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The Crown Ground (ATT 1,256) 14th February 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs Scunthorpe United Scunthrpe

Accrington 2

L Molyneux (18)
P Murphy (37)

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Scunthrpe 3

S Winnall (50)
H Adelakun (59)
D Mirfin (90+1)

League Two: Scunthorpe secure 3-2 victory at Accrington

Last Updated: 14/02/14 10:24pm

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David Mirfin: Netted a late winner for Scunthorpe

David Mirfin: Netted a late winner for Scunthorpe

David Mirfin struck a stoppage-time winner as League Two title-chasers Scunthorpe came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Accrington.

The Iron looked dead and buried at the Crown Ground at the break on Friday night, but extended their unbeaten run to 15 games thanks to Mirfin's last-gasp heroics.

Lee Molyneux, on loan from Crewe, scored the opener for Accrington in the 18th minute when he slid home George Bowerman's cross.

And it was 2-0 after 37 minutes when Peter Murphy collected a chip from Lawrie Wilson on the edge of the area and his shot took a slight deflection to catch out Scunthorpe goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.

Title hopefuls Iron offered little in the first half and Stanley's big threat was the persistent rain after having their last home game abandoned in the 56th minute.

However, visiting boss Russ Wilcox made a double substitution straight after the break.

And it livened the visitors up with top scorer Sam Winnall scoring his 16th goal of the season after getting the ball from Paddy Madden and firing past Marcus Bettinelli four minutes after the restart.

Then in the 58th minute, a loose ball in the box came out to substitute Hakeeb Adelakun on the right of the area and he rifled the ball into the far corner to level.

The Iron were then the better side and it required some superb saves from on-loan Fulham goalkeeper Bettinelli, while the crossbar kept out Madden's header.

Then in injury time, Gary McSheffrey's deep free-kick was headed home by Mirfin for the winner.

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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

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