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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.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Torquay United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by James Spencer (Scunthorpe United).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Dale Tonge (Torquay United).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Torquay United).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jayden Stockley (Torquay United).

  12. Post update

    Foul by James Spencer (Scunthorpe United).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United).

  15. Post update

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

  16. 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.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. James Spencer replaces Deon Burton.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Booking

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

  20. Post update

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

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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