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Broadhall Way (ATT 2,957) 1st October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Stroud

Stevenage Stevenage vs Scunthorpe United Scunthrpe

Stevenage 1

J Walker (90+3)

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Scunthrpe 2

E Nolan (45+2)
M O'Connor (90+2)

Iron hold strong for victory

Last Updated: 01/10/11 7:43pm

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O'Connor: Scored the Iron's second

O'Connor: Scored the Iron's second

Scunthorpe United prevailed 2-1 after a thrilling finish at Stevenage, where there were two injury-time goals.

Eddie Nolan put the Iron ahead on the stroke of half-time before Michael O'Connor looked to have sealed the points late on. However, Boro hit back immediately through substitute Josh Walker to set up a tense finale.

Scunthorpe had the better of the first half and deservedly went in front. It was two minutes into stoppage time when Garry Thompson touched the ball neatly to Nolan and he crashed home an unstoppable shot from just outside the box.

Chris Day had been by far the busier of the two keepers. The Iron had twice gone close but Day came to the rescue as he saved from Shane Duffy and Oliver Norwood.

At the other end, Sam Johnstone saved well from Scott Laird's driven shot.

After the break the heat appeared to take its toll and chances dried up somewhat, although Mark Roberts went close for the hosts when he saw a crisp drive fizz just past the post.

The visitors effectively wrapped up victory in the first minute of stoppage time as O'Connor guided home a neat shot to make it 2-0, although Stevenage did have the last word as Walker pulled a goal back to set up a frantic finish.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Fleetwood Town 27 37
10 Oldham Athletic 26 37
11 Peterborough United 27 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25