Accrington climbed out of the League Two relegation zone and stretched their unbeaten league run to six games with a comfortable win at Scunthorpe.

George Bowerman opened the scoring for the visitors with an excellent angled shot into the far corner of the net.

Bowerman turned provider 10 minutes later when his left-wing cross was headed home by Kayode Odejayi.

On-loan debutant Reuben Noble-Lazarus came closest for Scunthorpe when his long-range effort rattled the post.

The win means Accrington move above second-from-bottom Torquay on goal difference.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United boss Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was a very slow tempo to the game, we never got into it and were not at the races during the first half and the fans know that.

"I know that too and was very disappointed with some of the players out there today.

"We needed some service and the fact that we had two crosses in the first half, when we had chances to actually cross the ball but didn't, was frustrating.

"I can't hide it and I won't hide it - we are bitterly disappointed with individuals. I have said some things to them in the dressing room and I'll maintain that's where it's going to stay."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Scunthorpe United

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 26 Byrne
  • 03 Dawson
  • 19 Collins Booked
  • 15 Waterfall
  • 06 Canavan
  • 24 Syers (Hawkridge - 45' )
  • 04 McAllister Booked
  • 29 Winnall
  • 08 Burton (Iwelumo - 63' )
  • 10 Esajas (Noble-Lazarus - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 09 Iwelumo
  • 13 Severn
  • 14 Hawkridge
  • 16 Adelakun
  • 27 Noble-Lazarus
  • 28 Spencer

Accrington Stanley

  • 26 Bettinelli Booked
  • 16 Hunt Booked
  • 27 Naylor
  • 04 Joyce
  • 05 Aldred
  • 06 Winnard
  • 15 Mingoia
  • 02 Murphy
  • 24 Odejayi (Gray - 88' )
  • 44 Bowerman (Webber - 72' )
  • 11 Naismith

Substitutes

  • 01 Dunbavin
  • 03 Liddle
  • 09 Webber
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 17 Gray
  • 20 Windass
  • 23 Mahoney
Ref: Richard Clark
Att: 3,255

Match Stats

Shots

9 12

On target

3 7

Corners

1 7

Fouls

13 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

90:00 +4:57 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

89:00

Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:55

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

87:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces Kayode Odejayi.

84:58

Attempt blocked. Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

84:14

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

83:53

Attempt saved. Chris Iwelumo (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

80:19

Attempt saved. Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

79:39

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:39

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

79:03

Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:03

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

78:15 Booking

Booking Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

76:13 Booking

Booking Marcus Bettinelli (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

75:02

Chris Iwelumo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:02

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

71:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Danny Webber replaces George Bowerman.

71:26

Attempt missed. Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

69:31

Foul by Chris Iwelumo (Scunthorpe United).

69:31

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:38

Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:37

Attempt blocked. Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

63:46

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Andy Dawson.

62:54 Substitution

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

62:35

Attempt missed. Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

60:15

Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:15

Foul by Andy Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

58:09 Booking

Booking Michael Collins (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

58:00

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:55

Foul by Michael Collins (Scunthorpe United).

56:58 Booking

Booking Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

56:52

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:52

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

55:25

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

55:25

Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:57

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

54:39

Attempt saved. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

54:26

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:26

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

53:04

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

53:04

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

52:39

Attempt saved. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

51:39

(Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:39

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

50:33

Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Scunthorpe United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

47:54

Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

47:17

Attempt missed. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

45:39

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

45:39

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

45:00

Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Terry Hawkridge replaces David Syers.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Reuben Noble-Lazarus replaces Etienne Esajas.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

45:00 +0:49

Foul by Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley).

45:00 +0:49

Andy Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44:30

Attempt saved. George Bowerman (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

43:01

Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:01

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

40:47

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

38:11

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Andy Dawson.

35:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Accrington Stanley 2. Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Naylor with a cross.

33:17

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

30:33

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

30:33

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

28:17

Attempt missed. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

26:24

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

25:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Accrington Stanley 1. George Bowerman (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

24:00

Lee Naylor (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:57

Foul by David Syers (Scunthorpe United).

22:39

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

22:39

David Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:28

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:28

Foul by Etienne Esajas (Scunthorpe United).

20:25

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:25

Foul by David Syers (Scunthorpe United).

19:17

Attempt missed. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

17:57

Attempt saved. Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

13:11

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

12:41

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:41

Foul by Clifford Byrne (Scunthorpe United).

11:01

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

11:01

David Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:25

Attempt missed. Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

3:33

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Andy Dawson.

2:53

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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