Scunthorpe United 2-0 Morecambe

Two goals from veteran striker Deon Burton gave Scunthorpe a comfortable win over Morecambe.

The 37-year-old opened the scoring when he tapped in Christian Ribeiro's low right-wing cross at the far post.

Burton then got his fourth goal of the season as he turned on the edge of the box and drilled a left-footed shot into the bottom corner.

David Syers and Burton could have extended the lead as Morecambe failed to create any clear cut chances.

The result saw Scunthorpe stretch their unbeaten run under caretaker boss Russ Wilcox to five games.

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Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Wilcox

Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

"For me it was our best 90 minutes for lots of reasons. The main reason is we always speak about managing periods and I've never seen a first 10 minutes like that before at Glanford Park.

"They had five corners in the first four minutes and 10 corners in the half. I've got to say we've put our heads on everything that come in our box today. They're a big side, a big strong powerful team and we wanted to start the game well.

"People will look at us now, teams will look and say we're in good form. I think today's game for me was a pressure game. Every game is a pressure game, but I looked at today and thought we needed to win this game."

Morecambe assistant manager Ken McKenna told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It was probably the best start we've had to any game this season. We had about seven corners, a possible shout for a penalty and we had them penned in.

"We just needed to score when we were on top.

"When they got on top, they took their chance. We worked hard enough but they just had a little bit too much quality."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield2111641439
2Oxford Utd2110831638
3Scunthorpe211074737
4Fleetwood211128735
5Burton211056335
6Newport20974834
7Southend211047734
8Rochdale211047234
9Morecambe22958-332
10Dag & Red21867330
11Cheltenham22796-230
12Exeter21858-229
13Wycombe21768127
14Hartlepool21768127
15Wimbledon20767-127
16Plymouth21759-626
17Accrington216510-623
18Bristol Rovers21579-322
19Mansfield21579-622
20Portsmouth21579-922
21York21498-421
22Torquay215610-1121
23Bury21489-420
24Northampton214611-1218
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