Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Charlton Athletic 0.
Scunthorpe moved two points clear at the top of League One following a goalless draw with Charlton at Glanford Park.
Following a quiet opening, Iron's leading scorer Josh Morris was not too far away with an effort that fizzed just wide, and minutes later he brought a low save out of Declan Rudd.
The Addicks finally created an opening just shy of the half-hour mark when Chris Solly's cross was met by a diving Fredrik Ulvestad, but the Norwegian's header spun narrowly wide.
After the break, Ademola Lookman should have done better when he ran at the retreating Scunthorpe backline only to shoot tamely off target when getting a sight of goal.
Kevin van Veen, a virtual spectator for 80 minutes, crashed a shot just wide for the hosts as he managed to get a toe to a loose ball in the box.
Charlton brought on substitute Jordan Botaka for the last seven minutes and he should have scored, but he thumped Lookman's cross well over.
Addicks defender Jason Pearce made a terrific block to deny Iron sub Hakeeb Adelakun, before Morris hit a shot straight at Rudd.
And right at the death, Johnnie Jackson struck a terrific free-kick, only to see the ball crash off Luke Daniels' left-hand post and go behind.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 5M Wallace
- 19HolmesSubstituted forAdelakunat 71'minutes
- 8DawsonSubstituted forMantomat 80'minutes
- 9MaddenSubstituted forSmallwoodat 71'minutes
- 10van Veen
- 2FoleySubstituted forBotakaat 83'minutes
- Chris Sarginson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Charlton Athletic 0.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jason Pearce.
Attempt blocked. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.
Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).
Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).
Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.
Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).
Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Morgan Fox.
Attempt blocked. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Jordan Botaka (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.
Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jordan Botaka replaces Kevin Foley.
Foul by Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United).
Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.