David Mirfin scored a late winner to earn Scunthorpe victory against Accrington, which moved the Iron level on points with leaders Chesterfield.

Lee Molyneux scored the opener for the hosts, sliding home George Bowerman's cross, before Peter Murphy's deflected shot beat Sam Slocombe.

Sam Winnall collected Paddy Madden's pass to fire home for 2-1.

Hakeeb Adelakun then rifled the ball into the far corner to level before by Mirfin headed home in the last minute.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was an amazing game, an amazing day really. Looking at the first-half performance you're thinking it's not going to be our day.

"There were a few choice words at half-time - constructive ones - but a few choice words and a couple of changes, and what a second-half performance.

"We just bombarded their goal in the second half, and that's exactly what we wanted to do. We knew how important the next goal was."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Accrington Stanley

  • 26 Bettinelli
  • 16 Hunt Booked
  • 19 Wilson
  • 02 Murphy Booked
  • 05 Aldred
  • 06 Winnard
  • 15 Mingoia
  • 04 Joyce
  • 44 Bowerman (Gray - 62' Booked )
  • 24 Odejayi (Webber - 87' )
  • 13 Molyneux (Hatfield - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Liddle
  • 07 McCartan
  • 09 Webber
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 17 Gray
  • 20 Windass
  • 25 Atkinson

Scunthorpe United

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 02 Ribeiro (Adelakun - 45' )
  • 18 Nolan
  • 04 McAllister
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 06 Canavan
  • 14 Hawkridge (McSheffrey - 45' )
  • 24 Syers
  • 27 Madden
  • 29 Winnall
  • 30 Williams

Substitutes

  • 07 Sparrow
  • 13 Severn
  • 15 Waterfall
  • 16 Adelakun
  • 19 Collins
  • 28 McSheffrey
  • 29 Hayes
Ref: Steve Martin
Att: 1,256

Match Stats

Shots

6 10

On target

4 4

Corners

5 11

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Scunthorpe United 3.

90:00 +2:55 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Scunthorpe United 3.

90:00 +2:25

Attempt missed. Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

90:00 +0:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Scunthorpe United 3. David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) from a free kick with a header to the top left corner.

89:43 Booking

Booking James Gray (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

89:34

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

89:34

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

88:47

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

88:47

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

88:13

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

87:44

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

86:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Danny Webber replaces Kayode Odejayi.

85:37

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

85:18

Attempt saved. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

82:47 Booking

Booking Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

82:38

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:38

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

81:04

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

79:38

Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

79:38

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:55

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

78:39

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

77:45

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

77:45

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

76:39

Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

75:37 Booking

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

75:24

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:24

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley).

72:26

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

70:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces Lee Molyneux.

68:11

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

68:11

James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

67:18

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

66:28

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

65:44

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United).

65:44

Laurence Wilson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

64:32

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

64:03

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Lee Molyneux.

62:30

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

62:04

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

61:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces George Bowerman.

60:19

Foul by Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United).

60:19

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

58:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Scunthorpe United 2. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

53:49

Foul by Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United).

53:49

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

52:36

Attempt missed. Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

49:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sean McAllister.

45:00

Second Half begins Accrington Stanley 2, Scunthorpe United 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Christian Ribeiro.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Gary McSheffrey replaces Terry Hawkridge.

45:00 +3:07 Half time

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

45:00 +2:32

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

44:22

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by David Mirfin.

42:00

Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:00

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

41:26

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

41:26

Foul by Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United).

37:29

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Lee Molyneux.

36:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Scunthorpe United 0. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Laurence Wilson.

33:31

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

33:31

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

32:47

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).

32:47

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

27:27

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Lee Molyneux.

25:18

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

19:47

Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:47

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

19:12

Foul by Laurence Wilson (Accrington Stanley).

19:12

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

18:35

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

18:35

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

17:53 Goal scored

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

11:49

Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:49

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United).

10:11

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

10:11

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United).

7:17

Attempt missed. Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

6:51

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

6:13

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

2:49

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

2:11

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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