Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Scunthorpe United 2.
Matt Lund netted a 78th-minute winner to give Scunthorpe victory at fellow strugglers Bristol Rovers.
The former Rovers loanee burst into the box to net with the aid of a deflection that sent his shot looping over the head of goalkeeper Jack Bonham.
Two minutes earlier Scunthorpe goalkeeper Jak Alnwick capped a superb display by diving to his right to keep out a Chris Lines penalty following a foul on Stefan Payne.
The visitors took a 15th-minute lead when Rovers switched off claiming offside as a chip was played into their box and Lee Novak shot home from close range.
The equaliser came during four minutes of first-half stoppage time, added for an injury to Scunthorpe's Ryan Colclough. Liam Sercombe drilled a right-footed shot past Alnwick from 15 yards following Tom Nichols' cross from the right.
Rovers hit the crossbar in the first half through a Kyle Bennett shot. Nichols and Bennett failed to beat Alnwick one-on-one and the Scunthorpe keeper made an outstanding diving save to deny Sercombe.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 5CraigSubstituted forRodmanat 84'minutes
- 15J ClarkeBooked at 63mins
- 23BennettSubstituted forMatthewsat 78'minutes
- 8O ClarkeSubstituted forJakubiakat 85'minutes
- 10NicholsBooked at 69mins
- 3Borthwick-JacksonBooked at 39mins
- 14PerchBooked at 86mins
- 7LundBooked at 74mins
- 49ColcloughSubstituted forWoottonat 37'minutes
- 9UgboSubstituted forBurgessat 85'minutes
- 17NovakBooked at 60mins
- 19Ben El-Mhanni
- Lee Collins
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Scunthorpe United 2.
Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Daniel Leadbitter.
Joe Martin (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United).
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Chris Lines.
Attempt blocked. Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Foul by Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers).
Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
James Perch (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Joe Partington (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by James Perch (Scunthorpe United).
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Cameron Burgess replaces Ike Ugbo.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Jakubiak replaces Ollie Clarke.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Rodman replaces Tony Craig.
Foul by Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers).
Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Joe Martin (Bristol Rovers).