Darius Charles came off the bench to score a late equaliser for managerless Stevenage against Scunthorpe.

The home side dominated the first half with Josh Walker forcing a fingertip save from Chris Day with a shot from the edge of the area.

Garry Thompson put Scunthorpe ahead after racing away from the visiting defence and slotting past Day.

Charles rescued a point for the visitors though, squeezing a close-range shot past Sam Slocombe late on.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We're playing fairly well and I think we're better and getting better, but it's the fine lines that are costing us at the moment.

"Score a great goal at a great time then concede a poor goal, so that's what's costing us.

"I think we're playing better and, when you look at our squad with what we've got to chose from at the moment, it's pretty thin."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Scunthorpe United

  • 13 Slocombe
  • 02 Wright
  • 03 Nolan
  • 15 Reid
  • 19 Canavan
  • 04 Togwell
  • 08 O'Connor
  • 11 Thompson
  • 14 Walker
  • 16 Duffy (Grant - 66' )
  • 21 Barcham

Substitutes

  • 22 Turner
  • 24 Palmer
  • 12 Mozika
  • 17 Grant
  • 23 Wint

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 03 Laird
  • 05 Ashton
  • 06 Edwards (Cowan - 51' )
  • 14 Roberts
  • 25 Henry
  • 02 Wilson
  • 13 Byrom Booked
  • 24 Bostwick
  • 15 Freeman (Shroot - 83' )
  • 20 Beardsley (Charles - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Julian
  • 04 Charles
  • 08 Long
  • 32 Shroot
  • 18 Cowan
Ref: Sarginson
Att: 3,968

Match Stats

Shots

10 14

On target

9 6

Corners

8 7

Fouls

5 12

Live Text Commentary

94:31 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:00

The referee blows for offside against Garry Thompson. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

90:00 +2:00

Andrew Wright takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:00 Booking

Booking Joel Byrom receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:55

Foul by Joel Byrom on Bobby Grant, free kick awarded.

90:00 +1:15

Effort on goal by Robin Shroot from 20 yards. Blocked by Paul Reid. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robin Shroot from the left by-line to the near post, Michael O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:18

Don Cowan delivers the ball.

87:33

Darius Charles produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

86:32

Niall Canavan fouled by Darius Charles, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

85:01 Booking

Booking Stacy Long shown a yellow card.

83:46

Robin Shroot provided the assist for the goal.

83:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Darius Charles - Scunthorpe 1 - 1 Stevenage Darius Charles grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-1 Stevenage.

83:37

A cross is delivered by Lawrie Wilson,

83:13

Effort from 25 yards by Sam Togwell. Chris Day makes a save.

82:03 Substitution

Substitution Robin Shroot is brought on as a substitute for Luke Freeman.

82:03

Luke Freeman fouled by Josh Walker, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Laird takes the free kick.

78:47

Shot by Ronnie Henry from 20 yards. Save by Sam Slocombe.

77:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darius Charles on Niall Canavan. Sam Slocombe takes the direct free kick.

76:56

Eddie Nolan is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Ronnie Henry takes the direct free kick.

76:02

Shot by Bobby Grant. Chris Day makes a comfortable save.

75:45

The ball is sent over by Lawrie Wilson, clearance made by Paul Reid.

74:06

Inswinging corner taken by Michael O'Connor, Chris Day makes a comfortable save.

72:59

Don Cowan is caught offside. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.

70:04 Substitution

Substitution Chris Beardsley goes off and Darius Charles comes on.

70:04

Andy Barcham sends in a cross, Mark Roberts manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Michael O'Connor from the left by-line played to the near post, Unfair challenge on Mark Roberts by Niall Canavan results in a free kick. Chris Day takes the free kick.

69:30

Centre by Luke Freeman, Shot by Joel Byrom. Niall Canavan gets a block in.

68:20

The referee blows for offside against Don Cowan. Free kick taken by Niall Canavan.

67:12

Michael Bostwick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Barcham. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

67:06

The ball is swung over by Scott Laird, Paul Reid makes a clearance.

66:31

Garry Thompson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

66:12

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

65:47 Substitution

Substitution Bobby Grant replaces Mark Duffy.

65:05

Joel Byrom decides to take a short corner.

63:52

Shot from 18 yards by Mark Duffy. Save by Chris Day.

63:25

The ball is crossed by Ronnie Henry, Joel Byrom takes a shot. Save made by Sam Slocombe.

