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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 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16