Scunthorpe United edged Stevenage in a game where all the three goals were scored in stoppage-time at the end of either half.

The Iron dominated the first half and led on the stroke of half-time when Eddie Nolan crashed home an unstoppable effort from just outside the area.

With the game winding to a close, Michael O'Connor looked to have sealed the points with a neat shot.

But Josh Walker made it a nervy finish from just inside the area.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Scunthorpe got more than they deserved today. In the first half we were the controlling influence on the game without having that cutting edge and in the second half it was one-way traffic.

"I was encouraged with the attitude the players showed throughout the 90 minutes and the players kept going forward.

"Their defenders have shown why they are from a Premier League club on loan and why they were playing Championship football last season. They had that little bit of quality in positioning.

"We got back to basics today. There was a hunger and a desire and physically we over-ran them."

Scunthorpe United manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was an unbelievable three points and probably most people haven't played against Stevenage.

"To win here you have to be a team, you can't be a team of individuals and I was delighted that when we needed to we threw some bodies in the way.

"The performance was kind of average but a second win on the trot and all of a sudden it looks a lot healthier."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 02 Wilson Booked
  • 03 Laird
  • 05 Ashton Booked
  • 14 Roberts
  • 21 Mousinho
  • 25 Henry Booked
  • 08 Long (Walker - 90' Booked )
  • 13 Byrom Booked (Shroot - 75' )
  • 10 Reid
  • 12 May (Beardsley - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Julian
  • 06 Edwards
  • 28 Walker
  • 32 Shroot
  • 20 Beardsley

Scunthorpe

  • 27 Johnstone
  • 03 Nolan Booked
  • 05 Nelson
  • 26 Duffy
  • 04 Togwell
  • 08 O'Connor
  • 11 Thompson
  • 12 Mozika Booked
  • 14 Norwood (Barcham - 58' )
  • 09 Dagnall (Wright - 88' )
  • 17 Grant (Ajose - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Slocombe
  • 02 Wright
  • 24 Palmer
  • 21 Barcham
  • 28 Ajose
Ref: Stroud
Att: 2,957

Match Stats

Shots

12 6

On target

8 4

Corners

10 2

Fouls

15 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:11 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +5:55

Shot by Chris Beardsley. Michael Nelson gets a block in.

90:00 +5:10 Booking

Booking The referee shows Lawrie Wilson a yellow card.

90:00 +5:00

Lawrie Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garry Thompson. Direct free kick taken by Sam Johnstone.

90:00 +4:24

Robin Shroot takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Garry Thompson.

90:00 +4:04

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Walker played to the near post, clearance by Sam Togwell.

90:00 +3:30 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Josh Walker for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +3:21

Foul by Josh Walker on Andy Barcham, free kick awarded. Shane Duffy takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh Walker - Stevenage 1 - 2 Scunthorpe Josh Walker finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stevenage 1-2 Scunthorpe.

90:00 +1:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael O'Connor - Stevenage 0 - 2 Scunthorpe Michael O'Connor finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stevenage 0-2 Scunthorpe.

89:55 Substitution

Substitution Stacy Long goes off and Josh Walker comes on.

89:55

Shane Duffy takes the direct free kick.

89:55 Booking

Booking Booking for Ronnie Henry for unsporting behaviour.

89:49

Ronnie Henry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Togwell.

88:38

Scott Laird challenges Nick Ajose unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Wright crosses the ball in from the free kick. Garry Thompson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Chris Day.

87:31 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Wright is brought on as a substitute for Chris Dagnall.

85:02

Lawrie Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Eddie Nolan. Free kick taken by Sam Johnstone.

84:09

Chris Beardsley takes a shot. Save made by Sam Johnstone. Craig Reid has a drilled shot. Michael Nelson gets a block in.

83:32

Stacy Long is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Johnstone.

81:57

Foul by Eddie Nolan on Lawrie Wilson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Robin Shroot from right wing.

81:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Togwell by Chris Beardsley. Sam Johnstone takes the direct free kick.

80:29

Corner taken by Robin Shroot from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Sam Togwell.

79:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Beardsley. Sam Johnstone takes the free kick.

78:52

Shot from close range by Mark Roberts misses to the left of the goal.

77:50

Garry Thompson concedes a free kick for a foul on Robin Shroot. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Robin Shroot from left channel.

