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Scunthorpe United 1-1 Walsall

Walsall came from behind to secure a draw against Scunthorpe but were left to rue a series of missed chances at Glanford Park.

Zeli Ismail levelled from the penalty spot in the 65th minute after being felled in the box by Matty Lund, cancelling out Lee Novak's well-struck effort from the edge of the box shortly after the break.

But, the Saddlers could have been out sight by half-time had they made the most of a series of gilt-edged opportunities.

Centre-back Jon Guthrie's volley rattled against the post early on before Morgan Ferrier squandered one of several good openings, miskicking from close range when well-placed to score.

Ferrier did test home goalkeeper Rory Watson after a clever turn before Andy Cook took too long on the ball as Walsall spurned another chance.

Those misses looked like they might prove costly when Novak drilled Scunthorpe in front three minutes after the restart.

However, when Lund was adjudged to have caught Ismail inside the penalty area, the Walsall winger stepped up to coolly find the top corner and earn his side a share of the spoils.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 13Watson
  • 2ClarkeBooked at 75minsSubstituted forMorrisat 78'minutes
  • 20Goode
  • 21Burgess
  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 14Perch
  • 7LundSubstituted forHorsfieldat 65'minutes
  • 10Humphrys
  • 18Thomas
  • 12DalesSubstituted forColcloughat 81'minutes
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 8Horsfield
  • 11Morris
  • 23McArdle
  • 24Olomola
  • 27Flatt
  • 33Butroid
  • 49Colclough

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 6Devlin
  • 27Fitzwater
  • 5GuthrieBooked at 67mins
  • 3LeahyBooked at 73mins
  • 10Ismail
  • 30OsbourneSubstituted forKinsellaat 69'minutes
  • 4DobsonBooked at 43mins
  • 11GinnellySubstituted forWilsonat 87'minutes
  • 9Cook
  • 16FerrierSubstituted forGordonat 90+5'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Morris
  • 13Dunn
  • 15Kinsella
  • 17Kouhyar
  • 19Candlin
  • 28Wilson
  • 29Gordon
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
4,331

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home19
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Walsall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Walsall 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Josh Gordon replaces Morgan Ferrier.

Attempt blocked. George Thomas (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Kane Wilson (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Kane Wilson (Walsall).

Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Liam Kinsella.

Attempt blocked. James Perch (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Kane Wilson replaces Josh Ginnelly because of an injury.

Delay in match Josh Ginnelly (Walsall) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. James Horsfield (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Walsall).

Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Morgan Ferrier (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Andy Cook (Walsall) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Ryan Colclough replaces Andy Dales.

Attempt blocked. Luke Leahy (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Josh Morris replaces Jordan Clarke.

Foul by James Perch (Scunthorpe United).

George Dobson (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Morgan Ferrier (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Josh Ginnelly (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by George Thomas.

Attempt blocked. Andy Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Josh Ginnelly (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Luke Leahy (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Stephen Humphrys (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Liam Kinsella.

Hand ball by Luke Leahy (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Liam Kinsella replaces Isaiah Osbourne.

goal

As It Stood

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2Doncaster22006246
3Peterborough22006246
4Gillingham22005146
5Portsmouth22003126
6Scunthorpe21103214
7Walsall21103214
8Sunderland21103214
9Wimbledon21101014
10Fleetwood21012113
11Charlton21013303
12Accrington210123-13
13Bradford210112-13
14Rochdale210135-23
15Southend201134-11
16Plymouth201123-11
17Blackpool201112-11
18Coventry201112-11
19Luton201112-11
20Wycombe201103-31
21Bristol Rovers200224-20
22Shrewsbury200213-20
23Burton200225-30
24Oxford Utd200206-60
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