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Scunthorpe United 3-1 Chesterfield

Ivan Toney
Ivan Toney headed Scunthorpe 2-0 ahead before half-time

Chesterfield have been relegated to League Two after a comfortable defeat by promotion hopefuls Scunthorpe.

The Spireites, who beat Port Vale to prevent their relegation from being confirmed on Friday, will join Coventry City in the fourth tier next season after a three-year stay in League One.

The Iron dominated the game from start to finish, controlling possession and territory to secure themselves a top-six finish.

They took the lead in the 21st minute via Paul McGinn's own goal. He headed into his own net after Josh Morris' corner had been flicked on at the near post by Neal Bishop.

Scunthorpe added a second goal eight minutes before the break, Ivan Toney leaping to beat goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann to Bishop's looping cross and nod home.

Devoid of attacking ideas and seemingly reluctant to push for a route back into the game, the second period followed pretty much the same, one-sided pattern.

And, though Stuckmann came to the away side's rescue when denying Paddy Madden and a cracking curler from Stephen Dawson, he could not keep out another clumsy goal when Toney bagged his second in the 73rd minute.

Tom Anderson headed in a consolation goal in stoppage time, but by then the Spireites' fate was sealed.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Anyon
  • 2WisemanBooked at 83mins
  • 5M Wallace
  • 6Mirfin
  • 22Townsend
  • 12Bishop
  • 8Dawson
  • 26NessSubstituted forMantomat 75'minutes
  • 11Morris
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forvan Veenat 69'minutes
  • 24ToneySubstituted forDaviesat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10van Veen
  • 15Toffolo
  • 17Mantom
  • 19Holmes
  • 28Davies
  • 31Sutton
  • 35Watson

Chesterfield

Formation 3-5-2

  • 38Stuckmann
  • 23Anderson
  • 4Hird
  • 27Maguire
  • 2McGinn
  • 7Gardner
  • 17Dimaio
  • 39RowleySubstituted forWakefieldat 85'minutes
  • 22SimonsSubstituted forMitchellat 34'minutes
  • 20Dennis
  • 15FaupalaSubstituted forJonesat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 8Martinez Cervera
  • 10Ebanks-Blake
  • 11Mitchell
  • 12Fulton
  • 28Grimshaw
  • 42Wakefield
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
4,636

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Chesterfield 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Chesterfield 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Scunthorpe United 3, Chesterfield 1. Tom Anderson (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dan Gardner following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by David Mirfin.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Charlie Wakefield replaces Joe Rowley.

  8. Post update

    Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Paul McGinn (Chesterfield).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Booking

    Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United).

  13. Post update

    Paul McGinn (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Craig Davies replaces Ivan Toney.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Jamie Ness.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Scunthorpe United 3, Chesterfield 0. Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin van Veen.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd442810686454194
2Bolton4323101063362779
3Fleetwood4422121061412078
4Scunthorpe4422101275522376
5Bradford441918758421675
6Millwall4419131262511170
7Southend4419121369521769
8Rochdale441910156960967
9Bristol Rovers441812146362166
10Oxford Utd44189176052863
11Peterborough441611175857159
12MK Dons441513165654258
13Walsall431416135052-258
14Wimbledon441317145252056
15Charlton441218145552354
16Northampton441410206070-1052
17Oldham441215173043-1351
18Gillingham441213195776-1949
19Shrewsbury441212204561-1648
20Bury431210215872-1446
21Port Vale431112204468-2445
22Swindon441111224361-1844
23Chesterfield44910254073-3337
24Coventry44812243565-3036
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