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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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2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
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8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
10 Northampton Town 34 50
11 AFC Wimbledon 34 46
12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27