Scunthorpe United were relegated from League One despite beating Swindon.

James Collins tapped in his 18th goal of the season to give the visitors the lead before Michael Collins slotted home from eight yards to level.

Mark Duffy's penalty gave the Iron the lead after James Alabi was fouled by Aden Flint and Karl Hawley fired in from close range late on.

But Scunthorpe dropped into League Two as Colchester won at Carlisle to finish three points ahead of Brian Laws' side.

Scunthorpe, who had been in League One for two years, have now been relegated twice in three seasons after dropping out of the Championship in 2011.

Swindon will face Brentford in the play-offs after late drama saw the Bees miss out on automatic promotion at the expense of Doncaster.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United manager Brian Laws talking to BBC Radio Humberside:

"It's a horrible taste, it's one that people will have probably have thought about in the last couple of weeks in particular because it's not nice going back to that basement of where we once where.

"Now that we know our destiny, we've got to re-group and move forward and that's certainly something the club as a whole needs to do along with the supporters.

"The squad as a whole has not been good enough to survive and it's always been a chase to try and get out of the negativity and get into the middle of the table."

Swindon Town manager Kevin MacDonald told BBC Wiltshire:

"Very disappointed. I felt that for 90 out of the 96 minutes we were the better side and probably in control.

"We just had a mad five minutes. We had enough experience on the pitch to run the clock down. We did well enough up to then.

"We just got a little bit open, started to get a little bit sloppy.

"In the end it's a defeat and a poor defeat because our play warranted a better result than that."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Scunthorpe

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 06 Reid
  • 18 Nolan
  • 21 Newey
  • 07 Ryan Booked (Ribeiro - 60' )
  • 16 Duffy
  • 19 Collins
  • 23 Forde (Adelakun - 72' )
  • 17 Godden (Alabi - 60' )
  • 22 Hawley

Substitutes

  • 13 Severn
  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 20 Howe
  • 14 Gibbons
  • 10 Grella
  • 27 Alabi
  • 28 Adelakun

Swindon

  • 01 Foderingham Booked
  • 04 Flint Booked
  • 05 Devera
  • 22 Ward Booked
  • 24 Byrne
  • 11 Roberts (L Rooney - 85' )
  • 12 McCormack
  • 25 Luongo
  • 09 Collins
  • 23 De Vita (Miller - 74' )
  • 28 A Rooney (Williams - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Bedwell
  • 34 Waldon
  • 07 L Rooney
  • 18 Miller
  • 37 Francis
  • 38 Jones
  • 16 Williams
Ref: Woolmer
Att: 6,020

Match Stats

Shots

11 16

On target

5 9

Corners

9 7

Fouls

14 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +8:01 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +6:36

The assist for the goal came from Christian Ribeiro.

90:00 +6:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Karl Hawley - Scunthorpe 3 - 1 Swindon Karl Hawley finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 3-1 Swindon.

90:00 +4:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Duffy - Scunthorpe 2 - 1 Swindon Mark Duffy scores a placed penalty. Scunthorpe 2-1 Swindon.

90:00 +4:13 Booking

Booking Wes Foderingham is cautioned.

90:00 +4:09

Wes Foderingham challenges James Alabi unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

90:00 +3:57 Booking

Booking Aden Flint goes into the referee's book.

90:00 +2:41

Centre by Hakeeb Adelakun, James Alabi produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

90:00 +1:30

The official flags James Collins offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

89:25

Shot by Luke Rooney from 18 yards. David Mirfin gets a block in.

89:03

Karl Hawley challenges Aden Flint unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Aden Flint.

87:45

Corner taken by Massimo Luongo from the left by-line played to the near post.

86:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Collins - Scunthorpe 1 - 1 Swindon Goal scored by Michael Collins from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-1 Swindon.

85:27

Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Duffy, clearance by Aden Flint. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tom Newey,

85:27 Booking

Booking Darren Ward is booked.

85:18

Darren Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Alabi.

84:27 Substitution

Substitution Gary Roberts leaves the field to be replaced by Luke Rooney.

82:31

Assist by Andy Williams.

82:31 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Scunthorpe 0 - 1 Swindon James Collins fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 0-1 Swindon.

82:22

The ball is swung over by Andy Williams,

80:39

Nathan Byrne crosses the ball, clearance made by Tom Newey.

80:17

The ball is delivered by Massimo Luongo, clearance made by Tom Newey.

78:35

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Newey, clearance made by Darren Ward.

77:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Collins by David Mirfin. Direct free kick taken by Massimo Luongo.

76:25

Gary Roberts takes a shot. David Mirfin gets a block in. Gary Roberts takes the inswinging corner, James Alabi makes a clearance. Gary Roberts decides to take the corner short.

73:06 Substitution

Substitution Tommy Miller replaces Raffaele De Vita.

73:06 Substitution

Substitution Adam Rooney goes off and Andy Williams comes on.

73:06

Eddie Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts. Wes Foderingham takes the free kick.

71:33 Substitution

Substitution Hakeeb Adelakun joins the action as a substitute, replacing Anthony Forde.

71:33

Alan McCormack gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karl Hawley. Sam Slocombe takes the direct free kick.

