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

Scunthorpe 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 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