Stevenage 1 Scunthorpe United 2
Report of match 1st October 2011
Reporter Iron-Bru @ Broadhall Way
Scunthorpe recorded a second successive three points with this victory at Stevenage.
Eddie Nolan put the Iron ahead on the stroke of half-time before Michael O'Connor looked to have sealed the points late on. However, Boro hit back immediately through substitute Josh Walker to set up a tense finale.
Scunthorpe had the better of the first half and deservedly went in front. It was two minutes into stoppage time when Garry Thompson touched the ball neatly to Nolan and he crashed home an unstoppable shot from just outside the box.
Chris Day had been by far the busier of the two keepers. The Iron had twice gone close but Day came to the rescue as he saved from Shane Duffy and Oliver Norwood.
At the other end, Sam Johnstone saved well from Scott Laird's driven shot.
After the break the heat appeared to take its toll and chances dried up somewhat, although Mark Roberts went close for the hosts when he saw a crisp drive fizz just past the post.
The visitors effectively wrapped up victory in the first minute of stoppage time as O'Connor guided home a neat shot to make it 2-0, although Stevenage did have the last word as Walker pulled a goal back to set up a frantic finish.
|Competition: npower League One Kick Off: 15:00 Venue: Broadhall Way Attendance: 2,957|
|1 - 2||Scunthorpe U.
|-||Match ends, Stevenage 1, Scunthorpe United 2.|
|90+0||Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Scunthorpe United 2.|
|90+0||Lawrie Wilson (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|90+0||Josh Walker (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|90+0||Goal! Stevenage 1, Scunthorpe United 2. Josh Walker (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.|
|90+0||Goal! Stevenage 0, Scunthorpe United 2. Michael O'Connor (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner.|
|90+0||Substitution, Stevenage. Josh Walker replaces Stacy Long.|
|90||Ron Henry (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|88||Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andrew Wright replaces Chris Dagnall.|
|75||Substitution, Stevenage. Robin Shroot replaces Joel Byrom.|
|67||Substitution, Stevenage. Chris Beardsley replaces Ben May.|
|64||Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Nicholas Ajose replaces Robert Grant.|
|60||Corner, Scunthorpe United.|
|58||Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andy Barcham replaces Oliver Norwood.|
|52||Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|47||Joel Byrom (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|-||Second Half begins Stevenage 0, Scunthorpe United 1.|
|45+0||First Half ends, Stevenage 0, Scunthorpe United 1.|
|45+0||Goal! Stevenage 0, Scunthorpe United 1. Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Garry Thompson.|
|27||Damien Mozika (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|17||Jon Ashton (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|12||Corner, Scunthorpe United.|
|-||First Half begins.|
|-||Lineups are announced and players are warming up.|