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Scunthorpe United 2-0 Morecambe

Deon Burton

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.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Ribeiro
  • 18Nolan
  • 4McAllisterSubstituted forBoyceat 85'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 14HawkridgeSubstituted forAdelakunat 62'minutes
  • 24Syers
  • 8Burton
  • 29WinnallSubstituted forGoddenat 77'minutes
  • 30WilliamsBooked at 64mins

Substitutes

  • 9Iwelumo
  • 10Esajas
  • 13Severn
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Godden
  • 25Boyce

Morecambe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Roche
  • 22Parrish
  • 3Threlfall
  • 8Wright
  • 5Hughes
  • 15McCreadySubstituted forEllisonat 55'minutes
  • 16Drummond
  • 17FlemingBooked at 68minsSubstituted forKenyonat 79'minutes
  • 9Sampson
  • 7Redshaw
  • 27AmondSubstituted forMwasileat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 10Williams
  • 11Ellison
  • 19McGee
  • 20Mwasile
  • 21McGowan
  • 25Arestidou
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,510

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away13
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Morecambe 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Morecambe 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Godden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Wright (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Deon Burton.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

  9. Post update

    Mark Hughes (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Robbie Threlfall.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joe Mwasile.

  13. Post update

    Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andrew Boyce replaces Sean McAllister.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

  18. Post update

    Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Robbie Threlfall.