Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.
Forest Green's fading play-off bid suffered another huge blow with defeat at mid-table Scunthorpe.
John McAtee bagged the only goal of the game to secure the Iron just their second league win in nine outings.
Rovers are frustratingly now nine points off the play-off pace after their eighth game without a win.
Both sides had chances in the first half but neither keeper was tested, but the Iron took the lead immediately after the restart.
McAtee fired into the bottom corner in the 46th minute to complete the double over Mark Cooper's stuttering side.
The forward could have doubled his tally but was well kept out by Lewis Thomas.
Match-winner McAtee was once again frustrated by Thomas after beating James Perch.
Centre-back Farrend Rawson squandered a great chance for a late leveller when he headed over from close range.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 6ButlerBooked at 83mins
- 45McAteeBooked at 17mins
- 20GillieadBooked at 72mins
- 10van VeenSubstituted forMillerat 90+5'minutes
- 30EisaBooked at 61mins
- 22Godwin-MalifeSubstituted forHallat 64'minutes
- 10CollinsSubstituted forMarchat 63'minutes
- 11WilliamsBooked at 48minsSubstituted forAitchisonat 63'minutes
- Carl Boyeson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. George Miller replaces Kevin van Veen.
Attempt missed. Liam Kitching (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jack Aitchison following a corner.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Jacob Bedeau.
Foul by Nathan McGinley (Forest Green Rovers).
Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Nathan McGinley tries a through ball, but Liam Kitching is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan McGinley.
Attempt missed. Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Nathan McGinley following a set piece situation.
Andy Butler (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Josh March (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Andy Butler (Scunthorpe United).
Attempt saved. John McAtee (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Liam Kitching (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).
Kevin Dawson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).
Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.