Scunthorpe 4-2 Tranmere

Scunthorpe twice came from behind to see off 10-man Tranmere.

Mustafa Tiryaki put the visitors in front after a mistake by Iron keeper Sam Slocombe before Shane Duffy headed the hosts level.

Tiryaki netted his second with a fine strike from distance only for Bobby Grant to level with a powerful effort.

Chris Dagnall slotted the hosts in front before Jose Baxter saw red for Rovers for a bad challenge and Grant hit a penalty to round off the scoring.

Baxter, who extended his loan spell from Everton this week, was sent off for a foul on Iron skipper Sam Togwell.

The hosts' penalty, which Grant netted for his eighth goal of the season, was awarded after Michael O'Connor was brought down in the area by Ian Goodison.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Humberside:

Knill delighted with second half performance

"It was quite a tough time here last year and sometimes you can feel a little apprehension in the supporters especially when you go a goal down, you need strong characters to step forward and that's what we did second half.

"I'm sure at 2-1 we would have gone in to a chorus of boos, at 2-2 it's not too bad - there's a game still on and that helps.

"Then second half what we did is just say look play forward, put the ball in their half and let them defend and we did."

Tranmere manager Les Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside:

Rovers lacked control - Parry

"At the end of the game I went to the lads and said you've been fantastic.

"The only thing that disappointed me was the discipline. We were 4-2 down, we'd lost the game and the last thing I wanted was to get another player sent off.

"There's loads of positives to take from it, but we'll put it to bed and we'll kick on again."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Scunthorpe

  • 13 Slocombe
  • 03 Nolan
  • 15 Reid
  • 26 Duffy
  • 04 Togwell
  • 08 O'Connor
  • 11 Thompson (Ajose - 77' )
  • 14 Norwood Booked
  • 09 Dagnall
  • 17 Grant Booked
  • 21 Barcham (Duffy - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Wright
  • 05 Nelson
  • 16 Duffy
  • 18 Collins
  • 28 Ajose

Tranmere

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 05 Goodison
  • 12 Taylor
  • 16 Buchanan (Labadie - 71' )
  • 19 Raven
  • 08 Welsh
  • 10 Weir Booked
  • 09 Tyriaki
  • 14 McGurk (Bakayogo - 58' )
  • 17 Akins
  • 21 Baxter Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 03 Bakayogo
  • 15 Holmes
  • 04 Labadie
  • 11 Robinson
Ref: Robert Madley
Att: 4,282

Match Stats

Shots

9 16

On target

8 9

Corners

1 7

Fouls

12 17

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:04 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:17

Mark Duffy sends in a cross.

90:00 +1:27

Shot from 30 yards by Mustafa Tiryaki. Save made by Sam Slocombe.

89:57

Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.

89:57 Booking

Booking Bobby Grant is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

89:47

Bobby Grant challenges David Raven unfairly and gives away a free kick.

88:43

Effort on goal by Oliver Norwood from 30 yards. Blocked by John Welsh. Chris Dagnall challenges Ian Goodison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

87:26

Foul by Joss Labadie on Chris Dagnall, free kick awarded. Michael O'Connor takes the direct free kick.

86:14

Unfair challenge on Ian Goodison by Chris Dagnall results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

85:43

The ball is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo, comfortable save by Sam Slocombe.

85:08

Shot from outside the area by Shane Duffy misses to the left of the target.

82:36

The ball is crossed by Nick Ajose, save made by Owain Fon Williams.

82:15

Foul by John Welsh on Mark Duffy, free kick awarded. Michael O'Connor takes the free kick.

81:21

Inswinging corner taken by Joss Labadie from the left by-line played to the near post, Bobby Grant manages to make a clearance.

80:50

The ball is crossed by Bobby Grant.

77:07

Joss Labadie fouled by Michael O'Connor, the ref awards a free kick. Mustafa Tiryaki has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

77:00

Zoumana Bakayogo crosses the ball, clearance by Paul Reid.

76:25 Substitution

Substitution Nick Ajose replaces Garry Thompson.

73:42

The referee blows for offside against Bobby Grant. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

72:26

Mustafa Tiryaki gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Oliver Norwood. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.

70:36 Substitution

Substitution Joss Labadie on for David Buchanan.

70:36

Sam Togwell takes the free kick.

70:36 Booking

Booking Robbie Weir is shown a yellow card.

70:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oliver Norwood by Robbie Weir.

67:59 Substitution

Substitution Andy Barcham leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Duffy.

66:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Bobby Grant - Scunthorpe 4 - 2 Tranmere Penalty taken left-footed by Bobby Grant and scored. Scunthorpe 4-2 Tranmere.

66:04

Foul by Ian Goodison on Michael O'Connor, Penalty awarded.

65:36

Lucas Akins takes a shot from 30 yards. Oliver Norwood gets a block in.

64:29

Andy Barcham concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Weir. David Raven crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

63:22

Andy Barcham fouled by David Raven, the ref awards a free kick. Eddie Nolan takes the direct free kick.

62:49

Jose Baxter concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Togwell. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

62:49 Dismissal

Dismissal Red card for Jose Baxter.

