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Sky Bet League 1

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

Scunthorpe Scunthorpe United vs Colchester United Colchester

Scunthorpe 1

B Grant (38, S/O 43)

ft

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 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40