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Bristol Rovers 1-2 Scunthorpe United

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.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Bonham
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 5CraigSubstituted forRodmanat 84'minutes
  • 15J ClarkeBooked at 63mins
  • 29Martin
  • 23BennettSubstituted forMatthewsat 78'minutes
  • 14Lines
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forJakubiakat 85'minutes
  • 7Sercombe
  • 10NicholsBooked at 69mins
  • 9Payne

Substitutes

  • 6Upson
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 21Smith
  • 22Partington
  • 26Matthews
  • 27Menayese
  • 33Rodman

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 25Alnwick
  • 3Borthwick-JacksonBooked at 39mins
  • 23McArdle
  • 20Goode
  • 14PerchBooked at 86mins
  • 12Dales
  • 7LundBooked at 74mins
  • 6Ojo
  • 49ColcloughSubstituted forWoottonat 37'minutes
  • 9UgboSubstituted forBurgessat 85'minutes
  • 17NovakBooked at 60mins

Substitutes

  • 8Horsfield
  • 15Lewis
  • 19Ben El-Mhanni
  • 21Burgess
  • 27Flatt
  • 29Wootton
  • 33Butroid
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
8,003

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Scunthorpe United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Scunthorpe United 2.

  3. Post update

    Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Daniel Leadbitter.

  6. Post update

    Joe Martin (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Chris Lines.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Booking

    James Perch (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Joe Partington (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by James Perch (Scunthorpe United).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Cameron Burgess replaces Ike Ugbo.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Jakubiak replaces Ollie Clarke.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Rodman replaces Tony Craig.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joe Martin (Bristol Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland17106133141936
3Barnsley17104331141734
4Peterborough18104434231134
5Luton1895432201232
6Charlton178452620628
7Blackpool177732016428
8Doncaster188462725228
9Coventry188462019128
10Accrington187742121028
11Walsall187561924-526
12Fleetwood186662419524
13Burton177372322124
14Southend187292224-223
15Wycombe185762425-122
16Shrewsbury185671922-321
17Scunthorpe185672838-1021
18Rochdale185582434-1020
19Gillingham1853102630-418
20Oxford Utd184682127-618
21Bristol Rovers184591516-117
22Plymouth1834111934-1513
23Wimbledon1832131228-1611
24Bradford1832131332-1911
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