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Sky Bet League 1

Glanford Park (ATT 3,700) 3rd September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: N Miller

Scunthrpe Scunthorpe United vs Colchester United Colchester

Scunthrpe 1

B Grant (38, S/O 43)

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Colchester 1

S Gillespie (74)

Grant off as Iron are held

Last Updated: 03/09/11 6:26pm

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Grant: Netted and then saw red

Grant: Netted and then saw red

Bobby Grant went from hero to villain as Scunthorpe had to settle for a 1-1 home draw against Colchester.

Grant fired the home side in front in the 38th minute with his sixth goal in the last five games when he was credited with the final touch as Matt Heath made a hash of trying to clear a corner.

But five minutes later Grant was sent off for a second bookable offence by referee Nigel Miller, who showed eight yellow cards and one red.

Earlier Scunthorpe had started brightly as they searched for their first league win of the season with winger Andy Barcham twice going close. First he saw a shot crash back off a post, and then a fierce drive was turned over the top by keeper Mark Cousins.

Colchester equalised in the 74th minute when substitute Steve Gillespie capitalised on a mistake in the home defence to steer his shot past Josh Lillis.

Scunthorpe nearly snatched a winner in the closing minutes but Barcham was denied by a brilliant save from Cousins.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16