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Scunthorpe United 2-1 Port Vale

Scunthorpe's climb up the League Two table continued as they came from behind to beat Port Vale at the Sands Venue Stadium.

Goals from Kevin van Veen and Kgosi Ntlhe earned the Iron their victory, after Jake Taylor had put the Valiants ahead with half an hour gone.

Abo Eisa hit the post and Matthew Lund was inches away from capitalising on a mistake by Cristian Montano as Scunthorpe started brightly, but Taylor stroked the ball home from David Worrall's low centre to give the visitors the lead.

The home side's equaliser came eight minutes later when centre-back Harrison McGahey charged forward and squared for Van Veen to finish from close range.

Within six minutes of the restart, Ntlhe bundled the ball in at the far post after Vale keeper Scott Brown was unable to push clear an inswinging corner.

Having dominated play after their equaliser, the margin of the Iron's victory could have been more emphatic had it not been for some good work by Brown.

Twice he denied Eisa, including a brilliant one-handed stop following a shot through a crowded penalty area, and he also reacted well to keep out a flicked header from Lee Novak.

Victory for Scunthorpe though was marred by a red card for Lund and Port Vale's Worrall following an altercation after the final whistle, as the players left the field.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 25Eastwood
  • 2Clarke
  • 26McGahey
  • 23McArdle
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 20GillieadBooked at 57mins
  • 14Perch
  • 4LundBooked at 90mins
  • 30EisaSubstituted forDalesat 90+1'minutes
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forButlerat 90+3'minutes
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 1Watson
  • 6Butler
  • 12Dales
  • 29Miller
  • 32Bedeau
  • 33Proctor
  • 45McAtee

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 2GibbonsBooked at 31mins
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 11MontañoBooked at 45mins
  • 20BurgessSubstituted forCullenat 54'minutes
  • 4JoyceBooked at 44minsSubstituted forConlonat 69'minutes
  • 16Taylor
  • 19AmooSubstituted forBrowneat 79'minutes
  • 21Bennett
  • 7WorrallBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 10Conlon
  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Cullen
  • 17Browne
  • 18Evans
  • 28Brisley
  • 30Maddison
Referee:
James Oldham
Attendance:
3,391

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home14
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Port Vale 1.

Dismissal

David Worrall (Port Vale) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Dismissal

Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Port Vale 1.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andy Butler replaces Kevin van Veen.

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

Dangerous play by Mark Cullen (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andy Dales replaces Abobaker Eisa.

Kgosi Ntlhe (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Cullen (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Novak with a cross.

Attempt missed. Richie Bennett (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Worrall with a cross.

Attempt saved. Abobaker Eisa (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin van Veen.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Scott Brown.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Abobaker Eisa.

James Perch (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richie Bennett (Port Vale).

Offside, Scunthorpe United. Alex Gilliead tries a through ball, but Lee Novak is caught offside.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Tom Conlon (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Rhys Browne replaces David Amoo.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Scott Brown.

Attempt blocked. Abobaker Eisa (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rory McArdle with a headed pass.

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Port Vale).

Foul by James Perch (Scunthorpe United).

Tom Conlon (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Scott Brown.

Attempt missed. David Worrall (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Cullen.

Attempt saved. Abobaker Eisa (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Gilliead with a cross.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Leon Legge (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Port Vale. David Amoo tries a through ball, but Mark Cullen is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Conlon replaces Luke Joyce.

Attempt saved. Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Clarke.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by James Gibbons.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Scott Brown.

Attempt saved. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin van Veen with a cross.

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

goal

As It Stood

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1Swindon19113532221036
2Forest Green18104424131134
3Crewe18103532221033
4Exeter199642420433
5Northampton199462819931
6Cheltenham1786328151330
7Bradford179352517830
8Plymouth188552721629
9Port Vale197752525028
10Colchester187652317627
11Newport177641714327
12Salford196762328-525
13Cambridge196672319424
14Macclesfield185761720-322
15Mansfield195682626021
16Scunthorpe195682526-121
17Crawley195682531-621
18Leyton Orient195592634-820
19Grimsby165472022-219
20Oldham184771926-719
21Carlisle1954101931-1219
22Walsall1954101426-1219
23Stevenage182881221-914
24Morecambe1935111635-1914
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