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Glanford Park (ATT 3,133) 22nd September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Sarginson

Scunthorpe Scunthorpe United vs Colchester United Colchester

Scunthorpe 1

L Clarke (pen 76)

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Clarke spot kick sinks U's

Last Updated: 22/09/12 6:20pm

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Clarke: Calmly converted from the spot

Clarke: Calmly converted from the spot

Scunthorpe stretched their unbeaten run to four games with a hard-earned 1-0 victory against Colchester.

The only goal of the game came after 76 minutes from the penalty spot as Leon Clarke fired home his fourth goal in successive games since joining the club on loan from Charlton.

It came after he himself had been brought down in the box by Matt Heath and finally broke the deadlock in a game that looked destined to remain goalless.

At the opposite end Scunthorpe were indebted to their keeper Sam Slocombe for two fines saves.

In the first half he went full stetch to his left to keep out a 20-yard effort from midfielder Gavin Massey.

And in the 57th minute he did even better with a brilliant reaction save to block out a close-range header from Clinton Morrison.

It left Colchester still without a win in eight games.

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Sky Bet League 1

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