
  • 11Morris
  • 7LundSubstituted forUgboat 62'minutes
  • 14PerchBooked at 52mins
  • 17Novak
  • 29Wootton

Substitutes

  • 8Horsfield
  • 9Ugbo
  • 10Humphrys
  • 12Dales
  • 19Ben El-Mhanni
  • 22Sutton
  • 27Flatt

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 12Fuller
  • 6Zakuani
  • 5EhmerSubstituted forLaceyat 69'minutes
  • 34Ogilvie
  • 8ParrettBooked at 11minsSubstituted forBinghamat 82'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 20Oldaker
  • 15List
  • 9Eaves
  • 14Parker

Substitutes

  • 2O'Neill
  • 3Garmston
  • 4Lacey
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 16Bingham
  • 24Rees
  • 30Hadler
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,054

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home17
Away18
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Gillingham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Gillingham 2.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Lee Novak.

Attempt missed. Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Darren Oldaker.

Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Foul by Ike Ugbo (Scunthorpe United).

Barry Fuller (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Alex Lacey (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

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

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Billy Bingham replaces Dean Parrett.

Attempt missed. Ike Ugbo (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Tom Eaves (Gillingham) right footed shot is too high. Tom Eaves should be disappointed.

Penalty conceded by Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Gillingham. Dean Parrett draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Foul by James Perch (Scunthorpe United).

Josh Parker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

Josh Parker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Elliott List (Gillingham).

Foul by Ike Ugbo (Scunthorpe United).

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

James Perch (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andy Dales replaces George Thomas.

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

Foul by Dean Parrett (Gillingham).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth20145134151947
2Luton21125441212041
3Sunderland19117139182140
4Peterborough21116438261239
5Barnsley20105534201435
6Doncaster2110563426835
7Charlton2010463224834
8Blackpool209742519634
9Wycombe218763028231
10Walsall218672329-630
11Coventry218582225-329
12Accrington207762224-228
13Fleetwood217682823527
14Burton208392628-227
15Southend2182112528-326
16Gillingham2173113134-324
17Shrewsbury216692427-324
18Rochdale216692839-1124
19Oxford Utd215792733-622
20Scunthorpe2156102944-1521
21Bristol Rovers2145121725-817
22Plymouth2145122440-1617
23Wimbledon2143141531-1615
24Bradford2143141839-2115
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