• Date: Sat 20 March 2010
  • Venue: Glanford Park
  • Ref: Taylor, A
  • Attendance: 5,153
Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe United

Thompson (32)

Woolford (65)

2 - 1

Scunthorpe United vs Plymouth Argyle

Team Lineups

Scunthorpe United

Joe Murphy
Marcus Williams, M
David Mirfin
Michael Raynes
Andrew Wright, A
Sam Togwell
Matt Sparrow
Grant McCann
Garry Thompson
Martyn Woolford
Paul Hayes (Jonathan Forte, 85)

Plymouth Argyle

David Stockdale
Reda Johnson
Richard Eckersley (Chris Barker, 21)
Karl Duguid
Carl Fletcher
Chris Clark (Joe Mason, 66)
Damien Johnson
Kari Arnason
Yannick Bolasie
Jamie Mackie
Bradley Wright-Phillips (Rory Fallon, 76)

Match Report
Scunthorpe United came from behind to secure a vital 2-1 victory against Plymouth Argyle that lifted them out of the bottom three. Goalkeeper David Stockdale, on loan from Fulham, kept the visitors in the game in the early stages with two good saves. He kept out a well-struck effort from Sam Togwell before turning away a shot from Grant McCann. But it was Plymouth that snatched the lead after 28 minutes when winger Yannick Bolasie got free on the left and fired in a low cross which striker Jamie Mackie turned in at the far post for his ninth goal of the season. But four minutes later Scunthorpe were back on level terms from a well-worked free-kick routine which saw Paul Hayes pull the ball back low into the middle for Garry Thompson to apply the finishing touch. The hard-working Thompson nearly struck again just before the interval when he got free inside the box only to be denied by another fine Stockdale save. Thompson wasted another good opening as Scunthorpe searched for the lead in a tense, scrappy affair. It was Plymouth who nearly went back in front on the hour with a cracking effort from Chris Clark that was kept out by keeper Joe Murphy. But five minutes later Scunthorpe made it 2-1 when winger Martyn Woolford cut in from the right to try his luck with a left-foot shot that took a deflection as it curled past Stockdale and into the far corner. Striker Paul Hayes then had a chance to make things safe for Scunthorpe but his close range effort was kept out by that man Stockdale. In the closing minutes Bolasie missed a great chance to grab an equaliser for Argyle when he miscued in front of goal, while at the other end substitute Jonathan Forte missed a couple of good chances for Scunthorpe.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

Yellow Card

Grant McCann is booked for timewasting.


Paul Hayes is being taken off, Jonathan Forte has come on in his place.

Yellow Card

Jamie Mackie is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Plymouth are replacing Bradley Wright-Phillips with Rory Fallon.

Yellow Card

Paul Hayes is booked for timewasting.


Chris Clark is replaced by Joe Mason.


Goal!! Scunthorpe have scored with Martyn Woolford putting it in the back of the net.

Yellow Card

Reda Johnson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Second half

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

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by A Taylor

Yellow Card

Martyn Woolford goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Goal!! Garry Thompson scores for Scunthorpe.


Goal!! Plymouth have scored with Jamie Mackie putting it in the back of the net.


Richard Eckersley is replaced by Chris Barker.


The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff

Scunthorpe face Plymouth at 3pm on Saturday, March 20th.