Substitute Garry Thompson scored a late equaliser for Scunthorpe to rescue a point against Bournemouth.

Thompson turned home a low cross from Cliff Byrne with 11 minutes remaining.

Bournemouth dominated the early stages and had looked on course for their first away win of 2012 when Donal McDermott netted from inside the box.

Earlier, Cherries striker Lyle Taylor had missed three good chances, while visiting sub Zavon Hines was denied a stoppage-time winner by Sam Slocombe.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM:

Scunthorpe United manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Both teams had the chance to win it and probably we'll say at the end we finished the strongest out of the two teams and could have comfortably won it.

"It looked like a typical end of season game that they'd play then we would play but they get the goal it goes through a couple of challenges and then it goes through a couple of legs and goes in 1-0.

"The players have been fantastic and the most impressive thing for me is we're continuing to try and pass it, pass around them and then we get what we deserved, a great goal. "

AFC Bournemouth manager Paul Groves told BBC Radio Solent:

"We had better opportunities than them to get another goal, we just needed that next goal to kill the game off.

"You come away wanting three points but not to be.

"Four or five people have come in and played their first game for a while and it possibly showed.

"I'm here to the end of the season, we take it game by game."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Scunthorpe

  • 13 Slocombe
  • 03 Nolan
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 06 Byrne Booked
  • 15 Reid
  • 04 Togwell (Thompson - 67' )
  • 07 Ryan Booked
  • 16 Duffy
  • 22 Gibbons
  • 17 Grant
  • 21 Barcham

Substitutes

  • 01 Lillis
  • 11 Thompson
  • 27 Hornsey
  • 20 Godden
  • 28 Jennings

AFC Bournemouth

  • 01 Jalal
  • 18 Francis
  • 34 Addison
  • 40 Zubar Booked
  • 04 Cooper
  • 07 Pugh
  • 11 Daniels
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 32 McDermott (Wakefield - 61' )
  • 09 Thomas
  • 14 Taylor (Hines - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Flahavan
  • 22 Malone
  • 15 Gregory
  • 39 Wakefield
  • 30 Hines
Ref: Ward
Att: 4,422

Match Stats

Shots

9 11

On target

5 5

Corners

5 5

Fouls

12 4

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:54 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:17

The offside flag is raised against Wesley Thomas. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:40

Mark Duffy sends in a cross, save by Shwan Jalal.

90:00 +0:10

Shot from 25 yards from Mark Duffy. Save by Shwan Jalal. Corner taken left-footed by Robbie Gibbons.

89:35

Robbie Gibbons takes a short corner.

89:35 Booking

Booking Stephane Zubar goes into the book.

89:28 Booking

Booking Cliff Byrne goes into the book.

88:33

Cliff Byrne delivers the ball, Charlie Daniels gets a block in.

88:13

The ball is delivered by Wesley Thomas, save by Sam Slocombe.

87:56

Eddie Nolan delivers the ball, save by Shwan Jalal.

87:26

Garry Thompson produces a cross, Stephane Zubar manages to make a clearance.

86:40

Shaun MacDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Duffy. Direct free kick taken by Cliff Byrne.

86:28

The ball is sent over by Simon Francis, Cliff Byrne makes a clearance.

85:49

Bobby Grant is caught offside. Shwan Jalal restarts play with the free kick.

84:08

A cross is delivered by Marc Pugh.

80:56

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Daniels from the right by-line, Header from close range by Miles Addison clears the bar.

80:45

Effort from 18 yards by Zavon Hines. Save made by Sam Slocombe.

78:34

Assist by Cliff Byrne.

78:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Garry Thompson - Scunthorpe 1 - 1 Bournem'th Garry Thompson scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-1 Bournemouth.

78:29

A cross is delivered by Cliff Byrne,

77:46

The ball is delivered by Garry Thompson, Simon Francis makes a clearance.

73:41

Effort from outside the penalty area by Bobby Grant goes wide left of the goal.

72:09

Shaun Cooper takes the direct free kick.

72:09 Booking

Booking Booking for Jimmy Ryan.

72:00

Foul by Jimmy Ryan on Josh Wakefield, free kick awarded.

71:09 Substitution

Substitution Zavon Hines is brought on as a substitute for Lyle Taylor.

69:33

Stephane Zubar challenges Garry Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Gibbons restarts play with the free kick.

68:07

Curled right-footed shot by Josh Wakefield. Save made by Sam Slocombe.

