Fleetwood Town left it late as they struck two goals in 10 minutes to secure an impressive three points away at Scunthorpe United.

The visitors were ahead midway through the second half when Jamie Proctor hit home at the far post.

Minutes later they were two up when Gareth Evans superbly nodded home Steven Crainey's free kick.

Scunthorpe did come close to a consolation late on but Niall Canavan's header struck the woodwork.

Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We were just disappointing again in both boxes, in a nutshell. I asked for a response from Saturday and I think I got that.

Wilcox on Scunthorpe v Fleetwood

"I thought it was a good all-round performance tonight. I thought it was a cracking game. Both teams played some good football but we've just got to be better in both boxes.

"I've just said to the players in there, on Thursday at the training ground we'll be chucking balls in to both boxes and making first contact because that's what we have to improve on.

"You talk about stepping up a level but at the end of the day there's no way the ball's coming into the box as much as it did in League Two.

"It's coming in less times and tonight you wouldn't say it's come in there with great quality. So we're very disappointed with the two goals but really pleased with the attitude, application of the players, with a fully committed display. But obviously we need points on the board."

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We were very professional tonight and looked dangerous when we went forward.

"We told the players to be patient and not give anything away because we knew we would create chances.

"They were two fantastic goals for us and we saw the game out."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Scunthorpe United

  • 26 Olejnik
  • 18 Addison
  • 24 O'Neill Booked
  • 06 Canavan
  • 02 Nolan
  • 04 McAllister
  • 07 Sparrow
  • 12 Bishop (Myrie-Williams - 62' )
  • 14 Hawkridge
  • 09 Madden (Kee - 75' )
  • 10 Burton

Substitutes

  • 11 Myrie-Williams
  • 16 Adelakun
  • 19 Taylor
  • 21 Weaver
  • 27 Kee
  • 28 McSheffrey
  • 32 Llera

Fleetwood Town

  • 28 Maxwell
  • 14 Hogan
  • 02 McLaughlin
  • 25 Jordan
  • 33 Crainey
  • 07 Evans Booked (Murdoch - 81' )
  • 12 Morris
  • 18 Sarcevic
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 23 Ball (Cresswell - 87' )
  • 19 Proctor

Substitutes

  • 01 Davies
  • 04 Murdoch
  • 16 Cresswell
  • 17 Blair
  • 22 Hughes
  • 26 Davies
  • 29 Campbell
Ref: Andy Woolmer
Att: 2,773

Match Stats

Shots

9 12

On target

2 5

Corners

6 9

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

90:00 +6:12 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

90:00 +4:23

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

90:00 +1:45

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

90:00 +1:45

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:59

Miles Addison (Scunthorpe United) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box.

89:39

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Liam Hogan.

86:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ryan Cresswell replaces David Ball.

84:35

Foul by Billy Kee (Scunthorpe United).

84:35

Liam Hogan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:05

Billy Kee (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:05

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

83:21

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

82:28

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:28

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

81:52

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

81:52

Foul by Stephen Crainey (Fleetwood Town).

80:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Stewart Murdoch replaces Gareth Evans.

79:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Fleetwood Town 2. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Steven Schumacher with a cross.

79:00

Stephen Crainey (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:53

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

78:38

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

77:56 Booking

Booking Luke O'Neill (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

77:32

Foul by Luke O'Neill (Scunthorpe United).

77:32

Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:35

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Liam Hogan.

74:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Billy Kee replaces Paddy Madden.

74:30

Luke O'Neill (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:30

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

73:58

Attempt blocked. Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

73:33

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Stephen Crainey.

73:23

Attempt blocked. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

71:11

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:11

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

69:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Fleetwood Town 1. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Ball.

69:17

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United).

69:17

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

68:02

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

67:22

Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:22

Foul by Liam Hogan (Fleetwood Town).

61:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Neal Bishop because of an injury.

56:20

Attempt missed. Miles Addison (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

54:32 Booking

Booking Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

54:02

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:02

Foul by Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town).

52:20

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

51:49

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

51:34

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

51:24

Attempt blocked. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

48:56

Attempt missed. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

48:32

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

47:50

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Deon Burton.

47:23

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

45:00

Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

45:00 +0:01 Half time

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

42:43

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

40:09

Foul by Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United).

40:09

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

39:35

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

39:35

Liam Hogan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:39

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

33:52

Attempt saved. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

31:41

Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:41

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

30:53

Attempt saved. Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

29:44

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

26:36

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

25:56

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

24:37

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

23:13

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

20:55

Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:55

Foul by Liam Hogan (Fleetwood Town).

20:30

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

19:54

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

19:16

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Stephen Crainey.

16:19

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

16:19

Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:48

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

11:48

Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:10

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

11:10

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

8:35

Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:35

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

2:06

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Stephen Crainey.

1:56

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

0:04

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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