Shrewsbury extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a goalless draw at relegation-threatened Scunthorpe.

The home side enjoyed the bulk of the possession and chances but were unable to beat Shrewsbury keeper Chris Weale.

Nathan Ellington came closest to a goal for the Iron in the first half but his free-kick was well saved by Weale.

Jimmy Ryan and Andy Barcham were both denied by Weale in the second half, before Town nearly stole the points, but Jon Taylor's effort was saved.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United manager Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside

"We've had a lot of possession today, more so than in most matches.

"But you've got to capitalise on the possession and the chances you create, and put the ball in the back of the net. Unfortunately today we didn't have that killer instinct in front of goal.

"Of course we are disappointed, over the last two games at home we should have had six points, so we'll take the positives from it and the small building blocks."

Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"The game lasted 10 minutes, then it was exciting. The rest was a plodded affair.

"In the last 10 minutes we had great opportunities and I'm not too sure how the keeper saved our last effort near the final whistle.

"We have enjoyed a great run with clean sheets. It's been a pleasing period.

"We are in a position to strengthen now - so it is looking a lot better than it was a few months ago."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Scunthorpe

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 06 Reid
  • 15 Canavan
  • 21 Newey
  • 07 Ryan
  • 08 Mozika (Barcham - 41' )
  • 16 Duffy
  • 19 Collins
  • 22 Hawley
  • 27 Ellington (Grella - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Severn
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 14 Gibbons
  • 10 Grella
  • 11 Barcham
  • 17 Godden

Shrewsbury

  • 01 Weale
  • 02 Grandison
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 05 Jones
  • 18 Goldson
  • 06 Purdie
  • 08 Richards
  • 11 Taylor
  • 14 Hall (McGinn - 65' )
  • 10 Morgan
  • 29 Rodgers (Bradshaw - 56' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Anyon
  • 30 Gayle
  • 15 McGinn
  • 17 Parry
  • 20 Wildig
  • 22 Woods
  • 09 Bradshaw
Ref: Haines
Att: 3,044

Match Stats

Shots

14 8

On target

11 4

Corners

8 4

Fouls

7 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:42 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:05

Effort from 12 yards by Mike Grella. Save by Chris Weale.

90:00 +1:56

The offside flag is raised against Tom Bradshaw. Free kick taken by Paul Reid. Jon Taylor takes a shot from 30 yards. Save by Sam Slocombe. Corner taken by Jon Taylor from the left by-line played to the near post, Michael Collins makes a clearance.

88:38

Karl Hawley delivers the ball, save by Chris Weale.

87:58

The ball is delivered by Mark Duffy, Jermaine Grandison manages to make a clearance.

87:34

Unfair challenge on Niall Canavan by Tom Bradshaw results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Newey.

87:11

Mark Duffy delivers the ball, Darren Jones makes a clearance.

84:54

Jon Taylor has a drilled shot. Blocked by Tom Newey. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards from the right by-line, Jon Taylor produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Save by Sam Slocombe.

84:18

Centre by Mark Duffy, Jermaine Grandison makes a clearance.

83:34

Effort from outside the area by Jimmy Ryan goes wide right of the goal.

82:15

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards from the right by-line, Jermaine Grandison produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

81:26

Tom Bradshaw has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

79:55

Effort from 25 yards by Tom Bradshaw. Save by Sam Slocombe.

77:37

Centre by Christian Ribeiro, Jermaine Grandison manages to make a clearance.

76:49

Tom Newey produces a cross, Stephen McGinn makes a clearance. Mark Duffy sends in a cross, Karl Hawley takes a shot. Jermaine Grandison gets a block in.

75:47 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Ellington goes off and Mike Grella comes on.

74:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Newey on Jon Taylor. Matthew Richards delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Sam Slocombe.

72:34

Jimmy Ryan takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Connor Goldson.

70:25

Jon Taylor takes the inswinging corner, Tom Newey makes a clearance.

69:30

The ball is crossed by Andy Barcham, Jermaine Grandison makes a clearance.

68:22

A cross is delivered by Mark Duffy, clearance by Connor Goldson. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy, save by Chris Weale.

65:57

Michael Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen McGinn. Darren Jones restarts play with the free kick.

