• FT

    Brentford

    2

    Coventry

    1

  • FT

    Bury

    2

    Hartlepool

    1

  • FT

    Carlisle

    3

    Oldham

    1

  • FT

    Crawley Town

    2

    MK Dons

    0

  • FT

    Crewe

    2

    Swindon

    1

  • FT

    L Orient

    0

    Colchester

    2

  • FT

    Notts County

    3

    Bournemouth

    3

  • FT

    Scunthorpe

    2

    Preston

    3

  • FT

    Sheff Utd

    1

    Walsall

    0

  • FT

    Shrewsbury

    1

    Yeovil

    3

  • FT

    Stevenage

    2

    Portsmouth

    1

  • FT

    Tranmere

    1

    Doncaster

    2

ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE

Glanford Park, England

Referee: Michael Naylor | Attendance: 2671

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Scunthorpe United

  • Leon Clarke 42'
  • Karl Hawley 72'

2 - 3

FT

Preston North End

  • Nicky Wroe 1'
  • Nicky Wroe 28'
  • Nicky Wroe 36'

Wroe treble ensures Lilywhites are too strong for Iron

A first-half hat-trick from midfielder Nicky Wroe steered Preston to a 3-2 success at Scunthorpe.

But North End almost threw away a match-winning lead and found themselves hanging on after the struggling Iron reduced their arrears to just one goal. However, they could not find a dramatic equaliser.

Wroe struck first with just 25 seconds on the clock, finishing off a good knock down in the box by Jack King. He struck again in the 28th minute, sweeping home a low cross from the right, with King again the provider.

Seven minutes later he completed his hat-trick from a short free-kick routine, cracking home a shot from the edge of the box that took a deflection to beat goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.

Shell-shocked Scunthorpe, with only one home win all season, hit back after 41 minutes when Leon Clarke, on loan from Charlton, netted his seventh goal in 10 games. The striker forced the ball home at the second attempt after his initial header had been blocked by keeper Steve Simonsen.

The Iron got themselves right back in the game after 72 minutes when Karl Hawley crashed a spectacular 25-yard shot into the back of the net off the inside of a post. It was the first time in 20 games that Scunthorpe had scored more than once in a match. And only a great save by Simonsen then denied Clarke a late equaliser.

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Scoring Summary

  • Scunthorpe United
  • Preston North End
Leon Clarke (42')
Karl Hawley (72')
(1') Nicky Wroe
(28') Nicky Wroe
(36') Nicky Wroe

Match Stats

  • Scunthorpe United
  • Preston North End
11(6) Shots (on goal) 9(5)
11 Fouls 15
6 Corner kicks 4
5 Offsides 1
51% Time of Possession 49%
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
3 Saves 6

Teams

  • Scunthorpe United
  • Preston North End
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Michael Collins (90 + 5')
Jack King (68')
John Welsh (84')