Goalless draw as Wilcox breaks the record

Att:3867  Referee: Mr James Adcock

Promotion Chasers Scunthorpe were held to a goalless draw by Wycombe Wanderers at Glanford Park meaning boss Ross Wilcox has broken the record for number of games unbeaten from starting a tenure at a club.

In a first half of no real chances, Eddie Nolan should have done better when he nodded wide a Gary Mc’Sheffrey corner. At the other end, Max Kretzschmar should have done better, when he blazed over from six yards. In the second half, Matt Ingram pulled off an incredible save to deny Matt Sparrow from close range, before watching Gary Mc’Sheffrey smash the crossbar with a cross from the left. The last action of any note saw Scunthorpe with 10 men as Mc’Sheffrey limped off after the Iron had used all 3 substitutes.

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Sam Slocombe A fairly quiet afternoon, but was on hand to make an important save 7.0
Eddie Nolan- Got forward well, but should have scored from a Hawkridge corner. 7.5
David Mirfin- Competed well in the air, but distribution needed improvement 7.0
Niall Canavan- An assured performance, and used the ball well. Booked 7.5
Marcus Williams- Played well until his injury, then appeared to lose confidence. Subbed. 7.0
Sean Mc’Allister- Tough in the tackle, and used the ball well to create chances. Booked and subbed. 8.0
Terry Hawkridge- Gave the ball away cheaply, and seemed reluctant to track back for his defensive duties. Subbed 6.0
Dave Syers- Supported the attack well, creating good chances for Madden especially. 7.5
Gary Mc’Sheffrey- Several dangerous balls into the box, but to no avail. Subbed 0.0
Sam Winnall- Should have done better with a second half chance, but could only fire wide. A below par performance. 6.5
Paddy Madden- Worked tirelessly to try and make something happen, and lead the team forward well. 7.5
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Paul Hayes- Improved the team significantly. All things good went through him. 8.0
Matt Sparrow- Used the ball well, creating chances for Winnall and Syers. 7.5
Hakeeb Adelakun- Gave the ball away far too often. 6.5

Wycombe Wanderers

Matt Ingram- Made important saves throughout. 8.0
Nick Arnold- Gave his team good chances with a good set-piece delivery. 7.5
Danny Rowe- Had a really solid game on debut, frustrating Winnall and Madden. 9.0
Aaron Pierre- Used strength and pace well to frustrate his opponents. 8.5
Sam Wood- Should have done better with a chance from a corner.  7.0
Matt Bloomfield- Offered an outlet consistently, and put in dangerous crosses. Booked. 7.5
Josh Scowen- Couldn’t handle Syers going forward, so had to foul repeatedly. Booked. 6.5
Sam Togwell- Tough in the tackle, and broke up attacks well. 7.0
Max Kretschmar- Used the ball well, but missed a sitter before half time. Took his man on well. 8.5
Stuart Lewis- Got up and down the pitch well, a very athletic performance. 8.0
Steven Craig- Held the ball up well an won his headers, but often to no avail. 6.0
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Referee: Mr James Adcock (Derbyshire) 7


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