League Two
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Scunthorpe United 0-4 Exeter City

Liam Sercombe

Exeter midfielder Liam Sercombe scored twice as Scunthorpe's six-match unbeaten league run came to an end.

The visitors went ahead against the run of play when Sercombe drilled home right-footed from the edge of the box.

Arron Davies scored a dipping long-range effort shortly after half time, then crossed for Sercombe to tuck a shot inside the far post as Exeter scored two goals as many minutes.

Substitute Sam Parkin wrapped up the win late on with an individual effort.

Exeter are now third in League Two, behind leaders Chesterfield on goal difference, while Scunthorpe are 13th.

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Scunthorpe manager Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Laws

"I thought we were second best in the first half, especially early in the game, and I thought we allowed them a lot of freedom.

"They came with a 3-5-2, which I didn't expect, and we had to adjust to it in our first 15 minutes. I thought that set the tone for the rest of the game.

"The first goal made it more difficult because they changed again to sit deeper, and we had to penetrate them and work even harder."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 26Byrne
  • 3Dawson
  • 4McAllisterBooked at 24minsSubstituted forAdelakunat 73'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 7SparrowSubstituted forHawkridgeat 53'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 24Syers
  • 28Spencer
  • 8Burton
  • 10EsajasSubstituted forWinnallat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 13Severn
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 23Wootton
  • 29Winnall

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 5Baldwin
  • 3WoodmanBooked at 87mins
  • 14DohertyBooked at 29minsSubstituted forGillat 69'minutes
  • 4Bennett
  • 6Coles
  • 22KeohaneSubstituted forGrimesat 69'minutes
  • 7Sercombe
  • 19O'FlynnBooked at 35mins
  • 10GowSubstituted forParkinat 73'minutes
  • 11Davies

Substitutes

  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 25Parkin
  • 26Tillson
  • 29Grimes
  • 30Pym
  • 32Wheeler
  • 35Gill
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,250

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Exeter City 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Exeter City 4.

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

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Exeter City 4. Sam Parkin (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Matthew Gill (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Booking

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United).

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

Attempt blocked. James Spencer (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

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

Attempt missed. Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

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

Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Sam Parkin replaces Alan Gow.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Sean McAllister.

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Arron Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matthew Gill replaces Tommy Doherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Grimes replaces Jimmy Keohane.

Clifford Byrne (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John O'Flynn (Exeter City).

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

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Arron Davies.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Pat Baldwin.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Pat Baldwin.

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield127231811723
2Rochdale127231812623
3Exeter127231813523
4Oxford Utd126422112922
5Fleetwood127142014622
6Morecambe126422015522
7Wycombe126241814420
8Mansfield125521511420
9Southend126241410420
10Newport125431814419
11Wimbledon125341413118
12Burton125341717018
13Scunthorpe114521312117
14Dag & Red124531717017
15Portsmouth124441919016
16Hartlepool124351414015
17Cheltenham123361524-912
18York113261317-411
19Plymouth12327815-711
20Bristol Rovers122461016-610
21Torquay122461321-810
22Bury122371316-39
23Northampton122371017-79
24Accrington12048719-124
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