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Scunthorpe United 0-0 Blackpool

Scunthorpe's hopes of pulling clear of the League One relegation zone ended in frustration as they were held to a goalless draw by Blackpool.

Pool made most of the running for the opening hour of a tight encounter at Glanford Park, with the Iron's Jak Alnwick the busier of the two goalkeepers.

He reacted brilliantly to tip over a rasping effort from Jordan Thompson on the back of a flowing visiting move just before half-time, before showing a strong pair of hands to parry away an effort from the same player when his side failed to fully clear the resulting corner.

After the break, Alnwick was called into action again, this time denying Antony Evans after a great run into the box.

Having been largely on the back foot, Scunthorpe had a real go for the final half hour, but for too long lacked a final ball to complement some tantalising play from winger Adam Hammill.

Kevin van Veen was denied by keeper Christoffer Mafoumbi after getting in behind the Pool defence and Lee Novak was left holding his head in his hands as Mafoumbi brilliantly tipped over his flicked header.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 25Alnwick
  • 14Perch
  • 23McArdle
  • 5Webster
  • 16Pearce
  • 6Ojo
  • 22SuttonSubstituted forMorrisat 60'minutes
  • 47Hammill
  • 30HallamSubstituted forLewisat 87'minutes
  • 29Wootton
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forNovakat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 11Morris
  • 15Lewis
  • 17Novak
  • 18Thomas
  • 26McGahey
  • 27Flatt

Blackpool

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 37Mafoumbi
  • 20TurtonSubstituted forFeeneyat 18'minutes
  • 6Heneghan
  • 16Tilt
  • 27Bola
  • 8Spearing
  • 17Virtue-Thick
  • 15Thompson
  • 5EvansSubstituted forLongat 79'minutes
  • 23KirbySubstituted forDelfounesoat 69'minutes
  • 21Gnanduillet

Substitutes

  • 3Wilmer-Anderton
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 13Boney
  • 14Pritchard
  • 19Taylor
  • 24Feeney
  • 31Long
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
3,795

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Blackpool 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Blackpool 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Chris Long (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Byron Webster (Scunthorpe United).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Christoffer Mafoumbi.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nathan Delfouneso.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Christoffer Mafoumbi.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Clayton Lewis replaces Jordan Hallam.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

  12. Post update

    Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jordan Hallam.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Virtue-Thick (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Chris Long replaces Antony Evans because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pearce (Scunthorpe United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton422512581374487
2Barnsley432413674363885
3Sunderland422217376413583
4Portsmouth422411777453283
5Charlton4323101063402379
6Doncaster4319121271541769
7Peterborough421811136455965
8Coventry431810155249364
9Burton4316121561501160
10Blackpool431417124746159
11Fleetwood421512155548757
12Oxford Utd431414155257-556
13Gillingham43149205769-1251
14Bristol Rovers431214174548-350
15Shrewsbury431214174855-750
16Accrington421212184361-1848
17Rochdale43139215283-3148
18Wycombe431211205265-1347
19Plymouth431211205270-1847
20Scunthorpe431210214973-2446
21Wimbledon43129223860-2245
22Southend43128235064-1444
23Walsall431110224670-2443
24Bradford43106274574-2936
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