Scunthorpe thump Rochdale

A review of Tuesday night's action in Sky Bet League 2, including victories for Scunthorpe and Accrington.

Last Updated: 26/11/13 at 23:23 Post Comment

Niall Canavan: Scored for Scunthorpe

Niall Canavan: Scored for Scunthorpe

Just six days after sacking manager Brian Laws, Scunthorpe surged into the Sky Bet League 2 play-off places with a thumping 4-0 win at nine-man Rochdale.

Caretaker boss Russ Wilcox has claimed he is "capable" of doing the job on a permanent basis and backed up his statement with a second consecutive win, following Saturday's 2-1 success over Portsmouth.

Defender Niall Canavan scored five minutes before half-time and the remaining goals came in the final quarter-hour with Dale at a numerical disadvantage.

Oliver Lancashire (69) and Jack O'Connell (74) were sent off, the latter's dismissal allowing Sam Winnall to make it 2-0 from the spot, and Jimmy Spencer and David Syers added to the home side's misery.

The Iron accounted for almost a quarter of the evening's goals on an otherwise low-scoring evening around the division.

Accrington and third-placed Southend were the only other sides to score more than once, the latter inflicting another 2-1 loss on Portsmouth despite substitute Cauley Woodrow being sent off five minutes after his introduction.

Andy Barcham's early opener was a distant memory by full-time as Will Atkinson (76) and Barry Corr (82) swung the game Southend's way.

The result took the Shrimpers ahead of Rochdale and within a point of Oxford and Chesterfield, with the leading pair involved in goalless draws against Newport and bottom club Northampton respectively.

Stanley beat fifth-placed Fleetwood 2-0 thanks to substitute Danny Webber, with a 75th-minute penalty, and Kayode Odejayi seven minutes later.

Burton remain seventh after a 1-0 win over Mansfield, Billy Kee with the goal 12 minutes from time.

At the bottom, Torquay remain just a point ahead of Northampton after a 1-1 draw with local rivals Plymouth. Elliot Benyon gave the Gulls a sixth-minute lead but Plymouth equalised three minutes later through Reuben Reid's penalty.

Bristol Rovers and York occupy the two places above the drop zone after also sharing 0-0 stalemates, Rovers against Cheltenham and York at Morecambe.

Bury won 1-0 at home to Hartlepool, Daniel Nardiello with the goal in the 48th minute.

Rhys Murphy's goal earned Dagenham a 1-1 draw at AFC Wimbledon, who had led through Michael Smith.

Wycombe and Exeter shared the same scoreline, Steven Craig giving Wanderers an early lead which was cancelled out late on by Alan Gow.


New Sky Bet customers: Claim free £5 bet every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

sn'tthis strange. Last season we were worried that we were stuck with a Dinosaur in Moyes while Liverpool and Everton were disappearing into the distance with their young, spritely managerts, playing football from heaven. Progressive managers, they said. Managers who understand the modern game.........

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: The pressure's on

B

eing consistently and unrelentingly dog turd really takes it out of you. Try shadow boxing. That's what it's like watching Liverpool, punching thin air.

sinbadsdad
Neville: Reds need a rest

G

ood list, some crackers in there. For me, I'd have had Steve McManaman for Liverpool away at Celtic in the UEFA cup in 1997. I was in the ground that night and everyone kept screaming at him to make a pass, but he just kept going and going and going...brilliant, and in the dying minutes too.

uncle-muller
F365's Top Ten Counter-Attacking Goals

Footer 365

Champions League: Lionel Messi breaks goalscoring record as PSG win

Lionel Messi became the Champions League's all-time record scorer as Barcelona thrashed APOEL Nicosia, while PSG won.

Champions League: Mourinho hails Chelsea team performance after Schalke demolition

Jose Mourinho hailed Chelsea's "complete" performance after their 5-0 demolition of Schalke.

Champions League: Aguero treble stuns Bayern

Sergio Aguero's last-gasp heroics earned Manchester City a thrilling 3-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich at the Etihad.

Mail Box

Counter-Attacks: Making Me Fall In Love Again

There is a good deal of love for counter-attacking goals, plus some sympathy for Arsene Wenger, heaping the praise on Chunky Pardew too early and why Klopp > Rodgers...

There's Excitement In Toon Again...

We have mails on a young, vibrant Newcastle side along with the usual woe from those in the red of Liverpool and Arsenal. We just love having the Premier League back...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property