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Scunthorpe United 2-1 Barrow

Jordan Clarke headed home an injury-time winner as Scunthorpe snatched victory against managerless Barrow.

The full-back stole in at the back post to meet Abo Eisa's curling free-kick and looped his effort over the keeper and into the far corner of the net.

The goal was probably just about what the Iron deserved, after they had dictated most of the play, without being able to carve out much in the way of chances.

Eisa had given the hosts the lead in the 13th minute, firing in after a clever piece of play out wide by John McAtee.

The struggling Bluebirds - playing for the first time since parting company with boss David Dunn at the weekend - were behind for less than three minutes as Scott Quigley pounced to nod in an equaliser when the Iron failed to fully clear a corner.

Those frantic few moments suggested a high-scoring affair might be on the cards but, despite much huffing and puffing, clear-cut openings were hard to come by.

Defender Matthew Platt blasted Barrow's best chance over the bar two minutes into the second half, while Scunthorpe had threatened even less frequently until Clarke headed in late on.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 33Howard
  • 2ClarkeBooked at 31mins
  • 6Onariase
  • 4BedeauBooked at 81mins
  • 15Hippolyte
  • 8Gilliead
  • 22Beestin
  • 20SpenceSubstituted forCordnerat 90+3'minutes
  • 11Eisa
  • 45McAteeSubstituted forHallamat 76'minutes
  • 9LoftSubstituted forJarvisat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Watson
  • 14Green
  • 18Hallam
  • 19Jarvis
  • 25Rowe
  • 26Cordner
  • 30Pugh

Barrow

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Dixon
  • 11Kay
  • 6Hird
  • 5Platt
  • 19WilsonBooked at 33minsSubstituted forBeadlingat 60'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3Brough
  • 4Taylor
  • 25Biggins
  • 28Taylor
  • 20AngusSubstituted forJamesat 61'minutes
  • 9QuigleySubstituted forReidat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Gribbin
  • 12Lillis
  • 16Beadling
  • 18Zouma
  • 29Reid
  • 33James
Referee:
Will Finnie

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Barrow 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Barrow 1.

  3. Post update

    Jordan Hallam (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Chris Taylor (Barrow).

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Kay (Barrow) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Tyler Cordner replaces Lewis Spence.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Barrow 1. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Abo Eisa with a cross following a set piece situation.

  8. Booking

    Tom Beadling (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Myles Hippolyte (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Tom Beadling (Barrow).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Aaron Jarvis replaces Ryan Loft.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Taylor (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Scunthorpe United).

  14. Post update

    Luke James (Barrow) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Barrow. Jayden Reid replaces Scott Quigley.

  16. Post update

    Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Platt (Barrow).

  18. Booking

    Jacob Bedeau (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Bedeau (Scunthorpe United).

  20. Post update

    Luke James (Barrow) wins a free kick in the attacking half.