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Scunthorpe United 1-0 Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green's fading play-off bid suffered another huge blow with defeat at mid-table Scunthorpe.

John McAtee bagged the only goal of the game to secure the Iron just their second league win in nine outings.

Rovers are frustratingly now nine points off the play-off pace after their eighth game without a win.

Both sides had chances in the first half but neither keeper was tested, but the Iron took the lead immediately after the restart.

McAtee fired into the bottom corner in the 46th minute to complete the double over Mark Cooper's stuttering side.

The forward could have doubled his tally but was well kept out by Lewis Thomas.

Match-winner McAtee was once again frustrated by Thomas after beating James Perch.

Centre-back Farrend Rawson squandered a great chance for a late leveller when he headed over from close range.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Watson
  • 23McArdle
  • 6ButlerBooked at 83mins
  • 32Bedeau
  • 15Lawrence-Gabriel
  • 14Perch
  • 45McAteeBooked at 17mins
  • 16Butroid
  • 20GillieadBooked at 72mins
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forMillerat 90+5'minutes
  • 30EisaBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 5Songo'o
  • 29Miller
  • 31Kelsey
  • 33Green
  • 34Beestin
  • 35Rowe
  • 43Liddle

Forest Green

  • 24Thomas
  • 6Rawson
  • 30Stokes
  • 20Kitching
  • 22Godwin-MalifeSubstituted forHallat 64'minutes
  • 7Winchester
  • 14Adams
  • 19McGinley
  • 18Dawson
  • 10CollinsSubstituted forMarchat 63'minutes
  • 11WilliamsBooked at 48minsSubstituted forAitchisonat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Stevens
  • 15Hall
  • 16Brown
  • 17Frear
  • 26Logan
  • 28March
  • 29Aitchison
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,706

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home1
Away11
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Liam Kitching (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jack Aitchison following a corner.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Jacob Bedeau.

Foul by Nathan McGinley (Forest Green Rovers).

Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Nathan McGinley tries a through ball, but Liam Kitching is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan McGinley.

Attempt missed. Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Nathan McGinley following a set piece situation.

Booking

Andy Butler (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh March (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Butler (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. John McAtee (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Liam Kitching (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

Kevin Dawson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abo Eisa (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Jack Aitchison (Forest Green Rovers).

Abo Eisa (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jack Aitchison (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt blocked. Josh March (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Robert Hall replaces Udoka Godwin-Malife.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Josh March replaces Aaron Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Jack Aitchison replaces George Williams.

Hand ball by Kevin Dawson (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt saved. James Perch (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abo Eisa.

Booking

Abo Eisa (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Liam Kitching (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abo Eisa (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. James Perch (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by John McAtee with a cross following a fast break.

Attempt saved. John McAtee (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abo Eisa.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon34206860372366
2Crewe34197862402264
3Exeter34189750381263
4Plymouth34188854371762
5Cheltenham331512648262257
6Colchester351413849351455
7Northampton341671149361355
8Port Vale35141384842655
9Bradford351312104237551
10Forest Green351210134140146
11Cambridge35129143844-645
12Crawley351014114746144
13Salford351111134546-144
14Walsall35128153748-1144
15Newport321110112928143
16Grimsby331011123943-441
17Scunthorpe34109154250-839
18Leyton Orient35912144554-939
19Oldham35814133954-1538
20Carlisle34812143552-1736
21Mansfield35811164654-835
22Morecambe35710183458-2431
23Macclesfield35715133242-1030
24Stevenage35313192347-2422
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