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Roots Hall (ATT 4,976) 13th September 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Coote

Southend Southend United vs Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe

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C Iwelumo (64)

Iwelumo heads United to victory

Last Updated: 13/09/13 10:19pm

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Chris Iwelumo: Scored the winner for Scunthorpe

Chris Iwelumo: Scored the winner for Scunthorpe

Chris Iwelumo's second-half header ensured Scunthorpe beat Southend 1-0 to secure their first win since the opening day of the season.

The towering forward latched on to a terrible defensive header from Ben Coker to nod the ball into the back of the net from close range.

That was enough to condemn the Shrimpers to a fourth successive defeat and a second on the spin at Roots Hall.

Despite the scoreline, Southend started brightly with Freddy Eastwood and Ryan Leonard both firing over from long range before the latter headed a right-wing cross from Kevan Hurst straight at Scunthorpe goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.

Michael Timlin then fired inches wide from 20 yards and, after the break, Hurst went close from a similar distance.

But Iwelumo's goal, which came in the 64th minute, saw the Iron take control and they could have netted more in the closing stages.

Terry Hawkridge saw a deflected 20-yard shot fly inches wide of the left post before Sean McAllister's long-range effort was impressively saved by Southend 'keeper Daniel Bentley.

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8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
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15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
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17 Mansfield Town 34 41
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20 York City 34 36
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22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
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24 Hartlepool United 34 27

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