Promotion-chasing Brentford were held to a goalless draw by Scunthorpe.

The relegation-threatened home side started well with Jon Parkin dragging a shot wide and Michael O'Connor flashing a volley over the bar.

Parkin, on loan from Cardiff, should have given Scunthorpe the lead but hit the bar with a close-range header in the second half.

Brentford substitute Gary Alexander almost snatched victory late on but he drove his effort over the bar.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe assistant manager Chris Brass told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I'm a little bit frustrated but I was quite happy with the way that we scrapped and we have given a performance.

"I just thought that we did the ugly bit right, it was just the top bit we was slightly lacking.

"We're thankful that we haven't got any injuries, we can get rested up and the extra day will probably help us. We've got to keep believing, we're not playing terribly."

Brentford boss Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:

"A few weeks ago we would have lost that match, we took the momentum from Monday into today, the pitch was horrible but I think the pitch was to our disadvantage and the direct style of Scunthorpe.

"The back four were ruthless and stood up to the physical challenge and in my opinion we had the biggest chances of the game.

"I was happy, as we knew it would be tough today, but a point is a good result."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Scunthorpe

  • 13 Slocombe
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 15 Reid Booked
  • 25 Reckford
  • 26 Ribeiro
  • 04 Togwell
  • 08 O'Connor
  • 14 Walker
  • 16 Duffy
  • 09 Parkin (Robertson - 86' )
  • 21 Barcham (Thompson - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Byrne
  • 11 Thompson
  • 12 Mozika
  • 10 Robertson
  • 17 Grant

Brentford

  • 31 Moore
  • 23 Thompson
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 25 Dean
  • 32 Legge Booked
  • 04 Bean Booked (Balkestein - 90' )
  • 07 Saunders (Forshaw - 69' )
  • 08 Douglas
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 09 Donaldson (Alexander - 75' )
  • 10 Berahino

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 06 Balkestein
  • 12 Forshaw
  • 18 McGinn
  • 29 Alexander
Ref: Rushton
Att: 3,844

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

4 3

Corners

4 3

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:27 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +6:11

Shot by Pim Balkestein. Save by Sam Slocombe.

90:00 +4:18

The ball is crossed by Jordan Robertson, save made by Simon Moore.

90:00 +3:36

Foul by Gary Alexander on Paul Reid, free kick awarded. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:20

Effort on goal by Gary Alexander from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

90:00 +1:31

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Josh Walker from right wing. The ball is swung over by Mark Duffy, clearance by Adam Thompson.

90:00 +1:31 Booking

Booking Leon Legge goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:21

Unfair challenge on Garry Thompson by Leon Legge results in a free kick.

90:00 +0:16 Substitution

Substitution Pim Balkestein joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marcus Bean.

87:45

Unfair challenge on Sam Togwell by Jonathan Douglas results in a free kick. Sam Slocombe takes the direct free kick.

86:45

Christian Ribeiro crosses the ball.

85:22 Substitution

Substitution Jon Parkin goes off and Jordan Robertson comes on.

84:14

Christian Ribeiro fouled by Jake Bidwell, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Reckord restarts play with the free kick.

79:17

The ball is crossed by Marcus Bean, save by Sam Slocombe.

78:41

The ball is delivered by Mark Duffy, clearance by Leon Legge.

76:21

Corner taken right-footed by Adam Forshaw from the left by-line, clearance made by Jamie Reckord.

74:38 Substitution

Substitution Andy Barcham goes off and Garry Thompson comes on.

74:38 Substitution

Substitution Gary Alexander on for Clayton Donaldson.

73:56

Christian Ribeiro produces a cross, blocked by Jonathan Douglas.

72:30

Shot from deep inside the area by Harlee Dean goes over the bar.

72:06

Adam Forshaw takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jon Parkin.

71:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Reid on Saido Berahino. Simon Moore takes the free kick.

71:20

Andy Barcham crosses the ball, clearance made by Leon Legge.

71:06

The ball is crossed by Saido Berahino.

68:47 Substitution

Substitution Adam Forshaw on for Sam Saunders.

68:08

The ball is sent over by Mark Duffy, Jon Parkin takes a shot.

67:06

Handball by Jake Bidwell. Free kick crossed by Josh Walker, Marcus Bean manages to make a clearance.

66:31

Leon Legge challenges Paul Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

65:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harlee Dean by Jon Parkin. Direct free kick taken by Sam Saunders.

