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Scunthorpe United 2-2 Crawley Town

Scunthorpe shared four goals with Crawley in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Sands Venue Stadium.

The Iron had looked in a good position to claim their first victory of the season when leading 2-1 going into the final quarter, only for Nathan Ferguson's near-post header to earn the Red Devils a share of the spoils.

In the end, Scunthorpe were indebted to goalkeeper Rory Watson for their point, with a series of fine late saves - one of which kept out a Bez Lubala penalty - denying the visitors a winner.

Crawley squandered an opening inside the first 20 seconds as Watson saved from Ashley Nadesan, but went in front when Lubala drilled home from inside the box in the 20th minute.

Scunthorpe levelled not long after the half-hour mark as Rory McArdle headed in from a corner and 10 minutes into the second half they led after Matthew Lund rifled home from 20 yards.

Crawley hit back with Nathan Ferguson's equaliser in the 73rd minute - and would have won it but for Watson's acrobatics.

He got down well to his right to push away Lubala's 79th-minute spot-kick and later tipped a long-range strike from the same player onto a post.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Watson
  • 26McGahey
  • 23McArdle
  • 6ButlerBooked at 15mins
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 20Gilliead
  • 4LundBooked at 72mins
  • 27Slater
  • 11HammillSubstituted forMcAteeat 83'minutes
  • 9Wootton
  • 30Eisa

Substitutes

  • 5Songo'o
  • 8Horsfield
  • 18Hallam
  • 25Eastwood
  • 45McAtee
  • 48Dawson

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 25Dacres-Cogley
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 6Dallison-Lisbon
  • 18SesaySubstituted forDohertyat 45'minutes
  • 21Bulman
  • 12FergusonBooked at 39mins
  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 28CamaraSubstituted forPalmerat 45'minutes
  • 30Lubala
  • 10NadesanSubstituted forMoraisat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Doherty
  • 4Payne
  • 9Palmer
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 22Morais
  • 26Galach
  • 35Luyambula
Referee:
Christopher Pollard
Attendance:
3,186

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Crawley Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Crawley Town 2.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Josh Doherty.

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Bez Lubala (Crawley Town).

Harrison McGahey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Tom Dallison (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Dacres-Cogley with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

Foul by John McAtee (Scunthorpe United).

Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Dacres-Cogley.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. John McAtee replaces Adam Hammill.

Attempt missed. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andy Butler with a headed pass.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Josh Doherty.

Attempt blocked. Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Abobaker Eisa.

Attempt saved. Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Filipe Morais.

Attempt saved. Tom Dallison (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Dacres-Cogley with a cross.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Rory Watson.

Penalty saved! Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Harrison McGahey (Scunthorpe United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Crawley Town. Bez Lubala draws a foul in the penalty area.

Andy Butler (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town).

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Crawley Town 2. Nathan Ferguson (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Dacres-Cogley with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Alex Gilliead.

Attempt missed. Filipe Morais (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United).

Nathan Ferguson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Regan Slater (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bez Lubala (Crawley Town).

Rory Watson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town).

Offside, Crawley Town. Reece Grego-Cox tries a through ball, but Ollie Palmer is caught offside.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Adam Hammill (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Filipe Morais (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Filipe Morais replaces Ashley Nadesan.

Attempt missed. Andy Butler (Scunthorpe United) header from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32106337
2Exeter32103127
3Forest Green32103127
4Macclesfield32015236
5Plymouth32014136
6Crewe320134-16
7Bradford31204135
8Mansfield31206425
9Newport31203215
10Cambridge31202115
11Cheltenham31114224
12Crawley31115414
13Grimsby31113214
14Salford31113304
15Walsall31112204
16Leyton Orient311113-24
17Port Vale30303303
18Carlisle310246-23
19Morecambe302124-22
20Northampton301224-21
21Colchester301224-21
22Stevenage301203-31
23Scunthorpe301238-51
24Oldham300316-50
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