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Walsall 1-4 Scunthorpe: Match Report

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07 Nov 2012 00:01:32

Walsall 1-4 Scunthorpe: Match Report

Walsall 1-4 Scunthorpe: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


Laws enjoys first win since return

Scunthorpe manager Brian Laws saw his struggling team win their first game in nine, despite David Prutton being sent off, as they defeated Walsall 4-1.

The Iron were leading by two goals when Prutton was dismissed and they added two more goals in the second half against a young and injury-hit Walsall side, now themselves without a win in nine games.

The visitors took control from the start and went ahead in the 13th minute when a Mark Duffy corner was headed in at the far post by central defender Niall Canavan.

The visitors added a second on 30 minutes when Duffy tapped in after Hawley's shot had been blocked.

However, a minute from the half-time interval, Scunthorpe midfielder Prutton was red carded for a crunching tackle on Adam Chambers.

But, despite this, the visitors scored twice more in the second half, another Canavan header from a Duffy corner on 50 minutes before Leon Clarke added his 8th of the season, chipping keeper David Grof on 75 minutes.

Substitute Will Grigg grabbed a consolation goal for Walsall in the last minute as their fans sounded their frustration.


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