Scunthorpe celebrated their centenary in style as they beat Carlisle 3-1 to go five points clear of the League One relegation places.

Akpo Sodje headed in Mark Duffy's cross to get his third goal in the last three home games for Scunthorpe.

Three minutes later Paul Duffy powered home a header from a Duffy corner.

Sam Slocombe allowed James Barrett's long-range effort to squirm under him to give Carlisle hope, but Sodje sealed it in second-half stoppage time.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe manager Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I thought beyond the first 10 minutes we took control of the game and thoroughly deserved to go two up - I'm actually disappointed we didn't make it three to kill them off.

"To concede in that last minute throws that doubt in the air. There's no doubt about it, if we'd have gone in there 2-0 up it would have been a lot easier.

"Going to 2-1 put us on the back foot a wee bit but I think the response I had from the players was fantastic; they stepped it up again and started to cause problems."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (4)

Scunthorpe

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 03 Kennedy Booked
  • 06 Reid
  • 15 Canavan
  • 21 Newey
  • 04 Walker Booked
  • 07 Ryan
  • 16 Duffy (Mirfin - 78' )
  • 19 Collins
  • 09 Sodje
  • 22 Hawley

Substitutes

  • 13 Severn
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 18 Nolan
  • 10 Grella
  • 11 Barcham
  • 17 Godden
  • 28 Adelakun

Carlisle

  • 20 Gillespie
  • 02 Simek Booked
  • 03 Robson
  • 05 Livesey (Cadamarteri - 90' )
  • 23 O'Hanlon Booked
  • 04 McGovern
  • 07 Welsh (Symington - 46' )
  • 12 Thirlwell Booked
  • 21 Berrett Booked
  • 09 Loy (Beck - 72' )
  • 14 Miller

Substitutes

  • 01 Collin
  • 06 Murphy
  • 08 Noble
  • 16 Potts
  • 19 Symington
  • 11 Cadamarteri
  • 17 Beck
Ref: Coote
Att: 3,112

Match Stats

Shots

16 12

On target

8 4

Corners

4 3

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:13 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:55

Paul Thirlwell has an effort at goal from 18 yards.

90:00 +3:03

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

90:00 +2:23 Substitution

Substitution Danny Livesey leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Cadamarteri.

90:00 +1:27

The assist for the goal came from Karl Hawley.

90:00 +1:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Akpo Sodje - Scunthorpe 3 - 1 Carlisle Akpo Sodje gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 3-1 Carlisle.

90:00 +0:43

Centre by Jon-Paul McGovern, save made by Sam Slocombe.

89:34

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Tom Newey misses to the left of the target.

88:35

Unfair challenge on Karl Hawley by Frank Simek results in a free kick. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

88:13

Jimmy Ryan challenges Jon-Paul McGovern unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.

87:36

Jimmy Ryan decides to take a short corner.

86:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Akpo Sodje by Danny Livesey. Jimmy Ryan takes the free kick.

85:21

Matt Robson has an effort at goal. Save by Sam Slocombe.

85:21 Booking

Booking Callum Kennedy is cautioned by the ref for dissent.

84:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Collins on Lee Miller. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

80:15

Free kick taken by Callum Kennedy.

80:15 Booking

Booking Frank Simek receives a caution.

80:08

Karl Hawley fouled by Frank Simek, the ref awards a free kick.

79:10

Shot by Mark Beck. Sam Slocombe makes a save.

77:20 Substitution

Substitution David Mirfin comes on in place of Mark Duffy.

77:00

Karl Hawley has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

75:44

Jon-Paul McGovern crosses the ball, Tom Newey makes a clearance.

74:09

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

72:29

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

71:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Niall Canavan by Lee Miller. Direct free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

70:49 Substitution

Substitution Rory Loy leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Beck.

70:49

Foul by Michael Collins on Lee Miller, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jon-Paul McGovern.

68:13

Mark Duffy has an effort direct from the free kick.

68:13 Booking

Booking James Berrett is shown a yellow card.

68:05

Michael Collins fouled by James Berrett, the ref awards a free kick.

66:15 Booking

Booking Paul Thirlwell goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

66:08

Paul Thirlwell challenges Mark Duffy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Callum Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.

64:23

David Symington fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Sam Slocombe makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern, clearance made by Michael Collins.

64:23 Booking

Booking Josh Walker booked for unsporting behaviour.

64:17

Josh Walker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Berrett.

