Scunthorpe goalkeeper Sam Slocombe's brilliant second-half penalty save earned his side a draw in their top-of-the-table clash against Fleetwood.

Referee Scott Duncan pointed to the spot when Charlie Taylor went down just inside the box under a challenge from winger Terry Hawkridge.

But Slocombe rescued the hosts, brilliantly turning away the penalty from Steven Schumacher.

The point was enough to keep Scunthorpe at the top of League Two.

The Iron also stretched their unbeaten run to 12 games.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Wilcox

"It was a difficult game, there were two good sides out there - I think Fleetwood was probably the best side we've played all season.

"I didn't think it'd be a 0-0, both teams at the moment are free-scoring - it was a really tight game, but I thought both teams deserved something.

"You have to give credit to the opposition - that's why they're a top team and they've just won four on the bounce."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Scunthorpe United

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 18 Nolan
  • 30 Williams
  • 24 Syers
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 06 Canavan
  • 28 McSheffrey (Adelakun - 64' )
  • 04 McAllister
  • 39 Hayes
  • 29 Winnall (Madden - 76' )
  • 14 Hawkridge

Substitutes

  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 07 Sparrow
  • 13 Severn
  • 15 Waterfall
  • 16 Adelakun
  • 19 Collins
  • 27 Madden

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies Booked
  • 15 McLaughlin
  • 20 Taylor
  • 13 Goodall
  • 05 Roberts
  • 06 Pond
  • 04 Murdoch
  • 08 Schumacher (Sarcevic - 64' )
  • 23 Ball
  • 34 Mandron (Parkin - 67' )
  • 35 Marrow (Brown - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Evans
  • 09 Parkin
  • 12 Brown
  • 14 Hogan
  • 16 Cresswell
  • 18 Sarcevic
  • 28 Maxwell
Ref: Scott Duncan
Att: 3,005

Match Stats

Shots

9 13

On target

5 4

Corners

4 8

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

90:00 +2:47 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

90:00 +2:11 Booking

Booking Scott Davies (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +1:33

Foul by Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United).

90:00 +1:33

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:26

Foul by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United).

89:26

Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:08

Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:08

Foul by Junior Brown (Fleetwood Town).

88:38

Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:38

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

88:26

Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:26

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

85:23

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

83:18

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

83:18

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81:53

Attempt blocked. Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

79:54

Attempt blocked. Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

77:31

Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:31

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

75:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Paddy Madden replaces Sam Winnall.

71:16

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

71:16

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

70:54

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

70:54

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

70:41

Attempt blocked. Junior Brown (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

70:16

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner.

69:00

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:54

Foul by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United).

68:29

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

68:29

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

67:14

Attempt missed. Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

66:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jon Parkin replaces Mikael Mandron.

65:38

Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).

65:38

Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Gary McSheffrey.

63:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Antoni Sarcevic replaces Steven Schumacher.

61:49

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

61:32

Penalty saved! Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

61:00

Penalty Fleetwood Town. Charlie Taylor draws a foul in the penalty area.

60:38

Penalty conceded by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) after a foul in the penalty area.

58:37

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

55:13

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

54:02

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

54:02

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:15

Foul by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United).

50:15

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:52

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

46:10

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

45:00

Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Junior Brown replaces Alex Marrow.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

45:00 +0:49

Attempt blocked. Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

44:29

Attempt missed. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

42:54

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

40:34

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

39:17

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

39:17

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

38:33

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

38:00

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

35:52

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Fleetwood Town).

35:52

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

35:02

Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:02

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

31:41

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

31:41

Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:47

Attempt saved. Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top right corner.

27:15

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

27:15

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town).

26:00

Attempt missed. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

24:20

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by David Mirfin.

24:02

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by David Mirfin.

22:34

Foul by Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United).

22:34

Alex Marrow (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:16

Attempt blocked. Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

20:01

Attempt missed. Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

19:10

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

16:45

Attempt missed. Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

14:39

Attempt missed. Mikael Mandron (Fleetwood Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

14:27

Attempt blocked. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

11:03

Foul by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United).

11:03

Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:55

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

9:55

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town).

9:16

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

8:56

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Scott Davies.

8:39

Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

7:25

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

6:33

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

4:55

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

4:55

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Fleetwood Town).

1:45

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:45

Foul by Alex Marrow (Fleetwood Town).

1:00

Attempt missed. Alex Marrow (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses the top left corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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