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Scunthorpe United 1-1 Southend United

Struggling Southend saw their hopes of a big three points extinguished by a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at 10-man Scunthorpe.

Substitute Ashley Nathaniel-George looked to have earn the Shrimpers all three points with an 79th-minute penalty, only for Alfie Beestin to rescue a point for the hosts as the game ticked towards stoppage time.

The goals brought to life a largely tepid contest, in which chances were at a premium at both ends of the pitch.

The Shrimpers shaded the first half, with Ricky Holmes scuffing one effort tamely at the keeper before narrowly missing the target in stoppage time from Nathan Ferguson's cross.

The second half produced little more in terms of excitement, although Alan McCormack's first-time shot from range had Iron keeper Mark Howard back-pedalling and Scunthorpe's Abo Eisa fired against the post after driving towards goal.

The game looked destined to finish goalless until, in an off-the-ball incident, Iron skipper Jordan Clarke shoved Timothee Dieng in the box and was given his marching orders, with Nathaniel-George coolly slotting home the penalty.

That was the Shrimpers' first goal in more than 500 minutes, though they could not hold on for victory, as Beestin broke into the box and fired home from 12 yards in the 90th minute.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 33Howard
  • 25RoweSubstituted forHoweat 88'minutes
  • 2ClarkeBooked at 78mins
  • 4Bedeau
  • 12Brown
  • 8Gilliead
  • 23KaracanBooked at 75mins
  • 22Beestin
  • 14GreenSubstituted forHippolyteat 88'minutes
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forMcAteeat 71'minutes
  • 9LoftSubstituted forEisaat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Watson
  • 11Eisa
  • 15Hippolyte
  • 20Spence
  • 32Howe
  • 38O'Malley
  • 45McAtee

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 48White
  • 5Hobson
  • 42HartBooked at 62mins
  • 30HolmesSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 61'minutes
  • 4McCormackSubstituted forTaylorat 61'minutes
  • 44Ferguson
  • 17Hackett-FairchildSubstituted forMellisat 83'minutes
  • 8DiengBooked at 67mins
  • 9AkinolaSubstituted forGoodshipat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Cordner
  • 10Goodship
  • 13Seaden
  • 18Acquah
  • 20Nathaniel-George
  • 28Taylor
  • 29Mellis
Referee:
Robert Lewis

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Southend United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Southend United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

  4. Post update

    Junior Brown (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Scunthorpe United. Abo Eisa tries a through ball, but Myles Hippolyte is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Mellis (Southend United).

  7. Post update

    Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Mellis (Southend United).

  9. Post update

    John McAtee (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Southend United 1. Alfie Beestin (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Myles Hippolyte replaces Devarn Green.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Teddy Howe replaces Jai Rowe.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Brandon Goodship (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Timothee Dieng.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Jacob Mellis replaces Reeco Hackett-Fairchild.

  15. Post update

    Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Southend United 1. Ashley Nathaniel-George (Southend United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  16. Dismissal

    Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  17. Post update

    Penalty Southend United. Timothee Dieng draws a foul in the penalty area.

  18. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) after a foul in the penalty area.

  19. Booking

    Jem Karacan (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Ashley Nathaniel-George (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham36198948331565
2Cambridge371971155342164
3Forest Green351710849371261
4Tranmere35187104839961
5Bolton36179104743460
6Morecambe36178115149259
7Newport36169114637957
8Exeter341411958401853
9Salford3513121041291251
10Crawley35149124744351
11Carlisle33146134641548
12Bradford34139123838048
13Harrogate36146164041-148
14Leyton Orient35138143939047
15Stevenage371016113132-146
16Mansfield36915124448-442
17Oldham36119165261-942
18Scunthorpe35126173645-942
19Port Vale37118184651-541
20Walsall35815123845-739
21Barrow34108164143-238
22Colchester36814143349-1638
23Southend36710192250-2831
24Grimsby35610192654-2828
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