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Glanford Park (ATT 4,029) 22nd March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Scunthrpe Scunthorpe United vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

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P Madden (60)

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Last Updated: 22/03/14 6:23pm

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Paddy Madden: At the double

Paddy Madden: At the double

Scunthorpe stretched their club record unbeaten run to 22 games with a 1-0 home win against promotion rivals Burton.

Striker Paddy Madden scored the only goal of a tight game in the 59th minute to lift his side back to second in the table.

In a dour first half it was Scunthorpe who enjoyed most of the pressure, but they rarely threatened a breakthrough.

Burton's main threat came from set pieces and it was from their first corner if the 21st minute that they came closest to a goal.

It reached the far post where Damien McCrory got in a goal-bound header which was headed away by Scunthorpe full-back Marcus Williams.

The home side's first real threat did not come until the 53rd minute when a wind-assisted 40-yard free-kick from Gary McSheffrey dipped just inches over the bar.

Almost immediately they made a double substitution, bringing on striker Paul Hayes and winger Hakeeb Adelukan as manager Russ Wilcox looked for more from his side as an attacking force.

And it produced an instant reaction as Scunthorpe broke the deadlock in the 59th minute when Madden cushioned a brilliant volley from the edge of the box into the rook of the net after Burton had only half cleared a free-kick into the box from McSheffrey.

Scunthorpe should have made it 2-0 in the 75th minute when McSheffrey saw his weak penalty saved by goalkeeper Rob Lainton after he himself had been brought down in the box by full-back Phil Edwards.

It was a lifeline for the visitors but they never threatened an equaliser.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 13 28
2 Bury 13 26
3 Burton Albion 13 25
4 Luton Town 13 24
5 Plymouth Argyle 13 22
6 Morecambe 13 22
7 Shrewsbury Town 13 21
8 Southend United 13 21
9 Newport County AFC 13 19
10 Cheltenham Town 13 19
11 Cambridge United 13 18
12 Northampton Town 13 18
13 AFC Wimbledon 13 18
14 Portsmouth 13 17
15 Stevenage 13 17
16 Mansfield Town 13 17
17 Exeter City 13 16
18 Accrington Stanley 13 16
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 13 14
20 Oxford United 13 13
21 Carlisle United 13 12
22 Hartlepool United 13 11
23 York City 13 10
24 Tranmere Rovers 13 9