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The Kassam Stadium (ATT 6,009) 29th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Oxford Utd Oxford United vs Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe

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Scunthorpe 2

D Burton (11)
D Syers (72)

Iron keep on winning

Last Updated: 29/12/13 8:46pm

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Deon Burton: Opened the scoring

Deon Burton: Opened the scoring

Scunthorpe extended their unbeaten run since Russ Wilcox took charge to seven games with a 2-0 win over Oxford at the Kassam Stadium.

Deon Burton nodded them in front in the 11th minute with a free header from Marcus Williams' left-wing cross.

And David Syers made it two courtesy of a fine finish as he lobbed keeper Ryan Clarke on 72 minutes to send Scunthorpe into second place in the Sky Bet League Two table.

Burton had earlier missed a great opportunity to double the Iron's lead five minutes before the break.

Deane Smalley gave away a penalty by handling Terry Hawkridge's corner, but Burton's spot-kick was hit too centrally and Clarke saved well.

Sean Rigg twice went close for the U's before half-time, firing over from eight yards after David Hunt's long throw caused problems, and then shooting straight at keeper Sam Slocombe from the edge of the box following neat footwork.

Oxford pressed hard for an equaliser in the second half and Asa Hall forced Slocombe into a good save.

Then, at the other end, Burton missed a sitter which would have given Scunthorpe a more comfortable last 20 minutes.

The U's also missed a penalty, in the 83rd minute, after Slocombe fouled James Constable, with the keeper redeeming himself to save superbly from Smalley's spot kick.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39