Scunthorpe United 4 Tranmere Rovers 2
Report of match 29th October 2011
Reporter Iron-Bru @ Glanford Park
Scunthorpe twice came from behind to beat Tranmere 4-2 and record only their second home league win of the season.
But it was a hugely disappointing afternoon for Tranmere who had striker Jose Baxter sent off as they crashed to their first defeat in six games.
Striker Mustafa Tiryaki twice put the visitors in front in a promising start to the game. He opened the scoring after five minutes following a mistake by goalkeeper Sam Slocombe, and netted again after 32 minutes with a terrific strike into the top corner from the edge of the box.
Scunthorpe's first equaliser came after 20 minutes with a header by centre-back Shane Duffy from a free-kick by Michael O'Connor.
They were level again before the interval with a terrific left-foot strike from Bobby Grant.
The game turned sour for Tranmere in the second half when Chris Dagnall converted after a long clearance from Slocombe had split the Tranmere defence.
The visitors were then reduced to 10 men after 62 minutes when Baxter was red-carded for a challenge on home skipper Sam Togwell.
Scunthorpe made sure of victory five minutes later when Grant netted the second goal of the game from the penalty spot, taking his season's tally to eight, after O'Connor had been brought down in the box by Ian Goodison.
|Competition: npower League One Kick Off: 15:00 Venue: Glanford Park Attendance: 4,282|
Grant 44, 67 (pen)
|4 - 2||Tranmere Rvs.
Tiryaki 4, 32
|-||Match ends, Scunthorpe United 4, Tranmere Rovers 2.|
|90||Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 4, Tranmere Rovers 2.|
|90||Robert Grant (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|82||Corner, Tranmere Rovers.|
|77||Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Nicholas Ajose replaces Garry Thompson.|
|71||Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Joss Labadie replaces David Buchanan.|
|71||Robbie Weir (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|68||Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Mark Duffy replaces Andy Barcham.|
|67||Goal! Scunthorpe United 4, Tranmere Rovers 2. Robert Grant (Scunthorpe United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.|
|63||Jose Baxter (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the red card for a bad foul.|
|59||Corner, Tranmere Rovers.|
|58||Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Zoumana Bakayogo replaces Adam McGurk.|
|52||Goal! Scunthorpe United 3, Tranmere Rovers 2. Chris Dagnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Slocombe.|
|-||Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 2, Tranmere Rovers 2.|
|45+0||First Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Tranmere Rovers 2.|
|45+0||Corner, Tranmere Rovers.|
|45||Corner, Tranmere Rovers.|
|44||Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Tranmere Rovers 2. Robert Grant (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Andy Barcham.|
|44||Oliver Norwood (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|41||Corner, Scunthorpe United.|
|38||Corner, Tranmere Rovers.|
|32||Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Tranmere Rovers 2. Mustafa Tiryaki (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.|
|22||Corner, Tranmere Rovers.|
|20||Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Tranmere Rovers 1. Shane Duffy (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael O'Connor with a cross.|
|13||Corner, Tranmere Rovers.|
|4||Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Mustafa Tiryaki (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.|
|-||First Half begins.|
|-||Lineups are announced and players are warming up.|