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Scunthorpe United 4-1 Southend United

Scunthorpe eased their relegation fears as three goals in 10 second-half minutes earned them a 4-1 victory over fellow strugglers Southend.

The Shrimpers had made the best possible start by taking the lead in the third minute when Simon Cox chested down Sam Hart's ball into the penalty area before sliding his shot into the bottom far corner.

But after that, it all went wrong for Chris Powell's side - who are now without a win in nine games.

Scunthorpe equalised with 23 minutes gone - moments after Lee Novak and Rory McArdle had been denied from point-blank range with blocks on the line.

Full-back Tom Pearce appeared as surprised as anyone to see his deep cross from out on the left touchline fly over keeper Nathan Bishop and nestle into the far corner.

Following an evenly-matched opening 45 minutes, Scunthorpe took command after the break.

They went in front in the 68th minute, when Tony McMahon met a right-wing corner and the ball looped into the back of the net, and five minutes later George Thomas gave his side some daylight when capitalising on a slip by Bishop to meet Novak's knockdown and flick the ball home.

James Perch provided the icing on the cake 12 minutes from time, racing into the box unmarked to meet McMahon's curling free-kick and plant a powerful header beyond Bishop to seal Scunthorpe's first win in five games.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 25Alnwick
  • 4McMahon
  • 23McArdle
  • 21Burgess
  • 16Pearce
  • 14Perch
  • 22SuttonSubstituted forLewisat 45'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 6Ojo
  • 18Thomas
  • 10van VeenBooked at 71mins
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 5Webster
  • 15Lewis
  • 24Olomola
  • 26McGahey
  • 27Flatt
  • 29Wootton
  • 47Hammill

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 24DemetriouBooked at 66minsSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 77'minutes
  • 23Moore
  • 6Turner
  • 26Lennon
  • 42Hart
  • 8Dieng
  • 4HyamSubstituted forWaboat 77'minutes
  • 18Mantom
  • 30BunnSubstituted forKightlyat 83'minutes
  • 10Cox

Substitutes

  • 7Kightly
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 15Kiernan
  • 16Yearwood
  • 22Smith
  • 29Wabo
  • 34Kelman
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,233

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 4, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 4, Southend United 1.

Attempt blocked. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Attempt blocked. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Tony McMahon (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Kightly (Southend United).

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

Foul by Harry Lennon (Southend United).

Foul by Tony McMahon (Scunthorpe United).

Norman Wabo (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Michael Kightly replaces Harry Bunn.

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

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 4, Southend United 1. James Perch (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tony McMahon following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Norman Wabo replaces Luke Hyam.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Stephen McLaughlin replaces Jason Demetriou.

Clayton Lewis (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Southend United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nathan Bishop.

Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Timothee Dieng (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 3, Southend United 1. George Thomas (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Novak.

Booking

Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Southend United 1. Tony McMahon (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Clayton Lewis following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Tony McMahon (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Hart (Southend United).

Booking

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Clayton Lewis (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Clayton Lewis (Scunthorpe United).

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Hand ball by Harry Bunn (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tony McMahon.

Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

Harry Bunn (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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5Charlton37199955371866
6Doncaster3615111061461556
7Peterborough371510125752555
8Blackpool371314103937253
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11Burton371211144544147
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13Wycombe371111154656-1044
14Accrington361111143849-1144
15Scunthorpe37128174662-1644
16Bristol Rovers361110153737043
17Gillingham37127184759-1243
18Southend37126194754-742
19Walsall37119174158-1742
20Shrewsbury37913154049-940
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