• Date: Sat 17 April 2010
  • Venue: Glanford Park
  • Ref: Russell, M
  • Attendance: 5,430
Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe United

Hooper (19)

Hooper (55)

Hooper (70)

3 - 0

Scunthorpe United vs Bristol City

Team Lineups

Scunthorpe United

Joe Murphy
Marcus Williams, M
Kenny Milne
Cliff Byrne
David Mirfin
Matt Sparrow
Grant McCann
Garry Thompson
Martyn Woolford
Paul Hayes
Gary Hooper (Sam Togwell, 74)

Bristol City

Stephen Henderson
Bradley Orr
Liam Fontaine
Louis Carey
Christian Ribeiro (Ivan Sproule, 46)
Lewin Nyatanga
Marvin Elliott
Paul Hartley (Patrick Agyemang, 82)
Cole Skuse
Nicky Maynard
Danny Haynes (David Clarkson, 73)

Match Report
Leading marksman Gary Hooper eased Scunthorpe's relegation worries with a terrific hat-trick as they beat Bristol City 3-0 at Glanford Park. It halted a run of three successive defeats for United who are now five points clear of the bottom three and it was the first defeat in seven games for City since Keith Millen took over as caretaker manager. The visitors started strongly and goalkeeper Joe Murphy twice came to the home side's rescue in the early stages to deny City the lead. He did well to block away a fierce effort from Danny Haynes who had pounced on a mistake by full-back Marcus Williams to get free in he box then he scrambled across his line to deny Haynes again, tipping away his glancing header that looked destined to squeeze just inside the far post. Scunthorpe capitalised on their custodian's good work when the prolific Hooper fired them in front after 18 minutes with his 14th goal of the season, forcing the ball home from close range at the second attempt. Hooper had the ball in the net again just a few minutes later, only to see his effort ruled out for offside. He was proving a real handful for the City defence and on the half hour set up a good chance for midfield man Martyn Woolford who rattled the bar with a left foot effort. The second goal that Scunthorpe needed came in the 55th minute and it was that man Hooper who struck again with a shot on the turn into the bottom far corner of the net after City had failed to deal with a free-kick in their box. It was nearly 3-0 when Paul Hayes found space just inside the box, but his shot was well blocked away by Stephen Henderson. Scunthorpe's third did arrive in the 70th minute when Hayes sent Hooper racing clear of a poor City defence as he rounded Henderson to complete his hat-trick.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.


Bristol City are replacing Paul Hartley with Patrick Agyemang.


Gary Hooper is replaced by Sam Togwell.


Bristol City are replacing Danny Haynes with David Clarkson.


Goal!! Scunthorpe have scored with Gary Hooper putting it in the back of the net.

Yellow Card

Lewin Nyatanga is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Goal!! Gary Hooper scores for Scunthorpe.


Christian Ribeiro is replaced by Ivan Sproule.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by M Russell


Goal!! Gary Hooper scores for Scunthorpe.


It's 3pm on Saturday, April 17th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Scunthorpe face Bristol City at 3pm on Saturday, April 17th.