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Scunthorpe United 3-1 Torquay United

Sam Winnall

Scunthorpe caretaker manager Russ Wilcox sealed his third win in three against struggling Torquay.

Sam Winnall scored his ninth of the season early on when he turned on the edge of the six-yard box to rifle home.

Torquay's Anthony O'Connor headed into his own net to double the Iron's lead before Hakeeb Adelakun struck a third.

The visitors found it difficult to trouble the home side but did manage a consolation when John Marquis' shot inched past goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.

The win sees Scunthorpe rise to fourth in the table, one point off top spot, whilst Torquay now lie bottom of League Two.

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Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Wilcox

Scunthorpe United caretaker manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was a hard-fought win, I thought we certainly weren't at our best. We looked a bit nervous, but whether it's playing at home again I'm not sure.

"The first five minutes it looked a bit edgy - we looked like the team that was struggling at the wrong end of the leagye.

"We had little spells, little pockets in the game where we did show some good quality but it was a really tough game.

"We shouldn't worry about anyone in this division. If we can produce performances and work as hard as we do then we can beat anyone in this league. "

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Ribeiro
  • 18Nolan
  • 4McAllisterSubstituted forCollinsat 55'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 24Syers
  • 8BurtonSubstituted forSpencerat 76'minutes
  • 29Winnall
  • 27Noble-LazarusSubstituted forAdelakunat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Iwelumo
  • 13Severn
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 19Collins
  • 28Spencer
  • 30Williams

Torquay

  • 13Rice
  • 2Tonge
  • 21CruiseBooked at 72mins
  • 36Mozika
  • 29O'Connor
  • 4Downes
  • 20Craig
  • 7Mansell
  • 26BenyonSubstituted forStockleyat 64'minutes
  • 16Marquis
  • 12Chapell

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 5Pearce
  • 9Hawley
  • 10Bodin
  • 17McCourt
  • 19Stockley
  • 31Sullivan
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
3,358

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Torquay United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Torquay United 1.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

Foul by James Spencer (Scunthorpe United).

Damien Mozika (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Dale Tonge (Torquay United).

Attempt missed. James Spencer (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

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

Foul by John Marquis (Torquay United).

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Torquay United).

Foul by James Spencer (Scunthorpe United).

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United).

Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 3, Torquay United 1. John Marquis (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathan Craig.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. James Spencer replaces Deon Burton.

Attempt missed. Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Thomas Cruise (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Cruise (Torquay United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

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

Foul by John Marquis (Torquay United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Martin Rice.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jayden Stockley replaces Elliot Benyon.

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

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 3, Torquay United 0. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Winnall.

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

Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Michael Collins replaces Sean McAllister.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Reuben Noble-Lazarus.

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

Foul by John Marquis (Torquay United).

Attempt saved. Nathan Craig (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United).

John Marquis (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1997330151534
2Chesterfield1896325141133
3Southend1910362517833
4Scunthorpe199642621533
5Rochdale1910362825333
6Burton1910362320333
7Fleetwood1910273224832
8Dag & Red198652823530
9Morecambe198562526-129
10Newport187742419528
11Exeter197572425-126
12Wimbledon197572324-126
13Hartlepool197482120125
14Cheltenham195862429-523
15Plymouth196581419-523
16Wycombe186482224-222
17Portsmouth185672530-521
18Mansfield195682126-521
19Accrington195591824-620
20Bury194782124-319
21York194782327-419
22Bristol Rovers194781620-419
23Northampton1945101524-917
24Torquay1936102033-1315
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