64:14

Jon Parkin challenges Leon Legge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Moore takes the direct free kick.

63:41

The official flags Clayton Donaldson offside. Sam Slocombe takes the indirect free kick.

62:34

Effort from the edge of the box by Clayton Donaldson goes wide of the left-hand upright.

60:30

Jon Parkin sends in a cross, blocked by Jonathan Douglas. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Walker.

56:26

Marcus Bean sends in a cross.

55:23

Centre by Michael O'Connor, save made by Simon Moore.

53:29

Josh Walker decides to take a short corner, clearance made by Toumani Diagouraga.

52:53

Effort from the edge of the box by Clayton Donaldson goes wide of the left-hand post.

51:54

Effort from the edge of the area by Jon Parkin goes wide of the right-hand post.

51:38

Marcus Bean crosses the ball, save made by Sam Slocombe.

50:37

Saido Berahino has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

48:48

Unfair challenge on Jon Parkin by Leon Legge results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Josh Walker.

48:14

Jon Parkin takes a shot. Save by Simon Moore.

46:12

Saido Berahino takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe. Marcus Bean takes a shot. Jamie Reckord gets a block in.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:45 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:53

Foul by Jon Parkin on Leon Legge, free kick awarded. Simon Moore takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:10

Saido Berahino is adjudged to have handled the ball. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:24

Michael O'Connor delivers the ball, clearance made by Harlee Dean.

41:12

The offside flag is raised against Jon Parkin. Harlee Dean restarts play with the free kick.

38:54

David Mirfin delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Harlee Dean.

38:54 Booking

Booking Marcus Bean goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

38:49

Marcus Bean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael O'Connor.

38:08

Clayton Donaldson sends in a cross, David Mirfin makes a clearance.

37:33

The offside flag is raised against Clayton Donaldson. Sam Slocombe takes the indirect free kick.

36:30

The official flags Saido Berahino offside. Sam Slocombe takes the indirect free kick.

35:58

David Mirfin fouled by Saido Berahino, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Reid takes the free kick.

35:10

Centre by Mark Duffy.

33:36

The referee blows for offside. Simon Moore restarts play with the free kick.

31:09

Corner taken by Josh Walker, Harlee Dean manages to make a clearance. Michael O'Connor has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

30:35

Jamie Reckord crosses the ball, Shot by Jon Parkin. Blocked by Harlee Dean.

29:50

Short corner taken by Mark Duffy, The ball is delivered by Josh Walker.

29:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Harlee Dean on Jon Parkin. Direct free kick taken by David Mirfin.

27:54

Michael O'Connor produces a cross, clearance by Harlee Dean.

26:38

Jon Parkin produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

24:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Walker on Sam Saunders. Sam Saunders takes the free kick.

23:24

Jon Parkin challenges Harlee Dean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Moore takes the direct free kick.

20:53

Sam Saunders has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

19:14

Inswinging corner taken by Sam Saunders, save made by Sam Slocombe. Adam Thompson delivers the ball, Michael O'Connor makes a clearance.

18:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Toumani Diagouraga by Mark Duffy. Free kick taken by Simon Moore.

17:53

Clayton Donaldson crosses the ball, Jamie Reckord makes a clearance.

17:24

Jake Bidwell crosses the ball, David Mirfin makes a clearance.

16:47

Effort on goal by Josh Walker from 30 yards. Save by Simon Moore.

15:46

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jake Bidwell, clearance made by Paul Reid.

15:46 Booking

Booking Paul Reid receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

15:23

Paul Reid challenges Clayton Donaldson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

12:38

Sam Togwell takes a shot from 25 yards.

12:17

Centre by David Mirfin, clearance by Leon Legge.

11:43

Mark Duffy takes a shot. Harlee Dean gets a block in.

11:35

Centre by Michael O'Connor, Harlee Dean manages to make a clearance.

7:57

The offside flag is raised against Jon Parkin. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Moore.

7:27

Drilled left-footed shot by Mark Duffy. Harlee Dean gets a block in.

6:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Bean on Sam Togwell. Jamie Reckord takes the direct free kick.

5:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Saunders by Christian Ribeiro. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Saunders from left channel.

4:31

A cross is delivered by Michael O'Connor, Adam Thompson makes a clearance.

1:19

The referee blows for offside against Andy Barcham. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Moore.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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