Scunthorpe United came into this game after a poor showing on Saturday and got off to a good start playing some and intricate passes.

Fleetwood however also started the game well and applied lots of pressure through early corners which Scunthorpe dealt with well. Things soon died out and the rest of the half became a dulled affair with no team creating any real chances to break the deadlock. The start of the second half was the same, with no side really going for it.

Fleetwood then won a free kick deep inside their own half which was hit long towards David Ball who twisted and turned to square the ball to Jamie Proctor who had a tap in and the back post. Scunthorpe then switched of on a free kick with 10 minutes to go, leaving debutant keeper Olejnik in no mans land and  Gareth Evans had an easy header to seal the 2-0 win for Fleetwood.

 

Scunthorpe United

Robert Olejnik- had a solid first half making some good saves but was probably at fault for the second goal after stranding himself in no mans land.  6.0
Luke O’Neill- had a fantastic debut making some crucial tackles and interceptions, pick of the Scunthorpe players. 8.0
Niall Canavan- had a quite game at centre half but his distribution needs to be improved often gave the ball away. Missed some big chances at the end 6.5
Miles Addison- didn’t do much wrong and had a solid game at CB, always a presence but was in trouble when faced one on one. 6.5
Eddie Nolan-  was tormented all night by the tricky Fleetwood wingers and was beaten to easily for Fleetwood’s first. 5.5
Matt Sparrow- Battled hard all game, never afraid to put in a challenge also maintained possession very well. 7.5
Neal Bishop- comfortable on the ball, didn’t really create much but Scunthorpe  looked a weaker side after he went of injured. 7.0

Sean McAllister- solid as ever in the middle of the Iron midfield and worked tirelessly all game 7.0
Terry Hawkridge- worked well for the team but provided little going forward which isn’t great from a winger. 7.0
Paddy Madden- worked hard for the team, but got little for help from midfield, lack of creativity down fall for Scunthorpe. 7.0
Deon Burton- fantastic hold up play, lack ambition from midfield didn’t help him. 8.0

Substitutions
Jennison Myrie-Williams- livened things up for Scunthorpe, looked a much more dangerous side. 7.0

 

Fleetwood Town

Chris Maxwell- solid in goal, didn’t have a lot to do but was still composed. 7.0
Conor McLaughlin- had a good game at right back but had trouble against pacey winger late on. 6.5
Liam Hogan- him and his fellow CB coped well with the lively Madden and strong Burton.
Stephen Jordan- good game, good distribution and didn’t look out of place. 7.5
Stephen Crainey- very good going forward, whipped in some good deliveries which caused havoc all game. 8.0
Antoni Sarcevic- had a quite game, didn’t really have any chances to show his quality. 7.0
Michael Schumacher- Controlled the pace of the game and sprayed some fantastic passes. 8.5

Josh Morris- consistent all game and but came up against a tough opponent.

Gareth Evans- fantastic header for his goal, and was a constant threat to the Iron back line.

Jamie Proctor- predators goal at the back post other than that he had little effect on the game. 7.0
David Ball- did brilliantly in the build up to the first goal and his pace caused Miles Addison trouble throughout.

Substitutions
[No Substitutions Made]

Man of the Match
Michael Schumacher- played fantastically well in the heart of the midfield, proper captains performance.


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