• Date: Sun 02 May 2010
  • Venue: Glanford Park
  • Ref: Graham, F
  • Attendance: 8,119
Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe United

Canavan (49)

Thompson (87)

2 - 2
Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest

Garner (17)

Boyd (43)

Scunthorpe United vs Nottingham Forest

Team Lineups

Scunthorpe United

Josh Lillis
Cliff Byrne
David Mirfin
Niall Canavan
Jim McNulty
Sam Togwell
Grant McCann
Garry Thompson
Martyn Woolford
Paul Hayes (Matt Sparrow, 81)
Gary Hooper (Jonathan Forte, 90)

Nottingham Forest

Paul Smith
James Perch
Luke Chambers
Kelvin Wilson
Joel Lynch
Paul Anderson (Garath McCleary, 78)
Lewis McGugan (Radoslaw Majewski, 90)
Guy Moussi
Joe Garner (Dele Adebola, 82)
David McGoldrick
George Boyd

Match Report
Nottingham Forest failed to go into the play-offs with a winning momentum after surrendering a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Scunthorpe United. Their away form has been a problem this term for and it was underlined again at Glanford Park as Scunthorpe battled back for a deserved point. Forest wrre much the better team in the opening half and could have had ther game wrapped up. David McGoldrick was denied in the opening minutes by a good save from Scunthorpe keeper Josh Lillis before Joe Garner picked his way easily through the home defence in the 16th minute to find the bottom corner of the net from 12-yards. George Boyd made it 2-0 after 41 minutes with an excellent finish from the edge of the box after a good passing move had again opened up the Scunthorpe defence. McGoldrick might have made it 3-0 when he blazed wide after a cross-cum-shot from full-back Joel Lynch had clipped the far post. Scunthorpe battled back early in the second half when teenage centre-back Niall Canavan forced the ball home from close-range after Forest had failed to clear from a corner. Striker Gary Hooper also had a shot cleared off the line from another corner before the visitors, who had made eight changes from the previous week, regained their composure. But they had an escape in the 76th minute when Hooper, needing a goal to have a share in this season's Championship golden boot award, flicked a close-range header against the bar, to be denied his 20th goal of the campaign. Scunthorpe finally salavaged a point when Garry Thompson rifled home a blistering drive from 25-yards into the top corner giving keeper Paul Smith no chance.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.


Gary Hooper is replaced by Jonathan Forte.


Lewis McGugan is replaced by Radoslaw Majewski.

Yellow Card

Matthew Sparrow goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Goal!! Scunthorpe have scored with Garry Thompson putting it in the back of the net.


Joe Garner is being taken off, Dele Adebola has come on in his place.


Paul Hayes is being taken off, Matthew Sparrow has come on in his place.


Paul Anderson is replaced by Garath McCleary.

Yellow Card

Grant McCann goes into the referee's book for timewasting.


Goal!! Niall Canavan scores for Scunthorpe.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 2.

Half time

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.


Goal!! Nottm Forest have scored with George Boyd putting it in the back of the net.


Goal!! Nottm Forest have scored with Joe Garner putting it in the back of the net.


It's 1pm on Sunday, May 2nd, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Scunthorpe face Nottm Forest at 1pm on Sunday, May 2nd.