The points were shared on a cold evening in Scunthorpe, as two Sky Bet promotion hopefuls played out a 1-1 draw at Glanford Park.

Both sides were without a win in their previous two games. A draw at Bradford followed by a defeat at Bolton saw Scunthorpe drop from first place to third. Two home draws for the Posh had seen them fall out of the Play-Off places.

Martin Samuelsen and Junior Morais both made their debuts for the visitors, in a team which featured several attacking players.

However it was the hosts that started the brightest, with Josh Morris pulling the strings for the Irons.

Kevin van Veen and Paddy Madden both looked dangerous in and around the Posh box, but some resolute defending, some class goalkeeping, and some questionable finishing kept the scores level in the opening 30 minutes.

The score remained 0-0 until added time in the first half when Scunthorpe were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box. Their star man, Josh Morris, stepped up and placed the ball calmly into the back of the net, giving the hosts the advantage at half time.

A double substitution for Posh changed the game. In the first half they looked sluggish, and lacked quality. The addition of Leo Da Silva Lopes and Lee Angol gave Posh a stronger spine, and allowed them to see more of the ball than they did in the first half.

That being said, chances were few and far between. Daniels in the Scunthorpe goal was rarely tested, and wasn’t beaten until the 83rd minute, when a Michael Smith cross was deflected into his own net by Goode.

The equaliser seemed to spur Scunthorpe on, and they began to dominate the final five minutes. Van Veen had two shots cleared off the goal line in the final minutes, while Clarke and Margetts both saw good efforts saved well by McGee in the Posh goal.

Neither keeper was to be beaten again, and the game finished 1-1.

The result keeps Scunthorpe in third, while Posh are in eighth, although they do have a game in hand on their Play-Off rivals.


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