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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 34 64
2 Shrewsbury Town 33 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 33 60
4 Luton Town 33 58
5 Southend United 33 57
6 Bury 33 55
7 Newport County AFC 33 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 33 52
9 Stevenage 33 49
10 Northampton Town 33 47
11 AFC Wimbledon 33 45
12 Portsmouth 33 44
13 Morecambe 33 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 33 43
16 Cambridge United 33 41
17 Oxford United 33 38
18 Mansfield Town 33 38
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 33 37
20 Tranmere Rovers 33 34
21 Cheltenham Town 33 34
22 York City 33 33
23 Carlisle United 33 33
24 Hartlepool United 33 27