61:07

Bobby Grant challenges Zoumana Bakayogo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

60:31

David Buchanan delivers the ball, clearance made by Paul Reid.

58:25

David Raven has a drilled shot. Blocked by Andy Barcham. Corner taken right-footed by John Welsh from the left by-line to the near post, Shane Duffy makes a clearance.

57:27 Substitution

Substitution Zoumana Bakayogo is brought on as a substitute for Adam McGurk.

57:04

Bobby Grant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ash Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

55:44

Unfair challenge on Eddie Nolan by Lucas Akins results in a free kick. Paul Reid takes the free kick.

55:28

Shot by Michael O'Connor from 30 yards. Comfortable save by Owain Fon Williams.

52:55

Chris Dagnall is caught offside. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

51:04

Sam Slocombe provided the assist for the goal.

51:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Dagnall - Scunthorpe 3 - 2 Tranmere Chris Dagnall fires in a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Scunthorpe 3-2 Tranmere.

50:02

Effort on goal by Jose Baxter from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

48:45

Shot by Andy Barcham. Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

46:55

The ball is swung over by Sam Togwell, Owain Fon Williams makes a comfortable save.

46:22

Unfair challenge on Eddie Nolan by Lucas Akins results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Reid.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:21 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:43

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by John Welsh from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Bobby Grant.

45:00 +0:09

Ash Taylor produces a drilled right-footed shot from 30 yards. Save by Sam Slocombe.

44:37

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by John Welsh from the right by-line to the near post, Eddie Nolan makes a clearance.

43:42

Assist on the goal came from Andy Barcham.

43:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Bobby Grant - Scunthorpe 2 - 2 Tranmere Bobby Grant gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 2-2 Tranmere.

43:03 Booking

Booking Booking for Oliver Norwood for unsporting behaviour.

42:24

Eddie Nolan fouled by Lucas Akins, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Slocombe takes the direct free kick.

42:09

The ball is crossed by David Buchanan, comfortable save by Sam Slocombe.

40:40

Corner taken right-footed by Michael O'Connor from the right by-line, save made by Owain Fon Williams.

40:23

Sam Togwell delivers the ball, clearance made by Ian Goodison.

39:34

Mustafa Tiryaki gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Reid. Paul Reid takes the direct free kick.

38:52

Shot from just outside the area by Robbie Weir goes over the bar.

37:24

Corner taken right-footed by John Welsh to the near post, Robbie Weir takes a shot. Blocked by Mustafa Tiryaki.

36:49

Effort on goal by Adam McGurk from 18 yards. Blocked by Sam Togwell.

33:22

Unfair challenge on Ash Taylor by Chris Dagnall results in a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

31:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Mustafa Tiryaki - Scunthorpe 1 - 2 Tranmere Mustafa Tiryaki gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-2 Tranmere.

30:48

Shot from 25 yards from Jose Baxter. Blocked by Paul Reid.

30:21

Chris Dagnall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Goodison. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.

28:38

Jose Baxter has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

27:35

David Raven fouled by Chris Dagnall, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Raven.

26:37

Jose Baxter delivers the ball.

25:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Garry Thompson by Adam McGurk. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Michael O'Connor.

24:47

Unfair challenge on Adam McGurk by Michael O'Connor results in a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.

23:16

Foul by Bobby Grant on Ian Goodison, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

21:52

John Welsh sends in a cross, clearance made by Shane Duffy. Corner taken right-footed by John Welsh from the left by-line, Sam Slocombe makes a save.

21:20

Lucas Akins produces a cross.

19:29

The assist for the goal came from Michael O'Connor.

19:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Shane Duffy - Scunthorpe 1 - 1 Tranmere Shane Duffy finds the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Scunthorpe 1-1 Tranmere.

17:57

Oliver Norwood has an effort at goal from 30 yards. Blocked by John Welsh. Unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by Robbie Weir results in a free kick. Michael O'Connor delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing,

17:00

The ball is delivered by Lucas Akins, save by Sam Slocombe.

15:20

Andy Barcham fouled by David Raven, the ref awards a free kick. Eddie Nolan restarts play with the free kick. The ball is crossed by Oliver Norwood, Andy Barcham takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

14:56

Jose Baxter takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Sam Slocombe.

13:30

John Welsh concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael O'Connor. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

13:07

The ball is sent over by Adam McGurk.

10:31

Long range shot by John Welsh goes wide right of the net. Corner taken by John Welsh from the left by-line to the near post, Michael O'Connor makes a clearance.

9:37

Unfair challenge on Shane Duffy by Jose Baxter results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shane Duffy.

7:37

Effort on goal by Robbie Weir from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

6:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Welsh on Bobby Grant. Michael O'Connor takes the direct free kick.

5:28

Centre by Eddie Nolan, save made by Owain Fon Williams.

3:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Mustafa Tiryaki - Scunthorpe 0 - 1 Tranmere Mustafa Tiryaki fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 0-1 Tranmere.

3:24

The ball is delivered by Adam McGurk, Eddie Nolan manages to make a clearance.

1:54

Robbie Weir handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael O'Connor.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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