A fine strike from Greg Tansey was enough for Stevenage to pick up a win over Scunthorpe and stay second in the League One table.

Mike Grella fired over for the visitors in the first half as both sides struggled to test the goalkeepers.

Filipe Morais' tame effort was comfortably saved by Iron keeper Sam Slocombe as the second period looked to be headed the same way.

But Tansey won it with a 25-yard free kick that curled into the top corner.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I thought we did enough to come away with something, but I've been saying that every week and we are all just so disappointed.

"I'm not going to say I feel we didn't deserve it, but that's just how it is at the moment. Obviously we have to be better.

"As we sit, we're third from bottom. It hurts me more than anybody else."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (4)

Stevenage

  • 01 Arnold
  • 04 Charles
  • 14 Roberts
  • 22 Comminges Booked
  • 06 Tansey
  • 08 Dunne
  • 10 Morais Booked (Freeman - 70' )
  • 25 Risser (Grant - 59' )
  • 32 Shroot (Ngala - 90' )
  • 09 Haber
  • 11 Akins

Substitutes

  • 16 Day
  • 29 Ngala
  • 07 Grant
  • 17 Ball
  • 15 Freeman
  • 20 Rogers
  • 23 Lopez

Scunthorpe

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 02 Ribeiro Booked
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 15 Canavan Booked
  • 21 Newey
  • 04 Walker
  • 07 Ryan (Sedgwick - 73' )
  • 14 Gibbons Booked
  • 16 Duffy Booked
  • 09 Clarke
  • 10 Grella

Substitutes

  • 13 Severn
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 06 Reid
  • 23 Keegan
  • 25 Sedgwick
  • 11 Barcham
  • 12 Jennings
Ref: Sheldrake
Att: 2,953

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

4 4

Corners

3 6

Fouls

7 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +2:50

Leon Clarke is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Steve Arnold.

90:00 +1:04

Effort on goal by Luke Freeman from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

89:25

Mark Roberts makes a clearance. Centre by Christian Ribeiro, clearance made by Greg Tansey.

89:25 Substitution

Substitution (Stevenage) makes a substitution, with Bondz N'Gala coming on for Robin Shroot.

89:25

Corner taken right-footed by Josh Walker from the left by-line,

88:36

Mark Duffy takes a shot. Save by Steve Arnold.

87:58

Robin Shroot is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Robbie Gibbons.

84:31

The ball is delivered by Chris Sedgwick, Steve Arnold makes a comfortable save.

83:45

The ball is crossed by Lucas Akins, clearance made by Niall Canavan. Marcus Haber is caught offside. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.

82:13

Greg Tansey crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Darius Charles misses to the left of the goal.

82:13 Booking

Booking Robbie Gibbons goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

81:49

A cross is delivered by Luke Freeman, clearance made by Tom Newey. Robbie Gibbons challenges James Dunne unfairly and gives away a free kick.

81:23 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Niall Canavan for time wasting.

80:24

Robbie Gibbons concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Grant. Shot comes in from Greg Tansey from the free kick, Sam Slocombe makes a save.

79:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Freeman by Mike Grella. Free kick taken by Steve Arnold.

77:08

Corner taken left-footed by Luke Freeman to the near post, Tom Newey makes a clearance.

74:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Greg Tansey - Stevenage 1 - 0 Scunthorpe Greg Tansey grabs a goal direct from the free kick from outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Stevenage 1-0 Scunthorpe.

73:41 Booking

Booking Caution for Christian Ribeiro.

73:33

Christian Ribeiro challenges Anthony Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick.

72:53

Robin Shroot is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

71:57

Darius Charles takes the direct free kick.

71:57 Substitution

Substitution Chris Sedgwick joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jimmy Ryan.

71:57 Booking

Booking The referee shows Mark Duffy a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

71:52

Foul by Mark Duffy on Anthony Grant, free kick awarded.

70:20

Leon Clarke takes a shot. Save made by Steve Arnold. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Walker, Mark Duffy concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Freeman. Free kick taken by Steve Arnold.

69:37 Substitution

Substitution Luke Freeman is brought on as a substitute for Filipe Morais.

66:43

Lucas Akins takes a shot. Niall Canavan gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robin Shroot from the right by-line, clearance made by Niall Canavan.

65:48

Centre by Christian Ribeiro, Darius Charles manages to make a clearance. The ball is sent over by Christian Ribeiro, clearance by Mark Roberts.

