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Scunthorpe United 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Scunthorpe gave their League One play-off prospects a boost with victory over second-placed Bolton.

The Iron scored the vital goal in the 11th minute, when Josh Morris curled a free-kick to the back post and defender David Mirfin headed home.

Scunthorpe were good value for their victory, despite a late spell of visiting pressure.

They controlled much of the first period with Bolton's only sight at goal, six minutes before the break, hooked high and wide into the crowd by Conor Wilkinson.

The Iron were unlucky not to double their lead early in the second half when a low strike from Neal Bishop took a slight deflection before striking the foot of a post.

But they had goalkeeper Joe Anyon to thank for a first clean sheet in almost two months as he tipped over a powerful drive from James Henry, before later going down to his left to brilliantly keep out Max Clayton's downward header.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Anyon
  • 2Wiseman
  • 5M WallaceBooked at 80mins
  • 6Mirfin
  • 22Townsend
  • 30CrooksSubstituted forBishopat 45'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 8DawsonSubstituted forDaviesat 90+4'minutes
  • 26Ness
  • 11Morris
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forMantomat 86'minutes
  • 24Toney

Substitutes

  • 10van Veen
  • 12Bishop
  • 17Mantom
  • 19Holmes
  • 28Davies
  • 31Sutton
  • 35Watson

Bolton

Formation 3-5-2

  • 33Howard
  • 4Dervite
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 22Morais
  • 8Spearing
  • 6VelaBooked at 33mins
  • 21PratleySubstituted forHenryat 63'minutes
  • 3Moxey
  • 45Le Fondre
  • 35WilkinsonSubstituted forClaytonat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Karacan
  • 12Long
  • 15Derik
  • 19Clayton
  • 24Henry
  • 25Wabara
  • 39Turner
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
6,149

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away13
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Craig Davies replaces Stephen Dawson.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by David Mirfin.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Dawson.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Paddy Madden.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by David Wheater.

  16. Booking

    Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

  18. Post update

    James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

  20. Post update

    Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd422610680453588
2Bolton422310963352879
3Fleetwood4220121058401872
4Bradford421818657391872
5Scunthorpe4220101271512070
6Millwall421813115950967
7Southend4218121264501466
8Bristol Rovers421712136159263
9Rochdale421710156660661
10Oxford Utd42179165851760
11Peterborough421610165755258
12MK Dons421413155452255
13Wimbledon421315145252054
14Walsall411315134851-354
15Northampton42149195966-751
16Charlton421117145151050
17Oldham421115162942-1348
18Bury421210205871-1346
19Shrewsbury421210204359-1646
20Gillingham421113185472-1846
21Port Vale411112184463-1945
22Swindon421110214360-1743
23Chesterfield42910233966-2737
24Coventry42811233462-2835
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