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Capital One Cup

Crown Ground (ATT 1,356) 9th August 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: O Langford

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs Scunthorpe United Scunthrpe


Scunthrpe 2

C Dagnall (pen 82)
A Barcham (90+3)

Stanley flattened by Iron duo

Last Updated: 09/08/11 10:46pm

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Dagnall: Netted a penalty

Dagnall: Netted a penalty

Late goals from Chris Dagnall and Andy Barcham earned Scunthorpe a 2-0 Carling Cup win over Accrington at the Crown Ground.

The Iron, beaten in the third round by Manchester United last season, had been frustrated by a dazzling display by Stanley goalkeeper Sean Murdoch before finally making the breakthrough with eight minutes left of the first-round clash.

Stanley defender Kern Miller brought down Barcham and Dagnall made no mistake from the spot. Barcham then added a second in injury time with a 25-yard drive.

Before that, it was the Murdoch show as he made fine stops from Dagnall, Barcham, Eddie Nolan and Mark Duffy.

A fantastic finger-tip save to keep out Garry Thompson's drilled free-kick from 18 yards was followed by another fine stop to thwart Paul Reid from 12 yards before Dagnall won it from the spot.

Accrington, defeated in the League Two play-offs last season by eventual winners Stevenage, came close through Kurtis Guthrie and Ian Craney in the first half, but clear-cut chances were few and far between after the break and, despite a late treble substitution, they could not force extra-time, with Scunthorpe well worth their win.

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