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Glanford Park (ATT 3,510) 21st December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Scunthorpe Scunthorpe United vs Morecambe Morecambe

Scunthorpe 2

D Burton (17, 33)

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Burton double beats Shrimps

Last Updated: 21/12/13 7:31pm

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Deon Burton: At the double

Deon Burton: At the double

Two first-half goals from veteran striker Deon Burton steered Scunthorpe to a comfortable 2-0 victory at home to Morecambe.

It doubled the tally for the season for the 37-year-old forward who had netted only twice in his previous 16 starts.

And it helped in-form Scunthorpe stretch their unbeaten run to five games under the charge of caretaker boss Russ Wilcox.

Burton opened the scoring in the 17th minute, tapping home at the far post after a low right-wing cross from Christian Ribeiro.

He struck again in the 33rd minute, controlling the ball on the edge of the box and turning to drill a left-footed shot low into the bottom left-hand corner past goalkeeper Barry Roche.

Midfield men Marcus Williams and David Syers could have put the result beyond doubt before half time as Morecambe wobbled after a bright start which saw them force seven corners in the opening seven minutes of the game.

There was no way back in the second half for the visitors as Scunthorpe stood firmly in control before threatening to increase their lead again through Syers twice and then his midfield colleague Sean McAllister, who were both denied by keeper Roche.

And in the closing stages Burton was denied a hat-trick when his volley from a corner was cleared off the line by full-back Robbie Threlfall.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39