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Scunthorpe United 0-0 Fleetwood Town

Scunthorpe goalkeeper Sam Slocombe's brilliant second-half penalty save earned his side a draw in their top-of-the-table clash against Fleetwood.

Referee Scott Duncan pointed to the spot when Charlie Taylor went down just inside the box under a challenge from winger Terry Hawkridge.

But Slocombe rescued the hosts, brilliantly turning away the penalty from Steven Schumacher.

The point was enough to keep Scunthorpe at the top of League Two.

The Iron also stretched their unbeaten run to 12 games.

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Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Wilcox

"It was a difficult game, there were two good sides out there - I think Fleetwood was probably the best side we've played all season.

"I didn't think it'd be a 0-0, both teams at the moment are free-scoring - it was a really tight game, but I thought both teams deserved something.

"You have to give credit to the opposition - that's why they're a top team and they've just won four on the bounce."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 18Nolan
  • 30Williams
  • 24Syers
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 28McSheffreySubstituted forAdelakunat 64'minutes
  • 4McAllister
  • 39Hayes
  • 29WinnallSubstituted forMaddenat 76'minutes
  • 14Hawkridge

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 7Sparrow
  • 13Severn
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 19Collins
  • 27Madden

Fleetwood

  • 1DaviesBooked at 90mins
  • 15McLaughlin
  • 20Taylor
  • 13Goodall
  • 5Roberts
  • 6Pond
  • 4Murdoch
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forSarcevicat 64'minutes
  • 23Ball
  • 34MandronSubstituted forParkinat 67'minutes
  • 35MarrowSubstituted forBrownat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Evans
  • 9Parkin
  • 12Brown
  • 14Hogan
  • 16Cresswell
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 28Maxwell
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
3,005

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

Booking

Scott Davies (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United).
David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United).
Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Junior Brown (Fleetwood Town).
Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).
Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).
Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).
Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt blocked. Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Paddy Madden replaces Sam Winnall.
Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).
David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).
Attempt blocked. Junior Brown (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner.
Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United).
Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).
Attempt missed. Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jon Parkin replaces Mikael Mandron.
Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).
Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Gary McSheffrey.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Antoni Sarcevic replaces Steven Schumacher.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.
Penalty saved! Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.
Penalty Fleetwood Town. Charlie Taylor draws a foul in the penalty area.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe28131141450
2Chesterfield2713951748
3Fleetwood2715391348
4Rochdale2714581047
5Burton271377446
6Oxford Utd2612951545
7Southend2613671245
8Newport251087538
9Morecambe2810810-438
10Dag & Red279810035
11Wimbledon279810-135
12Plymouth279810-635
13Cheltenham278109-434
14Hartlepool279711-434
15York2871110-232
16Exeter269512-432
17Mansfield2871011-931
18Bristol Rovers267910-230
19Wycombe267811-429
20Accrington267811-729
21Portsmouth2761110-929
22Bury2661010-428
23Torquay276813-1426
24Northampton265714-1622
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