64:42

The ball is crossed by Mark Duffy, clearance made by Darius Charles.

63:13

Shot by Filipe Morais. Save by Sam Slocombe.

61:10

Tom Newey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lucas Akins. The ball is swung over by Greg Tansey, Anthony Grant has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

59:27

Jimmy Ryan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dunne. Greg Tansey delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Mark Duffy makes a clearance.

58:19 Substitution

Substitution (Stevenage) makes a substitution, with Anthony Grant coming on for Oliver Risser.

58:19

Marcus Haber fouled by David Mirfin, the ref awards a free kick. Miguel Comminges takes the free kick.

57:45

Mike Grella sends in a cross, blocked by Darius Charles.

56:37

Jimmy Ryan has an effort at goal from 30 yards. Save made by Steve Arnold.

54:46

Shot by Robbie Gibbons from a long way out goes over the net.

53:59

Tom Newey produces a cross, Mark Duffy takes a shot. Blocked by Darius Charles.

51:06

Unfair challenge on Robin Shroot by Robbie Gibbons results in a free kick. Robin Shroot takes the free kick.

48:31

Corner taken right-footed by Filipe Morais from the right by-line, drilled left-footed shot by Robin Shroot. Save by Sam Slocombe. Marcus Haber is caught offside. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

45:48

The ball is delivered by Greg Tansey, comfortable save by Sam Slocombe.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +0:54 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

42:58

Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Duffy from right by-line, Filipe Morais makes a clearance. Corner taken by Robbie Gibbons, clearance made by Darius Charles. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Walker from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Steve Arnold.

42:58 Booking

Booking Caution for Miguel Comminges.

42:43

Unfair challenge on Josh Walker by Miguel Comminges results in a free kick.

41:42

The offside flag is raised against Filipe Morais. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

40:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Clarke on Darius Charles. Darius Charles takes the free kick.

39:41

The ball is swung over by Greg Tansey.

39:02

A cross is delivered by Tom Newey, Mark Roberts makes a clearance.

36:37

Robin Shroot gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Ribeiro. David Mirfin restarts play with the free kick.

34:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christian Ribeiro on Marcus Haber. Greg Tansey crosses the ball in from the free kick, Niall Canavan manages to make a clearance.

33:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Duffy on Lucas Akins. Free kick taken by Mark Roberts.

33:00

The ball is sent over by Leon Clarke, clearance by Lucas Akins.

32:32

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marcus Haber. David Mirfin takes the free kick.

31:53

Mike Grella gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Roberts. Darius Charles takes the direct free kick.

31:28

Lucas Akins is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

28:52

Marcus Haber fouled by David Mirfin, the ref awards a free kick. Greg Tansey restarts play with the free kick.

27:33

The ball is swung over by Marcus Haber, save by Sam Slocombe. James Dunne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Duffy. Free kick taken by Tom Newey. Shot by Mike Grella from outside the box goes over the target.

25:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Duffy on Filipe Morais. Steve Arnold takes the direct free kick.

24:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Greg Tansey on Christian Ribeiro. David Mirfin takes the direct free kick.

22:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Dunne on Jimmy Ryan. Tom Newey takes the free kick.

20:58

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robbie Gibbons. Effort on goal by Josh Walker from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

20:58 Booking

Booking Filipe Morais receives a yellow card for time wasting.

20:37

Handball decision goes against Filipe Morais.

20:17

Greg Tansey has a drilled shot.

16:11

Shot by Mark Duffy. Darius Charles gets a block in.

12:38

The official flags Lucas Akins offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

9:47

A cross is delivered by Jimmy Ryan, clearance by Miguel Comminges. Corner taken by Josh Walker played to the near post, Darius Charles makes a clearance. Unfair challenge on Darius Charles by David Mirfin results in a free kick. Steve Arnold restarts play with the free kick.

5:38

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Walker, Josh Walker takes a shot. Comfortable save by Steve Arnold.

3:55

Unfair challenge on Jimmy Ryan by Lucas Akins results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

3:05

Jimmy Ryan has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

2:46

Tom Newey sends in a cross, clearance by Darius Charles.

2:34

Marcus Haber concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Slocombe. Direct free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

2:07

Mark Duffy produces a cross.

0:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Grella on James Dunne. Free kick taken by Steve Arnold.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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