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

Cheltenhm Cheltenham Town vs Scunthorpe United Scunthrpe

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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
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 22 43
2 Wycombe Wanderers 22 43
3 Burton Albion 23 43
4 Luton Town 22 41
5 Southend United 22 38
6 Plymouth Argyle 22 37
7 Newport County AFC 22 37
8 Exeter City 23 37
9 Bury 22 34
10 Stevenage 22 31
11 Morecambe 22 30
12 AFC Wimbledon 22 30
13 Accrington Stanley 22 30
14 Cambridge United 22 29
15 Portsmouth 22 27
16 Mansfield Town 22 27
17 Oxford United 22 25
18 Cheltenham Town 22 25
19 Northampton Town 22 24
20 Carlisle United 22 24
21 York City 22 23
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 22 21
23 Tranmere Rovers 22 19
24 Hartlepool United 22 14