Scunthorpe edged to victory to end Hartlepool's five-match winning run.

The visitors looked the most likely to make the breakthrough, but were denied on several occasions by Iron goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.

He stopped Christian Burgess's acrobatic header, before reacting well to efforts from Matthew Dolan and Jonathan Franks.

But the hosts snatched all three points when Sam Winnall capitalised on a defensive slip to fire home.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United boss Brian Laws speaks to BBC Radio Humberside:

"We had to find a way to win the game that was for sure. I've got to say it was tough going right from the outset.

"We found a way through and sometimes we have to be a little bit more direct and I thought that's where the goal came from.

"I think they're a decent side if you allow them to play and it showed when we did allow that freedom."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Scunthorpe United

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 26 Byrne
  • 03 Dawson
  • 14 Hawkridge (Waterfall - 85' )
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 06 Canavan Booked
  • 24 Syers
  • 04 McAllister
  • 08 Burton (Iwelumo - 72' )
  • 28 Spencer (Ribeiro - 45' )
  • 29 Winnall

Substitutes

  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 09 Iwelumo
  • 10 Esajas
  • 13 Severn
  • 15 Waterfall
  • 16 Adelakun
  • 23 Wootton

Hartlepool United

  • 01 Flinders
  • 21 Duckworth
  • 35 Burgess Booked
  • 04 Dolan
  • 02 Austin
  • 06 Baldwin
  • 07 Franks
  • 08 Walton (Sweeney - 85' )
  • 33 James (Rodney - 84' )
  • 10 Poole (Walker - 65' )
  • 11 Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 05 Collins
  • 13 Rafferty
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 19 Richards
  • 22 Holden
  • 23 Rodney
  • 38 Walker
Ref: Chris Sarginson
Att: 3,613

Match Stats

Shots

6 14

On target

3 6

Corners

5 5

Fouls

6 4

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Hartlepool United 0.

90:00 +7:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Hartlepool United 0.

90:00 +6:43

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

90:00 +6:18

Attempt missed. Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90:00 +4:34

Clifford Byrne (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +4:34

Foul by Nialle Rodney (Hartlepool United).

90:00 +3:54

Attempt missed. Nialle Rodney (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90:00 +2:26

Attempt missed. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

90:00 +2:02

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

85:14

Attempt missed. Chris Iwelumo (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

84:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Waterfall replaces Terry Hawkridge.

84:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Antony Sweeney replaces Simon Walton.

83:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Nialle Rodney replaces Luke James.

83:20

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

77:45

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

77:45

Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Hartlepool United 0. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

71:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Chris Iwelumo replaces Deon Burton.

69:43

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

67:18

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Simon Walton.

65:09

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

65:09

Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces James Poole.

62:44

David Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:44

Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).

61:00

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

58:02

Attempt saved. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

57:18 Booking

Booking Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

57:01

Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:01

Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).

54:44

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

54:10

Attempt saved. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

52:56

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

52:25

Attempt saved. Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

50:31

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

49:55

Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

48:32

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

48:32

James Poole (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:44

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

47:44

Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 0, Hartlepool United 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Christian Ribeiro replaces James Spencer.

45:00 +1:43 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Hartlepool United 0.

45:00 +1:15

Attempt missed. James Poole (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

45:00 +0:44

Attempt saved. Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

41:57

Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

41:28

Attempt saved. Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

39:57

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

39:34

Attempt saved. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

37:17

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

36:50

Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

32:35 Booking

Booking Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

32:17

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

32:17

James Poole (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:47

Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

28:00

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:57

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).

17:31

Attempt missed. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

15:06

Attempt saved. Luke James (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

12:49

Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

8:44

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

8:44

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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