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Broadhall Way (ATT 2,953) 6th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Sheldrake

Stevenage Stevenage vs Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe

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G Tansey (75)

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Boro's Tansey dents Iron

Last Updated: 06/10/12 6:48pm

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Tansey: On target

Tansey: On target

Greg Tansey's second-half free-kick saw Stevenage beat Scunthorpe 1-0 as the Boro extended unbeaten league run to 11 games.

On the back of a fine midweek triumph at Notts County, Stevenage cemented second spot with only their second home win of the campaign, to leave the Iron in a precarious 22nd place.

Despite the gulf between the two sides in the table it was mostly even with Mark Duffy and Leon Clarke going close for the visitors, but they had no response to Tansey's 75th minute strike.

In an uneventful first-half, Boro had the game's first meaningful attempt, as Filipe Morais' centre eventually fell to Tansey, whose curling effort from the edge of the box struck the crossbar. At the other end, Mark Duffy went close for The Iron, as he fired narrowly over from 20 yards.

It was Boro who started the brighter after the interval, and Robin Shroot, who netted the winner on Tuesday, let fly from distance, forcing Sam Slocombe into a smart stop down low to his right. In response, the excellent Clarke bustled his way into the box before seeing Steve Arnold palm his near-post strike behind for a corner.

But with quarter of an hour to play, Tansey's masterful 25-yard free-kick curled beyond the despairing dive of Slocombe and into the top corner.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40