63:19

Unfair challenge on Karl Hawley by James Berrett results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Niall Canavan.

62:21

Sean O'Hanlon has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left of the target.

60:30

The ball is swung over by Jimmy Ryan, clearance by Paul Thirlwell.

57:32

James Berrett crosses the ball, David Symington produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

56:06

The ball is swung over by Jon-Paul McGovern, Tom Newey manages to make a clearance.

54:59

Jimmy Ryan crosses the ball.

53:52

Jimmy Ryan crosses the ball.

52:34

Tom Newey produces a cross, Danny Livesey makes a clearance.

51:50

David Symington delivers the ball, comfortable save by Sam Slocombe.

50:48

The ball is delivered by Mark Duffy.

50:05

Callum Kennedy sends in a cross, Sean O'Hanlon makes a clearance. Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Duffy, clearance made by Danny Livesey.

47:59

Effort on goal by Jimmy Ryan from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

45:49

Save by Sam Slocombe.

45:49 Substitution

Substitution David Symington comes on in place of Andy Welsh.

45:49

Corner taken left-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern,

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:23 Half time

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

45:00 +1:27

Centre by Tom Newey, Karl Hawley produces a header from deep inside the area and hits the post. Mark Duffy takes a shot. Danny Livesey gets a block in.

45:00 +0:08 Goal scored

Goal! - James Berrett - Scunthorpe 2 - 1 Carlisle James Berrett gets on the score sheet with a goal from a long way out to the bottom left corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 2-1 Carlisle.

43:31

Foul by Niall Canavan on Lee Miller, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Matt Robson, Sam Slocombe makes a save.

42:54

Mark Duffy has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

41:43

Shot from 20 yards by Rory Loy. Blocked by Niall Canavan. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern, clearance by Niall Canavan.

39:31

Effort on goal by Jon-Paul McGovern from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

38:55

Niall Canavan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Miller. Free kick taken by Matt Robson.

36:04

Akpo Sodje is penalised for a handball. Sean O'Hanlon takes the free kick.

35:13

The ball is crossed by Matt Robson.

34:19

Effort from 18 yards by Karl Hawley. Danny Livesey gets a block in.

33:43

Jimmy Ryan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Livesey. Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.

28:42

Jon-Paul McGovern fouled by Callum Kennedy, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

27:20

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

26:18

Effort from inside the area by Jon-Paul McGovern misses to the right of the goal.

25:16

Jimmy Ryan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Robson. Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

24:55

Drilled right-footed shot by Tom Newey. Save made by Mark Gillespie.

23:42

Karl Hawley takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Livesey. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy, Paul Thirlwell manages to make a clearance.

21:28

Assist by Mark Duffy.

21:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Reid - Scunthorpe 2 - 0 Carlisle Paul Reid scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Scunthorpe 2-0 Carlisle.

20:52

Centre by Tom Newey, clearance made by Frank Simek. Outswinging corner taken by Mark Duffy,

19:07

Unfair challenge on Rory Loy by Josh Walker results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern, Akpo Sodje manages to make a clearance.

16:28

Mark Duffy provided the assist for the goal.

16:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Akpo Sodje - Scunthorpe 1 - 0 Carlisle Akpo Sodje finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-0 Carlisle.

15:26

A cross is delivered by Matt Robson, save by Sam Slocombe.

14:57

Shot by Rory Loy. Save by Sam Slocombe.

14:39

The ball is crossed by Paul Thirlwell, clearance made by Niall Canavan.

13:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jimmy Ryan on Lee Miller. Direct free kick taken by Matt Robson.

12:58

Josh Walker takes a shot. Save by Mark Gillespie.

11:10

Foul by Lee Miller on Michael Collins, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Reid.

10:11

Callum Kennedy sends in a cross, Niall Canavan has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

10:11 Booking

Booking The referee books Sean O'Hanlon for unsporting behaviour.

9:50

Unfair challenge on Akpo Sodje by Sean O'Hanlon results in a free kick.

8:24

Foul by Paul Reid on Rory Loy, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Jon-Paul McGovern from the free kick.

7:13

The ball is delivered by Frank Simek.

6:31

Lee Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Newey. Direct free kick taken by Tom Newey.

4:29

Lee Miller fouled by Niall Canavan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Frank Simek.

3:29

Foul by Matt Robson on Jimmy Ryan, free kick awarded. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.

2:30

Akpo Sodje is adjudged to have handled the ball. Sean O'Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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