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Glanford Park (ATT 3,005) 27th January 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Scunthorpe Scunthorpe United vs Fleetwood Town Fleetwood


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Sky Bet League Two: Scunthorpe stay top after 0-0 draw with Fleetwood

Last Updated: 28/01/14 8:09am

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Sam Slocombe's second-half penalty save kept Scunthorpe at the top of Sky Bet League Two after a 0-0 draw with Fleetwood at Glanford Park.

The point was enough to keep Iron at the summit and stretched their unbeaten run to 12 games.

But for long spells they played second fiddle as the visitors controlled midfield to boss the game.

Fleetwood looked confident from the start with midfielder David Bell going close with an early effort.

Stewart Murdoch also had a fierce shot cannon to safety off Scunthorpe full-back Marcus Williams.

Yet it was Scunthorpe who carved out the best chance of the first half when Paul Hayes lifted a ball over the top of the Fleetwood defence for leading goalscorer Sam Winnall, who tried his luck with a terrific dipping shot on the run which was brilliantly turned over by goalkeeper Scott Davies.

It was still Fleetwood firmly in the driving seat at the start of the second half, but for all their pressure they failed to carve out a single chance in front of goal.

They did have a great chance to go in front in the 61st minute when referee Scott Duncan pointed controversially to the spot when Charlie Taylor went down just inside the box under challenge from Scunthorpe winger Terry Hawkridge.

But goalkeeper Slocombe rescued Scunthorpe, brilliantly turning away the penalty from Steven Schumacher.

Slocombe was his side's saviour again a few moments later, beating away an angled drive from substitute Antoni Sarcevic.

Scunthorpe's best second-half effort came late on from substitute Paddy Madden with a long-range shot that Davies did well to save.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
15 Cheltenham Town 43 52
16 Accrington Stanley 43 51
17 Portsmouth 42 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 42 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 42 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39