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Scunthorpe United 0-0 Crawley Town

Scunthorpe and Crawley were forced to settle for a share of the points after playing out a dire draw at the Sands Venue Stadium.

With both sides having little to play for, the visitors will perhaps be the most disappointed after having the game's best chances - although none of these were clear cut.

The Iron, who failed to register a shot on target, have now drawn four of their past five matches, whilst Crawley ended their run of three consecutive defeats.

Crawley had the best of a scrappy opening with Jordan Maguire-Drew heading over from Tom Nichol's cross in the 10th minute, before Emmanuel Onariase cleared Nichols' looping volley off the line with Iron goalkeeper Mark Howard beaten.

Joe McNerney, meanwhile, had a goal ruled out just before the break after the referee spotted a foul in the build-up.

After half-time Onariase headed Scunthorpe's best chance over from Alex Gilliead's corner, before Josh Wright and James Tilley both miscued in front of goal five minutes from time for Crawley.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 33Howard
  • 32Howe
  • 4Bedeau
  • 6Onariase
  • 38O'Malley
  • 8Gilliead
  • 23KaracanSubstituted forSpenceat 68'minutes
  • 22BeestinSubstituted forMcAteeat 68'minutes
  • 14GreenBooked at 63mins
  • 11Eisa
  • 9LoftSubstituted forOlomolaat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Watson
  • 15Hippolyte
  • 20Spence
  • 24Olomola
  • 25Rowe
  • 40Jessop
  • 45McAtee

Crawley

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Morris
  • 4FrancombBooked at 90mins
  • 5McNerneyBooked at 50mins
  • 24Craig
  • 25Tsaroulla
  • 34Maguire-DrewSubstituted forMatthewsat 65'minutes
  • 8Powell
  • 44Wright
  • 39Hessenthaler
  • 38Tilley
  • 16Nichols

Substitutes

  • 14Allarakhia
  • 15Davies
  • 18Sesay
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 20Matthews
  • 37Nelson
Referee:
Andy Haines

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Crawley Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Crawley Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Matthews (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Nichols.

  4. Post update

    Sam Matthews (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Mason O'Malley (Scunthorpe United).

  6. Booking

    George Francomb (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by George Francomb (Crawley Town).

  8. Post update

    Abo Eisa (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Emmanuel Onariase.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Powell (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Nichols.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Olufela Olomola replaces Ryan Loft.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Tilley (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Josh Wright.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sam Matthews (Crawley Town).

  14. Post update

    Lewis Spence (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Jack Powell (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mason O'Malley (Scunthorpe United).

  17. Post update

    James Tilley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Teddy Howe (Scunthorpe United).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Emmanuel Onariase (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alex Gilliead with a cross following a corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by George Francomb.

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12Stevenage391216113433152
13Crawley381410144849-152
14Carlisle36156154944551
15Harrogate38147174042-249
16Port Vale39138185052-247
17Scunthorpe37137173845-746
18Oldham39129185565-1045
19Mansfield39917134551-644
20Walsall38818123946-742
21Barrow37118184447-341
22Colchester39816153653-1740
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