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Scunthorpe United 2-0 Accrington Stanley

Scunthorpe maintained their impressive form with victory at home to Accrington.

First-half goals from Kyle Wootton and Kevin van Veen saw off an out-of-sorts Stanley.

The result means Scunthorpe have lost just once in their last eight games.

Funsi Ojo smacked a shot wide in the early stages before George Thomas saw his improvised effort tipped over the crossbar by Accrington goalkeeper Jonny Maxted.

The hosts then took the lead in the 13th minute when Wootton lashed a volley beyond the reach of Maxted.

Paul Smyth shot straight at Jak Alnwick at the other end before Stanley's top scorer Billy Kee was denied thanks to a last-gasp tackle from Harrison McGahey.

Substitute Van Veen, on as a replacement for the injured Lee Novak, made an instant impact when he curled a superb shot into the bottom corner just before the interval.

Sean McConville missed a glaring chance for Accrington just after the restart before a shot from substitute Luke Armstrong almost went in off a home defender but Scunthorpe held out.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 25Alnwick
  • 26McGahey
  • 23McArdle
  • 21BurgessBooked at 83mins
  • 4McMahon
  • 22Sutton
  • 6Ojo
  • 16Pearce
  • 18ThomasSubstituted forLewisat 81'minutes
  • 17NovakSubstituted forvan Veenat 39'minutesBooked at 54mins
  • 29WoottonBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 5Webster
  • 7Lund
  • 10van Veen
  • 15Lewis
  • 24Olomola
  • 27Flatt
  • 47Hammill

Accrington

  • 1Maxted
  • 2JohnsonSubstituted forArmstrongat 66'minutes
  • 3Hughes
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 4DonacienBooked at 51mins
  • 7Clark
  • 26BarlaserBooked at 68mins
  • 28ConneelySubstituted forBrownat 55'minutes
  • 11McConville
  • 38SmythSubstituted forZanzalaat 74'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 6Nolan
  • 8Brown
  • 9Zanzala
  • 18Rodgers
  • 30Evtimov
  • 33Gibson
  • 39Armstrong
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
4,824

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Accrington Stanley 0.

Attempt missed. Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Luke Armstrong (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Tony McMahon.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jon Maxted.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Clayton Lewis.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Booking

Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Armstrong (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Clayton Lewis replaces George Thomas.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Funso Ojo.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Offrande Zanzala replaces Paul Smyth.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

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

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Funso Ojo.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Attempt blocked. Luke Armstrong (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Luke Armstrong replaces Callum Johnson.

Attempt blocked. Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.

Attempt blocked. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Daniel Barlaser.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32208464273768
2Barnsley31188557273062
3Portsmouth31178651321959
4Sunderland291512250272357
5Charlton32167948331555
6Doncaster30148855391650
7Peterborough32131095044649
8Blackpool30121083327646
9Fleetwood32129114334945
10Wycombe321110114145-443
11Coventry32127133337-443
12Burton31118124139241
13Scunthorpe32117144056-1640
14Southend31123164038239
15Plymouth32107154053-1337
16Accrington2999112738-1136
17Walsall3198143449-1535
18Rochdale3297163863-2534
19Bristol Rovers3189143034-433
20Oxford Utd31712123847-933
21Gillingham3196164153-1233
22Shrewsbury31711133343-1032
23Bradford3295183652-1632
24Wimbledon3165202248-2623
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