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  • Date: Tue 23 March 2010
  • Venue: Glanford Park
  • Ref: Ilderton, E
  • Attendance: 4,995
Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe United

Hayes (15)

Thompson (25)

Togwell (44)

Thompson (64)

4 - 0

Scunthorpe United vs Peterborough United

Team Lineups

Scunthorpe United

Joe Murphy
Marcus Williams, M
Kenny Milne (Niall Canavan, 90)
David Mirfin
Andrew Wright, A
Sam Togwell
Matt Sparrow (Michael O'Connor, 75)
Grant McCann
Garry Thompson
Martyn Woolford (Donal McDermott, 53)
Paul Hayes

Peterborough United

Joe Lewis
Gaby Zakuani
Mark Little (Josh Simpson, 26)
Exodus Geohaghon
Charlie Lee
Lee Frecklington
Tommy Rowe
Chris Whelpdale
Sergio Raul Torres (Dominic Green, 61)
Craig Mackail-Smith
Reuben Reid (Jamie Day, Jamie, 46)

Match Report
Scunthorpe United eased their relegation worries with a second big home win in four days as they thrashed rock-bottom Peterborough United 4-0 at Glanford Park. It was their biggest home win of the season against a Posh side that is now looking doomed to the drop back to League One, Posh were torn apart at the back by a terrific attacking display by Scunthorpe in the first half in which they scored three times and might easily have doubled their tally. Scunthorpe opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a cracking effort. Matt Sparrow won possession in midfield and fed the ball through for striker Paul Hayes who raced into the box and rifled it like a bullet from a narrow angle into the top far corner of the net past a startled keeper Joe Lewis. They struck again ten minutes later when Hayes turned provider, sending Garry Thompson racing through to beat Lewis with a right-foot shot for his second goal in successive games. And Scunthorpe struck again on the stroke of half-time when skipper Sam Togwell tried his luck from 25 yards with a shot which flashed past Lewis and into the net off the foot of a post. Peterborough had mustered nothing in reply and it became a damage-limitation exercise for Jim Gannon's men. They did shape up better in the second half but it was Scunthorpe that struck again after 64 minutes when Thompson exchanged passes with Hayes before slotting home his second goal of the game past Lewis. He should have completed his hat-trick in the closing minutes but missed an easy near-post chance set up by substitute Donal McDermott. It was an easy win for Scunthorpe who had centre-back Kenny Milne making his first start for over 18 months after recovering from a knee injury. Posh were denied a consolation goal when striker Craig Mackail-Smith had a close-range header well-saved by goalkeeper Joe Murphy.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90
Substitution
 

Scunthorpe are replacing Kenny Milne with Niall Canavan.

75
Substitution
 

Matthew Sparrow is being taken off, Michael O'Connor has come on in his place.

64
Goal
 

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

61
Substitution
 

Sergio Raul Torres is replaced by Dominic Green.

58
Yellow Card
 

Sam Togwell is booked for unsporting behaviour.

53
Substitution
 

Scunthorpe are replacing Martyn Woolford with Donal McDermott.

46
Substitution
 

Peterborough are replacing Reuben Reid with Jamie Day.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 3 v 0.

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by E Ilderton

44
Goal
 

Goal!! Scunthorpe have scored with Sam Togwell putting it in the back of the net.

38
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Lee Frecklington.

26
Substitution
 

Peterborough are replacing Mark Little with Josh Simpson.

25
Goal
 

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

15
Goal
 

Goal!! Scunthorpe have scored with Paul Hayes putting it in the back of the net.

Kickoff
 

It's 7:45pm on Tuesday, March 23rd, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Scunthorpe face Peterborough at 7:45pm on Tuesday, March 23rd.