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Glanford Park (ATT 2,773) 19th August 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Scunthrpe Scunthorpe United vs Fleetwood Town Fleetwood

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Fleetwood 2

J Proctor (70)
G Evans (80)

Fleetwood leave it late

Last Updated: 19/08/14 11:01pm

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Gareth Evans: Sealed the late win

Gareth Evans: Sealed the late win

Fleetwood struck two late goals within 10 minutes to secure a deserved 2-0 victory at Scunthorpe.

The late salvo means the Cod Army have maximum points from their opening three games, but leaves struggling Scunthorpe still searching for their first point.

The home side made six changes from the starting line-up that crashed 4-0 at home to Preston on Saturday with three new signings in the squad.

There were debuts for goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik signed on loan from Peterborough, and right-back Luke O'Neill loaned from Burnley, while on the bench was new striker Billy McKee, signed from Burton Albion.

It made them compact and more competitive but they struggled to create much as an attacking force.

It was Fleetwood who should have broken the deadlock when David Ball fluffed a close range header from an inviting left-wing cross by Josh Morris.

The visitors pressed strongly again in the second half and were rewarded in the 70th minute when Jamie Proctor was on hand at the far post to turn home a low right-wing cross.

Ten minutes later it was 2-0 when midfield man Gareth Evans headed home a free-kick from Steven Crainey.

Scunthorpe did come close in the closing minutes, but a header from Niall Canavan came back off the woodwork and a shot from Jennison Myrie-Williams was scrambled off the line.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12