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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 23 48
2 Swindon Town 23 47
3 Preston North End 23 45
4 Milton Keynes Dons 22 44
5 Bradford City 23 36
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Chesterfield 23 32
8 Rochdale 23 31
9 Notts County 22 31
10 Peterborough United 23 31
11 Fleetwood Town 23 30
12 Walsall 23 30
13 Oldham Athletic 22 30
14 Doncaster Rovers 22 30
15 Port Vale 23 29
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Coventry City 23 26
18 Scunthorpe United 21 26
19 Gillingham 23 25
20 Crawley Town 23 23
21 Crewe Alexandra 23 23
22 Leyton Orient 22 22
23 Colchester United 23 21
24 Yeovil Town 22 20