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Scunthorpe United 5-0 Gillingham

Josh Morris
Josh Morris scored twice in Scunthorpe's convincing win over Gillingham

Scunthorpe continued their storming start to the League One season with a comprehensive 5-0 thrashing of previously unbeaten Gillingham.

Most of the damage was done in the first half as they swept into a 3-0 lead.

Gillingham never recovered from a fifth-minute blooper by goalkeeper Stuart Nelson which gifted the home side the lead. He should have collected a speculative 25-yard shot from Kevin van Veen but allowed it to slip through his grasp and into the net.

In-form Scunthorpe made it 2-0 from the penalty spot in the 20th minute when Josh Morris converted confidently after he himself had been brought down just inside the box.

There was no stopping Scunthorpe and on the stroke of half-time they made it 3-0 when full-back Jordan Clarke popped up at the far post to head home an inswinging right-wing corner from Morris.

Gillingham's misery continued in the second half when another mistake by Nelson on 59 minutes allowed a long-range shot from Morris to squeeze past him to make it 4-0.

The visitors were denied even a consolation goal late on when an angled drive from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas was turned away at full stretch by Luke Daniels.

Instead, it was Scunthorpe, now second in the table, who made it 5-0 in the 83rd minute when striker Tom Hopper converted a low cross into the box from Hakeeb Adelakun.

It should have been 6-0 but substitute Scott Laird's tame stoppage-time penalty was easily saved by Nelson after Conor Townsend had been brought down in the box.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 5Wallace
  • 6Mirfin
  • 22Townsend
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forAdelakunat 32'minutes
  • 8Dawson
  • 12Bishop
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forLairdat 85'minutes
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forWoottonat 73'minutes
  • 14Hopper

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 3Laird
  • 4King
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 20Goode
  • 29Wootton

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 18Pask
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Oshilaja
  • 12Konchesky
  • 44Wright
  • 33Byrne
  • 16OsadebeSubstituted forOldakerat 75'minutes
  • 11KnottSubstituted forListat 65'minutes
  • 50Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 9DonnellyBooked at 64minsSubstituted forMcDonaldat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 10McDonald
  • 13Hadler
  • 20Oldaker
  • 21List
  • 22Dickenson
  • 23Dack
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,718

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 5, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 5, Gillingham 0.

Penalty saved! Scott Laird (Scunthorpe United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Penalty Scunthorpe United. Stephen Dawson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Elliott List (Gillingham) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Scott Laird replaces Josh Morris.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

Attempt saved. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 5, Gillingham 0. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hakeeb Adelakun.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Darren Oldaker replaces Emmanuel Osadebe.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Kevin van Veen.

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Billy Knott.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Cody McDonald replaces Rory Donnelly.

Booking

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham).

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

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 4, Gillingham 0. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Neal Bishop.

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Josh Wright.

Attempt blocked. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Billy Knott (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt blocked. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Knott (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 3, Gillingham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Gillingham 0.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 3, Gillingham 0. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Josh Morris with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton440073412
2Scunthorpe4310124810
3Bradford431062410
4Chesterfield42117437
5Charlton42116427
6Port Vale42113127
7MK Dons42115417
8Millwall42118807
9Swindon42114407
10Gillingham421168-27
11Peterborough42029636
12Fleetwood41216515
13Oldham412113-25
14Bury41123304
15Northampton40402204
16Southend411256-14
17Walsall411245-14
18Bristol Rovers411257-24
19Oxford Utd411246-24
20Shrewsbury411225-34
21Coventry402214-32
22Rochdale401336-31
23Wimbledon401337-41
24Sheff Utd401327-51
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