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Southend 0-1 Scunthorpe: Match Report

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13 Sep 2013 22:01:11

Southend 0-1 Scunthorpe: Match Report

Southend 0-1 Scunthorpe: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


Iwelumo heads Iron to victory

Chris Iwelumo's second-half header ensured Scunthorpe beat Southend 1-0 to secure their first win since the opening day of the season.


The towering forward latched on to a terrible defensive header from Ben Coker to nod the ball into the back of the net from close range.


That was enough to condemn the Shrimpers to a fourth successive defeat and a second on the spin at Roots Hall.


Despite the scoreline, Southend started brightly with Freddy Eastwood and Ryan Leonard both firing over from long range before the latter headed a right-wing cross from Kevan Hurst straight at Scunthorpe goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.


Michael Timlin then fired inches wide from 20 yards and, after the break, Hurst went close from a similar distance.


But Iwelumo's goal, which came in the 64th minute, saw the Iron take control and they could have netted more in the closing stages.


Terry Hawkridge saw a deflected 20-yard shot fly inches wide of the left post before Sean McAllister's long-range effort was impressively saved by Southend 'keeper Daniel Bentley.



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