Two goals from veteran striker Deon Burton gave Scunthorpe a comfortable win over Morecambe.

The 37-year-old opened the scoring when he tapped in Christian Ribeiro's low right-wing cross at the far post.

Burton then got his fourth goal of the season as he turned on the edge of the box and drilled a left-footed shot into the bottom corner.

David Syers and Burton could have extended the lead as Morecambe failed to create any clear cut chances.

The result saw Scunthorpe stretch their unbeaten run under caretaker boss Russ Wilcox to five games.

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Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

"For me it was our best 90 minutes for lots of reasons. The main reason is we always speak about managing periods and I've never seen a first 10 minutes like that before at Glanford Park.

"They had five corners in the first four minutes and 10 corners in the half. I've got to say we've put our heads on everything that come in our box today. They're a big side, a big strong powerful team and we wanted to start the game well.

"People will look at us now, teams will look and say we're in good form. I think today's game for me was a pressure game. Every game is a pressure game, but I looked at today and thought we needed to win this game."

Morecambe assistant manager Ken McKenna told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It was probably the best start we've had to any game this season. We had about seven corners, a possible shout for a penalty and we had them penned in.

"We just needed to score when we were on top.

"When they got on top, they took their chance. We worked hard enough but they just had a little bit too much quality."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Scunthorpe United

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 18 Nolan
  • 04 McAllister (Boyce - 85' )
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 06 Canavan
  • 14 Hawkridge (Adelakun - 62' )
  • 24 Syers
  • 08 Burton
  • 29 Winnall (Godden - 77' )
  • 30 Williams Booked

Substitutes

  • 09 Iwelumo
  • 10 Esajas
  • 13 Severn
  • 15 Waterfall
  • 16 Adelakun
  • 17 Godden
  • 25 Boyce

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 22 Parrish
  • 03 Threlfall
  • 08 Wright
  • 05 Hughes
  • 15 McCready (Ellison - 55' )
  • 16 Drummond
  • 17 Fleming Booked (Kenyon - 79' )
  • 09 Sampson
  • 07 Redshaw
  • 27 Amond (Mwasile - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Kenyon
  • 10 Williams
  • 11 Ellison
  • 19 McGee
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 21 McGowan
  • 25 Arestidou
Ref: David Webb
Att: 3,510

Match Stats

Shots

15 9

On target

8 1

Corners

11 13

Fouls

12 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Morecambe 0.

90:00 +5:14 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Morecambe 0.

90:00 +4:22

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

90:00 +2:57

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90:00 +0:53

Attempt saved. Matthew Godden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

90:00 +0:24

Attempt missed. Andrew Wright (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

89:51

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Deon Burton.

88:00

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

88:00

Mark Hughes (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:45

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Robbie Threlfall.

87:26

Attempt saved. Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

87:00

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joe Mwasile.

86:31

Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:31

Foul by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

84:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andrew Boyce replaces Sean McAllister.

84:18

Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

82:41

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

82:41

Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:05

Attempt saved. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

81:06

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Robbie Threlfall.

80:25

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

80:25

Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:50

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

79:31

Attempt saved. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) header from very close range is saved in the top left corner.

78:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Andrew Fleming.

77:06

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

76:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Matthew Godden replaces Sam Winnall.

72:47

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:47

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

72:11

Attempt saved. Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

71:06

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Robbie Threlfall.

70:29

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

70:13

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Barry Roche.

69:51

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

68:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Joe Mwasile replaces Padraig Amond.

67:28 Booking

Booking Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

67:17

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

67:17

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

63:22 Booking

Booking Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

63:10

Foul by Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United).

63:10

Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:21

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

62:21

Jack Sampson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Terry Hawkridge.

58:20

Foul by David Syers (Scunthorpe United).

58:20

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Chris McCready.

53:38

Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

49:48

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

49:48

Jack Sampson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:00

Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:58

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

45:00

Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 2, Morecambe 0.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Morecambe 0.

45:00 +0:14

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

45:00 +0:01

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by David Mirfin.

44:45

Attempt blocked. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

43:44

Attempt missed. Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

40:06

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

40:06

Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:14

Attempt missed. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

35:40

Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:40

Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).

34:55

Attempt missed. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

32:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Morecambe 0. Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge.

31:14

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

29:55

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

28:47

Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

28:47

(Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:31

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

28:16

Attempt saved. Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

25:50

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

25:16

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

25:16

Jack Sampson (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

23:29

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

23:29

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

19:19

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Robbie Threlfall.

16:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Morecambe 0. Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christian Ribeiro.

12:09

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Stewart Drummond.

11:15

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

11:04

Attempt blocked. Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

10:38

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

10:26

Attempt blocked. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

9:55

Foul by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

9:55

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:06

Chris McCready (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:06

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

8:42

Attempt missed. Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

7:25

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

6:52

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

4:51

Foul by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

4:51

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

4:11

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

3:52

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

3:34

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

3:18

Attempt blocked. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

2:43

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

2:03

Padraig Amond (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:03

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United).

0:50

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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