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Scunthorpe United 0-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Russ Wilcox

Ten-man Scunthorpe's draw with Wycombe saw manager Russ Wilcox become the Football League's first manager to claim a 24-game unbeaten start.

Wilcox's record surpasses that set by Preston's William Suddell in 1889.

Max Kretzschmar should have put Wycombe ahead when he shot over from six yards.

Gary McSheffrey then struck wide for Scunthorpe and his cross hit the bar after the break before he limped off with a hamstring injury after the Iron had used all their substitutes.

The result means second-placed United remain two points behind League Two leaders Rochdale, who drew with Fleetwood.

In a game of few clear chances Scunthorpe were left frustrated by a resilient Wycombe side, who are battling to avoid relegation from League Two.

Steve Craig went close for the visitors with a header before Matt Ingram's double save denied Dave Syers from close range at the other end.

McSheffrey then went close for Scunthorpe from the edge of the area, after Kretzschmar's wayward attempt, and Eddie Nolan headed over for the hosts after half-time.

But, having made three changes, the Iron were forced into playing with 10 men when McSheffrey went off with 17 minutes remaining.

Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

Russ Wilcox

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Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Wilcox

"The fans should be really proud. Forget about the football side, let's speak about these players as people.

"I've got an amazing group in there and we're six games away from achieving what we set out to achieve.

"And I really do hope we do it, for the players mainly. This group is the best group I have ever worked with."

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Gareth Ainsworth

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Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth on Scunthorpe draw

"It was a deserved point, and that could well come in to our survival.

"All I can say is thank you to everyone who has stuck by me, because there's many a manager that has been changed in League Two.

"They're my squad and I can do it with this squad. It's brilliant to have them all fighting like that today and like I said I'm really pleased.

"We could have nicked three which would have been handy, but we'll have to get them next week against Dagenham."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 18Nolan
  • 30WilliamsSubstituted forHayesat 56'minutes
  • 4McAllisterSubstituted forSparrowat 62'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6CanavanBooked at 18mins
  • 14HawkridgeSubstituted forAdelakunat 66'minutes
  • 24Syers
  • 27Madden
  • 29Winnall
  • 28McSheffrey

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 7Sparrow
  • 13Severn
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 26Alabi
  • 39Hayes

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 23Arnold
  • 11Wood
  • 28Togwell
  • 33Rowe
  • 19Pierre
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 8Lewis
  • 20Craig
  • 4ScowenBooked at 42mins
  • 10BloomfieldBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 2McCoy
  • 7Morgan
  • 13Horlock
  • 15Jeffrey
  • 16Pittman
  • 18Kuffour
  • 27Styche
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
3,867

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

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

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Sam Wood.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nick Arnold.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

Attempt saved. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by David Mirfin.

Attempt missed. Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Delay in match Matt Ingram (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Foul by Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United).

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by David Mirfin.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Matthew Sparrow replaces Sean McAllister because of an injury.

Delay in match Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by David Mirfin.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Paul Hayes replaces Marcus Williams.

Attempt missed. Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale40228102574
2Scunthorpe40181842472
3Chesterfield40191382670
4Fleetwood40198131165
5Burton4017149565
6Southend401514111259
7Oxford Utd40151411859
8York40151411859
9Plymouth39151014055
10Dag & Red40131512154
11Cheltenham40121513-751
12Mansfield40121414-1050
13Hartlepool40131017049
14Accrington40121315-249
15Newport39121314-449
16Wimbledon40121216-648
17Morecambe40121216-1348
18Bury39101712247
19Exeter40121117-447
20Bristol Rovers39111315-746
21Portsmouth40101515-1645
22Wycombe40101317-943
23Northampton4091318-2140
24Torquay409922-2336
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