74:53

Unfair challenge on Chris Beardsley by Michael Nelson results in a free kick. Stacy Long crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Eddie Nolan makes a clearance.

74:07 Substitution

Substitution Robin Shroot joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joel Byrom.

73:24

Stacy Long takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Damien Mozika makes a clearance.

71:43

Stacy Long takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Garry Thompson manages to make a clearance.

68:00

The offside flag is raised against Chris Dagnall. Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.

66:06 Substitution

Substitution Chris Beardsley on for Ben May.

66:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Nelson on Craig Reid. Stacy Long takes the direct free kick.

65:20

John Mousinho gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garry Thompson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Shane Duffy from left channel.

63:47 Substitution

Substitution Nick Ajose replaces Bobby Grant.

61:34

Joel Byrom takes the outswinging corner, Shane Duffy makes a clearance. Shane Duffy fouled by Jon Ashton, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Johnstone takes the direct free kick.

59:10

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Michael O'Connor.

57:05 Substitution

Substitution Oliver Norwood goes off and Andy Barcham comes on.

54:28

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Stacy Long from the right by-line, Craig Reid produces a left-footed shot from close in and hits the post.

53:46

Ben May fouled by Sam Togwell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Laird.

53:06

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Mark Roberts goes wide of the left-hand post.

51:44 Booking

Booking Eddie Nolan receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

51:23

Eddie Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Lawrie Wilson. Direct free kick taken by Joel Byrom.

46:51

Oliver Norwood crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Jon Ashton makes a clearance.

46:51 Booking

Booking Joel Byrom goes into the referee's book.

46:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by Joel Byrom.

45:53

Michael O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on John Mousinho. Free kick taken by Jon Ashton.

45:04

Outswinging corner taken by Stacy Long from the right by-line.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +3:07 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:39

Garry Thompson provided the assist for the goal.

45:00 +1:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Eddie Nolan - Stevenage 0 - 1 Scunthorpe Eddie Nolan fires in a goal from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stevenage 0-1 Scunthorpe.

44:37

The assistant referee signals for offside against Garry Thompson. Jon Ashton takes the indirect free kick.

43:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien Mozika by John Mousinho. Direct free kick taken by Oliver Norwood.

42:44

Shot from 20 yards from Scott Laird. Save made by Sam Johnstone. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Joel Byrom.

41:21

Effort from deep inside the area by Garry Thompson misses to the right of the target.

40:33

Foul by Craig Reid on Sam Johnstone, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sam Johnstone.

39:31

Craig Reid takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Comfortable save by Sam Johnstone.

37:32

Craig Reid takes a shot. Save made by Sam Johnstone.

33:25

Shane Duffy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben May. Ronnie Henry crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Ben May gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Togwell. Sam Johnstone restarts play with the free kick.

28:46

Oliver Norwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben May. Joel Byrom crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Shane Duffy manages to make a clearance. Corner from right by-line taken by Stacy Long.

26:51

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Scott Laird, Eddie Nolan manages to make a clearance.

26:51 Booking

Booking Damien Mozika receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

26:28

Damien Mozika gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Byrom.

20:39

Effort from 35+ yards by Oliver Norwood. Chris Day makes a save.

18:21

Shot from long distance by Scott Laird misses to the left of the goal.

17:43

The referee blows for offside against Bobby Grant. Ronnie Henry takes the indirect free kick.

16:02

Michael O'Connor fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Scott Laird.

16:02 Booking

Booking Jon Ashton is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

15:41

Jon Ashton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall.

12:44

Unfair challenge on Damien Mozika by Ben May results in a free kick. Michael Nelson takes the free kick.

11:17

Corner from right by-line taken by Oliver Norwood.

10:46

Shot from 30 yards by Joel Byrom. Michael O'Connor gets a block in.

9:43

Damien Mozika challenges Lawrie Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Stacy Long, clearance made by Michael O'Connor.

8:41

Effort on goal by Shane Duffy from 25 yards. Save made by Chris Day.

5:37

The offside flag is raised against Garry Thompson. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.

3:44

Bobby Grant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Ashton. Direct free kick taken by Chris Day.

0:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eddie Nolan by John Mousinho. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Oliver Norwood, save by Chris Day.

0:00

The match begins.

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