65:19

Unfair challenge on Paul Reid by Marvin Morgan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

64:27

Direct free kick taken by Darren Jones.

64:27 Substitution

Substitution Stephen McGinn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Asa Hall.

64:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Connor Goldson by Karl Hawley.

62:34

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Duffy, Tom Newey takes a shot. Chris Weale makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy from the right by-line, clearance made by Joe Jacobson.

61:04

Tom Newey sends in a cross.

60:02

Michael Collins has an effort at goal. Save by Chris Weale.

56:49

The ball is sent over by Christian Ribeiro, Jermaine Grandison makes a clearance.

55:58 Substitution

Substitution Tom Bradshaw on for Luke Rodgers.

55:16

Effort on goal by Jimmy Ryan from 30 yards. Chris Weale makes a save.

52:45

Mark Duffy delivers the ball, save by Chris Weale.

51:58

Effort from outside the box by Karl Hawley goes wide right of the target.

50:57

Connor Goldson produces a cross, clearance made by Paul Reid.

49:44

The ball is sent over by Jon Taylor, Tom Newey makes a clearance. The referee blows for offside against Marvin Morgan. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.

49:07

Shot from 18 yards by Andy Barcham. Save made by Chris Weale.

46:47

Karl Hawley crosses the ball.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

43:49

The assistant referee signals for offside against Luke Rodgers. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

40:54

The referee blows for offside. Sam Slocombe takes the indirect free kick.

40:03 Substitution

Substitution Andy Barcham replaces Damien Mozika.

36:27

The ball is crossed by Mark Duffy, clearance made by Jermaine Grandison.

34:12

Mark Duffy produces a cross.

31:35

Darren Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karl Hawley. Free kick taken by Mark Duffy, Effort on goal by Nathan Ellington from 25 yards. Save by Chris Weale. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy played to the near post, save by Chris Weale. Mark Duffy crosses the ball, save by Chris Weale.

29:14

Centre by Jon Taylor, Header by Luke Rodgers. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Taylor by Jimmy Ryan. Matthew Richards crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Tom Newey.

24:49

The ball is delivered by Nathan Ellington, clearance by Joe Jacobson. Mark Duffy decides to take the corner short, Mark Duffy has an effort at goal. Blocked by Joe Jacobson. Outswinging corner taken by Mark Duffy, Unfair challenge on Chris Weale by Karl Hawley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.

22:35

Jon Taylor sends in a cross, clearance by Niall Canavan.

21:51

Foul by Nathan Ellington on Jermaine Grandison, free kick awarded. Darren Jones takes the free kick.

20:27

The ball is crossed by Christian Ribeiro, clearance by Darren Jones.

17:29

Damien Mozika produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

17:20

Tom Newey delivers the ball, clearance by Joe Jacobson.

16:46

Christian Ribeiro produces a cross, Connor Goldson makes a clearance.

14:51

Marvin Morgan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Paul Reid gets a block in.

12:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Newey by Jon Taylor. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.

11:37

The ball is crossed by Mark Duffy, clearance by Jermaine Grandison.

9:01

Foul by Robert Purdie on Christian Ribeiro, free kick awarded. Mark Duffy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Matthew Richards.

8:28

Nathan Ellington crosses the ball, Darren Jones makes a clearance.

6:16

Karl Hawley produces a cross, clearance made by Darren Jones. Christian Ribeiro sends in a cross, clearance made by Darren Jones. Corner taken by Mark Duffy from the right by-line, Asa Hall manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Mark Duffy from the left by-line, save by Chris Weale.

5:34

Nathan Ellington takes a shot. Blocked by Jermaine Grandison.

5:19

The ball is delivered by Tom Newey, Jermaine Grandison manages to make a clearance.

4:38

Michael Collins produces a cross, Shot by Jimmy Ryan. Chris Weale makes a comfortable save.

2:58

Niall Canavan challenges Luke Rodgers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jon Taylor from left channel, Damien Mozika makes a clearance.

2:08

Mark Duffy sends in a cross.

1:42

The ball is sent over by Nathan Ellington, clearance by Joe Jacobson. Tom Newey crosses the ball, clearance made by Joe Jacobson.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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