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Scunthorpe United 2-2 Crewe Alexandra

Crewe slipped out of the automatic promotion places in League Two after they were held to a draw at Scunthorpe.

After trailing to Jacob Bedeau's 15th-minute header for the hosts, goals from Daniel Powell and Chuma Anene turned the game on its head, only for Kevin van Veen to curl in an equaliser with 16 minutes to go.

Scunthorpe came close to going in front when van Veen chipped goalkeeper Will Jaaskelainen, only to see his effort headed off the line by Michael Nottingham.

However, from the resulting corner, Bedeau rose highest to head in at the far post.

Having been second best in the first half, Crewe improved after the break and levelled within 60 seconds of the restart when Powell cut inside and found the far corner.

Both teams had chances to add to the scoring, with Nottingham heading over the crossbar at one end and Abo Eisa denied by a fingertip save from Jaaskelainen at the other.

Crewe went in front in the 69th minute when Anene appeared to add the faintest of touches to a scuffed cross from Oliver Finney.

But Scunthorpe's response was quick and after working the ball onto his right foot, van Veen curled in his 13th goal of the campaign from 20 yards to secure the home side a point.

Crewe drop to fourth, a point behind Plymouth Argyle after the Pilgrims won at Stevenage.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Watson
  • 15Lawrence-Gabriel
  • 26McGahey
  • 32Bedeau
  • 28Brown
  • 20Gilliead
  • 14Perch
  • 4LundBooked at 61mins
  • 30Eisa
  • 45McAteeSubstituted forBeestinat 80'minutes
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forMillerat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Butler
  • 22Sutton
  • 29Miller
  • 34Beestin
  • 38O'Malley
  • 40Pugh
  • 41Collins

Crewe

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 2Ng
  • 28Nottingham
  • 15Hunt
  • 3Pickering
  • 16Lowery
  • 4Wintle
  • 14Finney
  • 7Powell
  • 17Anene
  • 11AinleySubstituted forGreenat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Jones
  • 10Kirk
  • 12Green
  • 13Richards
  • 19Dale
  • 21Offord
  • 22Sass-Davies
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,139

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Offside, Scunthorpe United. Matthew Lund tries a through ball, but George Miller is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Pickering.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. George Miller replaces Kevin van Veen.

Attempt missed. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Oliver Finney.

Attempt blocked. Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Powell.

Attempt saved. Alfie Beestin (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin van Veen.

Attempt blocked. Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Rory Watson.

Attempt saved. Chuma Anene (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Nottingham with a headed pass.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Matthew Lund.

Attempt missed. James Perch (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Abobaker Eisa.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Alfie Beestin replaces John McAtee.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Perry Ng.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Paul Green replaces Callum Ainley.

Foul by Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel (Scunthorpe United).

Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Chuma Anene (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum Ainley with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Crewe Alexandra 2. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Junior Brown.

Offside, Scunthorpe United. Abobaker Eisa tries a through ball, but Junior Brown is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by John McAtee.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Crewe Alexandra 2. Oliver Finney (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Pickering.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Will Jaaskelainen.

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Oliver Finney.

Offside, Scunthorpe United. John McAtee tries a through ball, but Abobaker Eisa is caught offside.

Hand ball by Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Abobaker Eisa.

Foul by James Perch (Scunthorpe United).

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Chuma Anene (Crewe Alexandra) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Tommy Lowery with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel.

Hand ball by Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Michael Nottingham (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Harry Pickering with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by James Perch (Scunthorpe United).

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John McAtee (Scunthorpe United).

Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon29175752312156
2Exeter28159438271154
3Plymouth27155745281750
4Crewe28147751351649
5Colchester291113538251346
6Northampton28137841311046
7Bradford29121073527846
8Cheltenham271111541221944
9Forest Green2912893427744
10Port Vale29101183536-141
11Newport269982624236
12Salford2999113640-436
13Walsall29106132939-1036
14Crawley29811103941-235
15Scunthorpe2989123942-333
16Cambridge2988133138-732
17Leyton Orient29710123646-1031
18Mansfield2979134045-530
19Grimsby2779112733-630
20Oldham29612112843-1530
21Carlisle2878132645-1929
22Macclesfield2871382831-328
23Morecambe2958162551-2623
24Stevenage29313132033-1322
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