League Two
Scunthorpe1Hartlepool0

Scunthorpe United 1-0 Hartlepool United

Scunthorpe edged to victory to end Hartlepool's five-match winning run.

The visitors looked the most likely to make the breakthrough, but were denied on several occasions by Iron goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.

He stopped Christian Burgess's acrobatic header, before reacting well to efforts from Matthew Dolan and Jonathan Franks.

But the hosts snatched all three points when Sam Winnall capitalised on a defensive slip to fire home.

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Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Laws

Scunthorpe United boss Brian Laws speaks to BBC Radio Humberside:

"We had to find a way to win the game that was for sure. I've got to say it was tough going right from the outset.

"We found a way through and sometimes we have to be a little bit more direct and I thought that's where the goal came from.

"I think they're a decent side if you allow them to play and it showed when we did allow that freedom."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 26Byrne
  • 3Dawson
  • 14HawkridgeSubstituted forWaterfallat 85'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6CanavanBooked at 33mins
  • 24Syers
  • 4McAllister
  • 8BurtonSubstituted forIwelumoat 72'minutes
  • 28SpencerSubstituted forRibeiroat 45'minutes
  • 29Winnall

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 9Iwelumo
  • 10Esajas
  • 13Severn
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 23Wootton

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 35BurgessBooked at 58mins
  • 4Dolan
  • 2Austin
  • 6Baldwin
  • 7Franks
  • 8WaltonSubstituted forSweeneyat 85'minutes
  • 33JamesSubstituted forRodneyat 84'minutes
  • 10PooleSubstituted forWalkerat 65'minutes
  • 11Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 5Collins
  • 13Rafferty
  • 15Sweeney
  • 19Richards
  • 22Holden
  • 23Rodney
  • 38Walker
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,613

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Hartlepool United 0.
Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt missed. Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Clifford Byrne (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nialle Rodney (Hartlepool United).
Attempt missed. Nialle Rodney (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.
Attempt missed. Chris Iwelumo (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Waterfall replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Antony Sweeney replaces Simon Walton.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Nialle Rodney replaces Luke James.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.
Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).
Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Hartlepool United 0. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Chris Iwelumo replaces Deon Burton.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Christian Burgess.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Simon Walton.
Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).
Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces James Poole.
David Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Christian Burgess.
Attempt saved. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Scott Flinders.
Attempt saved. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.
Attempt saved. Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Niall Canavan.
Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box.
Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).
James Poole (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).
Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 0, Hartlepool United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Christian Ribeiro replaces James Spencer.

Half Time

First Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Hartlepool United 0.
Attempt missed. James Poole (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.
Attempt saved. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.
Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).
James Poole (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).
Attempt missed. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Luke James (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Oxford Utd147521126
2Rochdale14824526
3Fleetwood14815725
4Chesterfield14743725
5Exeter14734424
6Burton14734324
7Newport14653623
8Dag & Red14653323
9Scunthorpe13652323
10Morecambe14644122
11Mansfield14563321
12Wycombe13625320
13Southend14626120
14Hartlepool14536118
15Wimbledon14536-318
16Portsmouth13454017
17Cheltenham14446-616
18Plymouth14437-615
19Bury14347-213
20York13337-612
21Bristol Rovers14257-711
22Torquay14257-1011
23Northampton14248-810
24Accrington14248-1010
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