66:36 Substitution

Substitution (Scunthorpe) makes a substitution, with Garry Thompson coming on for Sam Togwell.

64:13

Foul by Jimmy Ryan on Marc Pugh, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Daniels.

63:38

Effort from outside the penalty area by Wesley Thomas goes wide left of the goal.

62:00

The ball is swung over by Bobby Grant, Close range shot by Cliff Byrne goes wide of the left-hand upright.

61:17

Shaun MacDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Gibbons. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Robbie Gibbons from left channel.

60:35 Substitution

Substitution Josh Wakefield on for Donal McDermott.

58:25

Foul by Mark Duffy on Marc Pugh, free kick awarded. Shwan Jalal takes the free kick.

57:45

Centre by Marc Pugh, Sam Slocombe makes a save.

57:01

Shaun MacDonald crosses the ball, clearance by Eddie Nolan. Corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Bobby Grant.

54:45

Andy Barcham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun MacDonald. Free kick taken by Simon Francis.

52:45

Cliff Byrne produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

52:36

Mark Duffy delivers the ball, clearance made by Stephane Zubar.

51:27

Simon Francis crosses the ball, Paul Reid manages to make a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Daniels, save made by Sam Slocombe.

50:17

Jimmy Ryan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun MacDonald. Free kick taken by Simon Francis.

49:01

Marc Pugh takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Mirfin gets a block in.

46:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bobby Grant on Marc Pugh. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Daniels.

45:46

The ball is swung over by Marc Pugh, save made by Sam Slocombe.

45:11

Bobby Grant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Pugh. Shwan Jalal takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +0:56 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

44:28

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh from the left by-line, comfortable save by Sam Slocombe.

43:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Togwell on Donal McDermott. Charlie Daniels takes the direct free kick.

41:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Donal McDermott - Scunthorpe 0 - 1 Bournem'th A goal is scored by Donal McDermott from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 0-1 Bournemouth.

38:59

The ball is swung over by Marc Pugh, save made by Sam Slocombe.

36:59

The offside flag is raised against Bobby Grant. Shwan Jalal takes the free kick.

36:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Mirfin by Lyle Taylor. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.

34:47

Shot from 25 yards from Robbie Gibbons. Shwan Jalal makes a comfortable save.

32:07

Centre by Mark Duffy, comfortable save by Shwan Jalal.

31:19

Lyle Taylor has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

30:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eddie Nolan on Shaun MacDonald. Charlie Daniels crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Eddie Nolan.

30:16

The referee blows for offside against Bobby Grant. Shwan Jalal restarts play with the free kick.

28:46

Mark Duffy challenges Marc Pugh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marc Pugh delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Cliff Byrne manages to make a clearance.

27:43

Bobby Grant has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

27:17

The ball is swung over by Marc Pugh.

26:40

Marc Pugh takes a shot. Sam Slocombe gets a block in. Floated corner taken by Marc Pugh from the right by-line played to the near post, Andy Barcham manages to make a clearance.

23:56

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robbie Gibbons from the left by-line, clearance by Marc Pugh.

21:33

The ball is swung over by Simon Francis.

19:26

Jimmy Ryan has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save made by Shwan Jalal. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robbie Gibbons, Miles Addison makes a clearance.

18:21

The ball is crossed by Shaun MacDonald, save made by Sam Slocombe.

16:02

The ball is crossed by Simon Francis, Lyle Taylor produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

13:38

Short corner taken by Robbie Gibbons, Mark Duffy produces a cross, save by Shwan Jalal.

13:31

The ball is crossed by Mark Duffy, clearance by Charlie Daniels.

12:53

The ball is sent over by Simon Francis, Shot from deep inside the area by Lyle Taylor goes over the bar.

11:01

Wesley Thomas is ruled offside. Eddie Nolan takes the free kick.

9:51

The ball is crossed by Simon Francis, save by Sam Slocombe.

8:50

Shot by Jimmy Ryan. Blocked by Shaun Cooper.

7:12

The official flags Wesley Thomas offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

6:47

Bobby Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephane Zubar. Direct free kick taken by Shwan Jalal.

4:53

Robbie Gibbons sends in a cross, Shwan Jalal makes a comfortable save.

4:06

The ball is delivered by Cliff Byrne, Miles Addison makes a clearance.

2:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Pugh by Paul Reid. Marc Pugh crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by David Mirfin.

0:59

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Lyle Taylor misses to the left of the target.

0:18

Andy Barcham sends in a cross.

0:00

The match begins.

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