70:33

Drilled left-footed shot by Adam Rooney. Paul Reid gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Massimo Luongo, Karl Hawley manages to make a clearance.

68:30

Nathan Byrne produces a cross, Mark Duffy makes a clearance.

67:21

The ball is crossed by Tom Newey, clearance made by Darren Ward. Christian Ribeiro takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.

66:33

Gary Roberts crosses the ball.

65:17

Massimo Luongo challenges James Alabi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Mark Duffy from the free kick, save made by Wes Foderingham.

64:53

Darren Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on David Mirfin. Direct free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

64:09

Eddie Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Massimo Luongo. Free kick taken by Aden Flint.

61:48

James Alabi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Ward. Direct free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

61:13

Effort on goal by James Collins from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

58:03 Substitution

Substitution James Alabi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matt Godden.

58:03 Substitution

Substitution Christian Ribeiro joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jimmy Ryan.

58:03

Free kick crossed by Massimo Luongo, clearance made by David Mirfin. Alan McCormack produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the target.

58:03 Booking

Booking Jimmy Ryan receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

57:46

Foul by Jimmy Ryan on Gary Roberts, free kick awarded.

56:11

Shot from long distance by Mark Duffy goes wide of the left-hand post.

55:19

Shot by Massimo Luongo from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

54:39

The ball is crossed by Nathan Byrne, Header from deep inside the area by James Collins goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

53:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan McCormack on Karl Hawley. Sam Slocombe takes the direct free kick.

52:41

Massimo Luongo has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

52:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Massimo Luongo by Mark Duffy. Aden Flint takes the free kick.

50:21

The ball is crossed by Gary Roberts, Sam Slocombe makes a save. Corner taken by Massimo Luongo played to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Darren Ward misses to the left of the goal.

48:28

The ball is swung over by Mark Duffy, clearance made by Aden Flint. Corner taken left-footed by Tom Newey, Matt Godden takes a shot. Save by Wes Foderingham. Mark Duffy takes the inswinging corner, save by Wes Foderingham.

48:12

The ball is sent over by Michael Collins, Aden Flint manages to make a clearance.

47:13

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Massimo Luongo, save made by Sam Slocombe.

46:40

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary Roberts.

45:47

The assistant referee flags for offside against Mark Duffy. Indirect free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

45:20

The ball is swung over by Mark Duffy, Darren Ward manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:02 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:08

The ball is sent over by Jimmy Ryan, Karl Hawley has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

44:04

Paul Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Ward. Direct free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

43:23

Adam Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Ryan. Mark Duffy takes the direct free kick.

42:42

Unfair challenge on Anthony Forde by Raffaele De Vita results in a free kick. Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick.

40:14

Raffaele De Vita is adjudged to have handled the ball. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Duffy from left wing, Darren Ward manages to make a clearance.

37:34

Unfair challenge on Joe Devera by Karl Hawley results in a free kick. Aden Flint takes the direct free kick.

36:46

Raffaele De Vita takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Slocombe.

35:58

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Rooney. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

35:31

The ball is delivered by Anthony Forde, save by Wes Foderingham.

35:11

James Collins has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save by Sam Slocombe.

34:02

Jimmy Ryan concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Byrne. Massimo Luongo sends in a cross, Darren Ward produces a header from deep inside the area and hits the post.

33:25

Jimmy Ryan fouled by Massimo Luongo, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Duffy restarts play with the free kick.

32:25

Tom Newey challenges James Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Roberts produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Sam Slocombe.

31:25

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Sam Slocombe makes a save. Handball decision goes against Gary Roberts. Direct free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

30:47

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

30:17

Adam Rooney crosses the ball.

29:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Collins on Alan McCormack. Direct free kick taken by Aden Flint.

27:00

James Collins has an effort at goal. Sam Slocombe makes a comfortable save.

25:38

Paul Reid fouled by Alan McCormack, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Reid.

23:29

Unfair challenge on Michael Collins by James Collins results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Eddie Nolan, clearance made by Darren Ward. Corner taken by Tom Newey from the right by-line, save made by Wes Foderingham.

23:02

Effort from outside the penalty box by Michael Collins goes wide right of the goal.

22:11

Joe Devera sends in a cross, Sam Slocombe makes a clearance.

20:39

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy to the near post, Jimmy Ryan takes a shot. Aden Flint gets a block in. Paul Reid has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

19:32

The ball is sent over by Karl Hawley.

14:07

Mark Duffy concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Roberts. Darren Ward takes the free kick.

12:06

Inswinging corner taken by Tom Newey from the right by-line.

10:35

Handball by Gary Roberts. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Duffy, clearance made by Massimo Luongo.

9:15

Unfair challenge on Mark Duffy by Nathan Byrne results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Duffy, clearance made by James Collins.

6:25

Foul by Adam Rooney on Eddie Nolan, free kick awarded. Eddie Nolan takes the direct free kick.

4:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Rooney on David Mirfin. Free kick taken by Paul Reid.

4:22

Karl Hawley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Ward. Wes Foderingham takes the direct free kick.

3:10

A cross is delivered by Tom Newey.

2:53

Michael Collins crosses the ball, save made by Wes Foderingham.

0:31

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tom Newey, clearance made by Joe Devera. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy, save by Wes Foderingham.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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