The FA Cup - First Round
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Scunthorpe United 2-1 Burton Albion

Scunthorpe booked their place in the second round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 success over League One rivals Burton.

James Perch and Lee Novak struck during a first half of few chances to give the hosts a 2-0 lead and - though Liam Boyce pulled one back for the Brewers with 11 minutes to play - the Iron held on for victory.

Both Scunthorpe goals came via defensive mistakes by the visitors.

Goalkeeper Bradley Collins seemed to be wrong-footed by a curling George Thomas free-kick in the 16th minute and, when he could only get one hand on the ball, Perch nodded his side in front.

They doubled their lead just after the half-hour mark when Novak seized on a poor defensive header by Damien McCrory and fired in his sixth goal of the campaign.

Burton were better after the break and only a smart double save by stopper Jak Alnwick - to keep out substitute David Templeton and then Boyce - kept the hosts in control.

Not to be denied, Boyes did drive the ball home from inside the penalty area with 11 minutes to play, but the Brewers - despite plenty of late pressure - could not force a replay.

Report supplied by the Press Association.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Alnwick
  • 2ClarkeSubstituted forHorsfieldat 45+1'minutes
  • 23McArdle
  • 21Burgess
  • 33Butroid
  • 49ColcloughSubstituted forDalesat 79'minutes
  • 14Perch
  • 7LundBooked at 90mins
  • 18ThomasSubstituted forWoottonat 76'minutes
  • 17Novak
  • 9Ugbo


  • 6Ojo
  • 8Horsfield
  • 10Humphrys
  • 12Dales
  • 15Lewis
  • 27Flatt
  • 29Wootton


Formation 4-3-3

  • 40Collins
  • 10Akins
  • 2Brayford
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 40mins
  • 14McCrorySubstituted forTempletonat 67'minutes
  • 4Allen
  • 23QuinnBooked at 90mins
  • 7Fraser
  • 8HeskethSubstituted forSordellat 60'minutesSubstituted forMillerat 81'minutes
  • 44Cole
  • 27BoyceBooked at 27mins


  • 3Buxton
  • 9Sbarra
  • 11Templeton
  • 16Myers-Harness
  • 17Sordell
  • 18Miller
  • 26Evtimov
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Match Stats

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    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Burton Albion 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Burton Albion 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by John Brayford (Burton Albion).

  4. Post update

    Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    David Templeton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Andy Dales (Scunthorpe United).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by John Brayford.

  8. Booking

    Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Booking

    Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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    Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United).

  13. Post update

    Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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    Foul by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Templeton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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    Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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    Foul by Ike Ugbo (Scunthorpe United).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by James Perch.

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    Attempt missed. Will Miller (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.