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Glanford Park (ATT 3,124) 9th February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Sarginson

Scunthorpe Scunthorpe United vs Crawley Town Crawley

Scunthorpe 2

J Ryan (67)
N Canavan (79)

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Crawley 1

M Sparrow (48)

Iron show mettle to beat Crawley

Last Updated: 09/02/13 7:24pm

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Jimmy Ryan: Levelled the scores

Jimmy Ryan: Levelled the scores

Scunthorpe battled from behind to secure back-to-back home wins for the first time this season in a 2-1 win against Crawley.

It came after former Glanford Park favourite Matt Sparrow had threatened to haunt his old club by firing the visitors in front early in the second half.

Sparrow, who spent over a decade at Scunthorpe, was making only his second appearance for the West Sussex team after joining them last month from Brighton.

Driving forward from midfield, he was left unmarked in the box to pick his spot in the 48th minute after good work down the right by Billy Clarke.

It was Crawley's first threat after struggling as an attacking force in the opening half which the Iron dominated.

But the home side could not find their finishing touch as Crawley goalkeeper Paul Jones pulled off three fine saves to deny Jimmy Ryan, Mark Duffy and Akpo Sodje.

It was the 67th minute before Scunthorpe got themselves back on level terms when midfield man Ryan smashed a shot home from close range after Jones had been able to only half-block an effort from Michael Collins.

After Jamie Proctor had rattled the crossbar for Crawley, it was Scunthorpe who then snatched a 78th-minute winner when centre-back Niall Canavan rose at the far post to head home a left-wing corner from Duffy.

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6 Chesterfield 46 69
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8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
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13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
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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