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

Stevenage Stevenage vs Scunthorpe United Scunthrpe

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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 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24