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Whaddon Road Ground (ATT 2,080) 25th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Cheltenham Cheltenham Town vs Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe

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Scunthorpe 2

S Winnall (45+1, 59)

Winnall powers Iron past Robins

Last Updated: 25/03/14 11:53pm

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Sam Winnall: Netted a brace

Sam Winnall: Netted a brace

Scunthorpe's top scorer Sam Winnall scored in either half to keep the Iron in the League Two title hunt after a 2-0 win at Cheltenham.

Winnall struck from a pair of Gary McSheffrey free-kicks and his brace extended the Iron's unbeaten run under record-equalling boss Russ Wilcox to 23 matches.

Robins midfielder Matt Richards forced Sam Slocombe into his only save of note in the 36th minute with a header towards the bottom-right corner.

The opener arrived in the final minute of the first half. McSheffrey's free-kick was not cleared by the hosts and with Niall Canavan causing havoc in the penalty area, the ball fell for Winnall to hook past goalkeeper Scott Brown.

Winnall's second came just before the hour mark after Cheltenham failed to clear another dead-ball delivery from McSheffrey.

The home side missed a chance to force their way back into the game when Jermaine McGlashan was tripped by David Mirfin in the area shortly after Winnall's second. But Slocombe dived to his right to keep out Richards' spot-kick with a fine save.

Paddy Madden saw a fierce drive beaten away by Brown in the 81st minute but the Iron were able to coast home anyway.

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Sky Bet League 2

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