63:09

Sam Togwell has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save made by Chris Day.

62:47

Andy Barcham takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Day.

61:17

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Beardsley. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

58:25

Don Cowan has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

57:34

Chris Beardsley is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

54:58

The ball is sent over by Garry Thompson.

54:35

The ball is swung over by Ronnie Henry, clearance by Andrew Wright.

52:19

Luke Freeman concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Duffy. Michael O'Connor takes the free kick. Shot by Josh Walker from 20 yards. Save made by Chris Day. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Michael O'Connor.

51:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Barcham by Joel Byrom. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

50:22 Substitution

Substitution Don Cowan comes on in place of Phil Edwards.

50:22

Shot from outside the area by Scott Laird misses to the left of the goal.

50:02

Shot from 20 yards by Luke Freeman. Andrew Wright gets a block in.

49:52

The ball is sent over by Chris Beardsley.

47:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Bostwick on Paul Reid. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

46:30

Mark Duffy provided the assist for the goal.

46:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Garry Thompson - Scunthorpe 1 - 0 Stevenage Garry Thompson gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-0 Stevenage.

45:53

The ball is sent over by Mark Duffy.

45:28

Michael Bostwick has an effort at goal from 30 yards. Save by Sam Slocombe.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:25 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:26

The ball is delivered by Chris Beardsley, save by Sam Slocombe.

44:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Garry Thompson by Jon Ashton. Michael O'Connor crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Phil Edwards manages to make a clearance.

43:16

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Duffy. Mark Duffy crosses the ball.

43:08

Mark Duffy delivers the ball, Jon Ashton makes a clearance.

42:55

The ball is crossed by Joel Byrom, clearance by Andrew Wright.

42:15

Corner taken by Joel Byrom, clearance by Andrew Wright.

38:37

Sam Togwell challenges Joel Byrom unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joel Byrom crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Sam Togwell makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Joel Byrom, Michael Bostwick takes a shot. Shot by Luke Freeman from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

35:41

The ball is sent over by Lawrie Wilson, Effort on goal by Luke Freeman from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

35:21

Garry Thompson crosses the ball.

32:50

Shot by Andy Barcham. Blocked by Mark Roberts. Michael O'Connor delivers the ball in from the corner.

30:22

Garry Thompson crosses the ball.

29:12

Garry Thompson fouled by Mark Roberts, the ref awards a free kick. Michael O'Connor has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

27:52

The referee blows for offside against Garry Thompson. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

26:39

The ball is crossed by Andrew Wright, clearance by Mark Roberts.

26:14

The ball is delivered by Garry Thompson, Scott Laird manages to make a clearance.

25:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lawrie Wilson on Eddie Nolan. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael O'Connor from left wing, Joel Byrom manages to make a clearance.

22:46

Luke Freeman produces a cross, Paul Reid manages to make a clearance. The ball is sent over by Scott Laird, Sam Slocombe makes a save.

21:39

The assistant referee signals for offside against Garry Thompson. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

20:55

Jon Ashton concedes a free kick for a foul on Garry Thompson. Direct free kick taken by Michael O'Connor.

20:20

Jon Ashton fouled by Garry Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

18:04

Joel Byrom concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Wright. Paul Reid takes the free kick.

15:24

The ball is delivered by Mark Duffy. The referee blows for offside against Andy Barcham. Chris Day takes the free kick.

14:45

Josh Walker has a curled shot. Chris Day makes a save. Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael O'Connor, clearance made by Mark Roberts.

11:27

Corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom from the left by-line, Andrew Wright manages to make a clearance.

9:50

The ball is crossed by Michael Bostwick. The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Beardsley. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

8:11

Garry Thompson produces a cross, clearance made by Mark Roberts. Inswinging corner taken by Michael O'Connor from the left by-line, clearance made by Joel Byrom.

6:21

The ball is delivered by Chris Beardsley, Eddie Nolan gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Joel Byrom, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jon Ashton goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

5:44

Corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom from the left by-line, Eddie Nolan manages to make a clearance.

2:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Freeman by Andrew Wright. Free kick crossed by Joel Byrom.

1:31

Outswinging corner taken by Michael O'Connor from the right by-line, Chris Beardsley manages to make a clearance.

1:23

Centre by Mark Duffy, clearance made by Ronnie Henry.

0:00

The match begins.

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